Last weekend I rented the 2009 sci-fi thriller Moon (yes, I still rent DVDs from the video store like it’s 1999 baby!). Good movie by the way, if you have not seen it, you should. Director Duncan Jones is quoted saying the film was styled to pay homage to similar movies from the 1970s and 80s.
The overall aesthetic decision was to keep a clean, retro feel and deliberately keep away from anything that looked too “high-tech”. – Gavin Rothery
It is quite fitting then, that head of Moon’s graphic design team Gavin Rothery entrusted the majority of the typographic details to a stalwart of 70s science fiction, Eurostile. However, Jones claims that the font used is called Microstyle…
Eurostile was released in 1962 by Italian type designer Aldo Novarese, based on an earlier caps-only font called Microgramma. The only info I am able to find on “Microstyle” is that it’s a variation of Eurostile and Microgramma, so let’s just treat it as the same thing ok?
Here are some examples of the typography in Moon.
Interior of the Sarang Moon Base:
Gerty, the robotic assist:
Fire control graphic:
Digital monitor displays:
Mission badges on the space suits:
Lunar Industries Ltd. logo: