Moon

I'll tell you exactly where we are now. We are in the FUTURE; and we are on the MOON.

After studying 2001: A Space Odyssey in intimate detail, Duncan Jones's Moon was the logical choice for my second foray into sci-fi typography. As this opening shot illustrates, Moon is a bleak, lonely, and above all beautiful love-letter to classic sci-fi typography and design. It's also one of my favorite sci-fi films of all time.

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2001: A Space Odyssey

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.

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