Fit Variable Font
Fit is one of the first typefaces available in the brand new OpenType variable font format. This format allows multiple font styles to coexist within a single file, which can greatly improve loading performance while providing easy access to Fit’s entire range of widths.
Although widespread support for variable fonts is still forthcoming, I am excited to play with this technology early in the game, and I hope that Fit will serve as a useful demonstration of its possibilities. I’ll keep developing the variable font as the technology progresses, and you can rest assured that the non-variable versions (10 fonts in the basic family and 1001 instance fonts) will do great work for you in the mean time.
Here’s a Fit PDF specimen for you to save and enjoy. In addition to showings and character sets, it has a full listing of Fit’s OpenType features and supported languages not shown on this page. Print wisely; I am not responsible for replacing ink cartridges that are emptied by printing Fit!
Many thanks to Chris Lewis, for helping Fit come to life on this webpage; Maria Doreuli, for consulting with me on Fit’s Cyrillic; Donny Truong, for consulting with me on the Vietnamese accents; Marina Chaccur, for helping me navigate the design of the diacritics; Grzegorz Rolek, for his ogonexcellent advice on Fit’s Polish accents; Oded Ezer, for drawing Fit’s Hebrew; Gor Jihanian, for drawing Fit’s Armenian; Jill Pichotta, for looking over every last detail; Alexandre Saumier Demers and Myles Maxfield, for their technical advice; Indra Kupferschmid and Nick Sherman, for encouraging me to take risks with this release; Rachel Elnar and Michael Doret, for inspiring me to draw something in this style in the first place; and finally, a big thank you to all the folks out there who are working to make variable fonts a reality!
The Fine Print
Fit works best when used a few words at a time at enormous sizes. It is not recommended for setting any copy that you actually want people to read. Please use Fit responsibly!