Oscar 2010-awarded Movies

For typophiles a movie poster is so much more than a pretty picture. At Linotype we’re often asked about the fonts used in movie posters, so we responded by devoting part of our web site to them. While most are aware of Trajan’s dubious ‘movie font’ accolade, it’s most certainly not the only typographic star. This year’s Oscar-winning stars, both serif and sans are identified in our 2010 Oscar types. You are cordially invited to attend the première.

Movie:

The Young Victoria (GK Films 2009).
Oscar for Best Costume Design

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Avenir®

Movie:

Crazy Heart (20th Century Fox 2009).
Oscar for Best Actor in a Leading Role, Best Music (Original Score)

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Clarendon® LT (modified)

Movie:

Inglourious Basterds (The Weinstein Company 2009).
Oscar for Best Actor in a Supporting Role

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Egyptian Bold Extended

Movie:

Precious (Lionsgate Entertainment 2009).
Oscar for Best Actress in a Supporting Role, Best Writing (Adapted Screenplay)

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Neue Helvetica®

Movie:

The Cove (Lionsgate, 2009).
Oscar for Best Documentary

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Helvetica® (modified)

Movie:

The Blind Side (Warner Brothers Pictures, 2009).
Oscar for Best Actress in a Leading Role

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Times® Roman

Movie:

El Secreto de Sus Ojos (Sony Classics, 2009).
Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film

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Trajan™

Movie:

The Hurt Locker (Summit Entertainment, 2008).
Oscar for Best Directing, Best Film Editing, Best Picture, Best Sound Editing, Best Sound Mixing, Best Writing (Original Screenplay)

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Linotype Univers® 940 Extended Extra Black

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