Looking at the Typography of 2001: A Space Odyssey and other Science Fiction Classics #SciFiSunday

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Check out this great post from Typeset In The Future, which looks at how different typefaces are employed in science fiction films.

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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