A simple resource for finding and trying variable fonts
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Titillium started as a collaborative open source font project at Accademia di Belle Arti di Urbino. It was expanded by Mohamed Gaber to support Arabic (under the name Cairo), and adapted to a variable format by Eli Heuer. The upright font currently covers a wider range of weights than the italic.
Accademia di Belle Arti di Urbino, Mohamed Gaber
Accademia di Belle Arti di Urbino, Kief Type Foundry, Eli Heuer
A monospaced typeface with unusual variable serifs that create chain-like forms, inspired by plastic Cečka toys that were popular in communist Czechoslovakia. Includes a set of double-wide capitals as stylistic alternate glyphs.
A horizontal-stress, stencil, variable font that’s unusual because it’s a color font, but also because its variation doesn’t alter the glyph shapes like most variable fonts. Instead, color font technology, variable font technology, and OpenType contextual alternates are combined to cycle through multiple color combos. Users can generate versions with custom color palettes using DJR’s Color Font Customizer. (If the sample here is black and/or doesn’t change with the sliders, your browser doesn’t fully support variable color fonts yet.)
A multi-script sans, influenced by both mechanical and calligraphic forms. The Arabic glyphs were designed by Borna Izadpanah with direction from Fiona Ross. The Latin glyphs come from Skolar Sans, designed by David Březina and Sláva Jevčinová.
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 sans with lots of personality and a wide range of stylistic variation, 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.