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flared/concave

Variable fonts tagged with “flared/concave”

22 results

Dédale VAR

  • Dédale VAR
    ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
    abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz 0123456789
  • Dédale VAR Italic
    ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
    abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz 0123456789
300 700

A hybrid type family with serifs that recede as weight increases, inspired by inscriptions in the Paris Catacombs.

Tags: body text, serif, sans, flared/concave, inscriptional, neo-grotesque, retractable serifs, spur serifs, unusual variation, wedge serif
Design:Thomas Bouville
Publisher:205TF
Characters:Latin
Released:2020-10-06
Licensing:Trial, Paid/commercial

LFT Arnoldo

  • LFT Arnoldo
    ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
    abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz 0123456789
  • LFT Arnoldo Italic
    ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
    abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz 0123456789
260 900

A flared sans originally created during the rebranding of Oscar Mondadori. Beatrice D’Agostino was an assistant designer for the project.

Tags: body text, sans, flared/concave, inscriptional, woman-designed
Design:Leftloft
Publisher:TypeTogether
Characters:Latin
Released:2020-02-20
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

Commissioner

  • ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
    abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz 0123456789
    АБВГДЕЖЗИЙКЛМНОПРСТУФХЦЧШЩЪЫЬЭЮЯ
    абвгдежзийклмнопрстуфхцчшщъыьэюя
    ΑΒΓΔΕΖΗΘΙΚΛΜΝΞΟΠΡΣΤΥΦΧΨΩ
    αβγδεζηθικλμνξοπρσςτυφχψω
100 900
-12 0
0 100
0 100

​A humanist sans with variable flaring. The Volume axis also offers more subtle adjustments to the angularity of the flaring.

Tags: body text, sans, flared/concave, inscriptional, monoline, multiplexed, multiplexed posture, retractable serifs, unusual variation
Design:Kostas Bartsokas
Publisher:Kostas Bartsokas
Characters:Latin, Cyrillic, Greek, Vietnamese
Released:2020-01-15
Updated:2020-07-21
Licensing:Open source

TT Alientz

  • ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
    abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz 0123456789
    АБВГДЕЖЗИЙКЛМНОПРСТУФХЦЧШЩЪЫЬЭЮЯ
    абвгдежзийклмнопрстуфхцчшщъыьэюя
100 500

​A sharp and wonky typeface with pointy extendable serifs and other wavy details.

Tags: decorative/display, serif, sans, closed in, flared/concave, Johnstonian, overbite/underbite, retractable serifs, sharp, unusual variation, wavy/wiggly, wedge serif, woman-designed
Design:Vika Usmanova
Publisher:TypeTrends
Characters:Latin, Cyrillic
Released:2019-11-06
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

Skiff Variable

  • ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
    abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz 0123456789
    АБВГДЕЖЗИЙКЛМНОПРСТУФХЦЧШЩЪЫЬЭЮЯ
    абвгдежзийклмнопрстуфхцчшщъыьэюя
100 900

​A thick-and-thin-ish typeface straddling the line between serif and sans.

Tags: decorative/display, serif, sans, calligraphic, flared/concave, inscriptional, sharp, thick-and-thin
Design:Andriy Dykun
Publisher:NREY
Characters:Latin, Cyrillic
Released:2019-04-16
Licensing:Paid/commercial

Roslindale Variable Italic

  • ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
    abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz 0123456789
0 1
-8 0

​An experiment in italicization, this one-off member of the Roslindale type series can vary its italic forms separately from the angle of slanting. The vast majority of typefaces change italic forms along with slanting, so this may be the first case of both the registered ‘italic’ and ‘slant’ axes being used in the same variable font.

Tags: decorative/display, serif, feature variations, flared/concave, inscriptional, phototype, pinched joints, sharp, unusual variation, wedge serif
Design:David Jonathan Ross
Publisher:DJR, Font of the Month Club
Characters:Latin, Vietnamese
Released:2019-01-01
Licensing:Trial, Paid/commercial

Dunkel Sans

  • ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
    abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz 0123456789
    가나다라마바사아자차카타파하
700 1000

​An extra heavy typeface originally inspired by hand-lettering from a 1950s Korean movie poster. Offered with discounted pricing while it’s still a work in progress.

Tags: decorative/display, sans, cartoon, flared/concave, monospaced, quantized, woman-designed
Design:Minjoo Ham
Publisher:Minjoo Ham
Characters:Latin, Hangul
Released:2018-12-29
Updated:2020-06-25
Licensing:Paid/commercial

Boxout Variable

  • ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
    abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz 0123456789
50 200
100 1000

​A boxy sans featuring an extra-tall x-height and slightly flared strokes, with nods to Neil Bold in its heavier weights. Offered with discounted pricing while it’s still a work in progress.

Tags: decorative/display, sans, flared/concave, futuristic/sci-fi, phototype, pinched joints, rectangular, straight-sided, vertex spread
Design:Jake Fleming
Publisher:Jake Fleming
Characters:Latin, Vietnamese
Released:2018-11-05
Licensing:Paid/commercial

Obviously Variable

  • Obviously Variable
    ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
    abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz 0123456789
  • Obviously Variable (with OpenType stylistic alternates enabled)
    ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
    abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz 0123456789
100 800
150 800
0 14

​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.

Tags: decorative/display, body text, sans, cartoon, flared/concave, grotesque, squooshed
Design:James T. Edmondson
Publisher:OH no Type Co.
Characters:Latin
Released:2018-09-28
Updated:2019-09-23
Licensing:Paid/commercial

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

Roslindale Variable Display

  • ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
    abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz 0123456789
200 900
75 100

​A variable version of Roslindale’s Display styles, free for anyone who has licensed the Light and Bold weights via DJR’s Font of the Month Club.

Tags: decorative/display, serif, flared/concave, inscriptional, phototype, pinched joints, sharp, wedge serif
Design:David Jonathan Ross
Publisher:DJR, Font of the Month Club
Characters:Latin, Vietnamese
Released:2018-05-31
Updated:2020-09-01
Licensing:Trial, Paid/commercial

Eckmannpsych Variable

  • ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
    abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz 0123456789
0 1000

​A psychedelic interpretation of Otto Eckmann’s Eckmann-Schrift, available with discounted pricing as a work-in-progress design. It comes with a bonus DrawBot script for making variable animations.

Tags: decorative/display, Art Nouveau, flared/concave, optical sizes, psychedelic, soft corners
Design:James T. Edmondson
Publisher:OH no Type Co.
Characters:Latin
Released:2018-04-04
Updated:2018-10-17
Licensing: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

Skia

  • ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
    abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz 0123456789
0.48 3.2
0.62 1.3

​Skia is, in many ways, the grandparent of modern OpenType variable fonts. Matthew Carter’s Latin successor to his lesser-known Cadmus Greek, Skia was the first of the GX fonts that allowed font variation functionality. Developed for Apple, it has been bundled with their operating systems since System 7.5 in 1994. In more recent OS’s, only the named instances of Skia’s stylistic variations are exposed in the system’s font interface, without variable controls. However, the font still contains data for fluid variation, including stylistic extremes of weight and width beyond those offered as named instances.

Tags: decorative/display, sans, calligraphic, feature variations, flared/concave, inscriptional, spurless
Design:Matthew Carter
Publisher:Apple
Characters:Latin
Released:1994-10-01
Licensing:Bundled