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unusual variation

Typefaces that use font variation technology for design characteristics beyond the typical implementations of weight, width, slant, etc.

Variable fonts tagged with “unusual variation”

90 results

Extendomatic Variable

  • ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
    abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz 0123456789
-20 20
0 1000
200 800

A geometric take on connected monoline script styles as seen on 20th-century cars and appliances, with the ability to stretch inter-letter connections and add snap-on under- and overline extenders.

Tags: decorative/display, sans, script, backslant, connecting, monoline, multiplexed, multiplexed posture, unusual variation
Design:David Jonathan Ross
Publisher:DJR, Font of the Month Club
Characters:Latin, Vietnamese
Released:2021-05-01
Licensing:Trial, Paid/commercial

Caraque VF

  • ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
    abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz 0123456789
400 900
1 100

A rounded sans that fills in on itself in heavier weights and can morph in to blobbier forms forms, like chocolate letters melting.

Tags: decorative/display, sans, cartoon, closed in, feature variations, filled counters, gothic, monoline, multiplexed, plump/convex, psychedelic, rounded, unusual variation, wavy/wiggly
Design:Pablo Gámez
Publisher:Dalton Maag
Characters:Latin
Released:2021-04-08
Licensing:Trial, Paid/commercial

Wavefont

  • ĈĉċĊĉċčīıēģĹĶIJĺķĺĺijĽijĶĵĦČģĹĪĞĠĝġđČĐĤĨijħģĚģĢıĞĢİķīİijķĴIJĪĬģęĬķĦĒěěėďĒĚĪĢēČċěĩĘđēĞĝĚČčĖħĨĝđđĒīīĚďĕĚġĔċċĖĭİĮğĔĢĤĮĪĘįĹĵĶijįĸııijĢĚĭĥĪıĦĦĨĤĪġĤĴĭĵįĐĕĠĤħĦ
    ĨĩĪĶĶIJĹIJįĮĪķĺĵĹĶİIJįĪİĨĮĩġĤĜğĘğīĞęīĬĹĶĨįIJİijĪıİİĸĴĶĮĭijĵĭīĨĭħĬįĵijĶįĤĨģĥĝĘĠĦIJĮĦıİįĸįıĵİĭİĩĬĢģħħīěĜġġĠĞĦĩīĹĵĺĶİĮĭİIJīīģĕĒČČďĐđċčďčċċċĉĉċĉĉĈĈċčėįĢĥłĻIJ
1 108
0 1
0 50

A variable font that can be used for rendering charts by mapping data values to Unicode characters.

Tags: dingbats, modular, monospaced, multiplexed, multiplexed weight, pixel, unusual variation
Design:Dmitry IV.
Publisher:Dmitry IV.
Characters:dingbats/emoji
Released:2021-02-26
Licensing:Open source

Linefont

  • ĞĠģĦĨīĭįıijĵĶĸĸĹĹĹĹĸķĶĴIJİĭĪħĤġĞěĘĕĒďčČĊĊĉĉĊċČĎĐĒĔėęěĝğĠĠġĠğĞĜĚėĔđĎċĈąăĂāāāĂĄĆĉČďĒĕĘĚĜĞğğĞĜĚĘĕĒĎċĈĆăĂāāĂĄĆĉČďēĖęĜĞğĠĠĠĞĜĚėēĐčĊ湥㥥ĆĈĊčĐĔėĚĜğĠġġġĠĞĜĚėĔđčċĈĆĄĂĂāĂăĄĆĈĊČďĒĔĖĘĚěĝĝĞĞĝĜĜĚęėĖĔēđĐďĎčččččĎďđĒĔĖĘĚĜĞġģĥħĨĪīĬĭĭĭĭĬĬīĩĨĦĥģġĠğĝĝĜĜĝĞğġģĦĩīįıĴķĹĺĻĻĻĺĸĵIJįīĨĤġğĝĜĝĞĠĢĦĩĭİijĴĵĵijİĬħġĜĖđĎċĊĊČĎĒĖęĜĞĞĝěėēĎĊćąąĆĊĐėĞĦĬıĴĵĴıĭĨĤĠ
    ĝĝĞĠģħĪĬīĩĤĞĖĎćĂĀĀ ăĉĐĘĠħīĭĭĪħģğĞĞğģħĬįıİĬĦĞĕčĆāĀĂĆčĕĜģĨĪĪĨĤġĞĜĝğĤĩĮIJĴijİīģĚĒĊąĂāĄĉďĕěĠģĤĤġĞěęėĘĚĞĤĩįĵĸĺĺķijĭħĠęĔĐĎčĎĐēėĚĝğğğĝĚėĒ ĎĊĆăāĀāĂąĈČĐĔĘěĞĠġĢġĠĞĜęĖēĐčĊĈĆĄĂĂāāĂĂăąĆĈĊČĎĐĒĕėĚĜğġĤħĪĬįIJĴĶĸĹĻĻĻĻĺĹķĴıĮĪħĤġğĞĝĞğġĤĨĬįijĵķķĵIJĮĨĢěĕďċĉĈĊčđĕęĜĝĝěĘĔĐččďēĚģĬĴĹĻĺĵĬģęđČĊČĐĖěĞğĝĚĖĕĖěĢīIJķĶİĦęČăĀăČĘĤĬİįĪģĞěěĞġĢğęĒċĊĎĘĥIJĺĺIJĤĕĈĂąĎĚĥ
50 500
20 500

