a non-typophile need some help

pseudoDust's picture

It's about that time again, I need to print out some new business cards.
The problem is that I'm a programmer and my sense of esthetics is bordering non-existence.

So I thought to ask the pros of the internet for some advice (someone has to stop me before I use Helvetica(again)).
I know it's a bit cheeky to ask for free advice when people do this for a living, but after all, isn't that what the internet is for?
Any way i'm looking for a typeface (as you might have guessed), I'm going for a minimalistic design, probably black on off-white(but I'm open to suggestions).
I'm looking for a typeface with a kind of mathematical or computerized feel to it, hopefully simple and readable, I'm thinking sans-serif but what the hell do I know...
Obviously, I'm prepared to pay for the typeface but i don't want to mortgage my house.

Any suggestions will be much appreciated.

p.s. I'm sorry if this type of post is not welcome here, I didn't see any forum rules so I assumed it's okay.

Edit: I forgot to mention, my slogan is as follows:

When code monkeys dream...

If that sparks any ideas.

Theunis de Jong's picture

You're a coder, eh?

Try a mono-spaced font: Letter Gothic -- you might already have that on your system.

bojev's picture

Monospaced Typewriter by Manfred Klein a free font

Gus Winterbottom's picture

With that slogan, the font has to be Blade Runner. Let's hope the Dick estate isn't paying attention.

Si_Daniels's picture

Maybe Droid Mono, or Consolas. Replicant - not so much - http://www.fonts.com/findfonts/detail.htm?pid=206158&

Igor Freiberger's picture

Monospaced fonts are associated to coders mainly between IT professionals and designers. For many people this association is not so obvious.

I'd prefer to use fonts very clear, with a strong vertical display and no ornaments at all. Some examples: ITC Lennox, ITC Orbon, Handel, Verve, Badloc, Assembly SSI.

Frode Bo Helland's picture

Technical, but not monospaced: Klavika by Eric Olson.

nina's picture

I second Klavika. Maybe also have a look at:
FF Magda Clean
Breuer Text

riccard0's picture


Queneau's picture

Audimat by the SMeltery (Free)

pseudoDust's picture

Thanks a lot for all your help, there are a lot of good suggestion here.
Now I just need to make up my mind...

victorz's picture

I third Klavika. :)

penn's picture

Maybe it's the specimen skills of process type foundry, but I fourth Klavika.

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