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A single page of stacked type testers with tiny controls. The standout feature of these are the tiny rosettes positioned over typeface features. For example, an 'a' rosette toggles between an alternate lower case a. Nifty.
The opening screen for this specimen for Fraunes is loads of fun (I'll leave it to you to experiment and find out for yourself!). Many stacked components outlining and demonstrating features sit either side of a long form article outlingin the design. One stand out component is the comparison between optical sizing and without. Very smart.
A feature-rich specimen for Arapey comprised of numerous horizontally stacked interactive elements all wrapped around a simple, two tone design.
An unusual specimen that dispenses with many conventions in favour of expression and experimentation. Illustrative and creative, it includes a really simple type tester and glyph list, but it's the framing illustrations that challenge the viewer.
A specimen that reads as a research project. The linear, scrolling story is punctuated by typographic illustrations and research photographs.
Snap it is a monospaced font without the curves. Because... why not? But underneath this quirky exterior is a typeface with considered and well-constructed form. The specimen in particular goes a long way in explaining the features.
This specimen for FF Ernestine is a presented as a microsite in a traditional way. A homepage with hero image, introductory text, a page with all the glyphs. Whilst this could work very well for print, more is needed for digital. Maybe showing its age?
A really unusual specimen. Presented as a long-form article documenting the design features, history, and inspiration for the creation of Franziska.
A simple but effective specimen for MD System from Mass Driver. Unusually, no type tester. Instead, a prominent download button for trial fonts and a PDF specimen.
A simple specimen for a workhorse of a typeface. Jakarta Sans, an Open-source font for Jakarta city has some really interesting alternates that, when combined, take Jakarta Sans in a really interesting direction.
Another solid specimen from David Jonathan Ross. The Rosindale specimen opens with single words set in large bold weights before drilling down into more detail and origin content from David.
This is an interesting website from British Standard Type that is part specimen, part client case study. Walking through each of the custom projects for their clients, the case study starts to then include comon design patterns from specimens.