Operator is a monospace typeface from Hoefler&Co

From typography.com:

About two years ago, H&Co Senior Designer Andy Clymer proposed that we design a monospace typeface. Monospace (or “fixed-width”) typefaces have a unique place in the culture: their most famous ancestor is the typewriter, and they remain the style that designers reach for when they want to remind readers about the author behind the words. Typewriter faces have become part of the aesthetic of journalism, fundraising, law, academia, and politics; a dressier alternative to handwriting, but still less formal than something set in type, they’re an invaluable tool for designers.

I’ve dropped Operator Mono into both Sublime and Terminal. A monospace typeface needs to be readable and without a lot of opinion. After brief usage, Operator Mono easily meets both requirements.

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5 Responses

  1. David K. 10 months ago

    Looks great at first glance, but I always have to run a new font for a couple of days before concluding how I like it. Unfortunately, at $200, it’s not something I can afford to buy before I try.

  2. Did you get a free copy of the font? Or did you spend $200 to test it? If you were given a copy, shouldn’t that be disclosed in this post?

  3. sixty4k 10 months ago

    a) how is that italic script considered `without a lot of opinion?`

    b) it’s $200. I’ll keep slumming with Source Code Pro for now.

  4. Martin Cohen 10 months ago

    $199 for a font? Ridiculous.

  5. Not going to spend $199 in 2016 for a font sorry Harry.