Nine is a geometric type system available in both varispaced and monospaced versions – Nine Metric and Nine Mono. Although both versions have been generated within strict geometric constraints they are sufficiently robust for use in either extended text settings or display.
Nine works within strict geometric constraints. It is based on the same grid as the typefaces in MuirMcNeil’s ThreeSix system – 36 unit squares subdivided into 9 units – and is constructed from vertical, horizontal and forty-five degree oblique segments terminated by circular arcs.
Nine Mono has nine weights: 018 Ultra Light, 036 Extra Light, 054 Light, 072 Regular, 090 Medium, 108 Bold, 126 Heavy, 144 Black, 162 Extra Black. The strokes of all nine weights align on a central horizontal and vertical axis onto which weight is added in increments of 18 units. In this way, width, stroke, cap-height, x-height, ascent and descent are modulated vertically and horizontally on a fixed grid.