Science fiction movies cover a wide variety of themes: isolation, wonder, immortality, never ender danger, and so on. This genre has always been a huge market that shows no single sign of slowing down. To give off that sci-fi aesthetic, title designers almost always opt for futuristic font bundles. Let’s take a look at a few iconic examples.
The Futura font is one of the many well-known geometric fonts that never look dated. The font’s name already suggests that it would be a good fit for any movies set in the far future. You can spot this font in the entire film of 2001: A Space Odyssey on computer displays, title cards, and even the end credits.
Futura can also be found on title cards in Star Trek: Into Darkness and the theatrical posters for well-acclaimed movies, like Interstellar and Gravity. Its simplicity and consistency are one of the reasons why this font works well for sci-fi movies.
Eurostile was originally called Microgramma and was developed as an all-cap font type in the early 1950s. This geometric sans-serif was regarded as phototypesetting and digital fonts when the design was completed in the 1960s.
Eurostile has been used in multiple sci-fi titles. You can easily spot it on the title cards for Edge of Tomorrow, Back to the Future, Starship Troopers, and even Iron Man 3. Its squarish forms and width-oriented dimensions make this futuristic font employed in various opening titles for District 9 and Pacific Rim.
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Many of you might haven’t familiar with this one font. That’s because Idler is relatively a brand-new font. Designed by Mark Butchko in 2011, Idler is one of those fascinating fonts specifically designed for big, bold titles.
Idler allows for overlaying different weights to create a variety of 3D effects. However, this font appears distinctive in both opening and closing title cards of Ex Machina. Matt Curtis, the title designer of Fugitive Studios, just utilized the inner layer of this font, which ended up creating a unique futuristic look for Ex Machina.
ITC Serif Gothic
As the name indicates, ITC Serif Gothic is indeed a font under the serif category. The font was created by Tony DeSpigna and Herb Lubalin, which is based mainly on ITC Avant Garde but with bits of serif and roman typefaces.
ITC Serif Gothic indeed does have the distinction of appearing in Star Trek and Star Wars titles. It was utilized as a complementing typeface on the poster of the first five titles in the Star Trek franchise. This futuristic font also appears in the title of the new Star Wars movies. To be precise, it’s located between the “Star” and the “Wars.”
Some might say ITC Benguiat is not precisely a futuristic font. However, given that it’s featured in possibly the most popular sci-fi series of the century, Stranger Things, it’s difficult not to include this font in the discussion of futuristic typography.
ITC Benguiat was created by Ed Benguiat, who basically is a well-known figure in graphic design. This font becomes widely popular after making an appearance in Stranger Things. Classic Stephen King hardcovers inspired the design.
There you have it! Five futuristic font bundles can inspire you to look for or even create your own one. If you require a more extensive collection of fonts for your futuristic-themed design project, go look at what the Pollux of Geminorum platform has to offer.