Kinsey is inspired by traditional typewriter font styles, such as the one on the left. Although now largely consigned to history, the bulbous slab serifs and soft curves of typewriter fonts have left a lasting legacy.
They’re paradoxically easy on the eye, yet utilitarian and business-like. Business-like because anyone of my age (50) or older might just remember the pre-digital era, when typewriters were the height of sophistication and business communications were conducted via typewritten letters.
Kinsey offers a modern take on this classic style. There are many distressed typewriter fonts available and Kinsey’s not another one of these — it was conceived as an elegant text and display font and not a grunge pastiche.
It’s available in a full family of five weights and includes a ‘proper’ italic, largely redrawn with modified characters for an easy, flowing style.