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Variable Fonts (beta)

A simple resource for finding and trying variable fonts

⚠️ Notice: As a showcase of variable fonts, this site requires a web browser that supports OpenType font variation technology. It looks like your browser doesn’t, so please consider upgrading to one that does (the latest versions of Chrome work well, even on older operating systems). Otherwise, the font samples below will only appear as static fonts.

Chicken Shop Gothic

  • ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
    abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz 0123456789
    АБВГДЕЖЗИЙКЛМНОПРСТУФХЦЧШЩЪЫЬЭЮЯ
0 100

A sans inspired by squooshed letterforms from vinyl fast food signage and 1960s phototype effects. The ‘Super Size’ axis stretches letters vertically while maintaining consistent glyph widths. Includes a set of food-related dingbats.

Design:Lewis McGuffie
Publisher:Lewis McGuffie
Characters:Latin, Cyrillic, Dingbats/emoji
Licensing:Paid/commercial

Cheee Variable

  • ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ 0123456789
0 1000
0 1000
0 1000

​A blobby all-caps typeface, offered with discounted pricing while it’s still a work in progress. Updated October 10, 2018, to include a drippy Temperature axis.

Design:James T. Edmondson
Publisher:OH no Type Co.
Characters:Latin (limited)
Licensing:Paid/commercial

Tweak Display

  • ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
    abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz 0123456789
0 1000

A unique typeface that can shift between a static look with straightforward posture and a more dynamic look with quirky horizontal emphasis. Offered with discounted pricing while it’s still a work in progress.

Design:Katja Schimmel
Publisher:Katja Schimmel
Characters:Latin
Licensing:Paid/commercial

Obviously Variable

  • Obviously Variable
    ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
    abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz 0123456789
  • Obviously Variable (with OpenType stylistic alternates enabled)
    ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
    abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz 0123456789
200 650

​A heavy sans with lots of personality, inspired by low-brow vinyl signage, squooshed type, and other garish graphics. Includes a set of stylistic alternates with more humanistic construction. Offered with discounted pricing while it’s still a work in progress.

Design:James T. Edmondson
Publisher:OH no Type Co.
Characters:Latin (limited)
Licensing:Paid/commercial

Scope

  • ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
    abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz 0123456789
60 100
400 600

​A monolinear sans where closed forms are round and open forms are angular.

Design:Jonas Pelzer
Publisher:Jonas Pelzer
Characters:Latin
Licensing:Paid/commercial

Ohno Blazeface Variable

  • AaBbCcDdEeFfGgHhIiJjKkLlMmNnOoPpQqRrSsTtUuVvWwXxYyZz 0123456789
0 1000

​A contemporary fat-face with variations for use in a wide range of sizes. Offered with discounted pricing while it’s still a work in progress.

Design:James T. Edmondson
Publisher:OH no Type Co.
Characters:Latin (limited)
Licensing:Paid/commercial

Rocher Color

  • ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
    abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz 0123456789
0 100
0 100

​A variable color font version of the stony Rocher typeface. This version provides independently variable color effects in a single font file (see the article about making the font for details). The download options include a tool for generating versions with customized color palettes. (If the sample is black and/or doesn’t change with the sliders, your browser doesn’t fully support variable color fonts yet.)

Design:Henrique Beier
Publisher:Harbor Type
Characters:Latin
Licensing:Free for personal and commercial use

Minérale Variable

  • Minérale Variable
    ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
    abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz 0123456789
  • Minérale Variable Italic
    ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
    abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz 0123456789
0 1000

​An unusual sans with twisted strokes. In the heavier weights, the pinched stems and contrast become particularly exaggerated. The variable font is included when licensing a full package of all static styles.

Design:205TF
Publisher:Thomas Huot-Marchand
Characters:Latin
Licensing:Paid/commercial, Trial

Inter UI

  • ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
    abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz 0123456789
400 900
0 10

​A sans typeface designed for small to medium sizes in digital user interfaces.

Design:Rasmus Andersson
Publisher:rsms
Characters:Latin, Cyrillic, Greek
Licensing:Open source

YWFT Fluctuant Variable

  • No sample available
45 184
0 12
50 100

​A modular Art Deco-ish sans constructed mostly with straight lines and quarter-circle corners.

Design:YouWorkForThem
Publisher:YouWorkForThem
Characters:Latin
Licensing:Paid/commercial

Bradley DJR Variable

  • ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
    abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz 0123456789
6 60

​A revival of American Type Founders’ 1895 typeface, Bradley. The original, based on lettering by Will H. Bradley, is usually credited to Hermann Ihlenburg. This digital version’s optical size axis covers the full range of original sizes, as far down as 6 points – rare for digital blackletter typefaces – plus a handful of stylistic alternate glyphs.

