Top 10 Logos of The Most Popular Sci-Fi Films
You might be a thriller junkie or a drama buff. You might like all stuff animated or just plain gore. But you would be lying if you don’t have any sci-fi favorites. In short, there will be at least one sci-fi film you fell in love with.
Today, we showcase the logos of the most popular sci-fi movies. We will look at the technicalities of their design and how it became memorable to the collective consciousness of its fans.
1. Star Wars
The Star Wars logo has many versions. Some versions have different colors and spacing. But most of them have a consistent font style. The name of the font is News Gothic. It’s big and bulky and belongs to the sans serif typeface group. The color palette of the different logo versions revolves around black, white, and yellow.
There are four predator films. The original version where Schwarzenegger was the main character has a unique red wordmark. The bottom half of the word design has a seemingly scratched look, perhaps referring to the killer instincts of the antagonists.
For the more recent films, the unique design at the bottom of the text has been scrapped in favor of a simple, bold uppercase serif font. The red and black color options speak for the overall vibe of the film.
Star Trek is an American media franchise based on the science fiction television series created by Gene Roddenberry. It has six film versions. The first film introduces a uniquely designed logo where the tail of the letters at both ends is a bit longer. They remain consistent with this design until the more recent versions of the film. They simplified the wordmark opting for bold uppercased serif fonts.
Their symbol is a delta or an “arrowhead.” It is worn by the characters and it is associate with their duties aboard the ship. hen paired with a distinctive, elongated “star” the insignia represents someone assigned to the Command division aboard the ship. When it displays the “planet” symbol, it represents the Sciences division, a stylized “e” stands for Engineering (later Operations), and a red “Swiss Cross” is worn by starship personnel assigned to the Nursing Corps.
4. Back to the Future
Three Back To the Future films have been made so far. All of them showcase a uniquely designed logo. The colors are a combination of yellow and orange. The arrow at the side represents their journey to the future. The typeface comes from the sans serif group. And it’s spelled out in big letters. Back to the future is a sci-fi classic that tickles the senses of most kids when it was first released in 1985.
5. Mad Max Fury Road
Mad Max Fury Road is set in a post-apocalyptic world where water is rare and the land is barren and desolate. There’s only one movie yet in this franchise but with talks of upcoming sequels and spinoffs.
If you have watched the movie, you will understand why the logo looks like that. It’s big and bold. The colors represent the movie’s scorching hot theme. Overall the font design is clean and clear.
Interstellar is one of the most loved sci-film films in recent years. It’s because of how it attempted to discuss complicated concepts in the universe such as neutron stars, spinning black holes, and time dilation.
The logo was designed by Adrian Frutiger and published by Linotype. They named the font style Linotype Didot Pro Bold. It belongs to the serif typeface group because of its remarkable letter leg. The change in color is quite interesting. It can be a representative of the space travel in the film or mankind’s quest for a new world to live in.
E.T. is a science fiction favorite among children. It’s a story about a kid who happens to befriend an extraterrestrial being. The logo is very simple. It uses a traditional style in font design where it mimics pen writing, very much representative of its children-based audience.
The Aliens movie has traumatized a lot of moviegoers back in the day. And for good reasons. Their CGI is beyond its years. Masterfully crafted and believable. Their logo is also well-designed. The letters have huge spaces with gradient gray colors. The letters are very simple. It uses the sans serif font in uppercase letters.
9. Jurassic Park
Too many space movies, I guess. This one is a sci-fi movie that has forever been ingrained in everyone’s movie-favorite list. Jurassic Park is probably the only dinosaur movie that has catapulted into a billion-dollar franchise.
The Jurassic Park Logo is an iconic one. It has a lot of details too. The most obvious is the dinosaur skeleton in the background. The skeletons of tyrannosaurus rex were always shown in the movie. The word Jurassic Park was designed by Jens R. Ziehn. It’s a personalized version of the Neuland font. It’s a combination of black letter and roman style.
10. Blade Runner
Blade runner is a 1980 science fiction film. The film is set in a dystopian future wherein synthetic humans known as replicants are bio-engineered by the powerful Tyrell Corporation to work at space colonies.
The blade runner logo is written in Eurostile Bold Extended. Designed in 1960, the font is geometric, functional, and looks good on the side of a spaceship.
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