However, if I watched it on a plane, I'd probably fall asleep as well - because it would be on a plane and I tend to sleep while I travel :)
Years after Avatar's release, there's one thing Steven (Ryan Gosling) just can't get over.
Out of the box in PowerPoint or Illustrator, you will struggle to set large characters in print unless you manually change character spacing.
I look at the movie titles and think there are mistakes in the spacing and wonder what kind of machine they used to make it.
All the above software is supposed to have automated ‘Kerninq’ of characters but it does not work well enough.
If serif spacing is tight, the letters link together like cursive or Arabic calligraphy and form a meaningful composition. The default rules, however, avoid serifs crashing into each other at all costs, space letters too far apart, and create meaningless white spaces.
They were probably done by hand, especially given the swapping of characters from different fonts.
I've forgotten the name of the company [flir reminds me in the comment below that it was Letraset], but it was common back then (yes, I'm an old fart, though was a kid when that film came out) to have a transparent sheet with adhesive vinyl (? or some other polymer) letters you could transfer over one by one to your workpiece. If you went into a an art supply house there would be racks of these things sorted by font and then size, down at least to 8 point.
Back in 1968 phototypesetting was not super common. It was probably used for some of the larger blocks (like the toilet instructions) although just as likely to have been done with hot lead which survived almost to the end of the 1970s.
It's hard to remember now (this mostly predated my working time since I started with laser printing in the 70s) but medium and large companies often had a lot of paper and data management departments with things like typing pools (completely retyping documents in order to incorporate edits was the state of the art) and print shops (photocopiers were expensive and uncommon into the 70s)
The last time I worked for a company where the upper management couldn't type, it was 1996. They all had computers, but the CEO had all email printed out and put in a physical in-tray on his desk; he would scribble comments in red ink or, if the reply was extensive, dictate into a tape recorder for his secretary to type back into an email.
I remember in 1982 as a favor for a secretary I wrote a little script that printed out the CEO's email. Before that he would have her type it on letterhead; he would read it and dictate the response. Just being able to print it out in a way he would read (suppress most of the headers, put the date on the right hand edge, etc) saved her an enormous amount of time and effort.
Also unrelated but the shocked dude in the last pane looks way too much like Elon Musk for my liking.
I change their Outlook signature to Comic Sans.
Someday I will get my comeuppance.
May they throw the CFAA at you, villain.
(Elon Musk lol)
I would recommend https://practicaltypography.com/
EDIT: mind you, typography is much more than 'just fonts'.
But it's subjectively the worst font (or layout, or kerning, or aliasing, or something - I'm extremely not an expert:) I've seen since... mid-90's? I don't know HOW they made it look that bad; I checked if they were accidentally-enlarged images, but nope.
In addition to letters looking (subjectively) bad, it also looks strange. Kernings looks slightly off, and the "Small but necessary interruption" feels like it has another 3 fonts in there. Perhaps They're just lighter or narrow variations (again, not an expert), and then the user-added ALL CAPS with different spacing yet... it feels I'm reading 19th century print. Which is quaint, might be precisely what author is looking for (I once spent an hour trying to get letters on a CD look JUST the right amount of offset and wobbly :P ), but feels a bit... old school.
Everything seems stretched vertically, and the stuff in all-caps is borderline A E S T H E T I C with the horizontal spacing.
Sorry for the nitpick, but at the end that's actually what 90% of typography is all about, tiny details.
The fonts used, just like in books, each have their purpose - https://practicaltypography.com/how-to-use.html
Also, you can change the body text font by clicking the font name at the bottom.
Firefox in 27" still looks significantly off
Yes, the font you use to communicate with others matters. It's like the tone of your voice and your body language in a personal conversation.
On the other hand you can create something that looks good in 5 minutes.
There'll be tons of instructional websites too. This is a 600 year old art that hasn't fundamentally changed its terminology. Anything on the nerdy to practical spectrum of knowledge is out there for you to grasp.
And a good website for jumping in is Design Observer.
It shows up in opening credits for Escape from New York, The Thing, Big Trouble in Little China, Prince of Darkness, and They Live.
It's amazing how modern and cleans looks even today, and the execution of graphic/industrial design (including typography) it's still one of the best out there.
I mean, I would love a NAS where you eject a caddy with a front glass glowing ID. Would be more expensive, but HDD industry it's full of "pretty hardware" that could be cheaper, but looks cool.
I don't think its quite the same. Atleast the character for ZERO (0) used in the movie seems to be egg-shaped unlike Manifold typeface.