Future Earth

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by V. Sarela (Yautja)

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Based on a typeface which was used in The Terminator logo, and also on some ads and synth logos from the 80s. The font Earth is also based on it, but it's heavily stylized. To my knowledge, no other digital versions of this font exist. (Edit: found Pbio, which is very similar.)

Info: Created on 25th April 2011 . Last edited on 24th September 2014.
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Very nice recreation!

The most famous version of this font is Tom C. Lai's "Steelwolf Medium". Steelwolf Medium was based on the Terminator 2 logotype, and has been around since 1992.

Steelwolf Medium at TLai Enterprises

A booleg copy of Steelfwolf Medium from 1993 named "Terminator Two" (filename: terminat.ttf) strips all of the shareware info, instead referencing "Converted by ALLTYPE" in both the version and copyright/creator sections.

Expert Software's "2000 Fantastic Fonts" has a version named "Nasty" (filename: EX0837.ttf) from 1994.
Comment by Goatmeal 17th March 2012
Thanks Goatmeal. I'm familiar with a few of the "Terminator" fonts around, but they're not quite the same. Elfring's Earth seems to be the only one based on the original typeface, but the original is still unknown.
Comment by V. Sarela (Yautja) 17th March 2012
Congratulations! FontStruct Staff have deemed your FontStruction worthy of special mention. “Future Earth” is now a Top Pick.
Comment by Rob Meek (meek) 2nd April 2013
Finally I can make much better shapes, thanks to the new nudge tool!
Comment by V. Sarela (Yautja) 13th May 2014
@Yautja - That didn't take long! Congratulations on the wonderful update for this font -- looking good!
Comment by Goatmeal 13th May 2014

@airwolf-themes: Thank you for the detailed information. I've come across most of these with my research. It was also used in several Toyota ads (here are some examples).

Comment by V. Sarela (Yautja) 25th July 2017

PBIO supports Eth and Thorn, Why not yours?

Comment by Brynda 25th July 2017

@Brynda I don't usually do that many extra characters since I'm not so familiar with all the foreign letters, and I'm just doing fonts for fun and for free. I may add them later.

Comment by V. Sarela (Yautja) 26th July 2017

This is very good work, and probably the most accurate Terminator font I've seen among the free varieties. The most popular one is probably Terminator Real NFI, but the angles on letters like the slanted As are too long. Yours looks to be much more on point - thanks a ton! =)

Comment by Moviefan2k4 21st January 2019

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