Action Text puts Erik van Blokland’s ideas about type for interfaces and continuous text onscreen into practice, building on the explorations that led to Action Condensed. Its inventive letterforms stem directly from function: any details that couldn’t be stripped away were simplified and exaggerated. The family places itself firmly in the lineage of great sans serifs engineered for legibility and readability at tiny point sizes and in challenging environments. A variable version comes with weight and grade axes, and a “flat” version is available in Bright and Dark grades—subtle variations in weight occupying the same amount of horizontal space. This creates smooth rollovers on screen and also makes it easy to adjust weight in print without affecting copyfit.