Blockbuster film features Brody/Research Studios font

Neville Brody and Research Studios has created the font for Michael Mann’s forthcoming blockbuster Public Enemies.

The graphic work for the film, due out in June in the UK, is currently ‘on the cutting desk’, according to a Research Studios spokesman.

The studio was commissioned by Mann, having worked on graphic treatment for the director’s previous films The Insider and Heat.

‘It was a fairly loose brief to evoke the era of the 1930s, with streamlined shapes of cars and trains, and the architecture of the period,’ says the spokesman.

The consultancy worked with Miami’s Wolfsonian Museum, part of Florida International University, on research and period source material.

Research Studios has cut three weights of the font, New Deal, which will be applied across all marketing collateral, and will appear in the film as name cards, title cards, and throughout the story.

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