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Edit Serif Pro

Despite Edit Serif being a lovely looking typeface, this is another specimen that is, unfortunately, pictures of type rather than web fonts.

Published on 14 Jul 2020

Optician Sans

A free font based on the eye charts throughout the world used for vision testing. An interesting idea that continues the design lineage of Dutch ophthalmologist Herman Snellen, in 1862, and Louise Sloan in 1959.

Published on 14 Jul 2020

Object Sans

PangramPangram's specimens follow a similar templated approach but with bespoke, stacked typographic illustrations. Object Sans doesn't disappoint with striking illustrations displaying a range of weights in a simple two-colour palette.

Published on 14 Jul 2020


A catalogue style specimen but with interesting modular typetesters. The notable difference between these and most others is the option to choose different types of preset text: from headings, and alphabets, to paragraphs and more.

Published on 13 Jul 2020


An exploratory interface allows the user to navigate the design space. An imaginative use of navigational devices and layout.

Published on 08 Jul 2020

Blanchard Collection

A specimen disarming in its simplicity. Just a paragraph of content simply set in the two available styles sit below a brief introduction. The digital specimen is bolstered by a comprehensive PDF, and a lengthy story of the origins, design, and development of the typeface.

Published on 07 Jul 2020