No designer toolkit is complete without monospace fonts. These unassuming typefaces have been around for quite a while, especially during the time of early computers and computer terminals. If you’ve ever used Courier, Courier New, or Lucida Console, then you will be familiar with them.
As the name suggests, monospace fonts have letters and characters that take up the same amount of horizontal space. Lettering produced from typewriters is a good example. Back during the early days of computers and limited graphical capabilities, this typeface was invaluable in that it can easily be read by the source code.
Today, these fonts still serve important purposes in various industries. In scriptwriting for instance, Courier is preferred to help filmmakers gauge the actual length of time the entire script will take (one page is equal to one minute). Tabular figures, as shown in textbooks, cash registers, and stock listings, employ monospace characters as well.
Whether you’re working on business cards or music cover albums, you’ll appreciate these monospace fonts and their candour.
Practical Monospace Fonts
Practical monospace fonts like Bergen are reminiscent of a simpler time, when computer typeface gave it to you straight. It’s high legibility and distinctive personality handles most tasks effortlessly.
3. Generisch Mono
Designed with simplicity in mind, this font took notes from early 1900’s Grotesk typefaces that started the sans serif trend. Alterna Type Foundry packages this in 6 weights for more variety.
4. Cartograph CF
An all-caps sans serif does not make use of curves, further accenting its industrial aesthetic. This Indian Type Foundry product comes in 4 fonts that are great for titles, headlining, logos, branding, and more.
Zuccini is a unique modern typeface created especially for sleek/minimal design projects. This gorgeous font is perfect for magazines, branding, social media, youtube, packaging, fashion, posters, headlines, and much more. With stylish looks, Zuccini will make your designs stand out and get noticed.
Dusty is a sleek modern display typeface perfect for high exposure without that unnecessary distraction. Its clean futuristic look is perfect for sci-fi, video games, sports, and technology themed projects. Dusty is intended to be used for headings,, branding, logos, wordmarks and other application rather than typing a body of text. If you need a head turning geometric display, then Dusty is for you.
8. Eingrantch Monospaced
This neo-Grotesk based typeface is inspired by Continental Typewriter lettering – in sans serif. HARMNESSLESS makes this available in 7 weights that suits projects such as modern logotypes, branding, titling, as well as a wide range of print and web applications.
Fabian is an edgy punk display typeface. It’s distinctive look is perfect for posters, album covers, apparel, logos, headlines, and more. It was inspired by the 1990s punk rock movement. This modern font includes upper & lowercase letters as well as punctuations and numerals. To get a feel for it, test it our below.
Russian Fonts designed this typeface with half-open forms of characters and great readability. What makes this deal better is the total of 8 weights that this pack comes with.
11. Gopher Mono Font
12. Qirate Mono
Add a minimalist element to strong, modern typography and you get a unique font that surely grabs attention. Fateh.Lab will bring out true passion in your projects in this handy typeface.
13. Headliner Sans
Twinbrush Image Forge has designed this typeface with clean and modern aesthetics in mind. This is ideal for short body texts with large letter sizes like titles, headers, logos, branding, and posters.
14. TG Frekuent Mono
15. Calling Code
This Dharma Type offering is made to allow longer strings of text on a given length or width. Its curly tails make it stand out among the more typical monospaced font variants.
16. Merchant Ledger
Typia Nesia has designed this font with strong modern and minimalist styles at its core. It’s ideal for young graphic artists and typographers who want to appeal to the newer generation.
18. Digerati Mono Font Family
Inspired by the unique aesthetic of monospaced fonts, this font family from Haäfe & Haph go beyond conventions to be used as a display typeface. With 4 styles to choose from, you also get multi-language support as well as OpenType alternates for ‘y’ and ‘&’ characters.
19. TG Praktikal Variable
Tegamitype takes inspiration from known typefaces such as Bell Centinel, Whitney, and Metric, making it a unique typeface with its own personality. This comes in 8 styles and 1 variable font to boost your creativity.
20. Ellograph CF
21. Matahari Sans
A modern-day adaptation of Grotesque type styles, this typeface retains its readability regardless of lettering size. Studio Sun offers 52 fonts in this package, making it workable with a wide range of projects.
22. Amateur Typewriter
Looking for a vintage typewriter font that is easy-to-use and comes in three styles? This gem from Ana’s Fonts is certainly a great choice you won’t overlook.
23. Alma Mono
Introducing a monospace typeface that will add a touch of friendliness to a wide range of projects. This Great Scott! product comes in 5 different weights that works great on both long texts and heavy display formats.