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This week in Fit

Fit in Communication Arts

Fit’s amazing stacking abilities

Part of Type Network’s new Inside the Fonts series, this article by Yves Peters dives deep into the magic numbers that make Fit look super-good with super-tight linespacing. It even includes a chart of recommended line-height settings for each of Fit’s basic styles!

Communication Arts

The popular visual design magazine Communication Arts featured a gallery of Fit specimens on their website.

Slanted Magazine

The great Slanted Magazine posted a nice piece on their blog, in German and English. It even includes images of two of my personal favorite aspects of Fit, its Vietnamese and Russian!

Many thanks to the folks who were behind these posts! I am very grateful for their work, and to everyone who is helping to get the word out about Fit.

Fit Presentation Images

Fit aspect ratios

One of the reasons I released my typeface Fit is because I thought it would be a good demonstration of the new OpenType variable font format. In order to help explain the concept, I’ve made some images that you can use in presentations or lectures to demonstrate Fit’s capabilities, and by extension, one of the many ways that variable fonts can change the way we set type.

Feel free to download these images and use them in your talks (with credit or a link to djr.com/fit, please). And in the spirit of the design, I made versions that fit the dimensions of both 1024×768 and 1280×720 projectors!

Text fitting demo

Fit is designed to fit PNG 1024×768 PNG 1280×720

A waterfall of widths

A Gradient PNG 1024×768 PNG 1280×720

Word length comparison

Languages PNG 1024×768 PNG 1280×720

Adapting to word length (animation)

Variable! GIF 1024×768 GIF 1280×720

Draggable text at djr.com/fit (animation)

Fit Drag Movie GIF MOV

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Dithr!

My friend and frequent collaborator Chris Lewis just released a free iOS app Dithr. It dithers photos and video with fun pixilated patterns and retro color palettes, recalling the computer games of my youth!

I find myself taking pictures and videos of mundane, everyday objects (radio towers, ceiling fans, and even plain white walls), just to see what wild colors and pixely gradients I can get the app to produce.

Here are some photos I’ve taken with the app. I encourage you to give it a download at dithr.io, and you’ll even catch a sneak peek of my typeface Output!

Self-portrait Mug Bridge