On the Road to Variable: The Flexible Future of Typography
On the 16th September 2016, Adobe, Google, Apple and Microsoft announced a new update to the OpenType specification; allowing fonts to be variable on their systems. Through this update, designers have the freedom and flexibility to use a wide variety of styles, making everything in between the expected typographic weights an easy-to-access possibility.
Since the update, variable typography has become an unstoppable force and regular occurrence in contemporary graphic design. In celebration of that, viction:ary’s On the Road to Variable explores an eclectic and exciting collection of work that experiments with the modification of existing typefaces, as well as the creation of new ones for a fascinating glimpse into the future of type.