A research project into understanding digital type specimens and their role in evaluating typefaces.
A project about type specimens:
what they are; how they are used; and who makes them.
THE SPECIMENS DIGEST
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Good looking new Grotesk from Process. The specimen is a stack of svg words and numerals, with an option to use a really good type tester. An interesting addition in the type tester is the option to swap out the default text with some other options.
There's a lot to like about this bold specimen for Diatype. A mix of photography and bright user interface makes for an exciting specimen. Bravely building on existing interface conventions, it includes many subtle animations and transitions. To see what I mean, check out the glyph table.
Taking a 'page-based' approach to this specimen, Wallop includes many stacked carousels of SVG graphics. Light on the use of web fonts, the specimen concludes with a comprehensive type tester allowing the user to toggle stylistic sets and other OpenType features.