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Futura is a typeface, the prototype of the family of geometric sans-serif typefaces. Inspired by the Bauhaus movement, it was designed in 1927 by Paul Renner. As opposed to earlier sans-serif designs, the strokes are of even weight and geometric shape, most visible in the almost perfectly circled round strokes. Futura was one of the most popular fonts in use in the 20th century, especially in the 1950s and 1960s, and is in use in the corporate design of Volkswagen until this day. This was director Stanley Kubrick's favorite font, specifically in its Extra Bold form, and used it for the promotional campaign of 2001: A Space Odyssey and Eyes Wide Shut, as well as the Kubrick Collection DVD boxset. Director Wes Anderson incorporated Futura as a motif in his film The Royal Tenenbaums, and used an outlined form for the title logo of The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou.
The following paragraph is in Futura, if it is installed on your computer. If not, a monospace font is used:
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