Shabby Typewriter

by Frodo7

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This is my first adventure to capture the aesthetics of text typed with old typewriters. It is a derivative work based on a mix of typewriter fonts. However, I made it a pixel font to be used on computer screens. The size is optimized to reproduce the approximate size of text typed on paper. (Well, it really depends on the pixel density of your screen, but given the average notebook 1080p LCD it works. At least the text is not microscopic as with most pixel fonts.) It is a work in progress; there will be more glyphs added. Feel free to use it and tinker with it.

(Text sample below: from the Wikipedia page of Ed Benguiat, a renowned typeface designer who died at 93 last week.)

Comment by Frodo7 22nd october 2020

@Frodo7 - Beautiful pixel (and typewriter) work here.  Definitely looking forward to more!  :^)

Comment by Goatmeal 22nd october 2020

simple yet lovely design, beautiful work 10/10

Comment by tortoiseshell 22nd october 2020

Great and very interesting font. I'm gonna try something special cloning it, with you permiss. My 10 2U, Maestro!

Comment by elmoyenique 22nd october 2020
Congratulations! FontStruct Staff have deemed your FontStruction worthy of special mention. “Shabby Typewriter” is now a Top Pick.
Comment by Rob Meek (meek) 22nd october 2020

@Frodo7 - It also looks like it could have come out of a fax machine!  Congratulations on the Top Pick.  :^)

Comment by Goatmeal 22nd october 2020

Wow, so schön!

Comment by beate 22nd october 2020

A very nice balanced typewriter with many inconsistencies. This font makes every paper, every simulated paper, look very individual. This is what makes this typo so interesting. In this case it is an enrichment for message and medium.

Comment by beate 22nd october 2020

I agree, this looks pretty neat, especially at pixel level and possibly anti-aliasing at pixel level…

Comment by Bryndan W. Meyerholt (BWM) 22nd october 2020

An example of a diary entry using this font… (This didn't really happen to me, this is an example that I typed out)

Comment by Bryndan W. Meyerholt (BWM) 23rd october 2020

Delightful! Ink gathering in places, missing parts and tilted letters, wonky as if produced by the hammers of an old typewriter, but using the pixel as a building block.

Comment by four 23rd october 2020

Wow! A must-would use this font!

Comment by Hensley Dodson (Hensilly) 23rd october 2020


Comment by jirinvk 23rd october 2020

Jeee, I forgot about this thing. Still, I'd like to honour the nice tradition of responding to the comments and saying thank you.

@Rob Meek: Thank you for the special mention (TP). At the same time, I'd like to express my gratitude for your tireless work for this website and for this community. The way you seamlessly manage Fontstruct is professional, and one of the big reasons we are still here. Thank you.

Comment by Frodo7 7th january 2021
Comment by Marty.C 31st january 2021

Looks like the avenged sevenfold font

Comment by Jadenalex 7th february 2021

woah! i love it


Comment by Gianluca6 13th may 2021


Comment by jonin99 29th june 2021

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