SXSW 2019

Variable Fonts: The New Frontier


The variable font format is a game changer. It brings unprecedented control over the appearance of typefaces to users. Font variants can adapt to any situation and considerably save bandwidth. This introduction to variable fonts reveals everything you need to know about this revolutionary technology and how it can be deployed.

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  1. Learn about the history of variable fonts, from multiple master fonts to OpenType font variants.
  2. What are variable font axes and how do they control the appearance of variable fonts?
  3. Variable fonts on the web: more typographic diversity, faster download times, responsive typography.



Yves Peters, Copywriter/Blogger, Bald Condensed

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  • Event: SXSW
  • Format: Solo
  • Track: Design
  • Track 2
  • Level: Beginner

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