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horizontal stress

Typefaces where weight is emphasized across horizontal strokes more than vertical strokes – the opposite logic of most Latin typefaces. Sometimes also referred to as “reverse contrast” or “reverse stress”.

Variable fonts tagged with “horizontal stress”

17 results

Megabase Color Variable & Megabase Stripe Variable

  • Megabase Color Variable
    ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
    abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz 0123456789
  • Megabase Stripe Variable
    ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
    abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz 0123456789
-15 15

Experimental adaptations of Megabase Open exploring solutions for layered gradient variable fonts. While true gradients in variable color fonts aren’t technically possible at the moment, the effect is simulated with stripes of color (which can be modified in a custom-made preview tool).

Tags: decorative/display, sans, backslant, color, futuristic/sci-fi, horizontal stress, modular, multiplexed, multiplexed posture, outline, ornamented, phototype, psychedelic, straight-sided, unusual variation
Design:David Jonathan Ross
Publisher:DJR, Font of the Month Club
Characters:Latin, Vietnamese
Released:2020-10-01
Licensing:Trial, Paid/commercial

Swear Variable

  • Swear Variable
    ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
    abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz 0123456789
  • Swear Variable Italic
    ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
    abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz 0123456789
  • Swear Cilati Variable
    ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
    abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz 0123456789
0 1000
0 1000

​A sharp serif typeface with two separate italic styles – one with a fairly traditional structure and another where the placement of weight shifts around for more horizontal stress. Offered with discounted pricing while it’s still a work in progress.

Tags: decorative/display, body text, serif, fat-face, horizontal stress, optical sizes, phototype, pinched joints, sharp, wavy/wiggly
Design:James T. Edmondson
Publisher:OH no Type Co.
Characters:Latin
Released:2020-08-24
Updated:2020-11-17
Licensing:Paid/commercial

TT Geekette Variable

  • ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
    abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz 0123456789
    АБВГДЕЖЗИЙКЛМНОПРСТУФХЦЧШЩЪЫЬЭЮЯ
    абвгдежзийклмнопрстуфхцчшщъыьэюя
100 200

​A loopy monospaced typeface with adjustable stroke contrast, moving between monoline and horizontal stress, and additional retractable serifs.

Tags: decorative/display, serif, slab serif, some serifs, closed in, horizontal stress, monoline, monospaced, multiplexed, multiplexed weight, retractable serifs, unusual variation, wavy/wiggly, woman-designed
Design:TypeType, Vika Usmanova
Publisher:TypeTrends
Characters:Latin, Cyrillic
Released:2020-02-04
Licensing:Paid/commercial

TT Runs Variable

  • TT Runs Variable
    ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
    abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz 0123456789
    АБВГДЕЖЗИЙКЛМНОПРСТУФХЦЧШЩЪЫЬЭЮЯ
    абвгдежзийклмнопрстуфхцчшщъыьэюя
  • TT Runs Variable Italic
    ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
    abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz 0123456789
    АБВГДЕЖЗИЙКЛМНОПРСТУФХЦЧШЩЪЫЬЭЮЯ
    абвгдежзийклмнопрстуфхцчшщъыьэюя
100 900

​A wide, top-heavy sans.

Tags: decorative/display, sans, feature variations, flat brush, gothic, horizontal stress, overbite/underbite, woman-designed
Design:TypeType, Vika Usmanova, Antonina Zhulkova, Philipp Nurullin
Publisher:TypeType
Characters:Latin, Cyrillic
Released:2020-01-07
Licensing:Paid/commercial

Shrill Variable

  • ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
    abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz 0123456789
    АБВГДЕЖЗИЙКЛМНОПРСТУФХЦЧШЩЪЫЬЭЮЯ
    абвгдежзийклмнопрстуфхцчшщъыьэюя
100 900
0 8

​A hybrid slab/sans typeface with unusual distribution of stroke weight, giving a strong horizontal emphasis, especially in the lowercase. Offered with discounted pricing while it’s still a work in progress.

