Orbitron

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Credits

Designer(s)
Matt McInerney
Foundry(ies)
The League of Moveable Type
Release Year
2009
Country of Origin
United States
Classification
Ornamented, Novelty, Futuristic
Original Format
Digital
Distributor(s)
The League of Moveable Type
Tags
display, free, futuristic, geometric, scifi

Background

Orbitron is a geometric sans-serif typeface intended for display purposes. It features four weights (light, medium, bold, and black), a stylistic alternative, small caps, and a ton of alternate glyphs. Orbitron was designed so that graphic designers in the future will have some alternative to typefaces like Eurostile or Bank Gothic. If you’ve ever seen a futuristic sci-fi movie, you have may noticed that all other fonts have been lost or destroyed in the apocalypse that led humans to flee earth. Only those very few geometric typefaces have survived to be used on spaceship exteriors, spacestation signage, monopolistic corporate branding, uniforms featuring aerodynamic shoulder pads, etc. Of course Orbitron could also be used on the posters for the movies portraying this inevitable future.

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Last edited by mattmc on December 11, 2009, 12:57am EST

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