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May 18, 2006 5:31 AM   Subscribe

Help me find a the typeface used in The Cabinet of Dr Caligari.

A friend of mine is fascinated by the typeface used for the titles in Robert Wiene's 1920 film The cabinet of Dr Caligari. He is currently preparing for a theatre show and I would like to surprise him with the font, as he might want to use it for posters or programmes. I would also like to use it for web purposes related to the show.

I've Googled for it, but can't come up with anything useful. PC and/or Mac, both would be very welcome.
posted by prolific to Media & Arts (5 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
In the particular case of Caligari, I'm pretty sure the type is all hand-drawn. It would be in keeping with the graphic sense of the rest of the film.
posted by Thorzdad at 5:34 AM on May 18, 2006

Oops, sorry...I was thinking about the original German title cards and not the new ones in the image you link to. Yeah...that's definitely an actual font.
posted by Thorzdad at 5:37 AM on May 18, 2006

Even if the original is hand-drawn, someone may have created a font inspired by it. That's what I'm after, really.
posted by prolific at 5:55 AM on May 18, 2006

posted by empath at 10:21 AM on May 18, 2006

I saw that one, empath, but it doesn't seem to match up with the actual text used in the film.
posted by prolific at 2:34 PM on May 18, 2006

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