A NEW FONT FOR OUR TIME: “CLIMATE CRISIS” TYPEFACE REFLECTS REAL-TIME CLIMATE-CHANGE DATA!

A newspaper in Finland has launched a new variable font called “Climate Crisis.” The font was designed to reflect the environmental changes wrought by global warming, such as rising sea levels. What makes the font unique is that the typeface weight changes based on updated real-time information from the National Snow and Ice Data Center Arctic sea-ice measurements data feed. There are seven weights, each representing either past data and future projections from 1979 through 2050. Helsingin Sanomat is the newspaper. The release of the font is an effort by the organization to raise awareness about climate-change phenomena in a clever, visual way in its coverage and that helps convey to readers the magnitude of the crisis. The typeface is an Open Type font and is free to use.