All Work and No Play

The style of the picture is reflected by the stills you have already received. The film is based on William Makepeace Thackeray’s novel which, though it has irony and wit, could not be well described as zany.
— Stanley Kubrick, in a 1975 Telex to Warner Brothers executive Mark Kauffman

Jon Ronson has been given permission to dig through the boxes that fill Kubrick’s Hertfordshire home — the lucky bastard — and he’s written about some of his findings.

Oh, and finally the mystery is solved:

“It’s Futura Extra Bold,” explains Tony [Frewin]. “It was Stanley’s favourite typeface. It’s sans serif. He liked Helvetica and Univers, too. Clean and elegant.”