Blithe Spirit

Some menu Designs for

Blithe Spirit

, the second film in the boxed set 

David Lean Directs Noël Coward.

I wanted to keep all the typefaces for the set distinctly British. Most of the faces I used were originally designed by either Eric Gill or John Baskerville. The script-face here is called Ariston and it comes out of the early 20th century vogue for 'royal' typefaces. I think it, along with the flourishes lend a certain aristocratic air to the proceedings while at the same time playfully insinuates the intrusion of a certain, feminine "other".

• David Lean Directs Noël Coward