Incunabula

aschmidt's picture

can you tell what sans this is on the album cover? sorry it's so small, it's the biggest one i could find. probably something so basic i'll be shamed? and how about throw me a bone guys, a trick for the aspiring identifier?
(why do i feel like i'm going to be told many many hours and pairs of glasses..)

autechre

Dav's picture

Hmm, its pretty small, but it seems like some kind of OCR ( B, maybe ) Font to me..

aschmidt's picture

thnx, that was fast.

what especially are monospaced types good for, besides programming?

Bald Condensed's picture

Suddenly, out of nowhere David Hubner - with only 16 posts to his record - pulls a 4 minutes type ID! and is welcomed in the hallowed halls of the Typophile Type ID Hall of Fame.

My hat's off to you, Mr. Hubner. Well, actually Stephen's hat. I haven't got any... :-)

karen's picture

Names on credit cards and bills?

Hmm, interesting question...

Bald Condensed's picture

You can write a whole essay about monospaced types, Andrea. I'll get back to that later on.

Dav's picture

Thank you, Mr. Peters..

Oh, yess, the hallowed halls of the Typophile Type ID Hall of Fame.. Lovely..

Thank you..

fred's picture

somtimes they (monospaced) give letters a more personal look, because of the typewriter association(?)........fRED

fred's picture

>somtimes they give letters a more personal look, because of the >typewriter association(?)........fRED

boole's picture

Monospace fonts are also irreplaceable when writing tablatures. (Anyone plays the guitar here? :D)

for example:

e||------------------------------------------------------------------||
B||o--------------H--P--------S-------------------------------------o||
G||--------------8-11-8------8-6---------------6---------6--8--------||
D||-------8--11----------11--8-6--9------8--6--6------8--6--8--------||
A||o------------------------------9------8--6---------8-------------o||
E||------------------------------------------------------------------||


Look how it all gets messed up when it's in proportional font:

e||------------------------------------------------------------------||
B||o--------------H--P--------S-------------------------------------o||
G||--------------8-11-8------8-6---------------6---------6--8--------||
D||-------8--11----------11--8-6--9------8--6--6------8--6--8--------||
A||o------------------------------9------8--6---------8-------------o||
E||------------------------------------------------------------------||

And if you put lyrics with chord names above words, it gets even worse.


How come that

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