Thursday, October 2, 2008

Woody Allen's Typeface— Windsor

Blogging about the "Art of the Titles" website a few days ago reminded me that I came across an an article online a while back, which gave the origin of the "Woody Allen" titles/movie poster font. Apparently, the font (WINDSOR) was suggested by Ed Benguiat, who used to have breakfast at the same diner as Woody Allen in the mid-70s. See link.

Although title design can offer an exciting open to a film, I've always enjoyed the plain Woody opens (white-on-black WINDSOR titles and jazz music)-- maybe it's like seeing/hearing the opening and theme song to a favorite television show-- gives you that feeling of comfort.

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