Design:David Jonathan Ross
Publisher:DJR
Characters:Latin
Licensing:Paid/commercial

Phantom Sans Variable

  • ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
    abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz 0123456789
0 1000

​A geometric sans with some quirky design details. Offered with discounted pricing before the final version is released.

Design:Jean-Baptiste Morizot
Publisher:Phantom Foundry
Characters:Latin
Licensing:Paid/commercial

Metal Variable

  • No sample available
50 130

​An squarish sans with stylistic nods to mid-20th-century industrial typefaces, like Eurostile.

Design:Adrien Midzic
Publisher:Pizza Typefaces
Characters:Latin, Cyrillic
Licensing:Paid/commercial, Trial

Agrandir Variable

  • ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
    abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz 0123456789
100 900
50 200

​A quirky contemporary sans.

Design:Alexander Slobzheninov
Publisher:Pangram Pangram Foundry
Characters:Latin
Licensing:Paid/commercial, Free for non-commercial use, Trial

Manufaktur Variable

  • ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
    abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz 0123456789
40 200
100 300

​A gas-pipe sans inspired by industrial lettering on old Swedish machinery.

Design:Daniel Feldt
Publisher:Great Scott
Characters:Latin
Licensing:Paid/commercial

Hela

  • ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ 0123456789
100 700

​A rounded sans where the weight axis gradually changes different parts of different glyphs. A free trial version with limited character support is available.

Design:Jan Charvát
Publisher:RenegadeFonts
Characters:Latin
Licensing:Paid/commercial, Trial

Output Sans Variable

  • ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
    abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz 0123456789
100 900
0 8

​Output is a companion to the Input font series but focuses less on code / programming and more on versatility, readability, and interaction. Stylistic sets of alternate glyphs allow for several different flavors: humanist, tech-y, or grotesque. It is currently offered in a pre-release beta version. The lightest weights are also available as a Output Sans Hairlines Variable with its own unique functionality.

Design:David Jonathan Ross
Publisher:DJR
Characters:Latin
Licensing:Paid/commercial

Map Roman Variable

  • ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ 0123456789
75 100

An all-caps titling typeface inspired by the map lettering of MacDonald “Max” Gill (brother of Eric Gill).

Design:David Jonathan Ross
Publisher:DJR
Characters:Latin
Licensing:Paid/commercial

Starla

  • ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
    abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz 0123456789
10 100

​A rigidly geometric sans where all the basic letters (except ‘j’) are the same height.

Design:Erik Sachse
Publisher:Napoleon Typefaces
Characters:Latin
Licensing:Paid/commercial

Goiters

  • ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
    abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz 0123456789
100 900

​A plump, friendly sans.

Design:Jake Fleming
Publisher:Jake Fleming
Characters:Latin
Licensing:Paid/commercial

Gunta GX

  • ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
    abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz 0123456789
70 170

​A geometric sans designed for display usage.

Design:Jorge Mercado
Publisher:Yock Mercado
Characters:Latin
Licensing:Paid/commercial

Quell Variable

  • Quell Variable
    ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
    abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz 0123456789
  • Quell Variable Oblique
    ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
    abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz 0123456789
100 700
100 900

​A geometric sans with variations in weight and stroke contrast.

Design:Johannes Neumeier
Publisher:Underscore
Characters:Latin
Licensing:Paid/commercial

Jost

  • ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
    abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz 0123456789
100 900
0 2

​A tribute to Paul Renner’s Futura typeface. The variable sources are available on GitHub, and can be used to generate variable fonts. Otherwise, complete/usable variable font binaries are “available for a minimum of $10”.

Design:Owen Earl
Publisher:indestructible type*
Characters:Latin
Licensing:Open source, Paid/commercial

Slovic Variable

  • АБВГДЕЖЗИЙКЛМНОПРСТУФХЦЧШЩЪЫЬЭЮЯ
    ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ 0123456789
10 100

Morphs between designs inspired by different historical styles of the Cyrillic script.

Design:Plamen Motev
Publisher:Fontfabric
Characters:Cyrillic, Latin
Licensing:Free for personal and commercial use

Merit Badge

  • ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ 0123456789
0 1
200 500

The world’s second variable color font release, and the first to support a standard alphanumeric character set, based on lettering from a 1940s Boy Scouts guide. The promo page includes a tool built by Chris Lewis for generating versions with customized color palettes. (If the sample is black and/or doesn’t change with the sliders, your browser doesn’t fully support variable color fonts yet.)

Design:David Jonathan Ross
Publisher:DJR
Characters:Latin
Licensing:Paid/commercial