Funny Font Friday 1

Ratatouille movie poster

Here are five movies (of many) from fontmeme.com to make you giggle, laugh, or perhaps snort. See also my post Funny Font Friday 2, a silly alphabet book ca. 1850. 


Parks and Recreation Font

parks and recreation tv

Parks and Recreation is an American television sitcom starring Amy Poehler as Leslie Knope, a perky, mid-level bureaucrat in the parks department of Pawnee, a fictional town in Indiana. It uses the same filming style used in The Office, with the same implication of a documentary crew filming everyone.

The font used for the title of the TV show is Champion Gothic Heavyweight. Originally developed for Sports Illustrated, the Champion Gothic is a sans serif font created by Hoefler & Co. and it is inspired by the American woodtypes of the late nineteenth century. You can view more details about it on typography.com

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The Champion Gothic font identified above is not available for free, please follow the link above and purchase the font. Meanwhile, you can take a look at our collection of fonts for cars, pop music and apparel as well as round-ups of new & fresh fonts around the web.

Champion Gothic Typeface in Use

In addition to Parks and Recreation, Champion Gothic typeface is also used in the following logos, movie posters or album covers etc., including: Messengers, Tourist History, Straight Outta Compton, Made in the A.M..


Ratatouille Font

Ratatouille font here refers to the font used in the poster of Ratatouille, which is a 2007 computer-animated comedy movie produced by Pixar Animation Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures. The movie tells the story of an anthropomorphic rat named Remy who dreams of becoming a chef and tries to achieve his goal by forming an alliance with a Parisian restaurant’s garbage boy.

The movie title in the poster features a serif font with very small serifs, which is probably Copperplate Condensed Medium designed by Frederic W. Goudy and released by the American Type Founders in 1901. You can view more details about it here. For the fonts used for the Disney and Pixar logo, you can find them here and here respectively.

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The Copperplate font identified above is not available for free, please follow the link above and purchase the font. Meanwhile, you can take a look at our collection of fonts for cars, pop music and apparel as well as round-ups of new & fresh fonts around the web.

Copperplate Typeface in Use

In addition to Ratatouille, Copperplate typeface is also used in the following logos, movie posters or album covers etc., including: King, Golden State Warriors Logo.


Louie Font

Louie font here refers to the font used in the title of Louie, which is an American comedy-drama television series that revolves around the life of Louie, a comedian and newly divorced father raising his two daughters in New York City.

The font used for the title in the promotional poster and the DVD box above is probably Mr Bubble, a comic font designed by Gaut Fonts. You can download it for free here. For the title card in the TV show, it is probably Cooper Black, a heavily weighted, old style serif typeface designed by Oswald Bruce Cooper in 1921. You can view more details about it here.

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The Cooper Black font identified above is not available for free, please follow the link above and purchase the font. Meanwhile, you can take a look at our collection of fonts for cars, pop music and apparel as well as round-ups of new & fresh fonts around the web.

Cooper Black Typeface in Use

In addition to Louie, Cooper Black typeface is also used in the following logos, movie posters or album covers etc., including: Gold Star Chili, Eat, Sleep, Rave, Repeat, Total Girl, Everybody Hates Chris, Burlington Coat Factory, Goblin, Roseanne, Pet Sounds, Odd Future, Key Club International, Electra Heart, EasyJet, Derek, Comfort Inn, Who is Harry Nilsson.


 

Arrested Development Font

Arrested Development font here refers to the font used in the title of Arrested Development, which is an American television sitcom originally aired on Fox for three seasons and the fourth season was released on Netflix in 2013.

The font used for the title of the TV series is probably Antique Olive Black designed by Roger Excoffon for the French type foundry Olive. More details about it can be found here.

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The Antique Olive font identified above is not available for free, please follow the link above and purchase the font. Meanwhile, you can take a look at our collection of fonts for cars, pop music and apparel as well as round-ups of new & fresh fonts around the web.

