December 12, 2021


Monitor Pro Normal, designed by Fred Smeijers of OurType.

Monitor is a sans serif family originally designed by Fred Smeijers as a custom typeface for office use. Produced in 2000 in only two weights, normal and bold, the fonts had been manually hinted for an enhanced screen use.

The third generation of Monitor fonts released in 2013, have gone through another substantial overhaul—a crisp and fully equipped sans serif family, has been extended to nine weights and a total of three widths. The result is a highly serviceable, no-nonsense design whose details mix precision with warmth in the spirit of Gill Sans and Fresco Sans.