HAL Project

Posted by Scott

I came across the HAL Project site the other day and thought I’d post. There are a lot of cool visuals inspired by the original film along with your very own HAL screensaver. Link

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Daniel Carvalho says:

February 2, 2009 at 4:45 am

“Given name Tycho…”

Awesome style, composition and type. Reminds me of the Portal and Half-Life 2 menu interfaces. Wouldn’t be surprised if it was inspired.


Harley Turan says:

February 2, 2009 at 5:58 am

Well, Futura was Kubrick’s typeface. The layout is beautiful and the type works really well. It’s as if Futura was designed for that environment.


Serviceburo says:

February 2, 2009 at 7:26 am

When I was a student, I had to do a poster for a showing of 2001 for a class project. The thing that I remember most about working on it was that Kubrick had created such a visually rich world in this film that I had real trouble cutting my source materials down to a usable handful. Personally I would have to say that this still stands as one of the most visually perfect films of all time. The shot with the three suits hanging in the background practically screams Mondrian and the design of the ship itself has clearly influenced science fiction films from Alien to Star Wars. Brilliant.


Jake G says:

February 2, 2009 at 2:11 pm

That HAL screen saver has been on my Macbook for almost a year now…

…The girlfiend hasn’t stop making fun of me for almost a year now.


Stewart says:

March 2, 2010 at 7:58 am

I had been using the HAL screensaver, but it doesn’t support multiple screens. Development seems to have stalled a number of months ago, as there haven’t been any improvements released for quite some time now.