Font of Knowledge: Futura’s Great Moments in Pop Culture


Futura may never overtake Helvetica for title of Most Ubiquitous Typeface, but it's had more than its fair share of pop-culture moments in the sun — and the moon: The plaque the Apollo 11 astronauts left on the lunar surface is set in Futura's elegant, uncluttered letters. The Stanley Kubrick fave popped up in the new trailer for Sleeping Beauty, but that's hardly its only appearance in recent years: