If you love fonts as much as I do, you surely have a large collection of them and keep an eye to find any interesting ones. Typewriting fonts give a sensation of old-but-not-ancient. They also convey the idea of journalism as reports and newspapers used to be printed with machines on paper before the explosion of internet.
So here I offer some typewriting font sets. Be aware that not all the fonts will support all the characters, as classic typewriters were often US only. Remember this when you select a font as it will look horrible to have a blank square instead of an ä or a ß.
This doesn’t completely look like the classic typewriter print, but it’s a very nice one and it’s very readable. You can find it here.
This is a typical typewriter font, and yet very readable. You can check it here.
As it would be expectable from such a huge and long lasting brand, there are two fonts for the same, and both are quite nice. Olivetti Underwood has softer edges and lines, while Olivetti Type 2 looks rougher.
This fonts aims to mimic the oddities of the earlier typewriters but without losing too much readability. It’s a nice “grunge” font and you can find it here.
It’s an opentype font that looks like the typing of an old machine from the ’50s. If you like it, you can find it here.
ANNA’S RUSTY TYPEWRITER
It’s a font mimicking a failing typewriter. You can check it here.
Do you remember how it was before photocopies and printers took over the world? No? It doesn’t matter, this fonts will show you a bit of the recent past.
Gabriele was the name of his granddaughter. In 1957 Max Grundig, German industrialist, bought the two companies Triumph and Adler and merged them into his office machine label ‘Triumph Adler’. Thus, ‘Gabriele’ became the name of a popular series of typewriters in postwar Germany. It mimics the ribbon print that used to get visible as the ink ran dry. You can check it here.
According to the author, “Extracted from a crashed typewriter before it went to the bin”. It support umlauts, and you can check it here.
This is a Spanish font so it supports some more characters than the standard. You can check it here.
It mimics the way letters got printed when the ribbon or the leads were out of place. It’s fancy yet readable and supports all European characters. You can check it here.
AND LAST BUT NOT LEAST, A LITTLE GIFT
A fancy font named Katie.
DO YOU WANT MORE?
Here it goes! Dafont Typewriter fonts