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Diode Type System

A strange font with a strange, exploratory digital specimen. Unfortunately, as we see quite often, the print specimen PDF is full of examples and striking design with accompanying editorial. The digital specimen, in contrast, falls a bit flat.

Published on 08 Oct 2020


Quarz's specimen follows the structure of the other Extraset specimens, with an interesting mixture of designed panels and animations. The blend of associated photography is a strong design choice, but the functionality offered below is second to none. Excellent type tester and glyph set.

Published on 07 Oct 2020

TT Ramilla

Excellent type testers from TypeType for this specimen for Ramilla. Notable for its inclusion of multi-lingual defined paragraphs.

Published on 07 Oct 2020

Service Gothic

This specimen from Service Gothic from Hex is a refreshing design. Presented as a single page – almost like a poster design – it is a full page poster with type set at various weights and sizes with controls at the top. Showing so much type in a type tester really helps in conveying the changes made to the weight axis.

Published on 06 Oct 2020


Super simple specimen from Aesthetic Type for their latest release, Arkitekt. A list of type testers, some long form design information, and a clear call to action to buy some licenses

Published on 06 Oct 2020

Futura Now

This specimen from Monotype is like many of the recent specimens from the Studio's releases: templated, and fronted by a bespoke marketing video. One interesting additions, though. The type tester has state changes on resizing the text. As a user moves down the sizes, the names – and associated ranges – change, as does the content of the tester. Nifty.

Published on 06 Oct 2020