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FontFont Release Magazine No. 3 Releases 52, 53 and 54 | 2010

Fifty2|3|4 FF Advert, FF Advert Rough ff Alega, ff Alega Serif ff Amman Sans, ff Amman Serif ff Angie, ff Angie Open FF Archian ff Basic Gothic FF Bau FF Bradlo Sans, FF Bradlo Slab ff Cellini, FF Cellini Titling FF Child’s Play FF CST Berlin ff Dax FF DIN Round ff Engine FF Fontesque, FF Fontesque Sans, FF Fontesque Text, FF Fontesque Display FF Ginger ff Good, ff Good Headline ff Erikrighthand, ff Justlefthand FF Hydra, FF Hydra Text ff Instant Types ff Kava ff Marten, ff Marten Grotesque ff Massive FF Meta Condensed ff Milo Serif ff Olsen ff Signa ff Suhmo ff Tisa ff Unit Slab


– Fifty2•3•4 – colophon – Idea and concept by Ivo Gabrowitsch, designed by Alexander Roth for the FontFont Typeface Library. © February 2011 fsi FontShop International GmbH All rights reserved. FontFonts are available through fsi and its disitributors. FontFonts and FontFont typeface names are trademarks of fsi FontShop International GmbH.

The specimens have been designed by: Alexander Roth (ff Advert, ff Alega, ff Amman, ff Angie, ff Archian, ff Basic Gothic, ff Bau, ff Bradlo, ff CST Berlin, ff Dax, ff DIN Round, ff Engine, ff Ginger, ff Hands, ff Hydra, ff Kava, ff Marten, ff Massive, ff Meta Condensed, ff Milo Serif, ff Olsen, ff Signa, ff Suhmo, ff Unit Slab), Lars Krüger (ff Cellini, ff Child’s Play, ff CST Berlin, ff Fontesque, ff Good, ff Instant Types, ff Meta Condensed), Jonas Kaminski (ff Good, ff Tisa)


– Fifty2•3•4 – preface – Thanks to web fonts, 2010 became a groundbreaking year in the type industry. The news about the new typographic freedom on the web spread across the world in no time, and the FontFont Library contributed to it. Together with FontFont co-founder Erik Spiekermann, we made a clear commitment to the new format. When Mozilla announced the implementation of the new Web Open Font Format (.woff) in the Firefox browser FontFont designed the first website using a woff font. And the day Firefox 3.6 was released, we offered ff Nuvo Medium Web — the world’s first professional woff font — for free! Now all major FontFont text fonts are available in the web font formats .woff and .eot, a total of 2000 fonts.   Web FontFonts are already supported by the major browsers: Internet Explorer, Firefox and Chrome. Safari and Opera are about to follow the woff standard. The revolutionary FontFonter, a toolbar app from FontShop that lets you try web FontFonts on any website, has already convinced countless web designers of the suitability of FontFonts. It is no surprise influential sites like Mozilla or I Love Typography rely on FontFonts. Just like two of the first Webfont Awards winners owe their victories to fonts with ff in the name.   Besides the technical updates, some remarkable new designs were added to the FontFont Library as well: the highly anticipated ff DIN Round, the Arabic-Latin type system ff Amman, the playful yet very functional ff Suhmo (recently awarded at the TDC² 2011 competition), the new extended family ff Basic Gothic, and the artful layered display face ff Massive. Furthermore we have also reworked some of our most popular families, augmenting some of them with new weights or languages, e.g. ff Bau, ff Hands, ff Fontesque, ff Tisa, ff Angie, ff Kava, ff Good, ff Meta Condensed, ff Signa, ff Dax and ff Unit Slab.   It is no wonder this release magazine is as fat as an annual report. It includes more font samples and information than the previous two releases. There is actually even more to announce, e.g. that the Museum of Modern Art in New York chose to admit four FontFonts in its architecture and design collection, or the redesign in progress of our web site www.FontFont.com. Unfortunately there is not enough space for all of this, so please do look forward to the 2011 magazine. Ivo Gabrowitsch Marketing Director fsi FontShop International


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FontFont ............................................................................................................. What’s new?

