Betafont Type Family
Betafont was commissioned by Michael Freimuth at Franklyn for the Betaworks rebrand. The geometric type family takes inspiration from Charles Babbage’s Analytical Engine, adopting some of the shapes found in Babbage’s diagrams and notes. Betafont includes three weights: a thin weight for large type and two heavier weights suitable for text.
Betafont references typewriter letters and monospaced fonts for programming, but the family is not actually monospaced—the Betafont characters vary in width to allow them to occupy the space they require. This allows Betafont to read more like a traditional text face even though it doesn’t look like one.