Brandikaran | Monotype Turns Renowned Designer’s Font Into Free-To-Download Variable Typeface
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Monotype Turns Renowned Designer’s Font Into Free-To-Download Variable Typeface

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Monotype Turns Renowned Designer’s Font Into Free-To-Download Variable Typeface

The mobile-loving world calls for quick-loading sites and legibility. Usually, that comes at a cost for designers: lack of personality in your typefaces, which gives print communications a winning edge aesthetic-wise. At the TYPO Berlin 2018 held this week, experts are hoping to combat that by introducing variable fonts.

As a preface to the event, leading type foundry Monotype has unveiled ‘FF Meta Variable’, which runs on a technology that lets brands and designers tweak entire font families—including width, weight, slant and spacing—in a single file.

The ‘FF Meta’ humanist sans-serif family was introduced by renowned type designer Erik Spiekermann. Now, it’s been adapted by font engineer Marianna Paszkowska for flexibility. Throughout 2018, a demo version of this new typeface will be available for free download.

Variable fonts are expected to go big in the world of design. They’re data-saving and load faster since they’re compressed in single font files, yet allow you to feature various aesthetics on your site.

These resources also grant websites a voice; typically, designers need more than one font to cover body copy and headings, but you can now project personality using a single file. Further, it’s a known fact that styles within the same font family are made to complement each other.

View some samples below and download ‘FF Meta Variable Demo’ for free here.

Image courtesy of Monotype
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Image courtesy of Monotype

[Images courtesy of Monotype]

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