Back in 2008, bored out of my mind in a typography class in college (think laying out recipe cards for apple tarts, not designing typefaces), I thought of an idea for a font: what if the strokes, counters, and spaces between each letter were the exact same width? A lazy man’s blackletter in some ways.
That simple parameter made for an easy font to design – albeit a fairly useless one. So, the challenge became how many glyphs can I make? On the way to matching the Pro juggernauts (Minion Pro has 1234 glyphs), I discovered important life skills like scripting OpenType features, the difference between carons and breves, and the limit of my blind perseverance (I threw in the towel at 448 glyphs – would anyone die if it lacked Cyrillic small caps?).
Burnt-out and disillusioned with wasting so much time designing a fairly useless font, I let it sit in a pile of proverbial dust. Four solid years later, STRICT can be yours for free!
Make sure to read the EULA: free to use for personal and/or commercial work, don’t host on free font sites, play nice with others, etc. Standard issue jargon.