Hello, you beautiful fixed-width font

Pitch. Not quite a programmer’s font, but holy cow is it gorgeous.

I love the thought put into this type; the creator actually tried to recreate the artifacts of type created by physically striking paper. Turned out that took away from the font, but it’s delightful that he went that deep in considering what a fixed-width font should feel like.

The history of fixed-width, typewriter-esque fonts is fantastic too. Even if you’re not typography-curious like myself, you should read the whole thing and not just look at the fantastic specimens.

5 comments

  1. Ben Poweski (@bpoweski) · August 31, 2012

    Typewritter fonts make me feel like a programming Hemingway. I doubt he would use Haskell.

  2. Adam Keys · August 31, 2012

    Yeah, Hemingway seems more like a hammock coder. So, Clojure.

  3. Ashley Bischoff (@handcoding) · August 31, 2012

    Gorgeous, yes, but $300 for the set seems a skosh exorbitant. (I’d have probably bought it if the bundle price were to have been more reasonable.)

  4. Adam Keys · August 31, 2012

    I didn’t even look, but it does seem steep for tinkering projects!

  5. Marshall Yount · August 31, 2012

    The narrative is lovely. The font is stunning. Thank you for giving me something beautiful to read on this Sunday morning.

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