Sang Mun is a former contractor for the NSA. Mun created the font as a response to increasing government incursions on privacy. “I have become dedicated to researching ways to ‘articulate our unfreedom’ and to continue the evolution of my own thinking about censorship, surveillance, and a free society,” he explained to Reason Magazine, after releasing the font online in June.
The font works by throwing off Optical Character Recognition (OCR) software with the unique and noisy style.
This font is a great weapon in the war on America’s privacy. It is encouraging to see such proactive measures being taken. You can download the font for free, here.
Below is an open letter from Mun explaining his reasoning for disseminating the ZXX font.