Reader is a neo–grotesque typeface initially created in a Medium weight (2009), with it later being re-cut into a family of four weights with corresponding Italic variants.
The typeface was originally referenced and re-drawn from an RSPB letter dating 1972. This source type, which is (still) unknown, was a rounded monospaced with geometric proportions, that felt as though they wished to break free of the restrictions of a monospaced grid.
The construction and geometric properties from this unknown type were taken into the sketching process of Reader whilst removing its monospaced containers. The overall proportions of the typeface were re-balanced, allowing it to shift into a neo-grotesque genre. Contrast has also been added to the face, giving a subtle stress to the characters and allowing easy readability.
The name takes itself from the original reference of whom the letter is addressed to — Reader.