Ambiguity

Ambiguity is in and of itself a sans of varying shapes and sizes

Ambiguity embraces both tradition and radicality, as well as generosity and thrift, encouraging us to question our beliefs about the intersection of style and meaning. With five distinct states of being—Tradition, Radical, Thrift, Generous and Normate—Ambiguity merges established concepts with inverse proportions, creating an exciting tool for tweaking text and expressing a range of attitudes and beliefs—from conventional to unorthodox and frugal to extravagant.

Escape normality. Celebrate difference. Embrace the spectrum. Ambiguity, from Monotype.

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Thin

A mix of beliefs. A spectrum. Like any family.

Thin Italic

A mix of beliefs. A spectrum. Like any family.

Light

A mix of beliefs. A spectrum. Like any family.

Light Italic

A mix of beliefs. A spectrum. Like any family.

Regular

A mix of beliefs. A spectrum. Like any family.

Italic

A mix of beliefs. A spectrum. Like any family.

Semi Bold

A mix of beliefs. A spectrum. Like any family.

Semi Bold Italic

A mix of beliefs. A spectrum. Like any family.

Bold

A mix of beliefs. A spectrum. Like any family.

Bold Italic

A mix of beliefs. A spectrum. Like any family.

Black

A mix of beliefs. A spectrum. Like any family.

Black Italic

A mix of beliefs. A spectrum. Like any family.

Rounded

A mix of beliefs. A spectrum. Like any family.

Inline

A mix of beliefs. A spectrum. Like any family.

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Glyph examples set in Ambiguity Tradition

Glyphs

Latin

Latin - Lowercase

Latin - Lowercase Ligatures

Latin - Uppercase

Latin - Uppercase Ligatures

Latin - Ordinal Indicators

Latin - Spacing Modifier Letters

Latin - Combining Marks

Latin - Quotation Marks

Latin - Brackets

Latin - Dashes

Latin - Connectors

Latin - Other

Extended Latin

Extended Latin - Lowercase

Extended Latin - Uppercase

Non-Latin

Non-Latin - Greek and Coptic

Math & Numbers, Symbols, and More

Math & Numbers, Symbols, and More - Numerals

Math & Numbers, Symbols, and More - Superscripts and Subscripts

Math & Numbers, Symbols, and More - Currency

Math & Numbers, Symbols, and More - Mathematical

Math & Numbers, Symbols, and More - Modifier

Math & Numbers, Symbols, and More - Other

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The time has come to redefine the family. Two dads? Four moms? Five cats? Ambiguity, a new type family by Charles Nix, smashes our binary hangups about how letterform proportions ought to behave and interact.”

Ellen Lupton  

Designer.

About Ambiguity

Ambiguity was inspired by the idea that utopia is within reach if we embrace ambiguity and fluidity as states of perfection. Nix challenged his own notions of traditional proportions, contemplating the sources and consciously contradicting them. The output is Ambiguity, a typeface with five “states” of letterforms, providing a diverse palette of fonts for designers and brands wanting to both challenge and express their typographic voice.

Charles Nix

Charles Nix is a designer, typographer and educator. He has designed hundreds of books and typefaces. Charles taught for over 20 years at the Parsons School of Design, where he served as Chairman of Communication Design. He is also Chairman Emeritus of the board of Type Directors Club, an international organization dedicated to furthering typographic excellence, and a Type Design Director at Monotype.