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ornamented

Typefaces where the underlying letterforms have been modified with ornamental elements or effects like drips, swashes, dots, colorization, etc.

Variable fonts tagged with “ornamented”

36 results

GT Maru VF

  • GT Maru Mega
    ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
    abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz 0123456789
  • GT Maru
    ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
    abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz 0123456789
  • GT Maru Mono
    ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
    abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz 0123456789
25 175
300 900
0 7

A rounded sans inspired by Latin glyphs in Japanese signage and engraved lettering, with an accompanying bubbly display face.

Tags: decorative/display, body text, sans, geometric, cartoon, dimensional, monoline, monospaced, multiplexed, multiplexed posture, multiplexed weight, optical sizes, ornamented, plump/convex, rounded
Design:Thierry Blancpain
Publisher:Grilli Type
Characters:Latin
Released:2021-04-27
Licensing:Trial, Paid/commercial

Tatras Shaded

  • ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
    abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz 0123456789
10 50

A narrow sans with highlight effects, inspired by eastern European socialist design from the middle of the 20th century. Offered with discounted pricing while it’s still a work in progress.

Tags: decorative/display, sans, inline, inserat, multiplexed, ornamented, shade
Design:Sébastien Sanfilippo
Publisher:Love Letters
Characters:Latin
Released:2021-04-26
Licensing:Trial, Paid/commercial

Gimme Mechatron

  • ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
    abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz 0123456789
400 500

A variable color font that evokes classic Transformers mecha toys. Offered with discounted pricing while it’s still a work in progress.

Tags: decorative/display, sans, cartoon, color, futuristic/sci-fi, monospaced, ornamented, straight-sided, unusual variation
Design:Arthur Reinders Folmer
Publisher:Typearture
Characters:Latin (limited)
Released:2020-10-15
Licensing:Trial, Paid/commercial

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

Gridlite

  • ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
    abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz 0123456789
    АБВГДЕЖЗИЙКЛМНОПРСТУФХЦЧШЩЪЫЬЭЮЯ
    абвгдежзийклмнопрстуфхцчшщъыьэюя
    ΑΒΓΔΕΖΗΘΙΚΛΜΝΞΟΠΡΣΤΥΦΧΨΩ
    αβγδεζηθικλμνξοπρσςτυφχψω
1 900
1 900
1 4

​A modular pixel typeface with adjustable foreground and background patterning.

Tags: decorative/display, sans, modular, monospaced, multi-line, multiplexed, multiplexed weight, ornamented, pixel, spurless, straight-sided, unusual variation
Design:David Březina
Publisher:Rosetta Type Foundry
Characters:Latin, Cyrillic, Greek
Released:2020-07-02
Updated:2021-04-08
Licensing:Trial, Paid/commercial

Gimme Constructo Variable

  • ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
    abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz 0123456789
400 700

A variable color font inspired by modular toy construction sets. (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, some serifs, cartoon, color, modular, monoline, ornamented, raw geometry, rectangular, shade, soft corners, straight-sided, unusual variation
Design:Arthur Reinders Folmer
Publisher:Typearture
Characters:Latin (limited)
Released:2020-04-06
Licensing:Paid/commercial

Tilt

  • Tilt Neon
    ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
    abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz
    ←↖↑↗→↘↓↙☺☹♡☆🎱🎳🔑✂👞📷🍕🍷🎵
  • Tilt Prism
    ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
    abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz 0123456789
  • Tilt Warp
    ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
    abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz 0123456789
-45 45
-45 45

A set of 3 typefaces inspired by the dimensional lettering found in storefront signage, all with similar underlying proportions and the ability to simulate rotation in multiple directions.

