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.
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.
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.
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.
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.)
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.
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.
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.
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”.
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.)