Gimlet X-Ray – Variable Fonts

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Gimlet X-Ray

    abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz 0123456789
300 900
64 100
4 36
4 36
2 10
2 10

​An experimental colorized version of Gimlet that exposes what goes on under the hood of a variable font, visualizing control points, bounding boxes, kerning, etc. The design of the underlying typeface and the visualization elements are both adjustable. As with DJR’s other color fonts, the default color palette can be customized with a web-based tool. (If the sample here is black and/or doesn’t change with the sliders, your browser doesn’t fully support variable color fonts yet.)

Tags: decorative/display, serif, slab serif, color, multiplexed, outline, ornamented, unusual variation
Design:David Jonathan Ross
Publisher:DJR, Font of the Month Club
Licensing:Trial, Paid/commercial