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screenshot of Idem & Idem Display

Idem & Idem Display

An interesting idea from DSType. Sort of an interstitial page before the standard catalogue specimens. This is a nice way to introduce the type in a bespoke way – that templated specimens will not allow – without the overhead of creating a mini site.

Published on 16 Jun 2021
screenshot of Midnight Sans

Midnight Sans

The standard catalogue specimen for Midnight Sans but punctuated by some visually interesting large panels of glyphs. Really good explanatory illustrations for opentype features.

Published on 16 Jun 2021
screenshot of Felfel


It's refreshing to see an Arabic specimen so comprehensive. Felfel is made to celebrate the elegance and timeliness of Arabic calligraphy while solving the problem of the cascading nature of Ruq’ah that results in increased line spacing.

Published on 16 Jun 2021
screenshot of Eiko


A beautiful specimen for Eiko from Pangram Pangram. The sophisticated branding is what this specimen is all about. Multiple vertical panels of photography and refreshing graphic design followed by images of enormous glyphs and long-form specimens.

Published on 13 Jun 2021
screenshot of Grey Mono

Grey Mono

Lineto's specimens are always interesting. This one for Grey Mono gets better the more you scroll with blocks of long form content in different weights and columns

Published on 04 Jun 2021
screenshot of Jali Latin

Jali Latin

What the specimen for Jali Latin lacks in character and individuality, it more than makes up in usefulness and usability. Almost everything is here to fully evaluate the typeface.

Published on 04 Jun 2021
screenshot of Lars


Full screen type tester. HUGE type. Unconventional UI with a few little surprises. MIssing a few details, though, to make some really informed decisions about if you want to buy it or not.

Published on 03 Jun 2021
screenshot of West


The specimen for Fontwerk's newest release, West, builds on their other specimens. Comprehensive, stylish, with just the right mix of functional and delightful.

Published on 03 Jun 2021
screenshot of Bretagne


Want to peruse your type to the relaxing sounds of running water and acoustic guitar? A sparce specimen which is just unconventional enough to make it interesting. Good stuff.

Published on 03 Jun 2021
screenshot of Agena Display

Agena Display

The hero image for this specimen for Agena Display by Copper and Brasses hints at what's to come after the stacks of type testers. Really effective branding and design showing off the features of the typeface.

Published on 02 Jun 2021
screenshot of Santa Ana Sans

Santa Ana Sans

From a functional perspective, this specimen for Santa Ana Sans is a little unconventional and a bit lacking. But, from a marketing perspective, it's probably one of the best I've seen. Scroll down to see brightly designed tiles of features, examples, and proposed applications.

Published on 26 May 2021
screenshot of Gnomon*


An interesting specimen for free drop shadow variable font, Gnomon. The interesting aspect of this font is the unusual variable axis: 'time of day', and 'shadow distance'. This type of interface is brilliantly educational for the potential of variable fonts.

Published on 26 May 2021