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screenshot of Tongari

Tongari

Leading with a typetester, the specimen for Tongari quickly moves into panle after panel of usage examples. The design sketches are a welcome addition to any specimen. These show the level of craft the designer puts into every single letterform.

Published on 11 Aug 2020
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Goldman Sans

Interesting slideshow for Goldman Sans. Sort of a specimen, sort of marketing to an internal audience, the website does a good job at explaining accessbility features to a lay audience. The section on number was especially good.

Published on 10 Aug 2020
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Aeonik Pro

A straight-forward typetester leads the specimen for Aeonik Pro, before an equally straight-forward list of weights, glyphs, and features. Nothing out of the ordinary here. The carousel of images of usage is where the interesting design lies on this specimen. Some beautiful pieces of work that I wish had been transposed into digital form.

Published on 10 Aug 2020
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FB Big Caslon

Another slick, informative and exploratory specimen from The Font Bureau. Vertically stacked sample text invites the user to explore the large text before a simple categorised glyph list.

Published on 07 Aug 2020
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Azote

This is a traditional, but effective, digital specimen. Large sample text in different weights visually show the benefits and features of the font.

Published on 07 Aug 2020
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Adelle Mono Flex

TypeTogethers specimens take a templated approach, but include this large section on the backstory of the typeface. Typically, they pair this with an even lengthier blog post providing a package of material to support the typeface release. A perfect example of when a specimen isn't just a specimen.

Published on 06 Aug 2020
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Mont

So many specimens follow a sinlge page approach with vertically defined sections. Mont takes the other approach of incorporating sub-pages and navigation. The type tester is particularly elegant.

Published on 05 Aug 2020
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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