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

screenshot of Compagnon


An unusal specimen presented in a user-configurable grid. Every element is presented in one of the rectangles, and you can choose how many rectanges per row you want to see. Want big type? Bump up rectangles with the slider. The fragmented reading experience really works.

Published on 27 Jul 2020
screenshot of Comic Neue

Comic Neue

This is a lovely specimen for a reimagining of Comic Sans. Going as far as suggesting this is for everyone – including the typographically savvy. The refreshing element of this specimen is the opening illustration and the earthy colour palette.

Published on 27 Jul 2020
screenshot of Output Font

Output Font

The companion to Output, Input is a simple, understated sans serif typeface presented in a simple specimen. The refreshing line illustrations are all that's needed to demonstrate the usage.

Published on 27 Jul 2020
screenshot of Forma DJR Font

Forma DJR Font

The great thing about David Jonathan Ross's specimens is the writing. Full of humour and personality, Forma is no different. A refreshing design – bright, primary colours – are the backdrop for an excellent editorial specimen.

Published on 27 Jul 2020
screenshot of Aglet Mono

Aglet Mono

The Aglet Mono specimen page opens with a type tester and a complete display of all weights available to buy. The real selling point of this specimen, though, are the contextual samples – showing aglet performing in a code environment.

Published on 24 Jul 2020
screenshot of Kefa III

Kefa III

Marketed as a 'UI Slab Serif', Kefa's specimen has some compelling images in a carousel. The stacked type testers have simple controls to allow the user to interact with the typeface.

Published on 23 Jul 2020
screenshot of The Northern Block

The Northern Block

An unconventional specimen – certainly from a web perspective. It leads with a fake article and is navigable by vertical tabs on the left of the screen. The right of the screen permenantly has an open drawer for licensing and purchasing workflow.

Published on 22 Jul 2020
screenshot of Pilowlava - VTF

Pilowlava - VTF

A bit of an assault on the senses, the specimen for Pilowlava harks back to a more creative time on the web. A refreshing aesthetic.

Published on 22 Jul 2020
screenshot of The Lust Pro Series

The Lust Pro Series

What happens when you art direct the design of a specimen with customised photography and fully illustrate its intended use? This. This is what happens. The Lust pro specimen shows high level editorial design, complete with its own content.

Published on 22 Jul 2020
screenshot of Avara


A typeface with no curves. The specimen is a single element – an editable name of the typeface, but not editable in the sense you might expect. Here, you can manipulate the points of the glyphs.

Published on 22 Jul 2020
screenshot of Oi!


Brilliant name for a 'clarendonesque on steroids'. The Specimen for 'Oi!' is littered with comedic touches and the design fully supports the loud brash intention of the typeface.

Published on 22 Jul 2020
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