Category Archives: typography

Typography Movie Posters

Patrik Svensson designed posters for various movies using only a few letters and/or characters. Here’s his poster for The Shining:

(Via Minimalissimo.)


Late Into the Night

—It’s Futura Extra Bold. It was Stanley’s favorite typeface. It’s sans serif. He liked Helvetica and Univers, too. Clean and elegant.
— Is this the kind of thing you and Kubrick used to discuss?
—God, yes. Sometimes late into the night.

“Citizen Kubrick,” The Guardian, 27 March 2004.

The Face All Print Men Are Talking About

(Via yay!everday via Khoi Vinh.)

Dear Typography

Via The Accidental Optimist. Hat tip Rands.


My God—It’s Full of Stars

Typographic poster for Stanley Kubrick’s science fiction masterpiece. The famous quote is not included in the final version of the film but appears in Arthur C. Clarke’s original book. The em dash that breaks the phrase represents the ever present monolith. The poster is set in Futura Extra Bold, (Kubrick’s typeface of choice) and printed with glow in the dark ink, so the star field only becomes visual in the darkness of space.




Dogs as Typefaces


Optima. Really?

A number of graphic designers weigh in on John McCain’s campaign’s choice of typeface. The consensus seems to be that a better choice might have been made.

Get Helvetica Off Our Money