Cowhand is a display typeface designed by Toshi Omagari to keep words at one specific width. This Lite version of the typeface was designed as part of a font marathon over the course of 3.5 days in Monotype’s NY office. Words of one letter will have one very wide character, words of two letters will have characters of half that width and so forth. At the maximum of 20-letter words, characters become very tightly compressed.
The design of the Cowhand typeface is inspired by western style block printing with reverse stress that is characterised by chunky slab serifs.
Monotype is proud to support Room to Read’s work in literacy and girls’ education through our font marathon initiative.