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screenshot of Panorama

Panorama

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

Published on 08 Jul 2020
screenshot of Blanchard Collection

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
screenshot of Pensum Sans

Pensum Sans

A fairly standard looking specimen, but it's enriched with content of its creation written by the designer.

Published on 06 Jul 2020
screenshot of Balto

Balto

A visually interesting specimen that would be made so much better by being constructed with web fonts instead of rendered images. That aside, it does a good job of displaying the typeface's best features in an easily digestable format.

Published on 06 Jul 2020
screenshot of CoFo Sans

CoFo Sans

This is a smart looking specimen. Minimal in features, the design is horizontally split: typical specimen features on the left such as type testers, character set etc. But the right is blurred out. Until it is clicked, which reveals editorial about the typeface and designer, in addition to some fonts in use content.

Published on 06 Jul 2020
screenshot of Peak

Peak

Another Extraset specimen with a vintage feel about it. Leading with illustrations to explain the font's features, the specimen moves on to a comprehensive and well-designed type tester. And there's that buy button again!

Published on 03 Jul 2020
screenshot of Aspen

Aspen

This is a fun specimen. Luwig Type's Aspen typeface can be manipulated in mocked up contexts – from billboards and shop fronts, to books and magazines.

Published on 03 Jul 2020
screenshot of Playtype

Playtype

Big. Type. but effective. The overlaid, layered, information panel is a useful and effective addition to the layout giving the appearence the user is scrolling an actual page of a specimen, rather than a web page. Subtle depth adding a subtle perception.

Published on 01 Jul 2020
screenshot of Leon Sans

Leon Sans

A geometric sans serif built using code to create animations. probably one of the better examples of kinetic typography on the web at the moment. Whilst this specimen site aims to really show what is possible, even with the simplist and most subtle animations, this typeface could be effective in many contexts.

Published on 01 Jul 2020
screenshot of Ēdìtørîaļ Něw

Ēdìtørîaļ Něw

A rich, immersive experience for a versatile typeface. The specimen reads like a book – and can be navigated as such. But the designers have given much attention to the experience of the passive scrolling user. Animations and transitions lead the user through each section inviting them to interact with the content in non-conventional ways.

Published on 01 Jul 2020
screenshot of Klarheit Grotesk

Klarheit Grotesk

Another specimen from Extraset. Presenting a wonderfully stark design, the specimen's biggest asset is the typetester allowing the user to explore the many alternate glyphs available for the font.

Published on 01 Jul 2020
screenshot of Nein (Beta) | Extraset

Nein (Beta) | Extraset

There's a lot going on in the design of this specimen. Opening with probably the largest type seen anywhere, the visual assault continues through panelled animations demonstrating potential use. That started with enormous type, ends with an enormous buy button.

Published on 01 Jul 2020