Spitzkant and Variable Fonts

About one and a half years ago, Julien Fincker released the Spitzkant typeface family – in two optical sizes, for headlines and text. Now the extensive font family has also been released as a variable font.

Variable Fonts combine an almost infinite number of font styles in a single font file. Three axes/sliders for weight, italics, and optical size can be used to select the desired style. This font technology is therefore ideally suited for the typographic design of responsive screen cases. Variable Fonts are particularly pleasing for web developers, as they take up a significantly smaller amount of data than conventional web fonts. But Variable Fonts are also ideal for exciting typo animations. However, variable fonts are also suitable for classic layout design. Depending on the field of application, you might want something between a Light and a Regular weight, for example. This problem can now be solved very easily thanks to the sliders.

Spitzkant is a serif typeface family that is characterized by strong contrasts. Pointed, sharp serifs and edges contrast with round and fine forms, making it very individual and expressive. This makes it particularly suitable for branding, editorial, packaging, and advertising. The high-contrast display version has been complemented by a lower-contrast text version, making Spitzkant in combination suitable for both strong headlines and extensive body text. An allrounder that can be used for many purposes.

With over 850 characters, it covers over 200 Latin-based languages. It also has an extended set of currency symbols and a whole range of open-type features. For example, there are alternative characters as Stylistic Sets, Small Caps, automatic fractions, and many other features.

Especially the extensive selection of ligatures (standard and optional) is a special feature that is worth mentioning. With over 95 different ligatures there are many possibilities to give headlines and logos an individual touch.

The Spitzkant Variable Font is available at Myfonts: https://www.myfonts.com/fonts/julien-fincker/spitzkant-variable/

Check out also Spitzkant Head & Text font-family: https://www.myfonts.com/fonts/julien-fincker/spitzkant/



Julien Fincker lives and works in Stuttgart, Germany. After graduating as a Communications and Graphic Designer, he worked for influential agencies and companies, such as Grafisches Atelier Stankowski + Duschek. Today he works as an Art Director at campra communication agency. Freelance and part-time, he also attaches great importance to multidisciplinary work – especially type design. www.julienfincker.com/

Maria Papaefstathiou

VISUAL DESIGNER since 1996 and blogger since 2010. Living in Athens, Greece. She has been focusing her research on poster design and particularly on social poster design and portrait design. Her main poster project is a series of posters celebrating great personalities of traditional and popular culture in Greece and Jamaica. These include actors, singers, musicians, poets etc. This is an ongoing project. “I believe that design is a powerful tool that we designers can use to spark enthusiasm, change mindsets and bring positive actions to our world and our culture”. FOUNDER AND EDITOR OF GRAPHICART-NEWS.COM BLOG. She carefully curates high-quality designs, illustrations, and art, from all over the world that will teach and provoke other designers. Many consider her blog to be an exceptional educational tool. CO-FOUNDER OF THE INTERNATIONAL REGGAE POSTER CONTEST which was launched on December 2011, partnering, the creative activist Michael Thompson aka Freestylee. (www.reggaepostercontest.com)