Red Shoes type is on point
While I was collecting screencaps for yesterday’s post on the doomed heroines of Black Swan and The Red Shoes, I sat up and took notice of the beautiful type, lettering and handwriting peppered throughout the latter movie, and even given loving closeups. For inspiration purposes, here’s a selection.
Nice chiseled, rounded Art Deco type; love that unicase 'n'
A lot of movement and elegance in the flyaway serifs; check out that crazy 'N' leg!
The rough brushed title lettering looks much better than the DVD cover cutout version; the swashes on the book's spine are amazing, breaking horizontally like ocean waves
'Colour' loops and cascades like ballet shoe ribbons; a 'C' that exuberant I want to drink with my morning coffee
Wall-painted letters, so Gill-like, are classic and modern
Chicken, meet egg: For a 'Lac des Cygnes' feeling, I would go for pretty Canada Type fonts like...
Odette, Flirt, Chikita
Even more nuanced brushwork; I heart the Cyrillic-inflected 'R'—the entrance and exit of 'ballet' are pretty good too
I'm having déjà vu here; for something like this I'd look to...
Oh, the scimitar-like foreleg on Petrouchka's 'R'
The double-barred 'H' and two-story 's'—bellhop, catch me as I swoon!