Input Serif Thin

Input Serif was created by David Jonathan Ross from Southern California. he began drawing type while he was attending Hampshire College in Western Massachusetts. He has designed a handful of type faces including a “Wild West” face called Manicotti. His designs range from reversed stress slab serifs from the 19th century to the Art Deco sans serifs of the 20th century. David Ross supposedly focuses on “forgotten and pigeonholed” type faces and styles, but continues to search for new variations of the alphabet. When attempting to use this font on other websites, it is possible to run into slight variations of it. If you are searching for it, you are to look for the input-serif and/or serif font-family, a “normal” font-style, and a 100 point font-weight. Input takes the aesthetic aspects of fonts and pixel fonts that are designed for screens while also removing the technical limitations that constrained them before. Ross’ purpose for the creation of this font was for bitmaps. The reasoning behind this style of font was because of the spacing in between each letter, large punctuation, and easy-to-read letters. In total, there are 168 separate variations of the font due to width, weight, and style. Input has seven weights that range from thin to black. There are also four different widths of the font; these can range from normal to compressed. Considering the 11 pixel grid that this font was drawn over, this font is also used in general for coding. This font stood out to me because it almost looks like a variation of type-writer lettering. I like the fact that it is thin and simple, but the little legs on the end of the letters add this effect. I think this reflects my personality because I am not super bold and out there, but I have character. I was actually trying to decide between this type face and another, which was on the totally other end of the spectrum. It was loose and cursive with a thicker font. It was aesthetically pleasing to look at and I love cursive and calligraphy, but I felt that it was almost too bold for my liking and there wasn’t a thin version of it. For some reason, this font almost reminds me of lettering that someone would consider for a tattoo because of the fact that its simple, but has character and the thickness would look good and uniform on the skin. When I look at this I also think of coding and controls because of the uniform and easily distinguishable letters. When I was researching more about the history of this font, I saw the word “function” written in it and it seemed so familiar to me. I like the way that all of the letters stay on the same line on the bottom and only reach a certain height if they are tall- but manage to line up. It was mentioned that the details of this font consider stylistic and technical needs and I completely agree with this.