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The Director's Chair => Stanley Kubrick => Topic started by: Mel on February 11, 2014, 03:05:39 PM

Title: 2001: Typography
Post by: Mel on February 11, 2014, 03:05:39 PM
Dissection of typefaces (fonts) used in "2001: A Space Odyssey":

http://typesetinthefuture.com/2001-a-space-odyssey/

I couldn't find a more fitting topic for this, so I created new one. Maybe this will interest some, maybe not.

Title: Re: 2001: Typography
Post by: polkablues on February 11, 2014, 04:51:32 PM
I for one found it interesting, but my zest for wonky typography analysis is probably higher than average.

A couple takeaways:

It's a testament to how thoroughly and overwhelmingly Wes Anderson has co-opted the Futura font that I see this shot
(http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d179/polkablues/2001_explosive_bolts_zps820b4922.jpg)
and all I can think of is The Royal Tenenbaums.

Also:
(http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d179/polkablues/2001_computer_malfunction_zps647cbab1.jpg)(http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d179/polkablues/2001_life_functions_critical_zps1175c431.jpg)(http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d179/polkablues/2001_life_functions_terminated_zpse373b475.jpg)

Scariest round of Jeopardy ever.