Antique Olive Typeface in Use

In addition to Arrested Development, Antique Olive typeface is also used in the following logos, movie posters or album covers etc., including: Goin’ in Your Direction, The Fast and the Furious, Journey to the Center of the Earth, Rebirth of a Nation, See You Again, General Mills, Fear of a Black Planet, If You Go Away, Close Encounters of the Third Kind.


 

Hangover Font

Hangover font here refers to the font used in the poster title of The Hangover, which is an American comedy film released in 2009. The story follows that three guys travel to Las Vegas for a bachelor party to celebrate their friend’s coming marriage but they end up having to find their friend before the wedding after they waken up from drunkenness.

The font used for the poster title lettering of the film is very similar to Futura Medium, which is a commercial font and it is available for purchase here.

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The Futura font identified above is not available for free, please follow the link above and purchase the font. Meanwhile, you can take a look at our collection of fonts for cars, pop music and apparel as well as round-ups of new & fresh fonts around the web.

Futura Typeface in Use

In addition to Hangover, Futura typeface is also used in the following logos, movie posters or album covers etc., including: Beautiful Creatures, People Like Us, Maroon 5, Liv and Maddie (TV Show), Destiny, Supreme, 2001 A Space Odyssey, Forza Horizon, V for Vendetta, The Guilt Trip, Lemme Freak, Chicago, Warframe, Just Do It, Gravity.

Fhtagn Font Friday 1

H.P. Lovecraft cursive font

Ph’nglui mglw’nafh Cthulhu R’lyeh wgah’nagl fhtagn*

The H.P. Lovecraft Historical Society (headquartered, naturally, at www.cthulhulives.org) sells more than 50 fonts from the age of Lovecraft for a mere $20, here. The HPLHS has revived many of them from vintage sources, including the 1923 American Type Founder’s specimen book and the Mergenthaler Linotype catalog from the mid-1930s. Be the creepiest kid on your block and give your work that indefinable madness-bound feel. NOTE: These fonts are for your own personal entertainment purposes, not for commercial work. (See also my post Fhtagn Font Friday 2: a Cthulhuian alphabet.)

*A fictional occult phrase from H. P. Lovecraft‘s The Call of Cthulhu, said to mean, “In his house at R’lyeh dead Cthulhu waits dreaming.”



HPLHS-Lovecraft Cursive is a replica of H. P. Lovecraft’s own handwriting, scanned from his letters to Willis Conover. The font includes HPL’s signature.



HPLHS-Lovecraft Block is a replica of H. P. Lovecraft’s own block-lettered handwriting, scanned from his letters to Willis Conover.



HPLHS-Autograph Lanier is a replica of the handwriting of Sidney Lanier, a 19th century American poet



HPLHS-TextSerif is an adaptation of the Linotype font Antique No. 1, also very similar to Bookman.



HPLHS-TextSerif Oblique is also based on Antique No. 1.



HPLHS-OldStyle1 is a font revived and digitized from the Linotype catalog of the mid 1930s. Available for FREE in the HPLHS font pack.



HPLHS-OldStyle Italic is a font revived from the Linotype catalog of the mid 1930s. Available for FREE in the HPLHS font pack.



HPLHS-OldStyle Small Caps is a font revived from the Linotype catalog of the mid 1930s. Available for FREE in the HPLHS font pack.



HPLHS-Bulfinch is revived and digitized from the 1923 American Type Founders specimen book.



HPLHS-Colwell is revived and digitized from the 1923 American Type Founders specimen book. A great vintage 1920s look.



HPLHS-Colwell Italic is revived and digitized from the 1923 American Type Founders specimen book.



HPLHS-Cromwell is revived and digitized from the 1923 American Type Founders specimen book.



HPLHS-National Oldstyle is revived and digitized from the 1923 American Type Founders specimen book.



HPLHS-Post Monotone is revived and digitized from the 1923 American Type Founders specimen book.



HPLHS-Atlas Italic is a replica of hand-drawn type found on vintage maps.