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ff Advert ........................................................................................... OpenType, Office, Web

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ff Alega ............................................................................................. OpenType, Office, Web

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ff Amman .................................................................. New FontFont, OpenType, Office, Web

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ff Angie .................................................................... Style Extension, OpenType, Office, Web

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ff Archian ................................................................................. Style Extension, Office, Web

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ff Basic Gothic ........................................................... New FontFont, OpenType, Office, Web

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ff Bau ................................................................................................ OpenType, Office, Web

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ff Bradlo ............................................................................................................... OpenType

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ff Cellini ............................................................................................................... OpenType

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ff Child’s Play....................................................................................................... OpenType

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ff CST Berlin ........................................................................................................ OpenType

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ff Dax ................................................................ Language Extension, OpenType, Office, Web

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ff DIN Round ............................................................. New FontFont, OpenType, Office, Web

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ff Engine .............................................................................................................. OpenType

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ff Fontesque ............................................................. Style Extension, OpenType, Office, Web

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ff Ginger ............................................................................................ OpenType, Office, Web

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ff Good ..................................................................... Style Extension, OpenType, Office, Web

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ff Hands ............................................................................................ OpenType, Office, Web

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ff Hydra ............................................................................................ OpenType, Office, Web

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ff Instant Types ............................................................................... OpenType, Office, Web

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ff Kava ..................................................................... Style Extension, OpenType, Office, Web

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ff Marten ............................................................................................................. OpenType

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ff Massive ..................................................................................... New FontFont, OpenType

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ff Meta Condensed ........................................... Language Extension, OpenType, Office, Web

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ff Milo Serif ...................................................... Language Extension, OpenType, Office, Web

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ff Olsen ............................................................................................. OpenType, Office, Web

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ff Signa ............................................................. Language Extension, OpenType, Office, Web

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ff Suhmo .................................................................... New FontFont, OpenType, Office, Web

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ff Tisa ....................................................................... Style Extension, OpenType, Office, Web

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ff Unit Slab ....................................................... Language Extension, OpenType, Office, Web

Although the following typeface families are not mentioned any further in the magazine, they are, however, now also available as Office and Web FontFonts: ff Avance, ff Balance, ff Clan, ff Clifford, ff Daxline, ff Disturbance, ff Fago, ff Kievit, ff Milo, ff Nuvo, ff Scala, ff Scala Sans, ff Soul (ff Hardsoul, ff Softsoul), ff TradeMarker, ff Unit, and ff Unit Rounded. Please see page 7 for a full list of Web FontFonts that are currently available.


