Centra Mono

Josh Finklea’s Centra series is a study in utility and restraint. In keeping with his approach of iteration and improvement to the traditional typographic tools of graphic design, Finklea’s latest work tackles one of typography’s most popular genres, the geometric sans. Instead of strict adherence to a formal geometric structure, Finklea’s approach to the Bauhaus model is largely aesthetic. While Futura and other historical models of the genre were designed as distilled typographic expressions of modernism, Centra acts as a contemporary typographic expression with modernist characteristics. Centra emphasizes texture and readability over conceptual rationale, attributes that can be frustratingly elusive when using many strictly geometric sans-serif typefaces.

Centra Mono operates as a standalone contemporary response to monospace typography, but the typeface also functions as a logical follow-up to the established conversation between Centra No.1 and No.2’s humanistic warmth and modernist rationale. Released in 2021, Centra Mono retains stylistic details of the initial pair, which provide layers of detail and personality within a monospaced context— constrained but not hindered by a fixed-width system.
Designed By Josh Finklea
Version History
V.1 Feb 2021
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Stylistic Set 01 - Centra No.1 Alternates
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Centra Mono
Alterante /a and /g
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“Hello, World!” is often the first program written by people learning to code. Alan Turing is considered the father of theoretical computer science.



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The Motorola 68000 microprocessor exhibiteda processing speed far greater than its contemporaries. This high performance processor found its place in powerful work stations intended for graphics-intensive programs common in engineering. The Osborne 1 is released! Weighing 24 pounds and costing $1,795, the Osborne 1 is the first mass-produced portable computer. Its price is especially attractive as the computer included very useful productivity software worth about $1,500 alone. Early computers were meant to be used only for calculations. Simple manual instruments like the abacus have aided people in doing calculations since ancient times. Early in the Industrial Revolution, some mechanical devices were built to automate long, tedious tasks, such as guiding patterns for looms. More sophisticated electrical machines did specialized analog calculations in the early 20th century. The first digital electronic calculating machines were developed during World War II. The first semiconductor transistors in the late 1940s were followed by the silicon-based MOSFET (MOS transistor) and monolithic integrated circuit chip technologies in the late 1950s, leading to the microprocessor and the microcomputer revolution in the 1970s. The speed, power and versatility of computers have been increasing dramatically ever since then, with transistor counts increasing at a rapid pace (as predicted by Moore's law), leading to the Digital Revolution during the late 20th to early 21st centuries.


#include <iostream>
using namespace std;

int main() {
char c;
bool isLowercaseVowel, isUppercaseVowel;

cout << "Enter an alphabet: ";
cin >> c;

// evaluates to 1 (true) if c is a lowercase vowel
isLowercaseVowel = (c == 'a' || c == 'e' || c == 'i' || c == 'o' || c == 'u');

// evaluates to 1 (true) if c is an uppercase vowel
isUppercaseVowel = (c == 'A' || c == 'E' || c == 'I' || c == 'O' || c == 'U');

// show error message if c is not an alphabet
if (!isalpha(c))
printf("Error! Non-alphabetic character.");
else if (isLowercaseVowel || isUppercaseVowel)
cout << c << " is a vowel.";
cout << c << " is a consonant.";

return 0;

Centra No.1, the humanist edition of the Centra series, employs classic vertical sheers reminiscent of ancient roman capital construction. Centra No.2, the more modernist geometric of the series, ends its curvilinear terminals with diagonal shears and smooth tapering.

Centra No.1


Centra No.2


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