Climate Crisis is a variable font designed to help visualise the urgency of climate change. Instead of using conventional font weight naming convention, Climate Crisis uses year to illustrate the levels of the Arctic sea ice from 1979 to 2019 and predictions for 2050 based on data from National Snow and Ice Data Center. Each letters were bold and sturdy, representing the big icebergs. However as the year progresses and with the rising temperature, the characters are slowly melting away and became less legible.

This font is designed for Helsingin Sanomat, the largest Nordic newspaper, to increase the awareness of climate crisis that we are facing now and in the future if we are not acting now. It’s certainly worrying and hope that in the year 2050, we will be better than the prediction. Climate Crisis is an open-sourced font, you can use this for similar projects too. Image credit to Dan Coull’s Github page.

  • Designer: Eino Korkala & Daniel Coull
  • Styles: 8
  • Category: Display
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