Beyond Earth

A non-profit space education program aimed to spark interest in young minds

Design spec

Circular, Operator Mono

The atomic era of space exploration was the primary influence for the aesthetic and identity of the Beyond Earth program.

To re-invigorate the excitement of space programs – a modern approach to the atomic identity was developed to reflect the past while also celebrating the new.

Beyond Earth Icon set
Circular font specimen

Circular by Lineto, used as the primary display typeface

Circular

The playful characteristics of Circular was an obvious choice to convey energy and attention for a complicated scientific field. Circular’s alternate glyphs provide extra flexibility when working with display and body text.

Operator Font specimen

Operator Mono by Hoefler & Co

Operator Mono

Operator is primarily used as a subheading and body font, attempting to imitate an ‘operator’ personality behind the machine communicating notes and instructions. The typewriter and monospaced aesthetic has become synonymous with authenticity in old computers, journalism and academia – the tone I hope to inherit.

Beyond Earth Poster set
Beyond Earth publication spread with Neil degrasse tyson