Typography in Illumination

I’m reading Simon Garfield’s Just My Type at the moment, and finding it unputdownable. I’d forgotten just how much I love type and design – as a teenager I had a, sadly unfilled, ambition to be a graphic designer, and produced a lot of stuff using Letraset – especially university ball and society posters. Simon laments that no books mention their fonts any more, so I thought I’d post the fonts used for Illumination.

The cover, which was supposed to have a sort of Fifties/Sixties kind of vibe to it, inspired by that Saul Bass kind of look, has the title in Matt Terich’s Hitchcock, and all other text in Patrick Griffin’s Fido Regular. Inside, the text is set in Book Antiqua, which turns out to be a clone of Hermann Zapf’s Palatino, and is probably already on your computer. The map is hand-drawn with brush and ink, as mentioned here, with text in Bob Anderton’s Blackadder ITC Std.

The mono version of the Illumination logo, created by changing the point size of each letter

The mono version of the Illumination logo, created by changing the point size of each letter

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