The Typography of Blade Runner

Dave Addey dissects an 80's classic to examine its sets, props, signs, and more

According to the about page of typesetinthefuture, the Venn diagram of “people who are interested in sci-fi” and “people who are interested in fonts” have “a remarkable overlap”. While that may be the case, it’s still cool to have Dave Addey take you on a sightseeing tour of design curiosities in a movie many other people have cut into in many other ways. Not just limited to identifying fonts, Addey goes so far as to analyze architecture, investigate interfaces, scrutinize signage, and do a little logospotting. Highlight: when he identifies that the metadata on a photo actually comes from the leftover scraps of a Letraset sheet.