Typeset in the Future is a book!

Das fantastische SciFi-Typo-Blog Typeset in the Future wird ein Buch! Neben den bisher veröffentlichten Typo-Studien zu 2001, Alien, Blade Runner und Moon wird das Teil sechs weitere Schrift-Untersuchungen enthalten, inklusive Star Trek, Matrix und RoboCop.

The book will contain new and expanded TITF studies for ten all-time classic science fiction movies, in a form that is beautiful enough to adorn even the most discerning of coffee tables. Typeset In The Future will be published by the lovely people at Abrams Books in fall 2018, thereby making it the perfect holiday present for the design / sci-fi geek in your life. (This is true even if that geek happens to be yourself.) […]

For the book, I’ve hand-picked ten classic sci-fi movies, focusing on those that create a detailed vision of the future through design and typography. (The list is also heavily inspired by requests I’ve received on TITF over the past few years.)

Here’s the current line-up:
- 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968), adapted from the original article
- Alien (1979), adapted from the original article
- Star Trek: The Motion Picture (1979)
- Blade Runner (1982), adapted from the original article
- RoboCop (1987)
- Total Recall (1990)
- The Matrix (1999)
- Minority Report (2002)
- WALL·E (2008)
- Moon (2009), adapted from the original article

In addition, there’ll be a detailed guide on how to make your own text look futuristic, and a study of futuristic fonts such as Eurostile Bold Extended and Stop.

Zur Erinnerung an die Großartigkeit des Blogs: Hier die Anleitung für die Zero-G-Toilette in 2001, im Film gesetzt in Eurostile Bold (und ich hasse die Eurostile, ich kann generell und seltsamerweise nur sehr wenig mit „klassisch futuristischen“ Fonts anfangen aus irgendwelchen Gründen):

The Clavius flight also features Eurostile Bold (not Extended) in the instructions for the ship’s comedy Zero Gravity Toilet. It’s probably very sensible that Passengers Are Advised To Read Instructions Before Use.

Let’s take a brief aside to find out how a Zero Gravity Toilet works. These instructions have been transcribed as best as possible from a HD source.

1. This toilet is of the standard zero-gravity type. Depending on requirements, system A and/or system B can be used, details of which are clearly marked in the toilet compartment. When operating system A, depress lever and a plastic dalkron eliminator will be dispensed through the slot immediately underneath. When you have fastened the adhesive lip, attach connection marked by the large “X” outlet hose. Twist the silver coloured ring one inch below the connection point until you feel it lock.

2. The toilet is now ready for use. The Sonovac cleanser is activated by the small switch on the lip. When securing, twist the ring back to its initial-condition, so that the two orange lines meet. Disconnect. Place the dalkron eliminator in the vacuum receptacle to the rear. Activate by pressing the blue button.

3. The controls for system B are located on the opposite wall. The red release switch places the uroliminator into position; it can be adjusted manually up or down by pressing the blue manual release button. The opening is self-adjusting. To secure after use, press the green button which simultaneously activates the evaporator and returns the uroliminator to its storage position.

4. You may leave the lavatory if the green exit light is on over the door. If the red light is illuminated, one of the lavatory facilities is not properly secured. Press the “Stewardess” call button to the right of the door. She will secure all facilities from her control panel outside. When green exit light goes on you may open the door and leave. Please close door behind you.