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

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Abrams, Dec 11, 2018 - Performing Arts - 264 pages
In Typeset in the Future, blogger and designer Dave Addey invites sci-fi movie fans on a journey through seven genre-defining classics, discovering how they create compelling visions of the future through typography and design. The book delves deep into 2001: A Space Odyssey, Star Trek: The Motion Picture, Alien, Blade Runner, Total Recall, WALL·E, and Moon, studying the design tricks and inspirations that make each film transcend mere celluloid and become a believable reality. These 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 geeky study of how classic sci-fi movies draw us in to their imagined worlds—and how they have come to represent “THE FUTURE” in popular culture.
 

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Contents

FOREWORD
6
PREFACE
8
EUROSTILE
10
THE RULES
14
A SPACE ODYSSEY
19
STEPHEN COLES
46
ALIEN
52
THE MOTION PICTURE
81
ANTONIO CAVEDONI
144
TOTAL RECALL
154
PAUL VERHOEVEN
178
WALLE
185
RALPH EGGLESTON CRAIG FOSTER
213
MOON
222
SUMMARY
244
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
264

MIKE OKUDA
112
THE FINAL
118

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Dave Addey is the creator of the website Typeset in the Future, a detailed, geeky, and humorous study of the design and typography of classic science fiction movies. He is a designer, writer, and software developer based in Santa Cruz, California.; Matt Zoller Seitz is the television critic for New York magazine and the editor in chief of RogerEbert.com. He is the author of The Wes Anderson Collection and The Wes Anderson Collection: The Grand Budapest Hotel. He lives in Brooklyn.

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