2001 a space odyssey

How Typography Set 2001: A Space Odyssey In The Sci-Fi Future

Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey is visually stunning. And the closer you examine, the more exquisite details you’ll find. That’s what Dave Addey has done in his in-depth, scene-by-scene examination of how this cinema masterpiece used typography to create a familiar yet still distant future.


Stunning Behind-the-Scenes Photos Show Iconic Movies In A New Light

We love the magic of the movies, that trickery that lets us believe in beautiful robots, time-traveling scientists, wolf men, and flying superheroes. But sometimes it’s fun to peek behind the curtain, and see the secrets and candid faces behind our favourite films.


You Can Buy A HAL 9000 Replica Made From The Original Movie Blueprints

Good morning, reader. This is a HAL 9000 replica computer. It became operational at the ThinkGeek Plant today, and it’s built with the same illustrations and blueprints as the one used in 2001: A Space Odyssey.


Dear IBM, Your Computer Is Psychotic

Two years before Stanley Kubrick released 2001: A Space Odyssey, he was starting to worry that IBM would get a little mad when HAL 9000, the computer they helped design, came off, well, psychotic.


Samsung Uses Science Fiction Against Apple In Legal Defence

Apple is giving Samsung a legal pummelling because it thinks the latter stole the iPad’s design for the Galaxy Tab. So far, the fight’s going well for Apple. But Samsung has something up its sleeve: Apple ripped off science fiction.


Giant VHS Tape Is The Ultimate 2001: A Space Odyssey Tribute

Artist David Herbert carved this giant VHS tape from foam and plexiglass by hammering it with a femur. [PietMondriaan.com]


Directing A Space Odyssey

Here, apropos of nothing, is an excellent photograph of Stanley Kubrick directing his actors inside a giant centrifuge on the set of 2001: A Space Odyssey. It’s a hell of a set and a hell of a movie. [Mappeal]


2001: A Space Odyssey Toy Will Leave Other Toys In Cosmic Awe

Your desk. A lone ray of sun shines upon it. Tension squeezes the air. Your pencils tremble. Your pulse quickens. Mysterious forces of the universe are at work. And there it is: a black plastic monolith. Dare you touch it?


Hamilton Time Player Watch Inspired By 2001: A Space Odyssey

Here’s some interesting context for Hamilton’s watch: they recycled the design from a clock they originally made for 2001: A Space Odyssey. Director Stanley Kubrick was notoriously pernickety about design, so what was good for him is good for us.