Commissioner by Kostas Bartsokas

Commissioner by Kostas Bartsokas STAFF FAV

A variable font, Commissioner is a low-contrast humanist sans-serif with almost classical proportions. It includes 3 different optical styles: default (grotesque with straight stems), flair (the straight grotesque terminals develop a swelling), loud (wedge-like terminals).

Each optical style comes in a range of weights from Thin to Black, and each weight includes matching italics.

Free for both personal and commercial use, under SIL Open Font license.

The variable axes

Commissioner has 4 variable axes:

  • Weight (wght) ranging from 100 to 900 (default is 100). Thin, UltraLight, ExtraBold, and Black are ideally used for display sizes, while Light, Regular, Medium, Semibold, Bold can be used for both display and text sizes.
  • Slant (slnt) ranging from 0 to -12 degrees (default is 0).
  • Flair (FLAR) ranging from 0 to 100 (default is 0). The values are arbitrary, as the flair axis grows the straight grotesque terminals develop a swelling and joints become more idiosyncratic.
  • Volume (VOLM) ranging from 0 to 100 (default is 0). Makes the serifs wedge-like and adds a little more edge to details. The values are arbitrary, and works only in combination with the Flair axis.

Using the font

The download includes 54 static fonts, as well as the variable font that can be installed and used.

For source files, documentation and instructions on how to build the font using command line, see the Commissioner GitHub repo.

This is a variable font spanning 54 styles (static fonts for all styles are also included). For website performance reasons only 20 styles are previewed below — all 18 regular styles + Flair Regular + Loud Regular.
Category
Language support
Latin Extended, Cyrillic Extended, Greek
Format
OTF, TTF
License
SIL Open Font License    → Licenses explained
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Author

Commissioner Thin

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Commissioner Thin Italic

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Commissioner ExtraLight

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Commissioner ExtraLight Italic

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Commissioner Light

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Commissioner Light Italic

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Commissioner Regular

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Commissioner Italic

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Commissioner Medium

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Commissioner Medium Italic

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Commissioner SemiBold

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Commissioner SemiBold Italic

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Commissioner Bold

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Commissioner Bold Italic

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Commissioner ExtraBold

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Commissioner ExtraBold Italic

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Commissioner Black

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Commissioner Black Italic

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Commissioner Flair Regular

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Commissioner Loud Regular

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