Kantar Information is Beautiful 2017 Shortlist – AtF Spark – Code-free Sparkline Typeface by After the Flood


I am continuing my week-long review of the shortlist entries for the Kantar Information is Beautiful Awards 2017.

Below is more detail on this entry. I also added some commentary on some tests I ran using these fonts in a Microsoft Word 2016 document.

Best regards,


AtF Spark – Code-free Sparkline Typeface by After the Flood

AtF Spark is a font that allows for the combination of text and visual data to show an idea and evidence in one headline. Sparklines are currently available as plugins or javascript elements. By installing the AtF Spark font, you can use them immediately without the need for custom code, and in any application or browser that supports OpenType. AtF Spark can be downloaded and used for free from After the flood’s website, with further updates planned in future releases.

The creator of this work has supplied multiple images, please click here to view.


  • Max Gadney, Director & Founder Mike Gallagher, Design Director Sabih Ali, Commercial Director
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I really like AtF Spark and feel it will be a real helpful tool in the near future. However, I did run some tests to include in a Microsoft Word 2016 document I am preparing and had a few issues. I don’t like to offer criticism when a product is currently in an awards contest, but for full transparency, I am including my tests below. This should not take away from the great font set created by After the Flood. I think they have a great idea and I look forward to its updates in the future.

AtF Spark Test

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