What Was the First Typeface On the Moon?

By Jesus Diaz on at

First, there was Neil. Then it was Buzz. And then there was Futura, which, unlike Neil and Buzz, stayed behind in Mare Tranquillitatis as part of a plaque commemorating humanity's first landing on the Moon:

"Here men from the planet Earth first set foot upon the Moon.
July 1969, A.D.
We came in peace for all mankind.

Neil A. Armstrong, Michael Collins, Edwin E. Aldrin"

Futura was created by German type designer Paul Renner between 1924 and 1926. Funny that the rocket that brought the astronauts to the Moon was also designed by another German, the ex-Nazi scientist Wernher von Braun. [idsgn]