– i n t r o d u c i n g  w e b  f o n t f o n t s  (1/3) – How does it work? – Web FontFonts are based on TrueType-flavored OpenType fonts and come in two formats — woff and eot lite — as the most common web browsers Microsoft® Internet Explorer, Mozilla® Firefox®, and Google Chrome™ are currently supporting them. woff is very likely to be supported by Apple® Safari® and Opera™. If you license Web FontFonts on FontFont.com or FontShop.com, you can also host the files on Typekit. The service delivers fonts from a global network of servers to every browser that supports @font-face. This means the compatibility extends to browsers not yet supported by woff and eot. After purchasing your fonts you’ll find a link on your checkout confirmation page. Simply click it to send your license and fonts to Typekit, then follow their instructions to add a single line of code to your site and your fonts will be served immediately. The Typekit option under their free Trial account implies certain limitations. For details see their website. Hosting your fonts this way is purely optional.   The Web FontFonts are available as single fonts, as Basic Sets consisting of Regular, Bold, Italic, and Bold Italic (if available in the family), and as family packages. Just like the Office FontFonts, fsi’s webfonts have Tabular Lining Figures as their default figure set. Small Caps with proportional Oldstyle Figures are also available, but as separate fonts. Every Web FontFont comes with an html test page and a User Guide.   More important than ever is language support. While ‘Web’ fonts contain the characters necessary for writing 58 Western languages such as English, French, Spanish and German, ‘Web Pro’ fonts support at least 36 more Latin-based languages (especially Central European languages like Czech, Turkish, Latvian, Polish and Romanian). Many ‘Pro’ fonts also speak Greek and/or Cyrillic.   The appearance of webfonts is optimized for on-screen viewing. Complying with the most current standards, Web FontFonts are extensively optimized for use with ClearType®, available from Windows xp® and the standard way of type smoothing since Windows Vista®. Many families can be tested on your own website using the FontFonter.   Web FontFonts are licensed not by domain or bandwidth, but by the average monthly pageviews for all websites managed by the person or organization licensing the webfonts. We chose pageviews because we feel metrics like number of domains and bandwidth aren’t accurate representations of an organization’s popularity on the web, and would often be unfair to the licensee. Our goal is to be sure the fonts are licensed properly and fairly, not to monitor every pageview on every domain. In fact, we don’t even require a domain name when you license. There’s no drm involved.   Choosing a web license is the same as it has always been for desktop fonts: pick the license that best fits you. Extend when you need to. We trust you. There are three simple licence levels: up to 500,000; up to 5 million; and up to 50 million pageviews per month. Enterprise licensing beyond that level is negotiable on a case-by-case basis. With the three tiers we’re dividing Web FontFont use into broad categories so that a large international corporation isn’t paying the same rate as a personal blog. The best thing: You won’t have the recurring fees that webfont services charge.   For more details about licensing and technical issues please see the Web FontFont eula and the Web FontFont User Guide.


web fontfont quick user guide It’s that easy to use.

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Add the two @font-face rules to your CSS.


– i n t r o d u c i n g  w e b  f o n t f o n t s  (3/3) – Available Web FontFonts. – Web FontFont

Pro

Web FontFont

Advert Rough

Fago Condensed

Advert

Folk

Pro ∙

Web FontFont Providence Sans

Pro ∙

Quadraat

Alega

Fontesque

Quadraat Display

Alega Serif

Fontesque Display

Quadraat Headliner

Amman Sans

Fontesque Sans

Quadraat Sans

Amman Serif

Fontesque Text

Quadraat Sans Display

Ginger

Scala

Good

Scala Sans

Angie

Archian Archian Stencil

Good Condensed

Signa

Avance

Good Wide

Signa Condensed

Basic Gothic

Good Headline

Signa Extended

Bau

Good Headline Condensed

Softsoul

Good Headline Wide

Speak

Suhmo

Brokenscript Celeste

Hands

Celeste Sans

Hardsoul

Super Grotesk

Celeste Small Text

Hydra

Tisa

Clan

Hydra Extended

TradeMarker

Clan Compressed

Hydra Text

Trixie

Clan Condensed

Instant Types

Typestar

Clan Extended

Kava

Unit

Clan Narrow

Kievit

Unit Rounded

Clan Wide

Mach

Unit Slab

Clifford

Mach Condensed

Yoga

Cocon

Mach Wide

Yoga Sans

Cocon Extra Condensed

Market

Cocon Condensed

Masala

Dagny

Masala Script

Dax

Meta

Dax Compact

Meta Condensed

Dax Condensed

Meta Serif

Dax Wide

Milo

Daxline

Milo Serif

DIN

Netto

DIN Condensed

Nuvo

DIN Round

Olsen

Prater Block

Disturbance Duper

Prater Sans Prater Script

Enzo Fago

Prater Serif

Fago Extended

Providence

More Web FontFonts will be available soon.

