FontDiscovery 🖼️ 113: A Fantastic Font For Coding and Branding
Plus: Colors from Montreal!
Hey Everyone 👋
How was your weekend? I hope you are having a fantastic start to the week so far.!
This week, I'm working on tying some loose ends for Typogram. We have been collecting user feedback since our launch a few weeks ago. Since then, we have been working on shipping two critical updates to the app, and have a popular feature, undo/redo, in the pipeline, where we try to delight our users with interactions like these. 👇
We wrote more in detail here, and if you haven't checked out the app yet, you can make an account to explore all the features. We'd love to hear what you think. 💗
This week, enjoy a popular coding font post from our archive.
In This Issue…
How to Use Victor Mono for Logo, Branding & More
Font of the Week: Victor Mono
Design idea of the Week: Paper Airplane Database
Color Inspiration of the Week: Montreal Botanical Garden
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About Monospaced Fonts
In the past, we have reviewed several awesome monospaced fonts. Some are a part of an extensive font family (like Plex, Space Mono), some standing firm on their own (like Xanh Mono).
Most fonts are proportional, and each character takes as much width as it needs. Monospaced fonts are fixed width: all characters have the same letter width and occupy the same horizontal space. They originated from the world of typewriters, computers, and terminal interfaces.
Though rooted in tech, monospaced fonts do not have to be bound to editors and technical environments. Many brands now use them for fashion and branding because monospaced fonts bring feelings of care, and some are more than practical. They are high contrast, striking, and demanding full attention. (Xanh Mono again.)
About Victor Mono
Today we introduce another monospaced font with many characters, Victor Mono. The unique thing about Victor Mono? A distinctive, cursive-influenced italic that looks fantastic next to its monospaced sans serifs.
It is an awesome coding font with room to explore for branding and marketing purposes as well.
Cursive and Grotesque sans serif influences
True and oblique italics
Specific Usage Tips
How to use Victor Mono for logos?
Victor Mono has a neutral tone with a personal touch. The large x-height makes the font feel open and inviting. Medium, Bold, and Semi-bold weights are perfect for logos. The cursive italic can add a personal touch, but make sure the letters are legible.
How to use Victor Mono for Marketing?
Victor Mono is a reasonably versatile font for marketing. The italic looks excellent next to the sans serif. It is both graphical and practical, useful for tech materials or educational programming blogs.
As a coding font, Victor Mono takes inspiration from cursive-style letterforms to create true italics that make keywords and comments stand out. Another bonus about Victor Mono is that it has programming ligatures that make things like arrow, “=>” easy.
Design Idea of the Week
Database of Paper Airplane Designs
Steve Jobs once said, “Design isn’t just what it looks like and feels like — design is how it works.” What better illustrates the connections between design and function than a simple paper airplane? Check out this database of paper airplane designs.
Color Idea of the Week
Montreal Botanical Garden
This week, enjoy this beautiful color palette from Montreal Botanical Garden.
Navy #996B39 | Olive #605E32 | Cornflower #6E7C5E | Granny Smith #82A9D2
Typography Jargon Buster!
A font is the digital, graphic representation of a typeface. It includes the particular size, weight, and style of a typeface that makes up the displayable set of characters. Nowadays, Fonts and typefaces are often used interchangeably.
Want more Jargon Buster? Check out our newest post on Sans Serif Classifications!
Create a social media post with Victor Mono!
You Made It!
Victor Mono is available to download here.