- If you have an Adobe subscription (the school ones don’t work unfortunately), you can activate Zuzana Licko’s Lo-Res
- The Next Web has a small list of some decent bitmap fonts here.
- I wouldn’t normally suggest using Dafont but these aren’t normal times. Downloading bitmap/pixel fonts is actually a good use of Dafont.
- The morning we started talking about this project, I got an email about these pixel fonts from Pangram Pangram type foundry. They’re commercial fonts, but Pangram Pangram has really generous free font licenses (mostly just for non-commercial uses).
Apple System Fonts
Google System Fonts
Someone started updating the Roadgeek fonts as an open source project in 2014, and you can download the 2014 Roadgeek fonts here
You most likely have a lot of monospaced type on your computer already. In Illustrator, you can filter your font menu to show them by clicking the Filter icon, then choosing the middle M on the bottom row (I know that’s not super clear). It looks like this:
IBM created a family of fonts called Plex that they use as the basis for a lot of their design. There’s a good monospaced version in it.
Download Plex (including Plex Mono) here. (click the OpenType.zip or TrueType.zip at the bottom)
There’s another semi-monospaced font called iA Writer Duospace, from a company that makes a text editor called, wait for it, iA Writer. And the font isn’t monospaced, but duospaced, to where there are two widths of characters. If you want that sort of monospaced look, it’s a pretty good one. And a little more flexible than a purely monospaced font. Download iA Writer Duospace.
(the download for this one is annoying; you have to click the OTF link, then click each weight, the click the “Download” button, then go back, click the next weight… but it’s a good font. Plus free.)
Create 5-10 (total) new versions of your instances.
The way you split up those 5-10 is up to you. The exact number you choose is up to you.
You could do 2 new versions of each of the 4 you brought in for Thursday. You could make 10 new versions of just one of them. You could do somewhere in the middle. It’s up to you.
In this project we’ll be compiling, examining, replicating, and redesigning instances of type doing a job.
We’ll be looking at types of information/types of communication and the ways they visually manifest themselves into typography.
Examples of Typographic Instances