Julie Gaathaug




London . 2017

Design progress and practice. Type specimen for Space Mono, designed by Colophon Foundry.

Space Mono

Space Mono

Space Mono

Livebrief set by type designers Colophon Foundry. We were assigned the task of designing a specimen that celebrated one of their fonts. We were given full creative freedom in terms of format, technique and concept.


I chose the font Space Mono, a font with fixed character width. During my concept development, I focused on the actual characterization of such a font, and found that monospaced fonts are not categorized by style, but rather their construction. I therefore chose to design a book with visual references to architectural blueprints, and the content is inspired by the design of the characters.