36 Days of Type is a project that invites Designers, Illustrators and Graphic Artists to design a letter or number a day for 36 days. For my participation this year, I decided to explore variable type and create a different variable character each day.
A variable font uses the newish OpenType variable font format. This format allows multiple font styles to coexist within a single file. In the past you had one font file for Bold, one for Regular, one for italic and so forth. Using the Variable font format you fit it all in one file, with the added benefit of being able to step between the different versions using variable font slider.
My variable font consists of two master files with one axis that you can slide between.
Below you can view all the characters I created and download the variable font file for free to try it out for yourself. At the moment there are a limited number of programs that support the variable font format, but hopefully they'll catch up so we can unlock the potential this format has.