About Cosmica Mono
Cosmica Mono is the first retail monotype release from L&W. (A monospace font is one where every character has the same body width, like a vintage typewriter where each keystroke advances the carriage an equal unit.) The type was not built to a specific pitch – 'pitch' is the number of letters to an inch when set at 12 pt – but was instead a journey of discovery/trial-and-error which determined the spacing of 780 em units, and revised vertical proportions. Cosmica Mono is both larger and smaller than Cosmica in order to function in the monospace environment: the x-height and descender remain the same in both fonts, but the capitals are 8% shorter, and the ascenders are 5% shorter. Because the design is based on Cosmica and is not a re-creation of a typewriter typeface, it has fewer trademarks of a traditional monospace font; the only notably non-consonant letters are I i j & l. The fonts include alternate schoolbook forms of a & y, an eyeglass version of g, and half-width versions of space & basic punctuation for a more polished option.
Originally released 2023.09
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