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PostPosted: Thu Aug 17, 2017 8:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have to say that those only have a passing resemblance to the Schnerk font to me.



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PostPosted: Thu Aug 17, 2017 11:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Many thanks, Ian and Piers.
That's a marvellous job to print the cover by hand.
The film posters for Stewart Kirby and Damita Syn seem to use the same lettering.

Yes, it's just about finding the closest font - the script does have a 1930's art nouveau feel to it. Maybe it was copied from a 30's film Smile
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 17, 2017 12:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You're right, Ian. The cover and the posters were clearly hand drawn so your facsimile is the best approach. That Brocklin font is the basis of hundreds of other fonts dating from 1914 onwards so picking the exact one would take a while. Very Happy
Similar font used for the Pandora titles, of course.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 17, 2017 9:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It wasn't the easiest job I must admit. It took me ages to even attempt the text on the script. After hand painting the design on the cover the thought of having to do the text was unnerving, one mistake or misalignment and the whole project would have been ruined. You couldn't exactly rub out a mistake and start again. Not a prop I'd attempt to repeat. What I found most interesting about that cover was the EMMA PEEL lettering. All the text was hand painted in the same style of font on the cover, yet Emma Peel was very roughly block drawn on with some sort of thick marker pen. I wondered why they went to all the trouble of careful hand painting all the lettering in fancy font yet so harshly wrote Emma Peel in such basic fashion ??
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 19, 2017 3:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Avengerholic wrote:
It wasn't the easiest job I must admit. It took me ages to even attempt the text on the script. After hand painting the design on the cover the thought of having to do the text was unnerving, one mistake or misalignment and the whole project would have been ruined. You couldn't exactly rub out a mistake and start again. Not a prop I'd attempt to repeat. What I found most interesting about that cover was the EMMA PEEL lettering. All the text was hand painted in the same style of font on the cover, yet Emma Peel was very roughly block drawn on with some sort of thick marker pen. I wondered why they went to all the trouble of careful hand painting all the lettering in fancy font yet so harshly wrote Emma Peel in such basic fashion ??


I can answer that - the idea was that the script was written before they had chose (or 'cast') their lead, so Emma's name is written in once they had chosen their victim.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 19, 2017 12:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote


Just found this 1931 movie-poster art-work Friends and Lovers with Adolfe Menjou, Eric Von Stroheim, Lily Damita and Laurence Olivier directed by Victor Schertzinger.
The cast lettering looks similar to the von Schnerk script, with the mix of capital and small lettering -
the capitalized 'i' and 'm' and the curved 'E' look very similar. Perhaps a combination of Austrian actor/director Erich Von Stroheim, bald with monocle,
and director Schertzinger were the inspiration for the character of ZZ von Schnerk - and Lily Damita re-named Damita Syn?
(Von Stroheim played Le Captaine von Rauffenstein in the WW1 film La Grande Illusion (1937) and Max Von Mayerling in Sunset Boulevard (1950))
With all these clues, I think the film may have been the original source for EPIC Smile


An early version of ZZ von Schnerk and Emma Peel?
Erich Von Stroheim & Lily Damita in Friends and Lovers (1931)
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 19, 2017 9:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Brilliant. While I have to admit in not seeing any real similarity in the lettering myself, it certainly does looks like this may have been the inspiration for EPIC, great find.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 20, 2017 4:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Many thanks, Ian Smile
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 11, 2018 8:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

From the opening scene of FOG when it drops to the cobbled street.



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PostPosted: Fri Jan 12, 2018 4:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

... And the framed versions seen hanging on the walls in the various homes of the club members.

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 12, 2018 9:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm so glad you've started making these again, great work as always!
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 13, 2018 12:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I'm so glad you've started making these again, great work as always!


Thank you Piers. I haven't as such, I was home ill last week and happened to put FOG on just to to pass an hour, the main heading fonts on the leaflet caught my eye and I thought they would be a bit of a challenge to recreate, I had to paint them by hand. I think I got it pretty close. I think the Ripper museum set was one one of the best and most atmospheric the production ever created.



Having said that I also liked the fog machines in the museum, might be cool to build one and hang it on the wall Wink

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 13, 2018 3:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Next step, cut these paper templates out of 3mm hard plastic sheet.



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Bonded all the plastic pieces together with impact adhesive and fibre glassed the inside for extra strength. Now it needs to have the retaining screws removed, all the joints filled and then a trip to the sander. I'm thinking of making the Gas Lamp controller too, so I've recreated the pair as seen in the episode, but we'll see.

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Yep decided on making both, and why not !
Here they are in various stages of being built.

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