MOON movie poster. Sans serif font for title MOON.Anybody know?

KaterinaK's picture

At first I thought its a Futura or a condensed Avant Garde, but it doesn't look like it is. Anyone can help?


aaronbell's picture

Looks to me like Akzidenz-Grotesk Extended Medium, but with only those characters to go by, it could be something else too.

Thomas Levine's picture

Do you have a picture in higher resolution?

aaronbell's picture

Hum. If we assume the copy is the same font as the main title, it wouldn't be Akzidenz-Grotesk or Gill Sans Bold because of the 'G' in 'THING,' but if we just look at the title, both seem pretty close.

edward maddison's picture

yeah it's not gill, just close

which Akzidenz are you looking at? the M seems wrong to me

Jan's picture

Sorry, but it isn’t even close to Akzidenz Grotesk.
Looks more like a narrow ITC Blair or a wide Interstate.

aaronbell's picture

Well, the Akzidenz Grotesk I linked has a similar feel for the title at least, but you're right, it isn't what we're looking for (I'm kinda new to this, but am trying!).

Engravers Gothic has a lot of the right characters, but the C & G are a little different, though it is a bit hard to make out at the resolution.

Actually, on closer review, I think Engravers Gothic is the one. In "ROCKWELL," you can see the ends of the C don't come to the horizontal and the G is too small to see if it comes to a point or not.

KaterinaK's picture

Thanks for the help so far. Gill Sans is the closest so far but will look at the other suggestions now!

bowfinpw's picture

I agree with Jan's suggestion about ITC Blair. The M 'crotch' is in the right place. Few sans M's are like this. Also has right R and G. Matching all three narrows the choice a lot.

- Mike Yanega

eliason's picture

Yes Engravers Gothic Bold looks like it, with "moon" using the "lowercase" (small caps) glyphs.

edward maddison's picture

bigger and with a more accurate 'miles from home'

Jan's picture

I’m pretty sure it’s ITC Blair squooshed horizontally 80%. Even the bad A-C kernig is the same.
Funny thing is the ‘2’. That must be a mistake. Looks like Helvetica Extended.

eliason's picture

They didn't get the astronomy experts and the font experts together, apparently!

(I see now that Engravers Gothic N vertices are wrong.)

aaronbell's picture

Ahh, yeah I see what you mean Jan. THe M in Engravers is definitely off.

I saw something this morning that looked like this on another movie poster, but I can't seem to find it now. Seems like it should be a definite font, but who knows.

Nick Job's picture

Yeah the 2 is weird but can be explained by Edward's illustration which says 950,000 miles, not 250,000...I guess whoever amended the mistake didn't have the font (ITC Blair looks pretty good - the bold version but using the lower case/small caps).

bobbygrotesk's picture

ITC Blair Bold small caps seems to be fairly close with the 80% horizontal scaling.

I quite like this poster, I think it would look far more 'solid' if the image of Sam rockwell was taken out.

KaterinaK's picture

Big thanks to everyone :)

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