The font that escaped the Nazis and landed on the moon

Futura is familiar. But its journey from avant-garde German type to hipster favourite is unusual — and it includes Nazis and the moon.

Fortunately, Futura’s design helped it transcend its national origin and tumultuous political climate, becoming a font that represented not only the forefront of design but the entire planet Earth. Futura didn’t just signal the future — it also made history.

BLOC Hotels London Gatwick

They say it’s better to travel than to arrive. We think both are important. With BLOC you won’t have far to travel at all. We’re waiting to welcome you just steps from Gatwick South Terminal departures. Any closer and we’d be on the runway.

Our brand new 245 room hotel offers ‘Sleep Haven Zones’, family rooms, a business floor and Presidential Suite. Park at the terminal through one of our exclusive deals; check your bags with your airline and take your overnight bag to the room; send an email with free WiFi; relax on your sumptuous king-sized bed, watching one of our HD LED TVs; freshen up in a monsoon-drench shower wet room and seamlessly check out to arrive at your gate in a great mood to enjoy your holiday or business trip. So much more for less.

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