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FF Advert | FF Advert Rough  by Just van Rossum | 1991 Now available as: OpenType (OT), Office FontFont (Offc) and Web FontFont (Web) Light Regular Bold Black One Two Three Four Five

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FF Advert – a humanist take on W.A. Dwiggins’ Metro – is a good-natured text face drawn by Just van Rossum and is much appreciated by graphic designers for its unique lowercase ‘a’; there are single and two-story versions included in each font. FF Advert is the smooth alternative to FF Advert Rough which includes five roughened variations of FF Advert Bold, in progressive degrees of thickness. All the variations have the same widths so they can be layered on top of each other as though they formed a colorful, mind-expanding cake. Yet most interesting things happen when you slightly shift and/or rotate the stacked weights.

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ff Alega | ff Alega Serif  by Siegfried Rückel | 2002

Now available as: OpenType (OT/Pro), Office FontFont (Offc/Offc Pro) and Web FontFont (Web/Web Pro) Light Light Italic Regular Italic Bold Bold Italic Light Light Italic Regular Italic Bold Bold Italic

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ff Amman Sans | ff Amman Serif 

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‫قصة وصول التسريب‬ Available as: OpenType (OT/Pro), Office FontFont (Offc) and Web FontFont (Web)

ff Amman came into existence as Yanone’s graduation project at Bauhaus University in Weimar, Germany. In late 2008, Yanone set out to Amman, the capital of Jordan, following an invitation by Ahmad Humeid from the local design and branding office syntax. They were to re-brand the capital’s municipality in preparation of Amman’s centennial celebrations. Never officially commissioned as a custom typeface, it was rather a birthday present from syntax and Yanone for Amman, and the perfect university graduation project for Yanone. In the end, the typeface with several typographic novelties has been widely used for all kinds of municipal services in Amman. The family consists of seven sans and four serif weights, each with their true Italics and both Latin and Arabic character sets. It is one of the largest bilingual families ever made, one of the few designed bilingually from scratch and the first containing true Arabic Italics.

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Sans Arabic Extra Bold Italic

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ff Angie  by Jean FranÇois Porchez | 1993, 2010

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Now available as: OpenType (OT/Pro), Office FontFont (Offc/Offc Pro) and Web FontFont (Web/Web Pro)

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Angie a été le premier caractère typographique créé par Jean François Porchez, débuté pendant ses années d’école de design en 1989. Le design à l’époque avait été créé à la main sur papier calque et carte à gratter. Quelques open Black mois plus tard, l’unique graisse du Angie a été soumise au Prix Morisawa et remporta le prix Brattinga en 1990. typofonderie.com

ff Angie has a humanistic touch. Its roots are in cuneiform writing; the asymmetrical serifs remind us of triangular-shaped figures engraved onto tablets. Legibility is improved by keeping letter shapes open and quite distinct from one another. The Italics are lighter, narrower and more flowing than the Romans. Ornaments together with Black Open Caps for headlines complete the ff Angie family. Angie won the Brattinga prize at the 1990 Morisawa Awards in Japan. With the release of the OpenType versions, Demi Bold and Extra Bold weights have been added.

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¾ Midnight ® + FF Archian  by György Szönyei | 1999–2000, 2010

Now available as: OpenType (OT), Office FontFont (Offc) and Web FontFont (Web)

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New styles available such as Amphora, Labirintus and Stencil. The latter is additionally available as Pro and supports Cyrillic.

Amphora Amphora Sans Boogie Woogie Initial Labirintus Labirintus Sans Night Normal Plastic Stencil Addicted to plastic Wilmos

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In spite of — or perhaps because of — Helvetica’s reputation for cold, calculated perfection, it has been the world’s most popular Latin typeface for over four decades. Drawn by Max Miedinger and introduced under the name Neue Haas Grotesk in 1957, its roots lie in much quirkier and personable material. Its earliest direct ancestor, known simply as Grotesk, was first introduced by the Schelter & Giesecke foundry in Leipzig around 1880. The Bauhaus, in nearby Dessau, chose this face as the main workhorse for their printing shop and used it for the vast majority of their classic experiments in asymmetrical typography. In 1999 Erik Spiekermann asked type designer Christian Schwartz to consider drawing a revival of S&G’s Grotesk, updating the family for contemporary typographic needs without rationalizing away the spirit and warmth of the original. The Regular, Medium, and Bold are drawn directly from S&G sources, and the Super was added for situations where subtlety would be inappropriate. The family is released in 2002 under the name FF Bau, in homage to the most noted users of the original.

