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Variable Fonts (beta)

A simple resource for finding and trying variable fonts

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

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
    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

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

Wind VF

  • ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ 0123456789
0 360

​Wind offers an unusual axis to vary its sweeping design elements smoothly around a full 360° circle of rotation. It can also be layered for special color/overlay effects. The typeface was adapted from Hansje van Halem’s alphabet design to a variable font form by Peter Biľak and Thom Janssen.

Design:Hansje van Halem
Publisher:Typotheque
Characters:Latin
Licensing:Paid/commercial

Barlow

  • ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
    abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz 0123456789
22 188
300 500

A variable sans inspired by the public lettering of California’s license plates, highway signs, etc.

Design:Jeremy Tribby
Publisher:Tribby Type Co.
Characters:Latin
Licensing:Open source

Mutator Sans

  • ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
0 1000
0 1000

Intended for testing font variations and MutatorMath.

Design:Erik van Blokland
Publisher:LettError
Characters:Latin (limited)
Licensing:Open source

Gnomon*

  • ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
    abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz 0123456789
6 18
0 3

Gnomon* is designed to be layered with its variable shade effects, imitating shadows from the sun at different times of day. The underlying design is inspired by lettering on American WWII posters.

Design:Owen Earl
Publisher:indestructible type*
Characters:Latin (limited)
Licensing:Open source

Myriad Variable Concept

  • No sample available
300 900
70 110

A preliminary variable version of Adobe’s Myriad. It comes bundled with Creative Cloud apps.

Design:Carol Twombly, Robert Slimbach
Publisher:Adobe Systems Inc.
Characters:Latin (limited)
Licensing:Bundled

Minion Variable Concept

  • Minion Variable Concept
    No sample available
  • Minion Variable Concept Italic
    No sample available
400 700
6 36

A preliminary variable version of Adobe’s Minion. It comes bundled with Creative Cloud apps.

Design:Robert Slimbach
Publisher:Adobe Systems Inc.
Characters:Latin (limited)
Licensing:Bundled

Acumin Variable Concept

  • No sample available
100 900
50 115
0 12

A preliminary variable version of Adobe’s Acumin. It comes bundled with Creative Cloud apps.

Design:Robert Slimbach
Publisher:Adobe Systems Inc.
Characters:Latin (limited)
Licensing:Bundled

Jabin

  • AaBbCcDdEeFfGgHhIiJjKkLlMmNnOoPpQqRrSsTtUuVvWwXxYyZz 0123456789
40 120
1 100

​Inspired by the work of 18th-century calligrapher, George Shelley, and the Gutenberg Bible. The swash axis controls variable swash weights on the caps.

Design:Frida Medrano
Publisher:Frida Medrano
Characters:Latin
Licensing:Free for non-commercial use, Paid/commercial

Nu Alfabet

  • abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz 0123456789
0 1
0 1

​A variable incarnation of Wim Crouwel’s New Alphabet system for parametric typesetting.

Design:Rafael de Azevedo
Publisher:TipoTipos
Characters:Latin (limited)
Licensing:Open source

Pappardelle Variable

  • ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
    abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz 0123456789
-500 0

A variable font with an axis to adjust vertical stem widths but not horizontals, made available to members of the Font of the Month Club.

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

Bahnschrift

  • ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
    abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz 0123456789
300 700
75 100

​Microsoft’s variable rendition of the DIN font standard. The Windows 10 Fall Creators Update includes a version of Bahnschrift with a single weight axis. Upcoming releases of Windows 10 include a version with an additional width axis.

Design:Microsoft
Publisher:Microsoft
Characters:Latin
Licensing:Bundled

Source Code Variable

  • Source Code Variable
    ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
    abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz 0123456789
  • Source Code Variable Italic
    ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
    abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz 0123456789
200 900

The variable version of Adobe’s Source Code Pro. It comes bundled with Creative Cloud apps and is also available as an open source font.

Design:Paul D. Hunt
Publisher:Adobe Systems Inc.
Characters:Latin, Greek, Cyrillic
Licensing:Open sourceBundled

Source Sans Variable

  • Source Sans Variable
    ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
    abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz 0123456789
  • Source Sans Variable Italic
    ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
    abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz 0123456789
200 900

The variable version of Adobe’s Source Sans Pro. It comes bundled with Creative Cloud apps and is also available as an open source font.

Design:Paul D. Hunt
Publisher:Adobe Systems Inc.
Characters:Latin, Greek, Cyrillic
Licensing:Open sourceBundled

Source Serif Variable

  • Source Serif Variable
    ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
    abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz 0123456789
  • Source Serif Variable Italic
    ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
    abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz 0123456789
200 900

The variable version of Adobe’s Source Serif Pro. It comes bundled with Creative Cloud apps and is also available as an open source font.

Design:Frank Grießhammer
Publisher:Adobe Systems Inc.
Characters:Latin, Greek, Cyrillic
Licensing:Open sourceBundled

Vesterbro Variable

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

​A serif typeface covering a range of weight from Light to Extrabold, with support for Latin, Greek, and Cyrillic. An extra-fat Poster weight also exists in non-variable format.

Design:Jérémie Hornus, Alisa Nowak, Ilya Naumoff
Publisher:Black[Foundry]
Characters:Latin, Cyrillic
Licensing:Paid/commercial

Zinzin VF

  • ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
    abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz 0123456789
0 1000

A variable test font based on Cinzel and Cinzel Decorative. The swash axis gradually replaces the uppercase with swash glyphs and the lowercase with larger capitals.

Design:Natanael Gama, Adam Twardoch
Publisher:Adam Twardoch
Characters:Latin
Licensing:Open source