Marquee is a family of two fonts, containing both faceted and solid characters which can be layered to effect 3D, dimensional and translucent marquee-style typography, allowing for the creation of headlines reminiscent of classic theater and motion picture marquee signage. As a huge fan of Movie Posters I am often taken aback by some of the truly amazing typography the designers spurn out. All typography starts with a font (most of the time anyway). That’s why we have compiled top 10 film Marquee font styles to inspire you and leave any suggestions or feedback in the comments below.
History has shown us that there are certain font styles that give us an image of an old movie house marquee. If you are looking for an old school twist on your own theater or are simply decorating your basement to resemble a filmic atmosphere, check out some of these designs.
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This one is great because it literally looks like the abstract patterns of asphalt. Road movies are one of the most beloved forms of cinema because they exuded complete abandonment from conformity.
This linotype institutes a blocky text weight along with double stripes for the H and O, something that could have easily been found on posters advertising for RKO pictures in the ’30s. There are some basic flares with this serif font, but not-so-basic ones with select letters like B and R.
This typeface shows remnants of the silent era of film and is very elegant in its curvature and thickness. It’s probably best used sparingly because of its randomly encased compartments, especially those of the A and E.