Future Font Friday 2

A gloriously obsessive examination of the typography in 2001: A Space Odyssey. This post stars Albertus, City Medium, Eurostile Bold and Bold Extended, Futura, Gill Sans, Microgramma, Spartan and Univers. Please also see my post Future Font Friday 1. Now, over to Mr. Addey:

2001: A Space Odyssey – Stanley Kubrick’s 1968 sci-fi masterpiece – seems an appropriate place to start a blog about typography in sci-fi. Amongst other delights, it offers a zero-gravity toilet, emergency resuscitations, exploding bolts, and product placement aplenty. It’s also the Ur Example of Eurostile Bold Extended’s regular appearance in spacecraft user interfaces.

Right from the opening scene, we’re treated to Kubrick’s love of bold, clean, sans-serif typography:

2001: A Space Odyssey title card

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Forgot Font Friday

New York "N"

No seriously folks, I forgot Font Friday.

Here’s a beautiful font inspired by the designers’ love of travel. Photographic images of destinations paired with a strong sans serif typeface create a unique and memorable look.

Around the World With Type by Rigved Sathe and Payal Jagwani

We intend to take you on a journey into the exciting world of graphic design, enchanted by some of the most beautiful destinations. Our thirst for travel had us going crazy with colors, images, letterforms and exploring the depths of experimental type. We present to you “Around the World With Type”, a shout out to all the beautiful places and people out there!

Fear Font Friday 1

Puttin’ the frighteners on ya! Here are seven classic posters—lots more at fontmeme.com.

Not to be confused with my post Fear Font Friday 2.


28 Days Later Font

28 Days Later font here refers to the font used in the poster title for the movie 28 Days Later, which is a horror zombie movie that centers on attempts of a handful of people who survived a mysterious and incurable virus across the UK to find sanctuary.

The title of 28 Days Later was designed using a grunge looking font.  A font called 28 Days Later by Jens R. Ziehn is very similar to it. The font is free to use and you can download the font for free here.


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Funny Font Friday 1

Ratatouille movie poster

Here are five movies (of many) from fontmeme.com to make you giggle, laugh, or perhaps snort. See also my post Funny Font Friday 2, a silly alphabet book ca. 1850. 


Parks and Recreation Font

parks and recreation tv

Parks and Recreation is an American television sitcom starring Amy Poehler as Leslie Knope, a perky, mid-level bureaucrat in the parks department of Pawnee, a fictional town in Indiana. It uses the same filming style used in The Office, with the same implication of a documentary crew filming everyone.

The font used for the title of the TV show is Champion Gothic Heavyweight. Originally developed for Sports Illustrated, the Champion Gothic is a sans serif font created by Hoefler & Co. and it is inspired by the American woodtypes of the late nineteenth century. You can view more details about it on typography.com

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The Champion Gothic font identified above is not available for free, please follow the link above and purchase the font. Meanwhile, you can take a look at our collection of fonts for cars, pop music and apparel as well as round-ups of new & fresh fonts around the web.

Champion Gothic Typeface in Use

In addition to Parks and Recreation, Champion Gothic typeface is also used in the following logos, movie posters or album covers etc., including: Messengers, Tourist History, Straight Outta Compton, Made in the A.M..


Ratatouille Font

Ratatouille font here refers to the font used in the poster of Ratatouille, which is a 2007 computer-animated comedy movie produced by Pixar Animation Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures. The movie tells the story of an anthropomorphic rat named Remy who dreams of becoming a chef and tries to achieve his goal by forming an alliance with a Parisian restaurant’s garbage boy.

The movie title in the poster features a serif font with very small serifs, which is probably Copperplate Condensed Medium designed by Frederic W. Goudy and released by the American Type Founders in 1901. You can view more details about it here. For the fonts used for the Disney and Pixar logo, you can find them here and here respectively.

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The Copperplate font identified above is not available for free, please follow the link above and purchase the font. Meanwhile, you can take a look at our collection of fonts for cars, pop music and apparel as well as round-ups of new & fresh fonts around the web.

Copperplate Typeface in Use

In addition to Ratatouille, Copperplate typeface is also used in the following logos, movie posters or album covers etc., including: King, Golden State Warriors Logo.


Louie Font

Louie font here refers to the font used in the title of Louie, which is an American comedy-drama television series that revolves around the life of Louie, a comedian and newly divorced father raising his two daughters in New York City.

The font used for the title in the promotional poster and the DVD box above is probably Mr Bubble, a comic font designed by Gaut Fonts. You can download it for free here. For the title card in the TV show, it is probably Cooper Black, a heavily weighted, old style serif typeface designed by Oswald Bruce Cooper in 1921. You can view more details about it here.

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The Cooper Black font identified above is not available for free, please follow the link above and purchase the font. Meanwhile, you can take a look at our collection of fonts for cars, pop music and apparel as well as round-ups of new & fresh fonts around the web.

Cooper Black Typeface in Use

In addition to Louie, Cooper Black typeface is also used in the following logos, movie posters or album covers etc., including: Gold Star Chili, Eat, Sleep, Rave, Repeat, Total Girl, Everybody Hates Chris, Burlington Coat Factory, Goblin, Roseanne, Pet Sounds, Odd Future, Key Club International, Electra Heart, EasyJet, Derek, Comfort Inn, Who is Harry Nilsson.


 

Arrested Development Font

Arrested Development font here refers to the font used in the title of Arrested Development, which is an American television sitcom originally aired on Fox for three seasons and the fourth season was released on Netflix in 2013.

The font used for the title of the TV series is probably Antique Olive Black designed by Roger Excoffon for the French type foundry Olive. More details about it can be found here.

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The Antique Olive font identified above is not available for free, please follow the link above and purchase the font. Meanwhile, you can take a look at our collection of fonts for cars, pop music and apparel as well as round-ups of new & fresh fonts around the web.

Antique Olive Typeface in Use

In addition to Arrested Development, Antique Olive typeface is also used in the following logos, movie posters or album covers etc., including: Goin’ in Your Direction, The Fast and the Furious, Journey to the Center of the Earth, Rebirth of a Nation, See You Again, General Mills, Fear of a Black Planet, If You Go Away, Close Encounters of the Third Kind.


 

Hangover Font

Hangover font here refers to the font used in the poster title of The Hangover, which is an American comedy film released in 2009. The story follows that three guys travel to Las Vegas for a bachelor party to celebrate their friend’s coming marriage but they end up having to find their friend before the wedding after they waken up from drunkenness.

The font used for the poster title lettering of the film is very similar to Futura Medium, which is a commercial font and it is available for purchase here.

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The Futura font identified above is not available for free, please follow the link above and purchase the font. Meanwhile, you can take a look at our collection of fonts for cars, pop music and apparel as well as round-ups of new & fresh fonts around the web.

Futura Typeface in Use

In addition to Hangover, Futura typeface is also used in the following logos, movie posters or album covers etc., including: Beautiful Creatures, People Like Us, Maroon 5, Liv and Maddie (TV Show), Destiny, Supreme, 2001 A Space Odyssey, Forza Horizon, V for Vendetta, The Guilt Trip, Lemme Freak, Chicago, Warframe, Just Do It, Gravity.