Plotter I dream of flatbeds

As a child, I had terrible handwriting, and so I was drawn to the flatbed plotter at my school that would grasp a pen and then precisely draw gorgeously legible letters. I designed this font back in the 80s in The Artist II on my Spectrum +3 as a tribute to that device - our school’s PlotMate attached to a BBC Micro.

I ported this font to Windows and further refined it into Envy Code A. That led to Envy Code B, which in turn inspired Envy Code R. I also dusted it off in 2005 for the BASIN package and created a ‘Plotter 2005’ variant and a bold weight. The 2019 version takes a little from either, tweaks it and then unifies the style with the bold weight.

Both weights are easy to read, clean, and work in all scenarios.

Can be seen in Little Mouse Adventure, Escape From Dinosaur Island, Scout’s Honour, and Sandcastle Master.

Simulated usage