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FF Bradlo Sans | FF Bradlo Slab  by Andrej Krátky | 1995 Now available as: OpenType (OT/Pro) Regular Bold

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FF Bradlo is Andrej Krátky’s first typeface to be published. It was designed originally for a bank and even after its digitizing remains quite formal, retaining its original chiseled appearance. Krátky characterizes the typeface as being dynamic, yet also quite medieval. Its asymmetrical serifs and formal details set it apart from other similar faces — specifically the pronounced ink traps in its angular corners, a relic from the early days of printing which Krátky implements to enhance the face’s aesthetic quality.

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by Albert Boton | 2003

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Designed in 1974 for the Hollenstein collection, these particular “Bodoni” typefaces had existed only for photosetting. Albert Boton designed the Regular in the ’90s, adding the Italic in 2002. For the release of ff Cellini, Boton completed the family with small caps for the Regular weight, Titling versions, and a Medium and Bold. The structure of ff Cellini is similar to other Bodonis (in fact all Bodonis are similar to each other, but differ in details like the curves in O, G, Q, the forms of the serifs, the arm of the t, etc.). Noteworthy in ff Cellini are the ball terminals which were lengthened into drop-like shapes in a, f, j etc.

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FF Child’s Play by

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For decades two different signage systems divided East and West Berlin. The West used a sans serif dating back to the 1930s, while the East preferred a technically-tinted sans face from the 1950s. Ole Schäfer and Verena Gerlach based their designs on the street signs themselves rather than the sketches from which the signs were made. This resulted in there being two versions for the East and a single version for the West. The FontFont character set includes many characters that would never be found on a street sign so Schäfer and Gerlach designed the missing letters, punctuation and symbols. They also designed special headline fonts for both East and West available in three weights: Regular, Medium and Bold. In addition, they created lining figures and a series of arrows and other useful symbols.

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ff Dax  by Hans Reichel | 1995–2000

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Now available as: OpenType (OT/Pro), Office FontFont (Offc/Offc Pro) and Web FontFont (Web/Web Pro)

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Hans Reichel’s first design to be published by fsi FontShop International was FF Dax Condensed (1995) which developed from the idea of combining the clarity of a narrow Futura with a “slightly roman touch” to make a space-saving but very legible typeface of timeless design. Index   Very characteristic for the typeface are the missing spurs in the d, g, m, n, p, q, r and u. The family quickly grew to include the wider, but still narrow, ff Dax, followed by ff Dax Wide, less space-saving than its predecessors but still on the slender side. And, in keeping with tradition, available in six weights: Light, Regular, Medium, Bold, Extra Bold and Black.   FF Dax Compact is a useful extension of the ff Dax family. The main difference in comparison to the regular version is that ascenders and descenders are relatively small and the upper case letters have the same height as the lower case letters with ascenders. That makes the typeface appear larger and more compact when set at the same point size. The width is somewhere between FF Dax Condensed and FF Schmalhans. FF Dax Compact is especially suitable for headlines in magazines, newspapers, for posters, flyers ... whenever a little more noise is needed.

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FF DIN Round  by Albert-Jan Pool | 2010

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FF DIN’s simplicity and industrial straightforwardness have been softened and rendered more emotional thanks to FF DIN Round. Especially comprehensive design projects with disparate elements need to be clearly distinguishable yet still recognizable as players on the same team will benefit from combining of FF DIN and FF DIN Round.   Think of logos, slogans, price tags, etc. as part of advertising campaigns and shop designs, calling attention and communicating their uniqueness. FF DIN Round is not only a good companion to FF DIN, as a standalone typeface its smooth and friendly curves make it a perfect candidate for branding strategies for products and services as varied as family cars, bikes, household applian­ces, sportswear, shoes or medical products. The typeface is also very suitable for screen-based applications: in web design or mobile devices.

