Knowledge of all fonts – BBC News ‘In Pictures’ article on typefaces used in movie posters. It includes a comment on the use of Futura for Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey.
“Futura was the official font of the Apollo moon landing program,” he explains.
“Because it’s based on geometric features – the square, the circle and the triangle – it’s got an inherent simplicity and timelessness.”
Possibly correct but it also happened to be Kubrick’s favourite typeface as mentioned by Tony Frewin in Jon Ronson’s Citizen Kubrick interview. Anyway nice to see an article on type linked to from the news front page.