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Submitted on Jun 1, 2006
by mibishibi

Identified fonts

Melior
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Identified by emechip
Major Production NF (Nick's Fonts)
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Identified by Mike F.
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anyone know the font of the movie ratings?

3344d 7h 49m 28s ago

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J-Louise Heron:
3344d 7h 18m 10s ago
philippedada:

also, the ‘NC’ is not the same font as the ‘RPG’

3344d 7h 11m 6s ago
Mike F.:

Font identified as Major Production NF.

My understanding is that there is no font. These are just graphics (and, as Philippe alluded to, inconsistent in style). I knew, though, that I had seen a new release font that mimics these but couldn’t find it until now (it was referred to on Typophile.com).

I predict that this font, which incorporates both movie titling and MPAA ratings symbols, becomes a best seller for Nick Curtis.

3337d 16h 31m 23s ago
Eyehawk:

Great find, Mike!

3337d 15h 29m 31s ago
philippedada:

jus' LOVE it when mixed mess becomes the STANDARD '

3337d 12h 18m 18s ago
Eyehawk:

Yes, that ‘C’ will always look out of place.

3337d 12h 13m 26s ago
dafont_n00b:

Believe me, it’s definitely a font. I saw a poster at the movie theater yesterday that all the text was written with the font. I don’t think they would make characters and not a whole font family.

3018d 18h 50m 20s ago
J-Louise Heron:

John - are you part of dafont.com?

And it was not unusual for each movie production house to stick whatever font they wanted for a rating system...

Maybe one day they will get their act together.

3018d 18h 44m 38s ago
imagi:

Pretty font !!

3017d 11h 40m 36s ago
emechip:

Font identified as Melior.

Appears to be derived from old Linotype version of the Melior font, possibly extended to some degree.

2573d 15h 38m 28s ago
drlaporksha:

Case marked solved.

2378d 9h 38m 4s ago
nskyers@[17345].com:

Melior is a good guess, but it’s not the same. You can see that the serifs in the movie rating font are rounded. Although Melior has similar rounded brackets, (as seen on the ‘P’ or the ascender of the ‘R’) the serifs are square.

Also, there is a rectangular shape caused by the drastic contrasting stroke weight that is quite noticeable in forms such as ‘G’ and in the bowl of the ‘R’ or the ‘P’. Melior, being a very circular typeface, lacks this.

The contrasting stroke widths in the poster font create a more rectangular shape that is quite noticeable in forms such as ‘G’ and in the bowl of the ‘R’ or ‘P’.

2011d 7h 28m 6s ago

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