James Bond: Licensed to specify typeface

James Bond Opening Sequence
{ image via Salon }

“M opened the pad, tamped the rubber stamp on it and then carefully, so that it was properly aligned with the top right hand corner of the docket, pressed it down on the grey cover…He turned the docket round and pushed it gently across the desk to Bond.

The red sanserif letters, still damp, said:
FOR YOUR EYES ONLY.

—  For Your Eyes Only published in Quantum of Solace: The Complete James Bond Short Stories, by Ian Fleming (who clearly enjoyed writing finicky details like this).


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