A curated list of digital specimens
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Turbine

Turbine is a neo grotesk with distinctive curves and open apertures. This is quite some specimen. Starting with a quick introduction and type tester, it moves on to a long list of branded samples in the same two-colour palette. The Process section is a particularly good read.

Published on 04 Aug 2020
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Rapport

This is a deceptively simple specimen that, on further investigation, reveals different features in interesting ways. The type tester's controls are a little unusual. Clicking the 'read more' about the font opens a treasure trove of an article outlining the typeface's origins, inspiration, and design

Published on 04 Aug 2020
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Chikki

What a fun specimen! Bright, bold typographic illustrations pepper the content explaining the typeface's features. Really refreshing design.

Published on 04 Aug 2020
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Residenz Grotesk

A specimen that reads like a product page, including often used conventions such as the alternating image and paragraph combination. Where this specimen breaks with convention is the navigation stuck to the bottom of the page.

Published on 30 Jul 2020
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Anybody

A heavily stylised retro illustration opens the specimen before leading onto more conventional design patterns. It's a shame the aesthetic wasn't carried through to the features or back story of the typeface.

Published on 29 Jul 2020
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Newglyph

This is a really cool collection of specimens (as a catalogue, I suppose). Presented in a passive, scrollable format, the controls for manipulating the content ever-present at the bottom of the interface.

Published on 29 Jul 2020
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Helsa Display

Super simple specimen from Paratype which has glyphs and languages as different sections. There is a tool menu (which is a little obfuscated) and in here are the usual controls to manipulate the text.

Published on 29 Jul 2020
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Forgotten Shapes

This is a really interesting user interface and specimen format. It's a type specimen coupled with a lengthy article in a refreshing interface for swapping between the two.

Published on 29 Jul 2020
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Breno Var et al

Tiny stacked type testers with variable font axis controllers. Simple but effective.

Published on 28 Jul 2020
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Haste

A simple digital equivalent of a flyer, I suppose. Stacked images of type samples for Haste. The larger weights particularly good.

Published on 28 Jul 2020
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Name Sans

Refreshingly simple. A full page type tester with three variable font axis controllers. That's it!

Published on 28 Jul 2020
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Pulpo

An in-depth specimen trying hard to display the many features and possible applications of the typeface.

Published on 27 Jul 2020