Capetonian type designer Daniel Coull recently worked with Finnish type designer, Eino Korkala, on a typeface for TBWA\Helsinki and Helsingin Sanomat.
The OpenType variable font visualises the effect of climate change on Arctic sea ice. The typeface’s weight corresponds with data representing the loss of sea ice from 1975 to 2050.
Using variable font technology, it allows users to navigate the timeline, and view this rapid rate of change in a more tangible form. The typeface is open source and available at
“The font is intended to be used by anyone who wishes to visualize the urgency of climate change. The media can use it to enhance its climate-related storytelling through illustrations and dramatizations. Newspaper Helsingin Sanomat is at the moment using the font to draw attention to its climate-related stories.”