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The formal showing of this specimen shows web typography at its best. Beautiful type, quality educational content, and imaginitive layout.
This is a great specimen. Every panel is editable meaning you get to play with the various sizes, weights and settings in context. The specimen is further bolstered with full character set, language support, opentype features, and a downloadable PDF specimen.
A single colour specimen that mixes geometric shapes with individually typeset single words in the many different weights. The specimen closes with a glyph set and demonstration of the many features of the typeface.
An interesting specimen, but if only this was in web fonts! Stacked images of various incontext settings are really what sells the typeface here. Alternating black and white, large and small text across the various weights have striking appearance.
All Newlyn's specimens follow the same, templated (but slick) design. Simple cues, such as the flashing cursor, invite users to interact with the specimen further.
This is a fun specimen. Beautifully designed to match the feel of the typeface, the specimen initially takes you through the origin and inspiration of the work. There's a lot to dig into here: a long form essay, beautifully designed little panels of type features and testers.
Beautifully typeset digital specimen opens with just a paragraph of editable text. Scrolling reveals panels of example text for various contexts for Concourse.
Infini is a public commission by the Centre National Des Arts Plastiques in France. A freely available font, the specimen is an infinate scroll across four 'pages' but with links to a type tester, and in depth typographic studies.
The specimen for IBM Plex is as close to a printed specimen as you can get in digital. It has those feelings of bespoke design, collectability – something special. Quality content and bold large typography.
Detailed and full-featured type tester for coding font, Input. Mirroring an IDE with sample code, the user is invited to tweak the settings to find the perfect weights, balance, and alternate letterforms just for them.
LLineto's specimens follow a similar templated approach and closely mimicking a printed specimen. This is all about showing the different weights over titles and long form. What is particularly good is the very detailed technical information at the bottom of the page. Detailed waterfall design patterns with a full glyph table.
From PangramPangram, the Right Grotesque specimen, unusually, leads with pricing and downloads. Refreshing to see the continuing trends of free licences. The typeface tester is way down in the hierarchy followed by some images from the PDF specimen. Again, I wish these were presented as web fonts.