A curated list of digital specimens
of the highest quality. Updated daily.

screenshot of Kale Sans

Kale Sans

A stark, brutalist specimen. Large type, grey and black, sightly set explanatory text sets the tone for Kale Mono.

Published on 22 Jul 2020
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GT Flexa

Where to start with this specimen!? As with many specimens for extensive variable fonts, GT Flexa's content is heavily focussed on explaining the benefits and design attributes. It does this wonderfully through illustrations, animations, and beautifully designed content.

Published on 21 Jul 2020
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Dazzed

An unusual specimen of panelled animations. The strenth of the large type set against a single colour, give this lengthy specimen a simplicity inviting the user to scroll and scroll.

Published on 20 Jul 2020
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Corundum Text

A workhorse of a specimen for a workhorse typeface. Darden Studio's specimen's, although templated, are very well designed. The type testers only appear when a use wants to investigate a particular weight or style.

Published on 20 Jul 2020
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Dotties

A delightfully illustrated specimen full of lovely detail. The stacked ice cream pots are particularly clever.

Published on 20 Jul 2020
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Sentinel

Sentiel gets an update to Pro status. New fractions, ornaments, small caps and more. As always with Hoefler&Co's specimens, there is a clarity and purpose. Sections for design notes and characters support the highly practical overview page.

Published on 15 Jul 2020
screenshot of Tome Sans

Tome Sans

An 'approachable typeface with a professional demeanor', Tome Sans from Delve Fonts has a functional but comprehensive one-page specimen.

Published on 15 Jul 2020
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Messina

An unsual and refreshing layout for this black and white specimen for Messina. The type family is comprised of Sans, Modern, and Serif. The outstanding part of this specimen is the fonts in use section with captioned images showing Messina in context.

Published on 15 Jul 2020
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Soya

A type tester with a few controls, some sample text, the weights available and a glyph table. What more do you need in a specimen? No much more. Certainly no less.

Published on 15 Jul 2020
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Arpona

This specimen leads with animated illustrations and the features and inspiration for the typeface. The multicolumn and paragraph settings work particularly well, especially as they are crisp web fonts. The jewel of this specimen, though, is the accompanying design process content, complete with early sketches.

Published on 15 Jul 2020
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Tofino

A comprehensive specimen for Tofino, a sans serif with a large range of weights and styles available. The specimen is notable for its huge range of examples of potential usage, which even goes as far as including a UI kit for Sketch and Illustrator.

Published on 15 Jul 2020
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Mixo

A very simple specimen for the unusual display face, Mixo. A selection of sizes and a glyph table are all that's available.

Published on 15 Jul 2020