The Awakening of Motti Wolkenbruch Font - Silk Road
The Awakening of Motti Wolkenbruch (German title, Wolkenbruchs wunderliche Reise in die Arme einer Schickse) is a 2018, Swiss coming-of-age comedy about a university student in Zurich’s Orthodox Jewish community, the titular Motti. Over the course of the film, Motti pushes against the constraints of his conservative upbringing, in the process learning what it means to lose everything, only to find everything else.
Motti (both the character and film) deals in identity—how identities clearly defined within close-knit communities trade with those born in wider, overlapping communities. The backdrop for the film’s investigation of Motti’s maturing personality puts Motti in gorgeous locations around Zurich and Tel Aviv—part of a series of escalating visual indications of Motti’s journey. To typographically cement Motti’s fluid personality in the title, streaming distributor Netflix turned to BLKBK Type.
What font is in the title of The Awakening of Motti Wolkenbruch?
Netflix is no stranger to BLKBK’s fonts, having previously used multiple BLKBK fonts to title projects on Netflix. For Motti Wolkenbruch, they chose Silk Road, a loose calligraphy font from BLKBK. This hand-painted font deliberately breaks the rigid rules of calligraphy, evoking eccentricity through sporadic line contrast and organic texture. The result is lettering spilled out on the screen, perfectly capturing the messy jubilation of a long moment in Motti Wolkenbruch’s young life.
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