Film noir fonts

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Thomas Apbsen's picture
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Film noir fonts
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I'm searching for genuine-looking film noir fonts, like the fonts in the attached images.

The're from film noir films in the 1940s/1950's.

Are these fonts still available?

Or what would alternatives be?

Thanks a lot for any help!

(Sorry if I've posted in the wrong forum. I wasn't sure where this question belongs :)

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These are graphic/display typefaces. Go to www.myfonts.com and select the tags 'graphic', 'casual', 'brush'.

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Thanks a lot!

Some of the modern reworkings of noir fonts look a bit "kitschy", unfortunately.

Are there any film noir typefaces available which are authentic and genuinely original, ie. from the 1940's/1950's?

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Is film noir different from neo noir?

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> Is film noir different from neo noir?

From what standpoint?
Graphic or story perspective?

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Those aren’t particularly noir, they’re just bold rough brush lettering.
http://annyas.com/screenshots/images/1946/big-sleep-trailer-title.jpg

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The link to your screenshot doesn't work.
Find the actual trailer for The Big Sleep.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VjJlBnfyiI4
The typeface used for the film title is a Latin.

Nota Bene
Film Noir movies use many categories of typefaces.
Do your remember He Walked by Night? It's a typewriter typeface.

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Is film noir even associated with particular fonts? I don't think so.

Do a Google image search for "film noir title cards" (without the quotes) and you'll see a wide variety of fonts.