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ff Engine  by Alex Scholing | 1995–1996 Now available as: OpenType (OT) Light Light Italic Regular Italic Bold Bold Italic

Oh, no! Collisions: fi fl According to Alex Scholing “ff Engine was an attempt at making a good, solid, general-purpose typeface with as little effort as possible. The first thing I did to reduce complications was do away with the contrast in the letters, which means ff Engine is a so-called monolinear typeface (well, almost; try to find how I cheated …). To enhance legibility I added small serif-like bulges at the ends of the stems.” Scholing later decided that his first typeface was rather immature — which is not necessarily a bad thing. However, for years he worked on a more sophisticated typeface based on the same idea. This became ff Roice (2003).

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FF Fontesque | Display | Sans | Text  by Nick Shinn | 1994–2010 Combine styles as layers Now available as: OpenType (OT/Pro), Office FontFont (Offc/Offc Pro) and Web FontFont (Web/Web Pro)

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really this way‽

What’s the idea behind FF Fontesque, Nick Shinn? I wanted to do something that was very loose, with really extreme proportions, but at the same time it needed to be beautifully drawn. And although it would be a “novelty” face, it would set like real type, with a bold and a proper italic. And be original. That was the challenge. FF Fontesque is based on several concurrent design principles. Like animation; this is the idea that the characters are alive, moving, and can’t stand still. It’s expressed globally in the irregularity of size, varying angles of the uprights, and non-adherence to the baseline. Individually, each character is stretching, with sinuous curves and proportions that don’t divide evenly: each letter has a small part and a big part.

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The new Display style have been added and FF Fontesque even speaks Cyrillic now. Regular Italic Bold Bold Italic Extra Bold

FAIRY TALES

small brains, big muscles ☞

Doesn’t that harm legibility? Quite the opposite. In FF Fontesque I maximized the irregularity of the texture of white space to improve legibility. If you look at the word “sea” in Helvetica, with its six similar spaces, you can see what I’ve tried to avoid.

Display Light Display Light Italic Display Regular Display Italic Display Bold Display Bold Italic Display Extra Bold

FF Fontesque Text: The original FF Fontesque is a graceful, delicate face – a display face, really. So for a wider variety of body-copy use, the addition of a more robust “text” version is a good idea. The weight is slightly heavier, the hairlines are thicker and the serifs bigger. Also, the sidebearings are wider. However, I’ve kept some details fine to preserve the “cut” of the face. But there’s another reason for a text version. I get the impression, from the way I’ve seen FF Fontesque used over the past few years, that in many instances people would prefer a little more heft. You know the kind of thing that can go wrong: someone uses FF Fontesque to surprint a busy photo, and it’s not quite strong enough, so they add a drop shadow, but it still doesn’t look right, because the hairlines are so fine. A text version would help here too, at display size.

Sans Ultra Light Sans Light Sans Light Italic Sans Regular Sans Italic Sans Bold Sans Bold Italic Sans Extra Bold

FF Fontesque Sans: Introducing the typeface that belongs in every food cupboard, uh, fonts folder, Nick Shinn has taken his popular FF Fontesque, peeled off the serifs, thrown it in a pot with some Helvetica, added a dash of Swiss, and cooked to perfection. Mmm, enjoy!

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Grimmʼs Fairy Tale:

Little Red Riding Hood

FF Fontesque Display: With the publication of the OpenType Pro version, besides more language support, additional alternate glpyhs and ornaments, a few more new Display weights complete the family to perfection.

