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TW is for typewriter; René Bieder’s monospaced variant of his popular grotesk: Rational. Stylistic sets offer a range of alternative glyph shapes. The family comes in two optical sizes, Text and Display, nine weights each. Download four demo styles and try now for free.
Sauna Mono keeps things light with a casual semi-serif structure and stylized brush strokes throughout. In the italic, where narrow characters are generally swallowed by the surrounding space, the designers chose to defy convention with flowing swash characters.
As monospaced fonts go, here’s one with a lot going for it. The round terminals give T-Star a subtle playfulness, reducing glyph shapes to simple constructions of individual strokes. This font’s got an industrial feel and a loose fit exemplary of contemporary Swiss design. Three weights available.
In 1995, Zuzana Licko drew a set of screen fonts (pixel fonts) at nine and twelve point, as well as their companion “outline” fonts (with vector contours): Base 9 & 12. These latter faces got their good looks by closely following the proportions of the bitmaps. Base Monospace followed, surprisingly enough as a poster face. Wide and Narrow, three weights each.
Christoph Dunst’s Heimat series explores a few of the more idiosyncratic lettering styles of the 1920s, concluding with this startler. In case Heimat Mono’s forms are too strong for your taste, a less disruptive option is at the ready behind its OpenType stylistic set 01.
It’s not only typewriter faces anymore, but a complete subgenre. If you’d like to see all of our monospaced fonts, we’ve got a few places to look. Sans is broken into Grotesk, Gothic, and Humanist while serifs divide simply at Serif and Slab Serif. There’s also an Other fontlist.
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