Tags: decorative/display, sans, geometric, dimensional, dingbats, flared/concave, gothic, inscriptional, monoline, multi-line, multiplexed, multiplexed posture, neon, outline, ornamented, rotation, rounded
Design:Andy Clymer
Publisher:Andy Clymer
Characters:Latin, Vietnamese, dingbats/emoji
Released:2020-02-01
Updated:2020-12-10
Licensing:Open source

Gimlet X-Ray

  • ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
    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
Characters:Latin
Released:2020-01-01
Licensing:Trial, Paid/commercial

Homecomputer

  • Workbench
    ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
    abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz 0123456789
  • Sixtyfour
    ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
    abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz 0123456789
  • Sixtyfour (with OpenType stylistic set 02 enabled)
    ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
    abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz 0123456789
200 900
100 200

Variable interpretations of monospaced pixel fonts for the Commodore 64 and Amiga home computer systems from the 1980s, with adjustable effects to simulate artifacts of old CRT displays.

Tags: decorative/display, serif, sans, modular, monospaced, multi-line, multiplexed, multiplexed weight, ornamented, pixel, rounded, soft corners, straight-sided, unusual variation
Design:Jens Kutílek
Publisher:Jens Kutílek
Characters:Latin
Released:2019-12-19
Licensing:Open source

FS Kitty VF

  • FS Kitty VF
    ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ 0123456789
  • FS Kitty Outline VF
    ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ 0123456789
1 1000
1 1000

​A bubbly display face with separate fonts that can be layered for multi-color / outline effects.

Tags: decorative/display, sans, all caps, cartoon, chromatic, modular, multi-line, multiplexed, multiplexed weight, outline, ornamented, phototype, plump/convex, rounded, shade, unusual variation
Design:Phil Garnham, Jason Smith
Publisher:Fontsmith Ltd.
Characters:Latin (limited)
Released:2019-10-29
Licensing:Trial, Paid/commercial

Clavichord Variable

  • AaBbCcDdEeFfGgHhIiJjKkLlMmNnOoPpQqRrSsTtUuVvWwXxYyZz 0123456789
76 332

An elaborately curly blackletter with extremely thin hairlines, inspired by a 19th-century typeface called Cuneiform. The optical size axis allows for a consistent hairline thickness of 0.5 point for font sizes from 76 through 332 points.

Tags: decorative/display, serif, script, blackletter, calligraphic, optical sizes, ornamented, sharp, swash, Victorian
Design:David Jonathan Ross
Publisher:DJR, Font of the Month Club
Characters:Latin, Vietnamese
Released:2019-10-01
Licensing:Trial, Paid/commercial

Luke VF

  • ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
    abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz 0123456789
100 300
100 300

​A contemporary interpretation of extra-bold blackletter type originally published in the 1800s by the Caslon foundry.

Tags: decorative/display, blackletter, calligraphic, fat-face, inscriptional, multiplexed, multiplexed weight, outline, ornamented, sharp, unusual variation
Design:Hidetaka Yamasaki
Publisher:The Northern Block
Characters:Latin
Released:2019-08-14
Licensing:Paid/commercial

Seraphs

  • ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
    abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz
100 200
0 6

An unusual type system that can morph between six different serif styles, including sans-serif. See the demo page for more samples. Offered with discounted pricing while it’s still a work in progress.

Tags: decorative/display, body text, serif, slab serif, sans, calligraphic, directional serifs, flared/concave, inscriptional, ornamented, retractable serifs, sharp, split terminals, unusual variation, wedge serif
Design:Bernd Volmer
Publisher:Bernd Volmer
Characters:Latin (limited)
Released:2019-05-15
Licensing:Paid/commercial

WHOA

  • WHOA Spine
    ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ 0123456789
  • WHOA Top
    ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ 0123456789
-1000 1000
-1000 1000
-45 45
-1000 1000

The variation of this typeface expands the outlined forms “into a three dimensional hyperspace”. It also includes a filled top style for layering. Offered with discounted pricing while it’s still a work in progress. (Note: Some browsers may show strange artifacts due to rendering bugs.)

Tags: decorative/display, sans, all caps, animation, chromatic, multi-line, multiplexed, multiplexed posture, ornamented, position, psychedelic, rotation, shade, unusual variation
Design:Scribble Tone
Publisher:Scribble Tone
Characters:Latin (limited)
Released:2019-03-05
Updated:2019-04-10
Licensing:Paid/commercial

Kicker Variable

  • ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
    abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz 0123456789
1 1000
1 1000
1 1000

​A decorative sans with inline and outline effects that work for layering, originally inspired by neon signs in Portland, Oregon. Offered with discounted pricing while it’s still a work in progress.

