Other Dune Fonts

I’ve gotten a few commenters, both on the Dune Font post and elsewhere asking about other Dune fonts – so I thought I’d make a bit of a reference post.

Dune (1984)

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Top of the list is the font used for David Lynch’s 1984 adaptation of Dune. The font is an alternate version of Albertus . I’m not sure exactly what version it is but, the D is extended, the U has lost it’s stem and middle prong of the E is been different.

Nu-Dune (1999-2008)

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The font used on the US editions of the nu-dune books by Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson up until 2008 is Benguiat. It is stretched vertically, but other-wise unaltered.

Nu-Dune (2009-present)

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The font used on Nu-Dune books and re-prints post Winds of Dune, is a slightly modified version of Priori Serif – the N is simply the U rotated 180 degrees. Also on the US editions, the top-right serif on the U is removed.

Other Dune Fonts

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These three fonts were created by Mike Lee and Josh Dixon in 1998. Fremen was based on John Quijada’s work in the Dune Encyclopedia, while Galach and Guild were both based on the text seen in the 1984 Dune movie.

[ UPDATE: Tommy of Escondido’s Alien Fonts page is back! I’m not sure if he’s re-uploaded it or if it’s somesort of automatic thing… but, you can find these three fonts at HERE ]

Hope that helps. :)

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3 Comment(s)

  1. If you could find out what the typeface on the UK first edtiton (I think) is (here: http://blogs.coventrytelegraph.net/thegeekfiles/2010/01/director-pierre-morel-on-the-c.html) and where I might obtain it, you would forever be my hero.

    Mark

    Mark Fisher | Apr 7, 2011 | Reply

  2. Hi,

    Found the font used for the US release of the DVD HD and Blu-Ray of DUNE Extended version :

    http://www.hollywood-north.net/duner.jpg

    Font used are Trajan Bold commercial font…So i’ve made a logo for your site :

    [http://img708.imageshack.us/img708/2710/dune2006logo.png

    best, JacKc.

    JacKc | Jul 18, 2011 | Reply

  3. Hi, do you know the typeface for either the 1st edition of the original Dune, or the typeface for the Berkley prints?

    kartus | Oct 21, 2012 | Reply

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