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A light specimen for a delicate typeface. The unusual part of this specimen is the presentation of the opentype features. Each feature has a little slideout window showing the details of each.
Process' specimens are clean, simple, and functional. Large, full-width words in the range of weights is followed by a variable font tester just demonstrating one variable axis: weight. A more feature-rich tester is available under the 'try it' navigation option.
This enormous specimen is crammed full of useful detail. Starting with the simple type testers, but it's towards the bottom of the page that the specimen documents intended context, and some of the typeface's key features.
Of course a specimen about a typeface called Greycliff should be all greyscale. A simple design with stacked images of the typeface in context.
Stacked images and animations tell the story of the design in this unconventional specimen. Of particular interest is the 'move me and play' panel inviting the user to move individual glyphs around on a black canvas.
Colourful, vertically stacked panels outline the features of Compressa before digging into details of the individual characters.
Developed as a personal exploration of the Variable font format, the Jabin specimen designed by Frida Medrano is a playful presentation of spiky forms and educational animations.
Colophon's digital specimens all follow the same templated approach, but with subtle variation of the design of the full width panels.
Bungee is for 'vertical and multicolour typography'. The type-tester is particularly interesting in this horizontally scrolling specimen. It allows the user, through various parameters, to emulate the designs shown in the specimen and share them across Twitter.
Eye-wateringly wonderful. Switch the colours in this specimen and the tyography changes accordingly.
The Work Sans specimen is unusual being almost entirely focussed on the functional aspects of the typeface. Providing the user with the usual features of the typeface, this specimen goes a step further and presents the typeface in multi-language long-form.
A versatile complement to the Adelle typeface family, Adelle Sans Chinese ships with a sparce but elegant specimen getting its priorities straight: invite the user to test, then go on to explain the origins and design. Function first.