Soul released in 2020, is not just another animated film, it’s a Disney Pixar masterpiece that explores deep themes such as life purpose, passions and what really makes us “us.” The story follows Joe Gardner, a middle school music teacher with big dreams of becoming a professional jazz musician. After getting the opportunity of a lifetime, he suffers an accident that leads him on a surreal adventure into the “Great Before,” where souls develop before they are born.
The first thing that strikes in Soul is its color palette and visual design. Pixar never disappoints in this regard, and with Soul they outdo themselves. There is an impressive visual duality: the colorful, detailed depiction of New York contrasts with the ethereal, minimalist settings of the “Big Before.” This duality reflects the themes of the film: the tangible reality of life on Earth versus the abstract reflections on soul and purpose.
Music, as expected, is one of the central elements. The jazz soundtrack, composed by Jon Batiste, is an aural delight that captures the essence of New York and Joe’s passion for music. It is more than an accompaniment; it is a character in itself, telling a part of the story that words or images cannot.
The typography used in Soul, as with almost all Disney typefaces, has a unique style. Specifically, Soul’ s typeface is modern, with a jazzy feel. It has a sense of fluidity and movement, almost as if each letter is a musical note floating in the air. This is no coincidence; it perfectly reflects the central theme of the film: music and how it flows through Joe’s life
Each typeface created by Disney for their movies is designed exclusively for each of them, but fans often create their own typefaces and in this case, Nubesfont has created a typeface based on the Soul typeface for all fans of the movie to download for free.
This typeface is free for personal projects, that is, you can use them as long as your intention is not to make money with the final result of your project.