Writing and reading text is always an involving matter.
Dimensions are diverse and tools vary.
Spezia is the Sanserif answer to this contemporary demands.
The typeface reveals its quality thanks to visual balance and modern spirit. Rooted in neo-grotesque genre finds Spezia an own voice, her monoline structure gives the font a sense of simplicity. This is further reflected in the uniform character-widths.
The comprehensive range of weights and widths invites users to experiment and make fine grain tweaks. Together with her serif sibling (Spezia Serif) is the typeface a unique and extensive typographic system. Spezia is available as standard version and as Variable Font.
Variable Fonts are used with axes rather than fixed font weights.
Spezia is built on two axes, Weight (Thin → Black) and Width (Condensed → Extended).
There is also a Monospace version of the typeface; which is built on Weight (Thin → Black) and monospace axes (Mono → Proportional Widths).
In the design process, I focused on the best interpolation.
Each shape flows continuously from slight to strong, from tight to expansive.
Spezia opens a new range of possibilities for web typography.
Internet Bandwidth limits the use of a wide range of font‑weights on one website.
For example Spezia Complete Upright is one single lightweight font‑file (97KB Thin → Black).
This makes Spezia an excellent tool for responsive design.
The Variable Font technology is supported by different design applications, among Adobe InDesign CC 2020+, Illustrator CC 2019+ and Photoshop CC 2019+. Currently Variable Fonts are supported by operating systems among: OSX 10.5+ / iOS 3.2+ / Windows 10+ / Android 5+.
Spezia is available also as single Font weights (as Desktop-, Web- or App-Font). This ensures the compatibility in all possible uses. The typeface is strucured in seven Subfamilies: Condensed / Narrow / Normal / Wide / Extended / SemiMono / Mono.
Modern web browsers can display Variable Fonts. Among navigators with full support are: Chrome 66 / Firefox 62 / Safari 11 / Opera 53 / iOS Safari 11 / Android Browser 67. Please go to website Caniuse.com to find a full list of browsers.
Variable Fonts opens new possibilities for responsive design. Mozilla provides an excellent overview of the technical possibilities, have a look at their Variable Fonts guide.
Spezia and Spezia Serif are the perfect team for complex editorial demands. Together, this two typefaces build a large typographic system.