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:
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A handy how-to to make any word look like it’s from [cue theremin music] THE FUTURE! Via Dave Addey at Typeset in the Future. I’ll be watching his blog for more posts on sci-fi type.
We’ve already seen how Eurostile Bold Extended is spectacularly effective at establishing a movie’s timeframe. But if Eurostile isn’t enough, there’s more you can do to clarify your movie’s timeframe. I’d like to introduce you to six easy rules that are pretty much guaranteed to position your text firmly in the FUTURE.
We’ll start with some simple sans-serif text, such as this randomly chosen word in Eurostile Bold. So far, so 2016:
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I saw this framed fabric at Britex Fabrics in San Francisco. Britex is an amazing emporium of all things fabric, from single buttons to $200-a-yard sequinned loveliness. Yes, I know, I should get a bunch of the font fabric and upholster my house in it!
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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!
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
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Financial institutions have traditionally wanted to create a feeling of stability and trust, but more recently some consumer banks have opted for a feeling of vibrancy and energy. Either way, banks et al. therefore spend a great deal of time and money on their branding: cool, dark colors and serif fonts for the traditional logos, and warmer, brighter colors and sans serif fonts for the modern.
From http://fontmeme.com/logo-fonts/finance/, some traditional marks:
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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.
From Know your type: Futura at idsgn.com:
The font Futura had the honor of being the first typeface on the moon, chosen for a commemorative plaque left by the astronauts of Apollo 11 in 1969.
Historical plaque on the Apollo 11 lunar module “Eagle” (Photo: NASA)
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