The “FF Dirty Faces 6” package is a collection of eight grunge fonts from the 1990s, the last of a series of “destructive” font compilations published by FontFont. The advent of the FF Dirty Faces series launched a whole new trend in type design and inspired many others to begin creating or publi... Read more
The “FF Dirty Faces 6” package is a collection of eight grunge fonts from the 1990s, the last of a series of “destructive” font compilations published by FontFont. The advent of the FF Dirty Faces series launched a whole new trend in type design and inspired many others to begin creating or publishing their own lines of “dirty” typefaces.
FF Angst was first made for use on the cover of a demo cassette for a band called “German Angst,” whose members were friends of the designer Jürgen Huber. “German Angst” was a term coined in America to describe the hesitation of the German government to send troops to the Gulf War. The war is long since over and the band broke-up several years ago, but the Angst is still with us – now in the form of a typeface.
FF Dotty came to life in Switzerland in 1994, originally under the name “Blüemeli.” The letters look like the muddle of stylized control points we all know from converting fonts to outlines. The look is rough: FF Dotty is always “under construction.”
Because FF Dotty’s designer Eva Walter didn’t want to skimp on control points herself, she chose to deal with the very complicated outlines by splitting each letter into three horizontal parts. Each part is its own font. The letters are only complete after layering all three fonts on top of each other. A solution on the one hand, it’s also a window of opportunity! Each layer may be colored differently, for instance, or shifted slightly away from one another to great effect.
Created by designer Fabian Rottke, FF Franklinstein’s name is clearly an ironic take on the name of a much older typeface: Franklin Gothic. However, FF Franklinstein’s design is really an ironic take on all sans serif typefaces, as well as the hype that surrounds them. “I’m convinced this typeface is destined to become the Helvetica of the future!” mentions Rottke.
In 1996 Peter Biľak won the Imagine Design Prize for his thesis project, a book titled and about “Illegibility.” FF Orbital is the second FontFont to come out of the project. The first was FF Masterpiece. Collapse description