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FIT is a hyper-stylized series of caps designed with one thing in mind: filling up space with maximum impact. As a variable font with extremes of weights, from the super condensed, to the very, very wide, the specimen for FIT displays this perfectly. Stacked panels of text with anchor controls to stretch them. Brilliant.

Published on 25 Jan 2021

Fabrikat Kompakt

A functional specimen from HvD Fonts for Fabrikat Kompakt but notable because of the opening branding/illustration. Clean, simple, graphical lines present the typeface in simple juxtaposition. Another nice touch is the long-form feature explanation with toggles to see the difference.

Published on 14 Jan 2021


This templated specimen from Positype is notable for the glyph table. In particular, I felt the preview of the glyphs – which are shown on click – display that choice in the context of other glyphs either side and simple cap height, x-height and baseline metrics.

Published on 14 Jan 2021

Q font family

Not sure where to start with this type tester for Q. Type tester is probably the wrong term anyway. 'Constructor' is probably more apt. The interface allows you to explore the various Lego-like build variables for the letterforms.

Published on 14 Jan 2021


This microsite for Arteria is full featured and sprinkled with witty, graphical moments. Subtle animations of interface elements add to the soecimen's appeal. But don't be fooled; this is a serious typeface for broad application.

Published on 12 Jan 2021

League Gothic Italic

A bold, full screen type tester opens this specimen from Open Foundry before some equally large and bold illustrations.

Published on 11 Jan 2021