David Jonathan Ross’s bold new release draws from a range of widths to fit just about any space.
What’s hyperstylized, comes in all caps and can fit text into just about any space? Meet Fit, the punchy new typeface from David Jonathan Ross. The Massachusetts–based type designer began Fit by drawing an expansive range of widths. From the impossibly narrow Skyline, each character grows by 3600 percent, on average, to reach the gargantuan Ultra Extended; in between these extremes is a family rich in panache and expressive potential, and the ten-width font family also comes in 1001 finely graded fonts for those moments when a more precise fit is needed. Anchoring them all are the typeface’s white shapes: regardless of width, the spaces within and between the letters always remain the same, cutting through the letterforms to fuse them into a maze of black and white that holds the eye. Ross’s first release in the new OpenType variable font format, where all of Fit’s widths are included in a single font file, Fit demonstrates what’s possible with OpenType.