About FontFont

FontFont Berlin Office

Our Story

Quite simply, we love type and typography. 

Back in 1990, Erik Spiekermann and Neville Brody wanted to build a foundry where type was made for designers by designers, a place where type designers were given a fair and friendly offer and where type magic was made.

From the very beginning, we wanted to bend the rules and test typographic boundaries, to build a library with a collection like no other; a range of typefaces that had different styles, different purposes, that was contemporary, experimental, unorthodox, and radical.

Fast-forward over twenty years later and we are now one of the leading independent font foundries with the largest library of original, contemporary typefaces. Our library is home to over 2500 FontFonts including favorites such as FF Meta, FF DIN, FF Scala, FF Dax, and FF Kievit and newbies like, FF Chartwell, FF Tundra, FF Ernestine, and FF Tisa.

At the heart of what we do is a heady mix of intuition, passion, a sprinkling of serendipity, an eye for detail, and a dash of attitude. From the first ever random font FF Beowolf to the release of our Web FontFonts in 2010, we place creativity at the forefront and pride ourselves on producing the highest quality typefaces that are technically robust and that continually innovate. 

Our core team is based in Berlin, have a peek at the faces behind the fonts.

We are always on the lookout for new type talent, find out how you can become a FontFont Designer.

The FontShop International Family

FontShop International is the unifying entity for a range of businesses, products and tools. Over the past two decades, our portfolio has grown to encompass a broad variety of brands and is home to FontFont, FontShop, FontBook, fStop, and TYPO.


FontShop is the premier independent retailer for desktop, web, and mobile typefaces with over 150,000 fonts from more than 130 foundries. FontShop is fanatical about fonts and prides itself on the considered selection of the foundries it represents.


FontBook is a type encyclopedia with an abundance of carefully researched notes on type designers, year of publication, similar fonts, and additional language versions. Edited by Erik Spiekermann, Jürgen Siebert, and Mai-Linh Thi Truong, it is the most comprehensive printed reference book for digital typefaces. FontBook was published as a printed book between 1991 and 2006 and since July 2011 it is available as an award-winning iPad App.


Following in the footsteps of FontShop and FontFont, FontShop International wanted to offer professional designers the same quality and curation for images as it provides for fonts. In 2001 fStop launched – a stock photography company distributing royalty-free professional images worldwide through its website and many high profile distributors. There are more than 25,000 images from 150 photographers in various creative styles. In addition, fStop also offers rights managed images and footage via selected distributors.


Between 1990 and 2000, Neville Brody and FontShop published 18 issues of the experimental typographical magazine FUSE and organized several FUSE conferences, the forerunners of the annual design conferences TYPO Berlin, TYPO London, and TYPO San Francisco.


Subsetter is a free tool that makes it easy to optimize Web FontFonts. It will reduce the font file size to make your websites faster, optimize bandwidth usage, and reduce hosting costs.   


FontFonter is a free and easy-to-use tool which will provide a preview of any website using Web FontFonts. Using the online service or bookmarklet, FontFonter is a quick way to see how an existing site can be enhanced by high-quality web fonts.