About this typeface
Designed by Dinamo in collaboration with Actual Source’s JP Haynie, ABC Simon is a contemporary typewriter typeface with sharp terminals and large punctuation. Its main inspiration was ITC American Typewriter, but its proportions and forms have been redrawn for today’s audience; the original’s ball terminals and flaring serifs were removed for instance, in favor of more mechanical touches. ABC Simon’s design explores a tension between modernizing and antiquating: While ITC Typewriter is a proportional typeface, our’s is monospaced. ABC Simon made its first appearance as the body typeface for Actual Source’s Shoplifters 8: New Type Design, and later this year, it’ll be developed into a full family of weights.
Design: Dinamo (Robert Janes) and Actual Source (JP Haynie)
Production: Dinamo (Robert Janes)
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