As I have previously mentioned throughout this week, and study of Wes Anderson and his films, I have noted his use, and love of the Futura typeface- much like his predecessor director, Woody Allen found a voice through typography in his films. A consistent feature throughout his films, which, for a graphic designer like me, is sure to bring delight. Below are sourced examples I have found online which look into Wes Anderson's use of Futura, and it's history, in closer detail:
Sourced from http://kottke.org/04/11/futura-and-wes-anderson
Futura and Wes Anderson
Every year around this time, my thoughts turn to Wes Anderson and Futura. As noted elsewhere, Mr. Anderson is consistent in his use of Futura (bold) in his films. The supporting materials for The Life Aquatic (which opens here in NYC on Dec 10) continue the Futura trend, with the font appearing in the trailers and on posters. (A little Helvetica -- or worse, Arial -- has somehow crept onto this new poster, probably slapped on there by some intern when Someone Important noticed that Bill Murray's name wasn't on there.) What I've never been able to find an answer to, Wes, is why the Futura? This Typophile thread (kind of) suggests that David Wasco, Anderson's production designer on Tenenbaums, may have had something to do with it. Or is it a shout-out to Stanley Kubrick, who was partial to Futura Extra Bold? Does anyone know?