Monster

Monster is an ultra-chunky display font that reimagines Excoffon’s Antique Olive Nord with bouncier curves, relaxed constraints and a more care-free appearance.

Monster Black
Monster Black

Font Details

Roger Excoffon’s Antique Olive Nord designs are instantly recognisable. The bold forms are idiosyncratic but feel right given very tight vertical constraints. Monster explores an alternative where the caps-height, ascenders and descenders are allowed more freedom. The weight balance for the lowercase is reconsidered, shifting volume downwards. This is especially apparent in “t”, “g”, “e” and “a”. Counters in the lowercase are balanced by larger insets where strokes meet, so that overall colour is more even.

Font Features

  • Case Sensitive Forms

    Case sensitive forms can be activated using the OpenType case feature.

    «[{(H-O)}]» «[{(H-O)}]»
  • Small Figures

    Small figures can be activated using the OpenType sups and subs feature, or using the corresponding superior and inferior unicode characters.

    H1O2x³
  • Fractions

    Fractions can be activated using the OpenType frac feature, or using the corresponding unicode fraction characters where available.

    81/299/100
  • Ordinals

    Ordinals can be activated using the OpenType ordn feature.

    8a 9o8a 9o

Language Support

Monster supports these 101 languages.

  • Achinese
  • Afrikaans
  • Albanian
  • Amahuaca
  • Aymara
  • Balinese
  • Bari
  • Basque
  • Bemba
  • Bena
  • Bosnian
  • Catalan
  • Cebuano
  • Chavacano
  • Chokwe
  • Croatian
  • Czech
  • Danish
  • English
  • Estonian
  • Filipino
  • Finnish
  • French
  • Friulian
  • Galician
  • Ganda
  • German
  • Gusii
  • Haitian
  • Hani
  • Hiligaynon
  • Hungarian
  • Iloko
  • Indonesian
  • Italian
  • Javanese
  • K'iche'
  • Kabuverdianu
  • Kalenjin
  • Kekchí
  • Khasi
  • Kimbundu
  • Kinyarwanda
  • Kongo
  • Konzo
  • Kurdish
  • Latvian
  • Lithuanian
  • Lombard
  • Luba-Lulua
  • Malagasy
  • Malay
  • Maltese
  • Meru
  • Morisyen
  • Ndonga
  • Neapolitan
  • Nobiin
  • Norwegian
  • Nyanja
  • Nyankole
  • Occitan
  • Oromo
  • Pampanga
  • Pedi
  • Picard
  • Piemontese
  • Polish
  • Portuguese
  • Quechua
  • Romanian
  • Rundi
  • Samoan
  • Sardinian
  • Shona
  • Sicilian
  • Silesian
  • Slovak
  • Slovenian
  • Somali
  • Soninke
  • Sotho
  • Spanish
  • Sundanese
  • Swahili
  • Swedish
  • Tagalog
  • Teso
  • Tonga
  • Turkish
  • Turkmen
  • Uzbek
  • Venetian
  • Walloon
  • Waray
  • Welsh
  • Wolof
  • Xhosa
  • Yao
  • Yucateco
  • Zulu

Glyphs

Monster Black
409 glyphs

Uppercase

Lowercase

Uppercase accents

Lowercase accents

Numerals

Small Figures

Ordinals

Currency

Mathematics

Ligatures

Punctuation

Symbols

Fractions