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The Martian UI graphics

Contributed by Florian Runge on Oct 21st, 2015. Artwork published in
circa October 2015
    Source: Territory. License: All Rights Reserved.

    Predicated on real science, Director Ridley Scott and Production Designer Arthur Max drew on the expertise of specialists at NASA and the European Space Agency, and asked Territory to craft the screen graphics and UI that would be needed.

    More information and additional images can be found on the website of Territory and Marti Romances, the studio’s art director responsible for the type choices.

    Source: Territory. License: All Rights Reserved.
    Source: Territory. License: All Rights Reserved.
    Source: Territory. License: All Rights Reserved.
    Source: Territory. License: All Rights Reserved.
    Source: Territory. License: All Rights Reserved.


    • Trim
    • Carbon (T-26)
    • Foundry Gridnik
    • FF DIN




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    11 Comments on “The Martian UI graphics”

    1. Mark Davis says:
      Oct 21st, 2015  9:44 pm

      Thanks so much for sharing this! So cool, and it’s great to see all of the intricacies like this, instead of just pausing the movie, and squinting at the displays to see this work!

    2. Dan says:
      Nov 6th, 2015  3:46 pm

      I believe it was Gridnik that was used according to David Sheldon-Hicks’ (Territory Studio Creative Dir) tweet on 01 Nov.

    3. Nov 6th, 2015  5:48 pm

      Thank you, Dan! I’d need a closer look, but perhaps we should replace Blender in the listing, which is a very similar typeface but with slightly softer corners.

    4. Nov 9th, 2015  10:31 am

      Correct, Gridnik was the one used for the arm computers, Nasa Mission Control, JPL and Hermes sets.

      For HAB screens I used a font called Trim, and Carbon for the Rover ones.

    5. Nov 9th, 2015  11:02 am

      Marti, thank you for confirming!

    6. David says:
      Mar 6th, 2016  5:24 am

      What is the typeface used in the “Cams” that are frequently in Mars scenes of the movie? One example is the “Rover2 Dashcam” as seen at 1:47:24.

    7. Mar 7th, 2016  10:01 pm

      David, do you happen to have an image?

    8. Dane says:
      Apr 22nd, 2016  12:26 pm

      Hi I think David was talking about this particular font shown in this image … I would also like to know this font?

      awesome GUI by the way… is it a pixelated font or is it just a video effect?

    9. Apr 22nd, 2016  4:30 pm

      That looks like FF DIN, with an effect applied.

    10. k Watson says:
      Jan 2nd, 2017  9:28 pm

      Anybody know what the face used in the final credits is? With the funky 'g’?

    11. Jan 3rd, 2017  11:32 am

      Do you have a visual sample?

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