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Backspacer

Backspacer™ by Emigre
Individual Styles from $39.00
Complete family of 2 fonts: $65.00
Backspacer Font Family was designed by Nancy Mazzei, Brian Kelly, and published by Emigre. Backspacer contains 2 styles and family package options. More about this family
Select style to display all glyphs:
Backspacer Round
Backspacer Round
Backspacer Square

Backspacer Round - Glyph Count: 234

This is a listing of all 234 glyphs contained in the font, including OpenType variants that may only be accessible via OpenType-aware applications.

Each basic character (“A”) is followed by Unicode variants of the same character (Á, Ä…), then OpenType variants (small caps, alternates, ligatures…). This way you can see all the variations on a single character in one place.

Backspacer Round image
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Per Style: $32.50

Pack of 2: $65.00

Select style to display tech specs:
  • Backspacer Round image
  • Full Font Name: Backspacer OT Round
    Family Name: Backspacer OT Round
    Sub-Family Name: Regular
    Format: OpenType CFF
    Version: Version 1.000;PS 001.000;hotconv 1.0.38
    Glyph Count: 234
    File Size: 47592
    Character Sets: ASCII
    OT Features: frac liga
    Supported Languages: Catalan, Danish, German, English, Spanish, Estonian, Finnish, French, Irish, Icelandic, Italian, Norwegian, Portuguese, Albanian, Swedish
  • Backspacer Square image
  • Full Font Name: Backspacer OT Square
    Family Name: Backspacer OT Square
    Sub-Family Name: Regular
    Format: OpenType CFF
    Version: Version 1.000;PS 001.000;hotconv 1.0.38
    Glyph Count: 234
    File Size: 58192
    Character Sets: ASCII
    OT Features: frac liga
    Supported Languages: Catalan, Danish, German, English, Spanish, Estonian, Finnish, French, Irish, Icelandic, Italian, Norwegian, Portuguese, Albanian, Swedish

Licensing Options

You can use this font in any of the following places. Read the full EULA text for details about each license. If you have a usage in mind that's not covered by these licenses, contact us and we'll see what we can do.

Desktop: for use on a desktop workstation

For the most common uses, both personal and professional, for use in desktop applications with a font menu.

For example:

  • Install the font on your Mac OS X or Windows system
  • Use the font within desktop applications such as Microsoft Word, Mac Pages, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Photoshop, etc.
  • Create and print documents, as well as static images (.jpeg, .tiff, .png)

Desktop licenses are based on the number of users of the fonts. You can change the number of users by clicking the quantity dropdown option on Buying Choices or Cart pages.

Please be sure to review the listing foundry's Desktop license agreement as some restrictions may apply—such as use in logos/trademarks, geographic restrictions (number of locations), and products that will be sold.

Adding users later:

Desktop licenses are cumulative. If you require a Desktop license that covers additional users, simply place a new order for the same Desktop package, for the number of additional users.

Backspacer Desktop EULA

About Backspacer Font Family


Years ago, by happenstance, designers Nancy Mazzei and Brian Kelly found an old decrepit typewriter in an abandoned lot with tall grass in Brooklyn. They kept it around their apartment for two years. Then one day they decided that it was time to move and they planned to throw the old typewriter away. But it was so beautiful they wanted to keep at least a part of it. So they decided on keeping the keys. They kept the keys in a brown bag until one fine day the keys were introduced to a camera. It was a match made in heaven that resulted in some beautiful quirky images of typewriter keys. These images were the inspiration for Backspacer. They were scanned, traced and turned into a working typeface by Zuzana Licko.

Designers: Nancy Mazzei, Brian Kelly

Publisher: Emigre

Foundry: Emigre

Orignial Foundry: Emigre

Design Owner: Emigre

MyFonts debut: Dec 9, 2002

Backspacer™ is a trademark of Emigre.