Experimental Jetset’s Poster for ‘2001: A Space Odyssey’

Experimental Jetset's Poster for '2001: A Space Odyssey'

I was reading Coudal earlier, which had a link that led me to a site called Infostuka, which had this great poster by Experimental Jetset. EJ created the posters for a show called Neutral, about neutral typefaces and neutrality itself. So they created this homage to 2001: A Space Odyssey, using only the font Neutral, which was specially created by Experimental Jetset. It’s so ridiculously simple, but I think that’s what I love about it. Now I need to figure out how to get one of these…

4 Comments Experimental Jetset’s Poster for ‘2001: A Space Odyssey’

  1. Michael Typegeek (Boicozine) October 23, 2007 at 5:33 PM

    Heya Bobby

    I have to make a slight amend for you there. The typeface is called Neutral and is not Futura at all (although you’re right, that would have an solidly appropriate choice. Kubrick and Wes Andrerson seemed/seem to be stuck on Futura). The Neutral project was about trying to develop a typeface based on intermingling the many well know and used sans serif typefaces that you see around. The Posters were a neat way of displaying the finshed typeface… http://www.letterlabor.de/typeface.php

    Sorry, I’m such a type geek, I couldn’t help meself. Hope you don’t mind.

  2. Bobby S.Bobby S. October 23, 2007 at 5:40 PM

    I totally read the article wrong, haha…

    I honestly thought it didn’t look anything like Futura! But then I thought it might be some weird, fancy style that I’d never heard of, so I went with it.

    Your corrections are always welcome Mr. Bojkowski.

  3. Will April 3, 2008 at 6:39 AM

    As for the black ‘monolith’ in the poster, it is totally the wrong proportions. The book stated it was 1:4:9, which this rectangle in the poster clearly isn’t.

    I do however see that the stretched version helps with composition. Does it matter?

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