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Harriet continues the theme of two tone, stacked type testers, but it's just done *so* well! The type tester tools are shown on interaction with the editable content areas. The OpenType feature panel is particularly well done with examples shown in context to the controls.
Scroll through page after page of contextual examples in the specimen for Halyard from Darden Studio. This microsite really shows how this typeface could be put to use on a broad range of outputs.
Based on double-gothic typefaces used for impact printing, RT Dromo is a characterful sans serif, especially the heavy weights. The specimen mixes panels of illustrative and educational content.
A simple black and white specimen with stacked type testers with size controls.
A comprehensive interactive specimen from Or Type. This takes type testers to another level offering rudamentary layout software. Add multi-columns, images, and interact with any element of type. The specimen is arranged in vertical pages – prepopulated with different text types – with options to add further pages to create your own.
A glorious black and white specimen with enormous type, the GT Super specimen tells the story of the typeface before digging into detail. Almost all vertical panels revieal a typetester on colicking with an array of tightly constrained controls.
A variable font with a lot of variation! Science Gothic is a reimagining of Bank Gothic in a HUGE new design space. The specimen is interesting from a graphic design and web design perspective. A blend of noised backgrounds with two tone gradients fill each horizontal container.
A lovely looking typeface with a simple and clear specimen. Images of the type set in various contexts open the specimen – presumably from a printed companion – before moving into some type testing and finally the ability to download trial fonts.
Following the trend of leading the digital specimens with images of the font in various contexts, the specimen for Antonia includes some notable additions – an animation of the variable font, individual type testers for the many weights but with options to preselect to HTML headings and text.
An unconventional specimen for an unconventional typeface. It's quite rare to see experimentation in this space, so when it does happen it's refreshing. A carousel of images with introductory content open the specimen leading onto stacked typesetters for the various weights. The design patterns themselves are conventional, but the presentation less so.
This is an interesting little application of a font selling the benefits of variable fonts, but packaged up into something useful.
There is something nuts and bolts about this specimen that appeals. Lean on snazzy features, or enticing content, the Exchange specimen leads with simple typetesters, small explanatory text, and options to read more in-depth content or download a print specimen.