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Excellent specimen for Compagnie from The Pyte Foundry. Stacked type testers with subtle controls open the specimen before progressing to just the right amount of content explaining the design history. Be sure to check out the PDF specimen for some lovely design work.

Published on 21 Sep 2020


The standout for this specimen from Alanna Munro is the interaction design for purchasing the font. No dropdown, no complicated links off to Eulas and other legal-imposed barriers to purchase. Instead, elegantly designed, simple boxes to select your font package.

Published on 18 Sep 2020


The hierarchy for the Euclid specimen is a little challenging. Opening with licensing information and options to buy – which are always a multi-step process for buying fonts – the specimen proceeds with type testers.

Published on 18 Sep 2020


A delicious specimen from Type Jockeys for Firelli. Continuing their two-tone colour palette and stacked fonts-in-use type examples, the type testers have some subtle ways of integrating with the design.

Published on 17 Sep 2020


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


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