Criterion's Seventh Seal

adamschoales's picture

Anyone know what typeface is being used for the cover of this latest Criterion edition of The Seventh Seal? I really like it...

http://www.getthebigpicture.net/storage/dvd/7seal_criterion.jpg

Eric Kelsey's picture

Looks like Trajan to me.

adamschoales's picture

Here's a close up of it... looks slightly different from tragan to me (the R specifically)
http://cl.ly/g1T

bowfinpw's picture

Definitely not Trajan. Look at the M and N as well. I will try to see if I can find it once I can see the image again.

- Mike Yanega

adamschoales's picture

Thanks guys, I'll look into those two. Its a really nice face, I wish I could track it down...

bowfinpw's picture

This one is not exact either, but I think Cresci is fairly similar.

- Mike Yanega

paulstonier's picture

PF Monumenta Pro looks like it could be it.

JanekZ's picture

I vote for doctored Felix Titling...

bowfinpw's picture

I think I found it. This is Pacioli, without the outline structure (lower case in font map). The search term that turned it up was 'inscribed'.

- Mike Yanega

JanekZ's picture

I was a bit lazy...
"Die Schone Schrift" by Frantisek Muzika, II, page 34: Felice Feliciano, year 1463, page 38-39: Luca Pacioli, year 1509.
congratulations:)

bowfinpw's picture

I did not have it in my Serif Guide, but now I do (along with 4 other new fonts for the Guide found during this search).

- Mike Yanega

Mike F's picture

Very nicely done, Mike. Persistence. This one was driving you crazy too, eh?

bowfinpw's picture

Thanks. Yes, you know it. These feel good when you can get a clear answer. Especially with Serifs these days, if I don't know it and I don't have it cataloged, then I want to know what it is.

- mike Yanega

JanekZ's picture

originals (more than 500 years old):
Feliciano


and Pacioli

bowfinpw's picture

Thanks Jan for posting those.

- Mike Yanega

Adam Shubinsky's picture

Wow, I am really glad that I read this thread.

I have both learned something new, and remembered that I don't have a copy of the Criterion Collection version of The Seventh Seal.

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