(x) Le Fabuleux Destin d'Am

any of you recognize the font in this movie poster?
(it’s a wonderful film by the way.)



After I saw Amelie I went on a mad fonthunt for
that script. Along the way I ran into scores of
great frenchie brush scripts like Chaplin,
Pepita, Impuls, Stentor, Charme, and Palette,
but none of those are it. Could be a custom job.

I kept seeing the names Imre Reiner, Helmut
Mattheis, and Martin Wilke associated with the
style — so maybe searching for the work of those
boys will help.


Yep, they are pretty close. A custom typeface? For a little French movie? Really? Imre Reiner’s work is so close, but it’s not it…

Since you’re in Sweden, was the same typeface used on the Swedish posters (I don’t remember)? If that’s the case, contact the Swedish distributor, Triangelfilm. They might know.

After talking to the Triangelfilm Art Director, I now know the name of the font: OPTI Champion Script. Anyone knows who is the distributor?

How kind of the friendly A.D. to answer you
so quickly.

OPTI Champion? Wow. I’d never think to check
their stuff. It’s so hard to find samples.
Here’s OptiFont’s site.