More than a typeface, Auction is an experiment. It’s an experiment which begins with the question of “Why can’t we treat fonts similar to other pieces of software?” Nearly every piece of software you own is constantly being updated—fonts on the other hand are almost never updated after they’re released. Rather than releasing Auction when it’s completely finished, I’m releasing it at it’s earliest stage and will be sending updates to customers as it continues to be developed.
You can look at this in two ways: As a beta test or as a pre-order.
If you’re a designer (whether graphic or type), I encourage you to treat this as a beta test. You can install each font update, and use it in personal or commercial projects to see how it works. I want this whole process to be really transparent and collaborative so I welcome and encourage constructive criticism, feedback, and suggestions.
If you don’t want to deal with downloading every font update nor have any interest in using an unfinished font, then you can sit back, treat this as a pre-order, and wait until the final typeface is complete.
- Auction 2.00 (9 fonts + Previous Versions)
- Extra Light, Light, Regular, Medium, Semi-Bold, Bold, Extra Bold, Black and Heavy weights
- Contrast Weights (Available in version 1.1)
- Uppercase & Lowercase characters
- Limited punctuation
- 5 Stylistic Sets (Accessible alternate characters)
- Free updates! (Read below)
How This Works
The whole point of this is to make it an open, iterative, and collaborative process. Auction is a living work in progress and will continue to be updated. Once you purchase the fonts, you'll receive all of the updates for free. With every update, the price will increase. So the sooner you buy the type, the more you can potentially save.
Auction Fonts & Updates