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Auger Mono

There is something about this specimen that reminds me of the printed specimens from Emigre in the mid 90's. Maybe it's the colour combinations, or the simple panels of large glyphs.

Published on 16 Apr 2021

Andada

This specimen for Andada is well constructed and comprehensive. The fonts in use section is particularly useful to see real-world application.

Published on 16 Apr 2021

Montecatini Pro

Will you look at that CA ligature in the title! This specimen for Montecatini is very refreshing. Leading with design information and inspiration, the specimen goes on to provide type testers. The real stand-out, though, is the real selling point: the contextual and stylistic alternates.

Published on 11 Apr 2021

Moriston

Part article, part type specimen, and part – sort of – product landing page. The 'pay-what-you-want' personal licensing is a welcome addition, plus the various calls to action for signing up to the newsletter. These commercial additions – whilst welcome here – are sadly lacking from many specimens out there.

Published on 11 Apr 2021

Uivo

Uivo is a geometric grotesque hybrid with a specimen full of personality. The delicate balance of marketing, usefulness, distinctive, and design is well constructed with a simple colour palette, stacked specimen components, and finishing with some really useful customer testimonials. I wish we'd see more of those.

Published on 04 Apr 2021

Sculpin

Process's type specimens are always so simple, engaging, and just useful enough to tempt any designer to part with their cash. Really good specimen with larger than life type.

Published on 31 Mar 2021