Paul Renner created his Futura font as a symbol of the future. It was hated by the Nazis, beloved by Stanley Kubrick and Wes Anderson, and traveled to the moon. Find below an entertaining history of this simple and legible font from the Bauhaus era.

David Crotty

David Crotty

David Crotty is the Editorial Director, Journals Policy for Oxford University Press. He serves on the Board of Directors for the STM Association, the Society for Scholarly Publishing and CHOR, Inc. David received his PhD in Genetics from Columbia University and did developmental neuroscience research at Caltech before moving from the bench to publishing.

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