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screenshot of Piazzolla


So much detail in this specimen. From the long-form editorial, to the different interactive panels. One of these really stood out: the highlights panel. Here, we have on display a grid of selected glyphs for the user. Useful.

Published on 29 Sep 2020
screenshot of BC Retroduktor

BC Retroduktor

The opening screen of this specimen is striking. A stacked selection of svg graphics show the typeface in various graphics. The rest of the specimen – behind sub navigation – allows the user to sample the typeface as well as a complete glyph table.

Published on 28 Sep 2020
screenshot of Redaction


A specimen that takes cursor-jacking to a whole new level! There is much to enjoy in this specimen and, for those who are old enough, you may be reminded of early 2000s web design where experimentation, play, and expression were still high on the medium's agenda.

Published on 25 Sep 2020
screenshot of Foundry Tiento

Foundry Tiento

A subtle, simple and usable specimen for Tiento. It delivers on the basics, but being such a simple design, there is an elegance there that matches the typeface beautifully.

Published on 24 Sep 2020
screenshot of ( KOMETA ) Victor Serif

( KOMETA ) Victor Serif

Another interesting specimen from Kometa. Notable for it's use of vintage photography combined with starkly contrasting and large type, the specimen moves onto stacked settings that build on the idea of paying homage to the ubiquitous icon of newspaper type.

Published on 24 Sep 2020
screenshot of Literata


Typetogether's specimens are always so detailed, full of useful and detailed information. This specimen for Literata doesn't disappoint. The specimens as type testers work particularly well since they only reveal their controls when a user interacts with them keeping the overall appearance clean and uncluttered with UI controls.

Published on 23 Sep 2020
screenshot of La Nord

La Nord

A simple specimen for an interesting typeface. The typeface has some unsettling attributes – the lower case a, the cap M. When set in a paragraph, it gives this uneasy feeling. One has to wonder why that aesthetic wasn't carried through to the specimen. Regardless, this specimen does the job.

Published on 23 Sep 2020
screenshot of Carabelle


This specimen for Carabelle is a delight. Beautiful illustrations and example designs are stacked around the most simple but effectvie test tester. It would be useful to see some details such as a glyph table and specifics for the alternates and language support instead of indicative illustrations.

Published on 22 Sep 2020
screenshot of Aniuk


Aniuk is, as the specimen says, a 'pretty cool typeface'. As is the specimen. The user is invited to scroll through several designed panels in a simple monotone colour palette. The opentype feature illustration works particularly well.

Published on 22 Sep 2020
screenshot of Post Sans

Post Sans

This is a case study for some custom type, but shows how close to a specimen it could be. Excellent design throughout, with engaging content and examples of use.

Published on 22 Sep 2020
screenshot of Maxi


Where to start with this from DINAMO!? Brilliantly concieved variable typeface. Or playful, bold specimen. Or maybe a colour palette designed to challenge your eyeballs. Refreshing. Brilliant.

Published on 22 Sep 2020
screenshot of Atyp BL

Atyp BL

A traditional format for this specimen for Atyp BL. Starting with stacked words (in svgs, not web fonts) with navigable sections of the specimen to try the various styles with a type tester, download trial fonts, and a PDF specimen.

Published on 22 Sep 2020