16 January 2023 11:39
What are other people’s opinions on the new font?
I don’t think it’s me just not liking charge… I think there is something up with the new font that the app uses (at least on android, not sure if ios got this change yet). I have realised it takes me longer to stare at a page and find the information that I need (find a payment or just do general things in the app). I think the numbers from this font just look off, too goofy and I don’t think they fit the theme and general feel I would expect for my banking app.
I would personally love to see the old font come back, and if you would like to keep experimenting with fonts then thats fine, just that this current one is not the one in my opinion.
I’m not sure the font will be changed back, unfortunately, this is the new
Monzo Sans Font and so part of the new design direction of Monzo.
I didn’t particularly like it when it was announced, but oddly enough I’m quite enjoying it in the app.
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16 January 2023 12:11
Initially wasn’t a fan, but I think it was the shock of the new. I’m still not 100% but I’m not as bothered by it now.
16 January 2023 12:14
I find that too, but just put it down to getting used to the new font.
I wonder if they did any user research/testing before they decided on the font, to get usability/readability feedback.
I don’t know what others are seeing in the app (or even if that’s where we are talking about), but the font I see in the app isn’t that one
That looks like Monzo sans. It’s a different one to the bold title font.
I don’t think that’s Monzo Sans, though? The small L isn’t curved for example?
16 January 2023 12:30
There’s a bunch of instances where the old font is still used. It’s driving me irrationally mad.
In the main account feed you’ve got your merchants in the old font and the transaction values in the new font
You might be right. It does seem to be a phased roll out - this is what the new font looks like:
(Sadly I have no Deliveroo or HP transactions for a direct comparison)
Oh that’s much more readable. I want that! Better spaces and clearer letter differentiation.
Here’s something we can compare. Can you share a screenshot of your blue buttons?
I could but you posted a screenshot of light mode and now I’m blind
Jk. This appears in Monzo Sans.
I don’t hate it in and of itself
but it doesn’t feel iOS’y so it’s jarring a little bit.
Mine - on iOS - is showing the new font in the transaction feed from the latest section (new home screen), but not in the
old transaction feed on the card carousel…
I don’t know if this is new or I’ve just not noticed it before, but there’s some really nice use of bold on values now. Use of different weights is
Now you mention it, yes same. Old tx feed is what I’m looking at
I don’t know if that’s (a) deliberate (b) accidental (c) being binned off