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FF Ginger  by Jürgen Huber | 2002

Now available as: OpenType (OT/Pro), Office FontFont (Offc/Offc Pro) and Web FontFont (Web/Web Pro)

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FF Ginger is an alternative to the widely-used Crillee and Serpentine faces, which are especially popular in bold italic. They express speed and dynamism and are popular choices for internet providers, couriers, service bureaus, etc. FF Ginger’s Light weight and matching Icons extend its typographic scope. The Flamboyant versions, accessible via the Stylistic Alternates OpenType feature, add a spark to individual letters and initial caps.

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ff Good | ff Good Headline  by Łukasz Dziedzic | 2007, 2010

REGISTRY Now available as: OpenType (OT/Pro), Office FontFont (Offc/Offc Pro) and Web Font (Web/Web Pro)

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ff Hands 

by Erik van Blokland & Just van Rossum | 1990, 2010

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Now available as: OpenType (OT/Pro), Office FontFont (Offc/Offc Pro) and Web FontFont (Web/Web Pro)

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The archetypes of digital handwriting, these fonts were the result of experiments with (at the time) new software, and years of indoctrination of how to write. Erik van Blokland and Just van Rossum of LettError were educated in an environment where handwritten letterforms were considered to be the origin of all typography (both studied at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in The Hague under Gerrit Noordzij). It was a natural step for them to derive a typographically sound font from their own hands. They wrote out the alphabet (Just is left-handed and used a thin fineliner; Erik is right-handed and used a fat marker.), then scanned and digitized the letters on a computer. These fonts became the first of many that allowed people to indulge in the irony of typing a letter in a handwritten script. In the mean time a lot of other ‘rough’ handwriting fonts have been designed by others. Yet ff Erikrighthand and ff Justlefthand remain quite different from the rest. LettError’s pioneering work in this area has opened up whole new areas in type design. For typo-buffs, ff Hands also include a set of small caps and oldstyle figures, and even ligatures. In 2010 the world’s first digital handwriting fonts have been optimized again and finally converted to OpenType.

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FF Hydra | FF Hydra Text  by Silvio Napoleone | 2004 Now available as: OpenType (OT), Office FontFont (Offc) and Web FontFont (Web)

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The inspiration behind the FF Hydra font family came mostly from the unique lettering of French poster art of the 19th and early 20th centuries. Silvio Napoleone found that the lettering of this period combined elements of whimsical, economical and impactful qualities and thought a typeface design incorporating these characteristics would be quite relevant for today’s modern design aesthetic.   Stroke connections: After the initial inspiration he began sketching an extremely condensed sans serif typeface without variation in the stroke thickness. He then experimented specifically on the stroke connections and discovered organic forms which were both interesting and functional.   The name: The name Hydra is inspired by the snakelike shapes created when the various strokes in the letterforms join. Hydra was a fierce mythical multiheaded water serpent in Greek mythology that ravaged both cattle and countryside. When one of its heads was cut off two new heads appeared. It was eventually slain by Hercules as his second labor.   Hydra in practice: FF Hydra was designed to be extremely versatile for both the print and new media industries. The regular font provides impact with economy of width and creates a unique overall impression. The expanded version makes FF Hydra suitable for longer blocks of text. Other unique elements of the FF Hydra family are its characteristic soft ink trap-like connections. For the past decade old style numbers and true italics have been pretty common in sans serifs.

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a hydrogen ship

an air-to-ground missile

a Marvel supervillain

a hip hop record label

an internet advertising company

Silvio Napoleone 2004

Š 2010 FSI FontShop International

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a star constellation

a supercluster of galaxies

a greek island

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ff Instant Types  by Just van Rossum | 1992 Now available as: OpenType (OT), Office FontFont (Offc) and Web FontFont (Web)

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vintag Just as popular as FF Trixie are the FF Instant Types. Named after the places they come from, the fonts are character sets from the world around us. We see them every day, but do not really see the letters as typefaces. FF Instant Types makes those alphabets available to the digital typographer.

