“Times Uncertain” Font

If you have ever tweaked the text on a book cover, advert, or internet graphic then you’ve probably at least experimented with changing the spacing between characters in order to either improve readability or convey meaning.

A newly created font called Times Uncertain plays on this concept. It was developed by Third Street Attention Agency based on Times New Roman, only now the well-known font has greater kerning between the characters. The characters have also been distressed to better convey how the current times are fraught with uncertainty.

It’s pretty cool, but I think the point would get across better if the characters showed signs of an improper print job – some parts would be overly thick, while others would be almost translucent or splotchy.


Nate Hoffelder

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Nate Hoffelder is the founder of The Digital Reader. He has been blogging about indie authors since 2010 while learning new tech skills weekly. He fixes author sites, and shares what he learns on The Digital Reader's blog. In his spare time, he fosters dogs for A Forever Home, a local rescue group.


  1. Allen F16 May, 2020

    Bold every other one. 😉

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