Tags: decorative/display, sans, Art Deco, chromatic, futuristic/sci-fi, gaspipe, gothic, inline, monoline, multi-line, multiplexed, multiplexed weight, outline, ornamented, rectangular, spurless, straight-sided, unusual variation
Design:Scribble Tone
Publisher:Scribble Tone
Characters:Latin
Released:2019-01-21
Licensing:Paid/commercial

Ribbon

  • ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ 0123456789
    ΑΒΓΔΕΖΗΘΙΚΛΜΝΞΟΠΡΣΤΥΦΧΨΩ
0 1000

​An all-caps typeface with variable ribbon-like ornamentation.

Tags: decorative/display, sans, all caps, chamfered, modular, multiplexed, ornamented, polygonal, rectangular, retractable serifs, sharp, straight-sided, split terminals, unusual variation, wood type
Design:George Triantafyllakos
Publisher:George Triantafyllakos
Characters:Latin, Greek
Released:2018-11-27
Licensing:Free for non-commercial use, Free for commercial use

BPdots

  • ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
    abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz 0123456789
    ΑΒΓΔΕΖΗΘΙΚΛΜΝΞΟΠΡΣΤΥΦΧΨΩ
    αβγδεζηθικλμνξοπρσςτυφχψω
0 1000

​A monospaced typeface made of variable pixels.

Tags: decorative/display, some serifs, modular, monospaced, ornamented, pixel, polygonal
Design:George Triantafyllakos
Publisher:George Triantafyllakos
Characters:Latin, Greek
Released:2018-11-27
Licensing:Free for non-commercial use, Free for commercial use

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

Rocher Color

  • ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
    abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz 0123456789
0 100
0 100

​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.)

Tags: decorative/display, slab serif, some serifs, cartoon, color, inscriptional, ornamented, plump/convex, shade, unusual variation
Design:Henrique Beier
Publisher:Harbor Type
Characters:Latin
Released:2018-09-13
Updated:2019-02-28
Licensing:Free for non-commercial use, Free for commercial use

Minérale Variable

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

​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.

Tags: decorative/display, sans, calligraphic, flared/concave, inscriptional, multiplexed, multiplexed posture, multiplexed weight, ornamented, pinched joints, retractable serifs, sharp, unusual variation
Design:Thomas Huot-Marchand
Publisher:205TF
Characters:Latin
Released:2018-09-12
Licensing:Trial, Paid/commercial

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.)

Tags: decorative/display, slab serif, sans, all caps, Art Deco, color, gaspipe, gothic, inline, modular, ornamented, rectangular, retractable serifs, spurless, straight-sided, unicase, unusual variation
Design:David Jonathan Ross
Publisher:DJR, Font of the Month Club
Characters:Latin, Vietnamese
Released:2018-06-01
Licensing:Trial, Paid/commercial

Phase

  • Phase-A
    ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
    abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz 0123456789
  • Phase-B
    ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
    abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz 0123456789
  • Phase-C
    ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
    abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz 0123456789
  • Phase-D
    ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
    abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz 0123456789
  • Phase-E
    ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
    abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz 0123456789
  • Phase-F
    ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
    abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz 0123456789
  • Phase-G
    ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
    abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz 0123456789
0 100
0 100
0 100

A modular type system comprised of several variable fonts with a mix of unusual variations. The demo website, developed by Florian Zia, allows users to control the variations via sliders or an audio sensor, and also download static instances of the fonts for personal use. Those interested in commercial use or acquiring variable versions of the fonts can email the designer, Elias Hanzer, for more info.

Tags: decorative/display, sans, flared/concave, modular, multiplexed, multiplexed weight, neo-grotesque, ornamented, pinched joints, raw geometry, retractable serifs, sharp, split terminals, unusual variation, wavy/wiggly
Design:Elias Hanzer
Publisher:Elias Hanzer
Characters:Latin
Released:2018-01-15
Licensing:Free for non-commercial use, By request