Based on a quad-width IBM typewriter face from the 1960s, MB Modern is a quirky wide body face useful for small sizes. Champfered corners create visual roundness at small sizes and maintains a mechanical look. The original IBM face attempted to bring “book like” typography to business correspondence. This became the point of departure for the project. Some of the proprotions were evened out but several characters were left wider than is typical. The F, and L, for instance. The numbers and punctuation were re-drawn entirely to be a little more harmonious the with the rest of the design. I included a stylistic set that shifts a few characters up off the baseline, which offers a kidn of “typewriter wobble” that was evident in the first source I saw. This wobble and some of the subtle quirks of the face hopefully combat the fierce regularity of 21st century typographic production.