My sister Rachel passed away in early 2018 and in her memory I wanted to design an elegant typeface.
Inspired by the appearance of my Android Insomnia typeface in an episode of Doctor Who, I dug into my files and found two typefaces I’d almost completed a few years ago and finished them so that I could release them – Airstream Futuropolis and Section 9. Then I set about creating another typeface for which I had only previously developed a concept. I finished and released my minimalist font Minimus yesterday.
I recently finished working on a new typeface called Android Insomnia.
The Android Insomnia typeface originated with an earlier, round sans serif typeface that I called Round One. The forms of the Round One letters were readable, but not interesting. So I decided to experiment and came up with a typeface that looked more like a science fiction title font. It is free for commercial use.
The name of the font comes from a line I wrote parodying the title of Philip K. Dick’s novel, Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? My version was, “Do insomniac androids dream of electric sleep?”