Graphic Design On The Moon

Gavin Rothery's work on Duncan Jones' debut feature Moon is really quite something, and a great demonstration of how a singular design vision can unify disparate elements, and make an unfamiliar world both believable and recognisable.

After studying 2001: A Space Odyssey in intimate detail, Duncan Jones’s Moon was the logical choice for my second foray into sci-fi typography. As this opening shot illustrates, Moon is a bleak, lonely, and above all beautiful love-letter to classic sci-fi typography and design. It’s also one of my favorite sci-fi films of all time.