Stefan Cammeraat

About

Courier New New, 2017 - ongoing

"Courier is a font which has been of great importance in the recent history of typography, due to it's first inclination as a monospaced slab serif typeface designed to resemble the output from a strike-on typewriter. The typeface was designed by Howard "Bud" Kettler in 1955, and it was later redrawn by Adrian Frutiger for the IBM Selectric Composer series of electric typewriters. After the rise of the personal computer, Monotype revived the now dated Courier by digitizing it, creating Courier New- a standard font for email message services. Many digital applications still use it. The process of digitizing the font directly resulted in some very thin outlines, because the typewriter's ball was designed deliberately thinner than the intended character stroke width since these expand as ink soaks into the paper. Courier New features higher line space than Courier. Punctuation marks are reworked to make the dots and commas heavier.

Because IBM deliberately chose not to seek any copyright, trademark, or design patent protection, the Courier typeface cannot be trademarked or copyrighted and is completely royalty free."
from wikipedia

Courier New New is an editted version of Courier New, made partially as a critique on the common and almost exclusive use of sans-serif fonts in recent times. The serifs of the original Courier New are extended to form timeline-like structures, commenting on print as a technology which greatly improved our means of documenting and spreading historical information while as a medium remaining largely transparent and unnoticed.

The short text based additions are to be seen as extentions of the typeface itself, which build up along with other uses of the font as an open-source free to use typeface, a complex ecosystem of thinking around time, the practice of history, memory, documentation and description contrary to the neutrality (content-wise) that typography is most often inscribed with.

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Archive

Some kind of analogue of time travel (2019).

Time Travel

The rustle of language (2021).

The Rustle of Language

User generated definitions (2021).

In early 2021 I asked a group of colleagues to answer three time related questions; How do we use time, how do we get used to time and how are we used by time? All of these entries where then added into a list of possibilities from which a very simple code constructs temporary alternative definitions of time.

Time is a system to guide interruptions which we got used to through waking up at the same time daily which forces us into time-based labor.