Tag: Variable fonts6 articles
If you’ve hung around any type designers lately (and maybe even some graphic designers), you’ve likely heard of variable fonts. You might not know exactly what they are (more on that shortly) or what they do, but you’ve likely gathered that the design community is pretty excited about them.
You’ve also probably heard that they aren’t quite … ready. That they’re mostly just experimental, a fun toy and nothing more.
Tom Rickner introduces Monotype's first Variable font, available free on GitHub, and shares his research into potential use cases for variable fonts.
Typography on the web has long been considered second to web page performance, leaving web designers unable to apply all but the most basic typographic principles to online content. Until now. With the recent emergence of the variable font format, designers can work with an entire font family as they do in print.
Tom Rickner, veteran type designer, shares his personal role in the beginnings of type’s most exciting development in decades.
Bob Taylor, Monotype’s Font Technologies Director, offers his views on the promise of Variable Fonts and shares how Monotype and the tech industry are bringing this promise to reality. He shares a few Variable Font tests gone wrong, what we are learning, and introduces the newest Variable Font from Monotype.