An experimental Variable Font consisting of 27 separate drawings for each letter, with 3 interpolation axes:
Width, Weight, and Time.
The relatively new Variable Font technology allows for smooth transitions between extreme and intermediate
points drawn by the type designer – allowing for precise adjustment of letter widths, or for setting the letter
thickness beyond the usual Light, Normal, Bold weights.
A starting point for the project was research into the life & work of Jozef Peeters, a relatively unknown
graphic artist that lived in Antwerp, Belgium at the beginning of XXth century. Looking from a contemporary
perspective at his linocut works, full of expressive and constantly transforming letterforms, a lot of
comparisons can be drawn between possibilities that a Variable Font gives.
Bringing them into the current day, Peeters’ letterforms serve as a middle point of the Time slider. Going
towards one of the extreme points of the axis, they jump 50 years to the sci-fi shapes of the 1970s. Traveling
to the opposite end of the axis, the letters arrive at the 2020s and transform into a contemporary sans-serif.
Variable Typeface Concept,
Design & Production
Concept & Design made with
Our Polite Society
Many thanks to Creative Industries Fund NL for supporting the project