What do you have in mind when hearing the word “technology font“? You probably think of fonts that adorn sci-fi novels and movie posters or those used to promote high-tech products. However, this font has a lot of variations, with visual elements that connect them and make them familiar in a thematic way. Here are some aspects that you might find in technology fonts.
Combining Curves and Angles
Combining curves and angles is common among modern futuristic fonts. The combination gives a unique aesthetic, adding a bold look that attracts curiosity, just like surprising designs of futuristic technology.
Combined lettering is another common thing to see in futuristic typography, especially on sci-fi media. This effect is achieved by blending the kerning between characters, adding surprising and visionary touch in an otherwise common-looking text.
Sleek or Aerodynamic Quality
Many technology fonts from various eras have subtle sleek and aerodynamic quality. The typography looks dynamic, almost looks like it is moving (or flashing). Regardless of the font shapes, the aerodynamic quality shows in the typography, a perfect way to visualize technology fonts.
Many technology fonts have noise textures, which you probably often see on movie posters and book covers. These textures create thematic looks on these fonts, and they reflect things that are often associated with high-tech stuff or the future. Textured characters also make your typography stand out, primarily if you use it for book or album covers, posters, merchandise, and comic books.
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For example, a shiny metal surface is a standard noise texture for many futuristic fonts. There is a scratched metal surface texture in different spectrums, suitable for cyberpunk or futuristic dystopia. Other great textures for technology fonts include colored metals like bronze and copper, shiny chrome, or industrial metal textures.
There are many ways to interpret “futuristic colors” for designing technology fonts. Aside from the usual metal and steel colors, futuristic designs may have neon colors (and effects), galaxy-inspired colors, or muted neutral colors with textures. Sometimes, the fonts have neutral or solid colors because the font designs emphasize.
Popular Examples of Technology Font Uses
The most iconic examples of technology font use are sci-fi media, especially movies. The font for Robocop, for example, is famous for its slab style, alternating baseline, bold all caps, and embossed effect with steel color. The opening title of the original Star Trek is the textbook modern example, with its stylish strokes, combined curves and angles, and the slant design that gives the font the “flashing forward” look.
The Back to the Future movie series title has bold, all caps font with outline effect. However, it combines warm colors (orange and yellow) as this holographic texture, adding a quirky futuristic touch to the typography. You can see the stylized, textured typography from movies like Star Wars series, Transformer series, Spiderman, Guardians of the Galaxy, and Captain America: Winter Soldier for more modern examples.
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