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Gill Sans Ultra Bold And Extra Bold Are The ‘Funny Movies’ Fonts

Trajan, the allegedly official “Movie Font,” hasn’t met a single foe—until last year. This was because, much like Trajan’s own usage in movie posters that implied a sense of history, ‘momentousness’ and classicism, almost all movies which titles were set in Gill Sans Ultra Bold and Extra Bold also carry some common themes. They either were:

  1. Rated General
  2. Had a highly predictable storyline, and/or
  3. Had a main character that possesses some kind of seemingly normal physical or psychological disorder, was irritated with it at the start of the story, but is ultimately able to use the said disorder to his/her advantage.

Below are some examples, in no particular order, along with the category(ies) in which the movie belongs to:

  • Chicken Little
    Chicken Little Movie Poster
    Category 1
  • Alvin And The Chipmunks
    Alvin And The Chipmunks Movie Poster
    Category 1 and 2
  • Monk
    Monk Movie Poster
    Category 3
  • Norbit
    Norbit Movie Poster
    Category 3, but can also be considered 1 for content usefulness
  • Strange Wilderness
    Strange Wilderness Movie Poster
    Category 2, and, like Norbit, may also be considered to belong in 1
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