10 Auteurs and the Typefaces They Love

Woody Allen

Allen’s use of either EF Windsor Elongated or EF Windsor Light Condensed is perhaps the most recognizable association between a director and a typeface. The iconic white-on-black titles were apparently adopted on the advice of Ed Benguiat, but they have also been attributed to Allen’s career-spanning homage to Ingmar Bergman. Allen’s character in Manhattan calls Bergman “the only genius in cinema today.” The filmmaker’s movies are replete with references and allusions to Bergman, most notably Interiors, as well as the pervasive nods to The Seventh Seal in his comedic Love and Death, and the parallels between Allen’s Husbands and Wives and Bergman’s Scenes from a Marriage.