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Elfreth

Everybody loves a good Blackletter. And this is a good one! The specimen reads as an article punctuated with images of inspiration and typeface development.

Published on 15 Aug 2020

Highgate

Dalton Maag's Highgate typeface specimen has the right balance of aesthetics, history and context, and font features. The animation displaying the variable font animation is particularly good, highlighting the different glyph shapes when traversing the weight axis. The changes to the little leaf glyph are particularly revealing as to the considerations of the type designer.

Published on 13 Aug 2020

Freigeist

Freigeist is a grotesk superfamily in 5 widths. The specimen elegantly displays the typeface's features in vertically stacked panels. The illustrations are particularly good.

Published on 11 Aug 2020