We saw it again in 1986, when Lance Henriksen got himself gutted in Aliens, and it happened more recently in 2017's Alien: Covenant. Basically, any time someone makes a movie about human-like robots is a great time to be a white fluid salesman.
In The Future, There Will Be One Font To Rule Them All
Any fully realized sci-fi world contains many different societies, nations, and peoples. This should mean a huge variety in graphic design and typography, but apparently there will be a moment in our future when we all come together and decide that we need only one font: Eurostile.
If the future needs to say something, it does so in Eurostile. The font was originally created by an Italian designer in 1962, and it's all sci-fi movies have needed since. Here are but a few of the universes which Eurostile has taken over, as well as a fun rhyme you can use to remember them all.
PixarIt's the only font to survive the apocalypse of Wall-E ...
Universal Pictures... and it’s used to describe Jaegers as they battle kaiju near Bali.
TriStar PicturesIt's the default web font in Johnny Mnemonic's time ...
TriStar Pictures... and it beat out Jokerman and Wingdings to be the font of District 9.
Universal PicturesIt's used on the boats docked at Jurassic World ...
Orion Pictures... and you can see it in RoboCop, right behind this mean girl.
TriStar PicturesYou may not remember Elysium, but it too used that font ...
TriStar Pictures... and so did Total Recall, on every subway and restaurant.
Warner Bros. Pictures
Sony Pictures ClassicsThe Lego Movie used it, as well as Moon ...
Walt Disney Pictures... Eurostile even showed up in the Big Hero 6 cartoon.
Universal PicturesIn Back To The Future, it made energy from waste ...
20th Century Fox... and you can spot it in Alien 3, if you have no fucking taste.
PixarYou'll spot Eurostile in The Incredibles if you have a keen eye ...
Warner Bros. Pictures... and in Edge Of Tomorrow, as you watch Tom Cruise die.
TriStar PicturesStarship Troopers used it too. Would you like to know more?
CBS TelevisionThen watch Star Trek: Discovery, you font-hungry whore!
Nathan Kamal lives in Oregon, where he writes. He co-founded Asymmetry Fiction for all your fiction needs.
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