I don't agree. Each age has it's own concept of "futuristic." At least recently it has (in the later decades of the 20th century). A font from 1940 won't look like a 19th century future, it'll just look like the 1940s.
Now, whether or not there was a widespread concept of a "futuristic look" (if so, probably something steam punk-ish), let alone a "futuristic font," in the 19th century is debatable.
Also, those fonts from the covers could be a great starting point for something really cool, but looks like you'd have to do a lot handy work.
On May 5, 2011, at 1:27 PM, Michael Brady wrote:
> On May 5, 2011, at 1:15 PM, Marion Gunn wrote:
>> True. Wouldn't you like to build some truth into the future by choosing a 20th font which exhibits a great departure from those typical of the 19th century? I hesitate to suggest any, but the thought it there.
> What the hell: anything in the Mergenthaler type catalog.
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> OR perhaps the London Underground font.
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