Tags: decorative/display, slab serif, sans, some serifs, fat-face, grotesque, horizontal stress, neo-grotesque, pinched joints
Design:Adrien Midzic
Publisher:Pizza Typefaces
Characters:Latin, Cyrillic
Released:2019-10-15
Updated:2020-02-12
Licensing:Trial, Paid/commercial

Graduate

  • ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
    abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz 0123456789
40 200
100 800
8 16
0 20
750 850
0 100
100 800
0 30
0 50
650 750
0 50
-20 0

A slab serif styled after classic letterman / varsity style lettering, with some variation axes adopted from the Type Network parametric axes proposal.

Tags: decorative/display, slab serif, all caps, chamfered, horizontal stress, monoline, multiplexed, multiplexed weight, optical sizes, polygonal, rectangular, straight-sided
Design:Eduardo Tunni
Publisher:Eduardo Tunni
Characters:Latin
Released:2019-03-26
Licensing:Open source

Trilby Variable

  • Trilby Variable
    ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
    abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz 0123456789
  • Trilby Variable Italic
    ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
    abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz 0123456789
400 800

​A variable version of Trilby, DJR’s slab serif with subtle horizontal stress.

Tags: decorative/display, slab serif, feature variations, horizontal stress, wood type
Design:David Jonathan Ross
Publisher:DJR
Characters:Latin
Released:2018-12-06
Licensing:Trial, Paid/commercial

Wildberry Variable

  • ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ 0123456789
100 900

​A playful, brushy typeface based on lettering from US National Wilderness signage. Offered with discounted pricing while it’s still a work in progress.

Tags: decorative/display, slab serif, some serifs, all caps, brush, cartoon, flat brush, horizontal stress, plump/convex, soft corners
Design:Scribble Tone
Publisher:Scribble Tone
Characters:Latin
Released:2018-11-26
Licensing:Paid/commercial

Pappardelle Party

  • ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz 0123456789
0 4

​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.)

Tags: decorative/display, slab serif, cartoon, color, feature variations, horizontal stress, ornamented, straight-sided, unusual variation, wood type
Design:David Jonathan Ross
Publisher:DJR, Font of the Month Club
Characters:Latin, Vietnamese
Released:2018-11-01
Licensing:Trial, Paid/commercial

Cheee Variable

  • Cheee Variable v2.0
    ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ 0123456789
  • Cheee Variable v1.3
    ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ 0123456789
0 1000
0 1000
0 1000

​A blobby all-caps typeface. Previously included a drippy Temperature axis which was removed in more recent versions.

Tags: decorative/display, sans, all caps, cartoon, horizontal stress, multiplexed, ornamented, phototype, plump/convex, psychedelic, rounded, soft corners, superellipse, teardrop terminals, unusual variation
Design:James T. Edmondson
Publisher:OH no Type Co.
Characters:Latin
Released:2018-10-10
Updated:2018-06-22
Licensing:Paid/commercial

Tweak Display

  • ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
    abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz 0123456789
0 1000
0 1000

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.

Tags: decorative/display, serif, some serifs, blackletter, calligraphic, flat brush, grayletter, horizontal stress, multiplexed, multiplexed posture, straight-sided, unusual variation, woman-designed
Design:Katja Schimmel
Publisher:Katja Schimmel
Characters:Latin
Released:2018-10-09
Updated:2019-09-29
Licensing:Paid/commercial

Buffalo Gals

  • ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz 0123456789 
-1 1
-1 1
-1 1
-1 1
0 1
0 1

Buffalo Gals comes from the first generation of GX variable fonts in the early 1990s, more recently revived with OpenType font variations.

Tags: decorative/display, slab serif, animation, horizontal stress, ornamented, wood type
Design:Tom Rickner
Publisher:Rickner Type
Characters:Latin (limited)
Released:2016-12-05
Licensing:Free for non-commercial use