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Spezia Serif Font

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.

Published on 25 Feb 2021

Utile Narrow

A solid, functional library specimen from Kontour. Stacked type testers with variable length sample text give way to accordions of features and design story.

Published on 24 Feb 2021

Mikro Super

A specimen exclusively made up from stacked type testers for each weight and style. The vibrant colours work well against the large, heavy glyphs.

Published on 24 Feb 2021
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