Antarctican Mono

Antarctican mono was designed for text on Retina displays and in print. It is an unembellished work horse that both invokes and challenges convention. Asymmetric contrast is paired with deep notches to aid legibility. Orthogonal stroke terminals lead the eye down and across. Monospaced glyphs reject the orthodoxy of evenness. A large x-height boosts the volume of the lowercase, aiding readability at small sizes, and demanding attention in display settings.

Antarctican Headline

Antarctican Headline is a matching family of condensed fonts. The headline fonts are proportionally spaced to allow for heavier weights than can be drawn in monospaced typefaces.


ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXY&Z
abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz
0123456789

Text Styles

Antarctican mono is available in four weights with italics.
Book
Book Italic
Medium
Medium Italic
Semibold
Semibold Italic
Bold
Bold Italic


Headline Styles

Antarctican Headline is available in weights ranging from gossamer thin to cyclopean ultrablack.

Thin
Extralight
Light
Book
Medium
Semibold
Bold
Black
Ultrabold
Ultrablack


Design

Monospaced

Every glyph in Antarctican Mono has the same width. So everything aligns vertically. There is no kerning. This looks cool.


Orthogonal Terminals

Almost all of Antarctican’s strokes end horizontally or vertically. This precise look is suited to the technology driven economy of our epoch.

Asymmetric Stroke Contrast

Shapes like A, C, W, and U have asymmetric contrast rather than being strictly monolinear.

Deep Cuts

The gaps created by joints of arcs and stems cut deep, creating thick/thin juxtapositions atypical of neogrotesque forms.


OpenType Features

OpenType niceties include small caps, lining, superior and inferior numbers, prebuilt fractions in monospaced fonts and arbitrary fractions in headline fonts, and f ligatures.

Small Capitals

a b c > A B C

Lining Numbers

1 2 3 > 1 2 3

Superior Numbers

1 2 3 > 1 2 3

Inferior Numbers

1 2 3 > 1 2 3

Discretionary Ligatures (Mono)

ff fl fi > ff fi fl

Precomposed Fractions (Mono)

1/2 1/3 2/3 > 1/2 1/3 2/3

Arbitrary Fractions (Headline)

11/16 16/42 99/100 > 11/16 16/42 99/100


Character Set

Antarctican is the first typeface to implement the Dunwich Latin 2.0 character set. Over 200 languages are supported.

Uppercase

A Á Ă Ắ Ặ Ằ Ẳ Ẵ Ǎ  Ấ Ậ Ầ Ẩ Ẫ Ä Ạ À Ả Ā Ą Å Ǻ Ã Æ Ǽ B C Ć Č Ç Ĉ Ċ D Ð Ď Đ E É Ĕ Ě Ê Ế Ệ Ề Ể Ễ Ë Ė Ẹ È Ẻ Ē Ę Ẽ F G Ğ Ǧ Ĝ Ģ Ġ H Ħ Ĥ I Í Ĭ Ǐ Î Ï İ Ị Ì Ỉ Ī Į Ĩ J Ĵ K Ķ L Ĺ Ľ Ļ Ŀ Ł M N Ń Ň Ņ Ŋ Ɲ Ñ O Ó Ŏ Ǒ Ô Ố Ộ Ồ Ổ Ỗ Ö Ọ Ò Ỏ Ơ Ớ Ợ Ờ Ở Ỡ Ő Ō Ǫ Ø Ǿ Õ Œ P Þ Q R Ŕ Ř Ŗ S Ś Š Ş Ŝ Ș ẞ Ə T Ŧ Ť Ţ Ț U Ú Ŭ Ǔ Û Ü Ǘ Ǚ Ǜ Ǖ Ụ Ù Ủ Ư Ứ Ự Ừ Ử Ữ Ű Ū Ų Ů Ũ V W Ẃ Ŵ Ẅ Ẁ X Y Ý Ŷ Ÿ Ỵ Ỳ Ỷ Ȳ Ỹ Z Ź Ž Ż

