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Trans-Alpine Yodel, No. 314, 19 Oct 1932: “Will There Be War?”

Contributed by Pierre Brossard on Sep 1st, 2018. Artwork published in .
    The word “PRESS” on the newsstand is written in FF DIN. The two signs below seem to use Toronto Gothic.
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    The word “PRESS” on the newsstand is written in FF DIN. The two signs below seem to use Toronto Gothic.

    This use focuses on the morning edition of the Trans-Alpine Yodel of the October 19th 1932, as featured in Wes Anderson’s The Grand Budapest Hotel (2013) — see also this previous post about the movie poster and some other props used in the film.

    We can notice that all the typefaces used in the newspaper from the Republic of Zubrowka have origins that lie before 1932.

    For the newspaper’s masthead, Münchner Fraktur is mixed with a T and A from Old English. The main headline uses Cheltenham.
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    For the newspaper’s masthead, Münchner Fraktur is mixed with a T and A from Old English. The main headline uses Cheltenham.

    Body copy is typeset in Romana, and Fletcher was picked for the tragic “Dowager Countess Found Dead in Boudoir”. Fletcher is a revival of Lettres Angulaires, a typeface with arrow-like serifs, originally issued in ca. 1865 by the Beaudoire & Cie foundry in Paris.
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    Body copy is typeset in Romana, and Fletcher was picked for the tragic “Dowager Countess Found Dead in Boudoir”. Fletcher is a revival of Lettres Angulaires, a typeface with arrow-like serifs, originally issued in ca. 1865 by the Beaudoire & Cie foundry in Paris.

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    • Münchner Fraktur
    • Old English
    • Fletcher
    • Cheltenham
    • Romana
    • Toronto Gothic
    • FF DIN

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