the first typeface on the moon

A typographic poster that both contains the entire type specimen for Paul Renner's typeface Futura, and a description of its history. All forms included are created out of different characters from the typeface. 

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Process!

A sneak peek into what happens behind the curtain

Rough

sketches

(Digital)

moodboard

Space Race Propaganda

During my research of its history, I discovered that Futura was used by NASA on the lunar plaque left by Buzz Aldrin and Neil Armstrong, making it the first typeface to make it to the moon. This inspired me to look to propaganda posters from the space race between the U.S. and the U.S.S.R. I took inspiration for color and composition.

Color

comps

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© 2019 by Helen Nichols.