Wednesday Inspiration: Stage Musicals Typography

There is this blog, Broadway Typography, that brings together the two passions of its creator: typography and musicals. That’s when it hit us. Actually, stage musicals rely on typography quite a lot when it comes to promoting themselves. Those words need to ring tunes in your head the moment you make eye contact with them, right?

Many productions keep the same typography for decades and use it in every country the show runs. Some are iconic and almost as famous as the main theme tunes. Whether on London’s West End or New York’s Broadway, ‘Lion King’ will keep its yellow types close, ‘Rock of Ages’ its glam rock look, ‘Chicago’ its red glitter types, and ‘The Book of Mormon’ its grey, black and white austere feel.

We put together 15 stage musicals that are still singing around.
So, do they make you burst into song? Maybe dance? Or just design?
Any favorite types?
Or musicals?

 

S11a

Cats

sa

S2

S6a

S5

matilda

chicago

S13a

S10

S8

todd2

S9

S10a

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