What Is the Star Wars Crawl Font Called?
While the Star Wars logo is an iconic design, the famous yellow opening crawl is equally as recognizable as an iconic font.
The original Star Wars font crawl is known as Franklin Gothic but has become known as ‘Univers'.
All six films from the Lucas era use the Gothic/Univers font.
The first three films used sophisticated camera work to produce the crawl.
When The Phantom Menace came along, Star Wars legend John Knoll came up with a new way to get them on screen so they matched the original crawl.
As an aside, Knoll is the gentleman that famously pitched the idea of what would become Rogue One to Kathleen Kennedy!
The original Star Wars opening title sequence designer Dan Perri was quoted about the change saying:
“Oh, Oh my God, that's way off. I know the New Gothic lines well and I can tell you I used it on Raging Bull because it was from the era, from the ’40s and ’50s. No I would not have used New Gothic on Star Wars.”
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