Typeset in the Future: Typography and Design in Science Fiction Movies


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By Dave Addey
With a foreword by Matt Zoller Seitz

Writer and designer Dave Addey invites sci-fi movie fans on a journey through seven genre-defining classics, discovering how their typography and design create compelling visions of the future.

Delving deep into 2001: A Space Odyssey, Star Trek: The Motion Picture, Alien, Blade Runner, Total Recall, WALL·E, and Moon, this book studies the design tricks and inspirations that make each film transcend mere celluloid and become a believable reality.

Studies are illustrated by film stills, concept art, type specimens, and ephemera, plus original interviews with Mike Okuda (Star Trek), Paul Verhoeven (Total Recall), and Ralph Eggleston and Craig Foster (Pixar).

Typeset in the Future is an obsessively thorough study of how classic sci-fi movies draw us into their imagined worlds—and how they have come to represent “THE FUTURE” in popular culture.

Designed by Martin Venezky

Published by Abrams, 2018

Hardcover, 264 pages, full color, 9.8 × 11.6 inches

ISBN: 978-1-41-972714-6

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