The Shootist Director: Don Siegel Year: 1976 Typeface: Friz Quadrata Bold, Franklin Gothic, Friz Quadrata Regular Designer: Richard Amsel
Speaking of Dino (yesterday), here's another De Laurentiis western from the year before, and John Wayne's last screen performance. Beautiful poster portraiture artwork from Richard Amsel (I'm just going to give him the design credit as well at this point, though that's not 100%) and the sepia tones are taken forward through the lettering, which is a very elegant pairing of Franklin Gothic and Friz Quadrata, both being 'you can't go wrong' typefaces in my book.
An Unmarried Woman Director: Paul Mazursky Year: 1978 Typeface: ITC Friz Quadrata Bold Designer: Joe Caroff
Not a lot to say about this Joe Caroff one-sheet for An Unmarried Woman – not because there's anything wrong with it – so much as it being so simple, and yet so successful. Decked head to toe in the beautiful ITC Friz Quadrata Bold, largely untouched, bar the extra spacing for the photographic figure insert (of star Jill Clayburgh) and the neat character replacement of the o (A Lubalin-like treatment if I ever saw one). The only specific points of typographic variation worth mentioning are the lower case treatment for the title lockup (presumably to help slip that w neatly under the word married) and the all-caps treatment for the names in the credits.
#fontfriday Friz Quadrata is a glyphic serif typeface designed by Ernst Friz and Victor Caruso for Visual Graphics Corporation in 1965. VGC worked with the International Typeface Corporation to create an additional, bold weight.