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what they are; how they are used; and who makes them.

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Recent Grotesk

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.

Published on 17 Sep 2020

Diatype

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.

Published on 16 Sep 2020

Wallop

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.

Published on 16 Sep 2020
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