What is the Outliner™ font?
Outliner is a typeface specially designed for use with outline strokes. It is based on Urtd’s unpublished monospace typeface Monoxil, which worked well with outlines applied to it. However, a lot of adjustment and editing was needed to get it to work perfectly, so designing a new typeface was a logical next step. More…
The lowercase characters of Outliner are actually small capitals, because the shapes of uppercase letters, in contrast to lowercase, are much easier to distinguish and read even when deformed by an outline. The decision whether to choose upper or lower case is then only a question of desired character and atmosphere of text. Many special characters have a small capital version and some characters also have an alternative version, which makes the typographic possibilities even wider.
The main design features of Outliner are: The counters and white spaces within B, E, F, P, R and S are the same size, so they close concurrently when the thickness of the outline is being increased. All sharp corners are actually rounded, so there don’t appear any triangles sticking out of the shape when a thick outline is applied. (Because it is not possible to choose the type of the connections of the outline for text in InDesign.) The ends of strokes are rounded, which, in cooperation with the outline, makes them look symmetrical even if the text is slanted.
Outliner has two styles—Regular and Fill. No outline is needed for closing up the counters of Outliner Fill, they are filled by default.
Outliner™ Font families
The Outliner™ includes the following font families:
- Outliner Regular
- Outliner Fill
Here is a preview of how Outliner™ will look. For more previews using your own text as an example, click here.