8 styles (instance)
From 1979 to 2050
1 axis (weight)
License for web/app usage
- Headings (display text)
- Long reading text (body text)
- User Interfaces (functional text)
How it visualizes the urgency of climate change as a variable font.
My thoughts on the Climate Crisis Font
Today on September 24, 2021, it’s not only Font Friday, it’s Global Climate Strike as well. While I’m joining my local Parents For Future group to demand political action, I want to share this great and yet shocking free font I came across. The Climate Crisis Font is a variable font that helps people see the urgency of climate change in a more tangible form. The font’s weight responds to real arctic sea ice data from 1979 until 2019, and a forecast until 2050.
While the subject itself makes me angry and uneasy, the concept of this free font is brilliant. It shows the urgency and what already happened in such a visual way. The Climate Crisis Font is clearly a good choice for striking headlines and bold campaigns. For everything longer or smaller, even in the boldest weight (1979) is hard to read. The stencil like shapes in some lower case letters can easily be confused, so be aware of that.
Thanks to Veronica, one of the now over 700 awesome subscribers to the newsletter, that pointed me to this gem!
What do you think? Is the Climate Crisis Font something for an upcoming project? Tell me in the comments below!