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.
In oft formats, our collection of fonts holds four large families. Atacama, a typeface of the Garalde classification is composed of 90 font styles. Antarctica, our sans-serif neo-grotesque font can be seen in 132 styles. Amazonia, is a refined neo-classic didone with 90 styles to explore. Alaska is a geometric sans serif font encompassed in 110 font styles. All together this quintessential classic fonts collection holds 422 font styles.
As for our variable fonts, it’s versatility and creative possibilities allows 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 it’s ‘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 fonts 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.
Continually working towards the future. The release of our final products in March 2021, Italics will be added to our collection, new design axes will equally be included to the variable fonts, additional language support like full Latin Set Pro and Cyrillic will arrive in September 2020. We also plan to release all new fonts to expand our ever-growing collection of typefaces. With the launch of our new online shop in 2021, a new feature will be included. You will be able to generate your own custom styles based off of our variable fonts, giving you an additional design tool to find the right style and font for your projects.
Char. Set, Formats & Languages
Our beta 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