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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A useful specimen from Luzi Type for Spezia Serif. Of particular note is the little variable font tester. This is great. A simple user interface offering axis sliders and italic toggles.
A solid, functional library specimen from Kontour. Stacked type testers with variable length sample text give way to accordions of features and design story.
A specimen exclusively made up from stacked type testers for each weight and style. The vibrant colours work well against the large, heavy glyphs.