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2001 HAL display

I saw the remastered version of 2001: A Space Odyssey recently and was struck by how beautifully designed HAL’s displays were. I designed…

I saw the remastered version of 2001: A Space Odyssey recently and was struck by how beautifully designed HAL’s displays were. I designed a set of displays, trying to get as close to them as I could.

The type is set in Eurostyle Extended and gives the display console a bold visual presence, a perfect contrast to the ship’s interiors that are largely made up of white surfaces. This logical, highly readable rendering of information seems to suggest the banality of evil inherent in the malfunctioning computer.

2001 HAL display

Download HAL display wallpaper

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