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ff Kava 

by Yanone | 2009–2010

Now available as: OpenType (OT/Pro), Office FontFont (Offc/Offc Pro) and Web FontFont (Web/Web Pro)

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ff Kava started out as a free typeface called Kaffeesatz, published by Yanone in 2004 during the early stages of his type designing career. The bold weight was reminiscent of coffeehouse grotesk typefaces of the 1920s, while the lighter versions were supposed to bridge the gap to contemporary type design. The current ff Kava family is a carefully revised, more rounded version of the old Kaffeesatz fonts. A black weight has been added as well as small caps and more figure sets to form now an attractive modern and soft sans serif type family. In 2010, Italics were designed to enhance the family’s usefulness.

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“ The coffee part of the name comes from the cafés that influenced its design. For the new typeface Yanone was looking for a short and striking name with an indirect connection to coffee or at least food. “Kava” is a coinage that has many connotations. The Arabic Qahwah sounds similar and etymologically is the origin of the word “coffee”. Cava is the Catalan equivalent of the French Champagne – of course superior according to the Catalans – which is another sound-alike that Yanone really doesn’t mind for his typeface. The connection with the pepper plant of the same name, however not intentional, is not disliked.” The FontFeed

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ff Marten | ff Marten Grotesque  Now available as: OpenType (OT/Pro) Regular Regular

by Martin Wenzel | 1991

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ff Suhmo is inspired by classic Egyptian and typewriter fonts such as Courier and American Typewriter, which feature headline and text use. This impressive duality was a guideline for the concept. At the same time, many formal details were derived from the typical neon-lettering you can find on aged Italian restaurants in Germany. ff Suhmo has short ascenders and descenders and a generous x-height, making it a good choice for editorial design. It combines simplicity and functionality with playfulness, offering interesting details such as loops and swashes and a slight stroke contrast. Its varied details are unobtrusive in text sizes while developing character and sparkle in headlines.   ff Suhmo’s extensive character set includes numerous special characters and ligatures, several figure sets and small caps throughout all styles. The ff Suhmo family consists of 4 weights: Light, Regular, Bold and Black, each with an Italic. The weights were staggered to complement each other within a layout, the Black corresponding to the Regular and the Light corresponding to the Bold weight, allowing words or phrases to be clearly stressed within a text. The Italics are lighter than the Roman and have a relatively slight angle of slope. The forms are derived from a manual writing process and often cross the baseline or the x-height. FF Suhmo has won a Certificate of Excellence in Type Design in the TDC² 2011, the Type Design Competition of the Type Directors Club.

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When Erik Spiekermann and Christian Schwartz first star­ted work on ff Meta Serif, they were also plan­ ning to do ff Unit Slab, either at the same time or right after ff Meta Serif was released. They figured that since ff Meta and ff Unit have so much in common, it would be smart to make two serif fami­ lies that could be used together, along with either of the sans serifs. ff Meta, which has more organic details, was going to be the more traditional serif text face. ff Unit seemed like it would adapt well to being a clean and contemporary slab serif, espe­ cially since the i and I in the sans already showed them what the serifs would look like. Kris Sowersby and Christian Schwartz actually worked together to rough out complete ranges of testwords for both families at the same time, and ff Unit Slab sat half­ finished while ff Meta Serif was completed.

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Just van Rossum Siegfried Rückel Yanone Jean François Porchez György Szönyei Hannes von Döhren & Livius Dietzel Christian Schwartz Andrej Krátky Albert Boton John Critchley Verena Gerlach & Ole Schäfer Hans Reichel Albert-Jan Pool Alex Scholing Nick Shinn Nick Shinn Jürgen Huber Łukasz Dziedzic Erik van Blokland & Just van Rossum Silvio Napoleone Just van Rossum Yanone Martin Wenzel Donald Beekman Erik Spiekermann Michael Abbink & Paul van der Laan Morten Rostgaard Olsen Ole Søndergaard Alex Rütten Mitja Miklavčič Erik Spiekermann, Christian Schwartz & Kris Sowersby


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