Weekend Heller: Operator Fonts, The Movie

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Jonathan Hoefler released his first video this week promoting his latest collaborative type family, “Operator.”

It is the result of Hoefler & Co. Senior Designer Andy Clymer’s proposal to design “a monospace typeface. Monospace (or ‘fixed-width’) typefaces have a unique place in the culture: Their most famous ancestor is the typewriter, and they remain the style that designers reach for when they want to remind readers about the author behind the words,” Hoefler writes. “Typewriter faces have become part of the aesthetic of journalism, fundraising, law, academia and politics; a dressier alternative to handwriting, but still less formal than something set in type, they’re an invaluable tool for designers.”

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Learn more and see the video here.

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