Design Space and Axes
We are at the forefront of a new and exciting transition in type design technology and history. Our team of contemporary type designers are busy researching, designing and developing our fonts to provide you with the best possible solutions for all of your modern-day communication needs. And given that variable font technology is relatively new, some supporting design software is catching up to it. For example, pdf exports currently do not support variable fonts. Hence, why we provide both variable fonts and otf. format files when purchase our fonts or when you download the free trials. Having both file formats from the get-go ensures you are ready for the future and transition when supporting design technology catches up to variable fonts.
As for our variable fonts, its versatility and creative possibilities allow you to explore type design like never before. A variable font is not designed like a standard font family. Unlike a traditional font that is composed of many styles, with different ranges in weights, like Thin, Light, Regular, Medium, and Black; with a range of different widths like Condensed, Ultra Condensed and Extended; and sometimes also includes Italics. Each of these styles is an individual font file that needs to be installed on a computer, electronic device, website or app.
Fundamentally a variable font is designed to store a whole range of styles in a single font file. That includes a complete font collection, all weights, widths, sometimes italics and even other style variations are included as well. Other distinctive characteristics of this variable font is its ‘design-space’ and “Axes”. The design space defines the boundaries of the fonts and its playing field. Axes are the linear structures that give variable fonts it’s dynamic charm. By moving and adjusting these axis sliders they will allow you to change the font design structure, within this font you will find three axes that width, weight and contrast.
It is the variable fonts, design axes that allows you the freedom to creatively explore the design possibilities within the design software, like for example, working with InDesign, you can now adapt the font to fit all your visual communication needs.
Char. Set, Formats & Languages
Our fonts alphabet includes a standard Latin character set (download the PDF specimen).
The following formats: Variable font file + OTF (desktop), WOFF2 (webfont)
Afrikaans, Albanian, English, Asu, Low German, Basque, Bemba, Béna, Cape Verdean, Catalan, Cebuano, Cisena, Cornish, Corsica, Mauritian Creole, Spanish, Estonian, Filipino, Finnish, French, Friulan, Scottish Gaelic, Galician, Gusii, Ido, Indonesian, Interlingua, Irish, Isangu, Italian, Javanese, Jju, Kalendjin, Kiga, Kinyarwanda, Lojban, Luo, Luxembourgeois, Luyia, Makondé, Makua, Malay, Malagasy, Mannois, Matchamé, Northern Ndebele, Ndebele South, Nyankolé, Occitan, Oromo, Portuguese, Romansh, Rombo, Roundi, Rwa, Samburu, Sango, Sardinian, Shambala, Shona, Soga, Somali, Northern Sotho, Southern Sotho, Swedish, Swiss German, Swahili, Swati, Taita , Taroko, Teso, Tsonga, Tswana, Vunjo, Walloon, Xhosa, Zulu