Lowercase

a á ă ắ ặ ằ ẳ ẵ ǎ â ấ ậ ầ ẩ ẫ ä ạ à ả ā ą å ǻ ã æ ǽ b c ć č ç ĉ ċ d ð ď đ e é ĕ ě ê ế ệ ề ể ễ ë ė ẹ è ẻ ē ę ẽ ə f g ğ ǧ ĝ ģ ġ h ħ ĥ i ı í ĭ ǐ î ï ị ì ỉ ī į ĩ j ȷ ĵ k ķ l ĺ ľ ļ ŀ ł m n ń ʼn ň ņ ŋ ɲ ñ o ó ŏ ǒ ô ố ộ ồ ổ ỗ ö ọ ò ỏ ơ ớ ợ ờ ở ỡ ő ō ǫ ø ǿ õ œ p þ q r ŕ ř ŗ s ś š ş ŝ ș ß t ŧ ť ţ ț u ú ŭ ǔ û ü ǘ ǚ ǜ ǖ ụ ù ủ ư ứ ự ừ ử ữ ű ū ų ů ũ v w ẃ ŵ ẅ ẁ x y ý ŷ ÿ ỵ ỳ ỷ ȳ ỹ z ź ž ż

Small Caps

a á ă ắ ặ ằ ẳ ẵ ǎ â ấ ậ ầ ẩ ẫ ä ạ à ả ā ą å ǻ ã æ ǽ b c ć č ç ĉ ċ d ð ď đ e é ĕ ě ê ế ệ ề ể ễ ë ė ẹ è ẻ ē ę ẽ ə f g ğ ǧ ĝ ģ ġ h ħ ĥ i ı í ĭ ǐ î ï ị ì ỉ ī į ĩ j ȷ ĵ k ķ l ĺ ľ ļ ŀ ł m n ń ʼn ň ņ ŋ ɲ ñ o ó ŏ ǒ ô ố ộ ồ ổ ỗ ö ọ ò ỏ ơ ớ ợ ờ ở ỡ ő ō ǫ ø ǿ õ œ p þ q r ŕ ř ŗ s ś š ş ŝ ș ß t ŧ ť ţ ț u ú ŭ ǔ û ü ǘ ǚ ǜ ǖ ụ ù ủ ư ứ ự ừ ử ữ ű ū ų ů ũ v w ẃ ŵ ẅ ẁ x y ý ŷ ÿ ỵ ỳ ỷ ȳ ỹ z ź ž ż

Numbers & Currency

Default Numbers & Currency

0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 ¢ $ ₫ € ƒ ₺ ₹ £ ¥

Lining Numbers & Currency

0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 ¢ $ ₫ € ƒ ₺ ₹ £ ¥

Superior & Inferior Numbers

⁰ ¹ ² ³ ⁴ ⁵ ⁶ ⁷ ⁸ ⁹ ₀ ₁ ₂ ₃ ₄ ₅ ₆ ₇ ₈ ₉

Fractions

½ ⅓ ⅔ ¼ ¾ ⅛ ⅜ ⅝ ⅞

Punctuation and Symbols

. , … · : ; ? ¿ ! ¡ * • # / _ \
{ } [ ] ( ) — – - « » ‹ › " ' “ ” ‘ ’ ‚ „
+ − × ÷ = > < ± ≈ ~ ¬ ∞ ∫ Ω ∆ ∏ ∑ √ ∂ µ % ◊
@ & ¶ § © ® ℗ ™ ° | ¦ † ℓ ‡ ℮ ^ ℠


Antarctican was designed by James Puckett. Antarctican was designed with Glyphs.app and Adobe Indesign.

The Dunwich Latin 2.0 specification incorporates work by Fontlab Inc., Tiro Typeworks, Underware, Donny Trương, Omniglot, and Wikipedia. Thanks to all of them.