A variable font that can be used for rendering line chart data by mapping data values to Unicode characters.

Tags: dingbats, modular, monospaced, multiplexed, multiplexed weight, pixel, unusual variation
Design:Dmitry IV.
Publisher:Dmitry IV.
Characters:dingbats/emoji
Released:2021-02-16
Licensing:Open source

Widescreen VF

  • ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
    abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz 0123456789
100 900
100 200
100 200

A geometric sans that takes on a more sci-fi feeling in its wider variants. Includes an axis to only widen some glyphs, resulting in an irregular mixed-width style.

Tags: decorative/display, sans, geometric, futuristic/sci-fi, irregular widths, monoline, unusual variation
Design:Matt Burvill
Publisher:Dalton Maag
Characters:Latin
Released:2021-02-11
Licensing:Trial, Paid/commercial

Belarius Var

  • Belarius Var
    ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
    abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz 0123456789
  • Belarius Var Oblique
    ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
    abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz 0123456789
300 800
80 120
0 150

A typeface with retractable serifs, allowing it to vary between sans and slab styles.

Tags: decorative/display, serif, slab serif, sans, gothic, neo-grotesque, retractable serifs, unusual variation
Design:Veronika Burian, José Scaglione, Azza Alameddine, Pooja Saxena
Publisher:TypeTogether
Characters:Latin
Released:2021-01-26
Licensing:Paid/commercial

Whirly Birdie & Whirlybats

  • Whirly Birdie
    ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ 0123456789
  • Whirlybats
    ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZÇĆΑΒΓΔΕΖΗΘΙΚΛΜΝΞΟΠΡΣΤΦΨΩͰϚϏАБВГДЕЁЖЗabcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyzéòóôõöøōžɋʠṕλοτφχψωϊͱϟϗϻабвг0123456789⁄!#*,./:;?\¡·¿•…·"'«’()[]{}-_–&@|¦§©®°¶†‡™☁☌⚑$¢£¤¥€%+<=>~¬±^×÷‰∂∅∏∑−√∞∫≈≠≤≥↑→↓←╋◊◚`΄
100 200
50 100
50 150
0 20

A bouncy sans inspired by mid-20th-century American advertising, paired with an ambitious set of animatable dingbats that can be looped using font variations.

Tags: decorative/display, sans, all caps, animation, cartoon, dingbats, gothic, multiplexed, multiplexed posture, unusual variation
Design:Alex Tomlinson
Publisher:Ursa Minor
Characters:Latin, dingbats/emoji
Released:2020-11-18
Licensing: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

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

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

VARIANZ

  • ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
    abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz 0123456789
0 100
0 100

​A type system that can morph between a wide range of stylistic variations, including low-contrast sans, chunky slab serif, high-contrast modern, calligraphic sans, and everything in between.

Tags: decorative/display, body text, serif, slab serif, sans, calligraphic, M-formula, overbite/underbite, retractable serifs, sharp, stub serifs, unusual variation
Design:Viktor Zumegen
Publisher:Viktor Zumegen
Characters:Latin (limited)
Released:2020-08-10
Updated:2021-02-10
Licensing:By request

Adelle Mono Var

  • Adelle Mono Var
    ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
    abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz 0123456789
  • Adelle Mono Var Italic
    ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
    abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz 0123456789
300 800
0 1000

​An expansion of the Adelle series with the option to gradually move between strict monospacing and a more proportional design that retains a monospaced look. Pooja Saxena was an assistant designer on the project.

