Modern Vision

by V. Sarela (Yautja)

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Based on a typeface which was used in the opening credits of The Terminator, The Running Man, Class of 1999, and also used on Robert A. Heinlein's book covers (there's a font called Heinlein which is similar). I've been looking for the original for a long time but haven't found it, so I recreated it myself. (Edit: apparently it's called Bessellen)

Now updated to be closer to the original, plus added kerning.


Congratulations! FontStruct Staff have deemed your FontStruction worthy of special mention. “Modern Vision” is now a Top Pick.
Comment by Rob Meek (meek) 11th november 2011
Thanks for the top pick!
Comment by V. Sarela (Yautja) 11th november 2011
@Yautja -- Congratulations on a terrific sci-fi re-creation. You did a nice job on this one, and the Top Pick is well deserved.
Comment by Goatmeal 13th november 2011
Nice. You really need to try selling your fonts, these kind of fonts are well sold.
Looks like R will better fit with a diagonal.
Comment by kassymkulov 24th january 2014
@architaraz thanks, but I'd rather keep my fonts free, plus this isn't my design originally.
Comment by V. Sarela (Yautja) 24th january 2014
This reminds me of a font called "Dungeon"; then again, that may be the font you were searching for? I love this, by the way. :)
Comment by sarreyn 25th january 2014

Known as Besslin from Monsen Typographers, Inc. I believe Monsen had offices in Chicago and Los Angeles too, which explains why it's been featured in several films.

Comment by AV Perth (ConEAP) 23rd april 2019

@AV Perth (ConEAP) Thanks a lot for the information!

Comment by V. Sarela (Yautja) 23rd april 2019

The original name is Bessellen. It was issued by VGC (Visual Graphics Corporation) between their 1972 and 1973 catalogs. I’ve compiled some info about Bessellen on Fonts In Use, and uploaded a scan of the full glyph set to Flickr.

Comment by Florian Hardwig (florian-0) 27th october 2021

@Florian Hardwig Thank you for that, much appreciated!

Comment by V. Sarela (Yautja) 27th october 2021

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