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Variable Fonts (beta)

A simple resource for finding and trying variable fonts

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
100 900
0 100

​A sans typeface designed for small to medium sizes in digital user interfaces. It is in a pre-release beta stage, so some issues still exist with the design and production.

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

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

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

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

Cheee Variable

  • ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ 0123456789
0 1000
0 1000

​A blobby all-caps typeface, 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

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

Renner

  • ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
    abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz 0123456789
100 900
0 1

​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

Roslindale Variable Display

  • ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
    abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz 0123456789
300 700

​A variable version of Roslindale’s Display styles, free for anyone who has licensed the Light and Bold weights via DJR’s Font of the Month Club.

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

League Mono Variable

  • ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
    abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz 0123456789
100 800
50 200

​A variable version of League Mono.

Design:Tyler Finck
Publisher:The League of Moveable Type, Tyler Finck
Characters:Latin
Licensing:Open source

FF Meta Variable

  • ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
    abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz 0123456789
100 900
0 1

​A variable incarnation of FF Meta, produced by Marianna Paszkowska. It is offered with a free demo license that expires December 31, 2019.

Design:Erik Spiekermann
Publisher:Monotype
Characters:Latin
Licensing:Free for personal and commercial use

Markazi Text

  • أبجد هوز حطي كلمن سعفص قرشت ثخذ ضظغ
    ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
    abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz 0123456789
400 700

​A multi-script typeface for body text inspired by Tim Holloway’s original Markazi. The Arabic glyphs were designed by Bornā Izadpanāh with direction from Fiona Ross, and the Latin glyphs were designed by Florian Runge.

Design:Bornā Izadpanāh, Florian Runge, Fiona Ross
Publisher:Bornā Izadpanāh, Google
Characters:Arabic, Latin
Licensing:Open source

Compressa VF

  • ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
    abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz 0123456789
100 1000
10 200
0 1

​A straight-sided sans, inspired by vernacular lettering from the mid-1900s.

Design:Ingo Preuß
Publisher:PreussType
Characters:Latin
Licensing:Paid/commercial, Trial

Foreday

  • Foreday
    ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
    abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz 0123456789
  • Foreday Italic
    ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
    abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz 0123456789
60 180
1 10

​A typeface designed for editorial use with the ability to adjust between serif and sans designs, as well as different weights.

Design:Dino dos Santos, Pedro Leal
Publisher:DSType
Characters:Latin
Licensing:Paid/commercial

Angus Variable

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

​A rounded sans that maintains consistent widths regardless of changes in weight.

Design:Elliott Amblard
Publisher:Black[Foundry]
Characters:Latin
Licensing:Paid/commercial

Eckmannpsych Variable

  • ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
    abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz 0123456789
0 1000

​A psychedelic interpretation of Otto Eckmann’s Eckmann-Schrift, available with discounted pricing as a work-in-progress design. It comes with a bonus DrawBot script for making variable animations.

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

Sudo Variable

  • ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
    abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz 0123456789
200 700

​The variable version of Sudo, a monospaced typeface for coders.

Design:Jens Kutílek
Publisher:Jens Kutílek
Characters:Latin, Dingbats/emoji
Licensing:Open source