A curated list of digital specimens
of the highest quality. Updated daily.

Pappardelle Party Font

Eye-wateringly wonderful. Switch the colours in this specimen and the tyography changes accordingly.

Published on 08 Jun 2020

Work Sans

The Work Sans specimen is unusual being almost entirely focussed on the functional aspects of the typeface. Providing the user with the usual features of the typeface, this specimen goes a step further and presents the typeface in multi-language long-form.

Published on 08 Jun 2020

Adelle Sans Chinese

A versatile complement to the Adelle typeface family, Adelle Sans Chinese ships with a sparce but elegant specimen getting its priorities straight: invite the user to test, then go on to explain the origins and design. Function first.

Published on 08 Jun 2020


Exquisite specimen from Klim Type Foundry. On the surface, the specimen for Söhne is simply presented. Almost like a print specimen. It's not until you interact with the type that the controls appear for a feature-rich typetester. What is particularly interesting about this one is the ability to test multi-lingual definitions of 1984's Newspeak.

Published on 05 Jun 2020


Hoefler&Co's specimens follow a similar templated approach, but they are considered and elegant. The full-featured type tester is front and centre inviting the user to get in and test the fonts themselves. Simple and effective.

Published on 05 Jun 2020

Source Han Serif

Adobe's open source CJK typeface initiative. A calming and sophisticated website punctuated with line drawing illustrations and subtle interactions.

Published on 05 Jun 2020


A functional, traditional-looking specimen from bBox Type. Leading with the various weights, sizes and simple two colour presentation, the specimen quickly moves on to describe features. The type tester is another section, but feature rich allowing the user to change paragraphs and do basic typesetting.

Published on 05 Jun 2020

Bold Decisions

An unusual specimen, Bold Decision's Glossy specimen follows the same style as the other typefaces on sale: a simple quote is presented full screen. There's something to be said for powerful words set large and strong.

Published on 05 Jun 2020

Fabel, the animal alphabet

A delightful specimen to match a delightful typeface. The ligatures and tabular vs old style numerals are particularly lovely.

Published on 03 Jun 2020