HPLHS-Italic is a replica of hand-drawn type from old advertisements.



HPLHS-Victoria is revived and digitized from the 1923 American Type Founders specimen book.



HPLHS-Manuscript Caps is a font of ornate hand-drawn medieval capital letters meant to be printed in two colors.


HPLHS-Blackletter is an irregular hand-drawn textura font based on the lettering of French heraldic engraver Charles Demengeot. It is appropriate for old occult tomes where you want a written-by-insane-monks kind of feeling. Available for FREE in the HPLHS font pack.


HPLHS-Tome Pi is a font of medieval letters, astrological and alchemical symbols, and occult illustrations and diagrams, scanned from various vintage sources. Great for making old books.



HPLHS-WW2Blackletter is based on actual German documents from the late 1930s. There are two versions: one with ornate descenders and one without. Available for FREE in the HPLHS font pack.



HPLHS-TypoScript is revived and digitized from the 1923 American Type Founders specimen book.



HPLHS-TypoGothic is revived and digitized from the 1923 American Type Founders specimen book.



HPLHS-Copperplate Roman is revived and digitized from the 1923 American Type Founders specimen book.



HPLHS-Gothic520 is revived and digitized from the 1923 American Type Founders specimen book.



HPLHS-Times Gothic is revived and digitized from the 1923 American Type Founders specimen book.



HPLHS-Telegram is a detailed replica of the type used on real Western Union telegrams in the 1920s and ’30s. Available FREE.



HPLHS-Persnickety is an adaptation of the art deco display font Bernhard Modern.



HPLHS-Roman Engraved is a replica of hand-drawn letters from a 1904 sign-painter’s manual. It has very rough edges.



HPLHS-Mercantile is revived and digitized from the 1923 American Type Founders specimen book.



HPLHS-Mercantile Oblique is revived and digitized from the 1923 American Type Founders specimen book.



HPLHS-Mercantile Card is revived and digitized from the 1923 American Type Founders specimen book.



HPLHS-Headline Modified is revived and digitized from the 1923 American Type Founders specimen book.



HPLHS-Headline One is a replica of real newspaper headline type. It has softly rounded corners like old lead type. Available for FREE in the HPLHS font pack.



HPLHS-Headline Two is a roughened adaptation of the Linotype font Erbar, as used in newspapers in the 1920s and ’30s. Available for FREE in the HPLHS font pack.



HPLHS-SlabSerifis a condensed wood type alphabet. It’s appropriate for subheads in newspapers, wanted posters, and the like. Available for FREE in the HPLHS font pack.



HPLHS-ExtraExtra is a replica of wood type used for headlines in old newspapers. The upper and lower case are really two different fonts.



HPLHS-Extra is a replica of wood type used for headlines in old newspapers.



HPLHS-Forsythe is digitized from vintage advertisements.



HPLHS-MetroThin is revived and digitized from the Linotype catalog of the mid 1930s.



HPLHS-MetroLight is revived and digitized from the Linotype catalog of the mid 1930s.



HPLHS-MetroMedium is revived and digitized from the Linotype catalog of the mid 1930s. Often used for newspaper picture captions.



HPLHS-MetroMedium Italic is revived and digitized from the Linotype catalog of the mid 1930s.



HPLHS-MetroBlack is revived and digitized from the Linotype catalog of the mid 1930s.



HPLHS-Policy Gothic is a replica of rough sans serif type found on an old insurance policy. Available in Macintosh PostScript format only.



HPLHS-Black Gothic is a replica of hand-drawn lettering from old advertisements.



HPLHS-Gothic Compressed is a replica of hand-drawn lettering from old advertisements.



HPLHS-Black Condensed is a replica of hand-drawn lettering from old advertisements.



HPLHS-Black Oblique is a replica of hand-drawn lettering from old advertisements.



HPLHS-Electro Gothic is a replica of hand-drawn lettering from old advertisements.