Tags: body text, sans, some serifs, monospaced, multiplexed, multiplexed weight, unusual variation, woman-designed
Design:TypeTogether, Irene Vlachou, Veronika Burian, José Scaglione
Publisher:TypeTogether
Characters:Latin
Released:2020-07-25
Licensing:Paid/commercial

Pangea VAR

  • ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
    abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz 0123456789
    ΑΒΓΔΕΖΗΘΙΚΛΜΝΞΟΠΡΣΤΥΦΧΨΩ
    αβγδεζηθικλμνξοπρσςτυφχψω
    АБВГДЕЖЗИЙКЛМНОПРСТУФХЦЧШЩЪЫЬЭЮЯ
    абвгдежзийклмнопрстуфхцчшщъыьэюя
300 700
0 1
0 50
0 100
0 60
0 1
0 1
0 1
0 1

​A geometric sans that, instead of a typical optical size axis, offers more specific adjustments for details normally affected by optical size variation. Expansions are planned for Arabic, Hebrew, and more.

Tags: sans, geometric, feature variations, monoline, multiplexed, retractable extenders, unusual variation
Design:Christoph Koeberlin
Publisher:Fontwerk
Characters:Latin, Greek, Cyrillic, Vietnamese
Released:2020-07-20
Updated:2021-03-09
Licensing:Trial, Paid/commercial

Spektra

  • ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
    abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz 0123456789
    АБВГДЕЖЗИЙКЛМНОПРСТУФХЦЧШЩЪЫЬЭЮЯ
    абвгдежзийклмнопрстуфхцчшщъыьэюя
    ΑΒΓΔΕΖΗΘΙΚΛΜΝΞΟΠΡΣΤΥΦΧΨΩ
    αβγδεζηθικλμνξοπρσςτυφχψω
    أبجد هوز حطي كلمن سعفص قرشت ثخذ ضظغ אבגדהוזחטיכלמנסעפצקרשת
-20 20

​A bold headline sans that can vary between back- and forward-slanting positions.

Tags: decorative/display, sans, backslant, gothic, grotesque, inserat, unusual variation, woman-designed
Design:Krista Likar, Alja Herlah
Publisher:Type Salon
Characters:Latin, Cyrillic, Greek, Arabic, Hebrew
Released:2020-07-14
Licensing: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

Flicker

  • ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
    abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz 0123456789
    АБВГДЕЖЗИЙКЛМНОПРСТУФХЦЧШЩЪЫЬЭЮЯ
    абвгдежзийклмнопрстуфхцчшщъыьэюя
0 1000

​A bold, narrow sans with adjustable wavy distortion.

Tags: decorative/display, sans, gothic, grotesque, ink traps, inserat, straight-sided, unusual variation, wavy/wiggly
Design:Daria Zorkina
Publisher:tomorrow.type.today
Characters:Latin, Cyrillic
Released:2020-03-05
Licensing:Paid/commercial

Fraunces

  • Fraunces
    ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
    abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz 0123456789
  • Fraunces Italic
    ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
    abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz 0123456789
9 144
100 900
0 100
0 1

​A typeface that takes cues from some early 20th-century typefaces with soft serifs, like Windsor, Cooper, and Souvenir.

Tags: decorative/display, body text, serif, Art Nouveau, cartoon, feature variations, optical sizes, phototype, rounded, soft corners, stub serifs, unusual variation, woman-designed
Design:Phaedra Charles, Flavia Zimbardi
Publisher:Undercase Type
Characters:Latin, Vietnamese
Released:2020-02-26
Licensing:Open source

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

Boring Sans Variable

  • Boring Sans Variable
    ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
    abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz 0123456789
  • Boring Sans Variable Italic
    ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
    abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz 0123456789
100 1000
100 1000

​A sans typeface that morphs between subdued and weirdly distorted.

Tags: decorative/display, body text, sans, neo-grotesque, overbite/underbite, unusual variation, wavy/wiggly
Design:Cosimo Lorenzo Pancini
Publisher:Zetafonts
Characters:Latin
Released:2020-01-30
Licensing:Trial, Paid/commercial

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

Kyiv*Type

  • Kyiv*Type Titling
    ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
    abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz 0123456789
  • Kyiv*Type Serif
    ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
    abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz 0123456789
  • Kyiv*Type Sans
    ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
    abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz 0123456789
0 1000
0 1000
-1000 0

A type series designed for Kyiv city identification.

Tags: decorative/display, serif, slab serif, sans, geometric, didone, fat-face, grotesque, monoline, sharp, spur serifs, unusual variation
Design:Dmitry Rastvortsev
Publisher:Dmitry Rastvortsev
Characters:Latin
Released:2020-01-14
Licensing:Free for non-commercial use, Free for commercial use

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

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