“Charlie Chan in Egypt” film released in 1935.
There are varying posters for this film, with different lettering styles, but this one is by far my favorite of them. Have I seen the film? Nope. But just look at those plump and rounded letterforms with odd weighting to them. They definitely don’t come to mind as a lettering style for a murder mystery film, and yet, there they were. Want to see the original movie? Just click HERE.
A Crime Waiting to be Solved
Sometimes when I come across different lettering specimens, I often wonder why nobody else ever took the initiative to make a font out of this, (such a crime!). It’s such fun and funky lettering style, friendly and personable, and perfect for so many uses in modern times. It’s like they just jump out at me when I come across them and say, “Oooo, ooo, make me next!” It’s another font that quickly came together in pencil sketches and before I knew it was digitized and ready to make into a font. As an all capitals font, I varied the letterforms in the Capitals and lowercase (Alt Capitals) positions to create more variety.