Text typeface, monospace look
Because monospaced typefaces may be hard to read on the long run, we created a Proportional version of Drive Mono, tuned for running text. Both families share a lot of common glyphs, but wider letters like ‘m’ or ‘w’ were adapted for a better reading experience. Other letters like ‘i’ or ‘r’ keep their serifs to preserve a monospace look, making it a mix between a text typeface and a sans serif. Like Black[Foundry]’s Drive, it is designed in a humanist style, with open counters. Most of the characters are drawn with monolinear strokes, and each part of any given letterform is equally sharp and clear. Drive Prop is a family of proportional-width fonts, that looks like a monospaced one.
Drive Prop includes nine weights, ranging from a very thin Hairline weight through a heavy Extrabold. Every weight has corresponding upright and italic fonts. Thanks to this wide number of fonts, users can combine multiple weights together to increase contrast within a text. While Drive Prop is optimised for use at smaller sizes, its extreme weights are well-suited for setting headlines and other large texts. Drive Prop is suitable for print-based designs, as well as for on-screen usage.
Each of Drive Prop’s 18 fonts has over 500 glyphs in its character set. This substantial range includes diacritics for all European languages written with the Latin script, as well as several directional arrows and pre-composed fractions. The numerals come in various typographical options: the fonts have both proportional and tabularly-spaced lining figures, proportionally-spaced oldstyle figures, and full sets of numerators, denominators, superscripts, and subscripts.
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