(x) Wicked Broadway musical (and novel) font - custom designed {gang}

devingordon's picture

Does anyone know what font is used for the main title on the art of the Broadway musical Wicked? It was the same font that was used on the cover of the novel. I can't seem to find anything that's very close.

Here's the musical poster:

Thanks for any help!

Devin

all about seb's picture

Strong similarities to Rubens and
Fiorello.

Geoff Riding's picture

"WICKED" looks custom, probably modified from a pre-existing font. It's just too messy; the serifs aren't consistent, odd widths, the letters don't lie straight on the baseline, and the C looks like a modified O.

"A New Musical" and "The Untold Story of the Witches of Oz" is set in squooshed Amigo along with faux small caps.

Geoff Riding's picture

Judging from a larger image sample on the official website, I'd say it's definitely custom. I can't be sure whether they started with a font or drew from scratch but if I had to guess, I'd say the former.

devingordon's picture

Thanks very much for the help! These will definitely get me close enough to what I'm looking for.

timd's picture

http://www.myfonts.com/fonts/linotype/macbeth/

http://www.myfonts.com/fonts/linotype/friz-quadrata/bold-2/

C could have been based on Macbeth and ED could have been based on Quadrata.
Tim

fontgeek's picture

The iconic "Wicked" lettering is a typeface released in 1889 called "Nero". Similar styles of fonts came on the scene through the late 1890's like Rubens, Makart, Othellow, Mexican, and a few others.

Constance T. Holloway's picture

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Constance T. Holloway's picture

The Book Of Mormon who know for creating the animated comedy as well as become into the highest-charting Broadway cast recording hitting Absolutely no. 3 for the Billboard stock chart. Its next event is held in NY. If you want to participate and want to buy book of mormon tickets cheap then go to ticket dove and just buy

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