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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.

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

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

Waba Border

  • AAAAAAAAA
0 100
0 100

​An Art Nouveua border font, part of the Waba type series. The font includes automatic start and end glyphs via OpenType contextual alternates, plus an optional face glyph accessible via OpenType stylistic alternates.

Design:Lewis McGuffie
Publisher:Lewis McGuffie
Characters:Dingbats/emoji (limited)
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

Mixal

  • ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ 0123456789
100 900

​A stencil sans that maintains consistently-sized counterforms across a wide range of weights.

Design:Adrien Midzic
Publisher:Adrien Midzic
Characters:Latin
Licensing:Open source

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
0 1

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

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

Venn VF

  • ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
    abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz 0123456789
300 800
75 125

Venn VF is the first family from Dalton Maag to be distributed as a variable font. It’s offered for free as a technology preview for use in commercial and non-commercial work until March 1, 2019.

Design:Dalton Maag Ltd.
Publisher:Dalton Maag Ltd.
Characters:Latin
Licensing:Free for personal and commercial use

Protipo Variable

  • Protipo Variable Compact
    ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ abcdefghi​jklmnopqrstuvwxyz 0123456789
  • Protipo Variable
    ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
    abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz 0123456789
  • Protipo Variable Italic
    ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
    abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz 0123456789
-300 1000
0 650

​A typeface designed for use in informational design. Production of the variable fonts was handled by Irene Vlachou.

Design:José Scaglione, Veronika Burian
Publisher:TypeTogether
Characters:Latin
Licensing:Paid/commercial, Trial

Output Sans Hairlines Variable

  • ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
    abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz 0123456789
34 166

​A variable font for the thinnest weights of DJR’s upcoming Output type family, made available to members of the Font of the Month Club. With the optical size axis, it’s possible to maintain a consistent stroke weight across multiple sizes.

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

Drive Variable

  • Drive Variable
    ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
    abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz 0123456789
  • Drive Variable Italic
    ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
    abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz 0123456789
  • Drive Mono Variable
    ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
    abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz 0123456789
  • Drive Mono Variable Italic
    ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
    abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz 0123456789
  • Drive Prop Variable
    ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
    abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz 0123456789
  • Drive Prop Variable Italic
    ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
    abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz 0123456789
0 1000

The Drive series includes 3 related families, each with corresponding italics: Drive, a straightforward humanist sans for small sizes; Drive Mono, the monospaced counterpart; and Drive Prop, which preserves a monospaced aesthetic but allows for some deviation to improve readability.

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

Fadoli Variable

  • No sample available
100 900

​A reverse-contrast sans. Luc Borho designed the original stand-alone style that was expanded into a range of weights by Adrien Midzic.

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

Rhody Variable

  • ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
    abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz 0123456789
0 300
0 300
300 800

A variable font distributed with DJR’s Rhody type family for members of the Font of the Month Club. Originally released as 2 separate variable font counterparts to the 2 first weights in February, 2018, it was updated in July, 2018, combining the weights into a single font with a weight axis.

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

Clother Variable

  • ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
    abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz 0123456789
    АБВГДЕЖЗИЙКЛМНОПРСТУФХЦЧШЩЪЫЬЭЮЯ
    абвгдежзийклмнопрстуфхцчшщъыьэюя
    أبجد هوز حطي كلمن سعفص قرشت ثخذ ضظغ
    אבגדהוזחטיכלמנסעפצקרשת
0 1000

​A geometric sans covering 4 writing systems – Arabic, Cyrillic, Hebrew, and Latin – in weights from Light to Black.

Design:Jérémie Hornus, Julie Soudanne, Ilya Naumoff
Publisher:Black[Foundry]
Characters:Latin, Arabic, Hebrew, Cyrillic
Licensing:Paid/commercial

Lora

  • Lora
    ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
    abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz 0123456789
    АБВГДЕЖЗИЙКЛМНОПРСТУФХЦЧШЩЪЫЬЭЮЯ
    абвгдежзийклмнопрстуфхцчшщъыьэюя
  • Lora Italic
    ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
    abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz 0123456789
    АБВГДЕЖЗИЙКЛМНОПРСТУФХЦЧШЩЪЫЬЭЮЯ
    абвгдежзийклмнопрстуфхцчшщъыьэюя
400 700

​A serif typeface for body text. The original design is by Olga Karpushina. The Cyrillic extension and variable font production is by Alexei Vanyashin.

Design:Olga Karpushina, Alexei Vanyashin
Publisher:Cyreal
Characters:Latin, Cyrillic
Licensing:Open source

dT Jakob Variable

  • dT Jakob Variable
    ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ 0123456789
  • dT Jakob Variable (with OpenType standard ligatures enabled)
    ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ 0123456789
  • dT Jakob Variable (with OpenType discretionary ligatures enabled)
    ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ 0123456789
  • dT Jakob Variable (with OpenType contextual alternates enabled)
    ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ 0123456789
10 40

dT Jakob Variable includes 4 separate stylistic groups, intended to be layered for special inline and shade effects. The styles are all contained in a single font file, accessible by activating various OpenType features.

Design:Eduilson Coan, Gustavo Soares
Publisher:dooType
Characters:Latin
Licensing:Free for personal and commercial use

Extraordinaire

  • Extraordinaire Variable
    ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
    abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz 0123456789
  • Extraordinaire Variable Shade
    ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
    abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz 0123456789
100 700
30 60

Multiple fonts intended to be layered for special shade effects.

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

Bluu Suuperstar Variable

  • Bluu Suuperstar Variable
    ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
    abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz 0123456789
  • Bluu Suuperstar Variable Italic
    ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
    abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz 0123456789
0 1000

​A wedge-serif typeface with angular and spiky design features. A static emoji counterpart, Bluumoji, is also available.

Design:Jean-Baptiste Morizot, Gaëtan Baehr
Publisher:Black[Foundry]
Characters:Latin
Licensing:Paid/commercial