ISO was originally designed for our project, an image embedding service. It was inspired by old cameras, specifically Leicas and Nikons, which have really warm, slightly goofy, and tactile engraved text all over.

We were also looking at film negatives for the brand, and started to push this into a more mechanical sans. The choice to go with a monospace was partly influenced by this, but it was also practical. We needed to calculate the length of user names in the watermark. Having a set width for all glyphs makes that much simpler.

Font Info

Detailed Specimen PDF
Released: 2018–(in-progress)

Production help by Leah Maldonado

OpenType Features

OldStyle Figures

Hinting and the Web