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As part of the release of Yanone's FF Antithesis and its movie premier at this years TYPO Berlin 2014, we created a limited edition Antithesis tote bag. Using Pantone 811 the 100% cotton bag features a design based on the design principles by Yanone himself.
The bag will only be available at TYPO Berlin 2014 so be sure to keep an eye out for one.
In celebration of the incredible extension of FF Good we created a A1 sized colour scale poster using four Pantone colours (Pantone Violet, Pantone Green, Pantone Orange 021 and Pantone 806) displaying all 96 styles.
Copies of the fantastic poster will be available at TYPO Berlin this coming May.
About FF Good
FF Good is a straight-sided sans serif in the American Gothic tradition, designed by Warsaw-based Łukasz Dziedzic. Despite having something of an “old-fashioned” heritage, FF Good feels new. Many customers agree: the sturdy, legible forms of FF Good have been put to good use in the Polish-language tech magazine ‘Komputer Swiat’, the German and Russian edition of British celebrity tabloid OK!, and AP’s (Associated Press) new corporate design.
FF Ginger family
FF Ginger Flamboyant
About Jürgen Huber
Jürgen Huber, born in 1967, is a professor for typography at the FHTW in Berlin. He studied at the Folkwang Academy in Essen and came to Berlin in 1997 where he designed corporate faces for enterprises as well as fonts for the public as type director at MetaDesign.
FF Good is the perfect companion for interface, editorial and web designers due to its subtle weight and width graduation. This allows the individual to pick the style best suited to their layout.
Łukasz Dziedzic built FF More to work alongside his FF Good sans serif typeface, resulting in a powerhouse superfamily, versatile in both its function and aesthetic. Like FF Good, all of the styles in the FF More family include a Cyrillic character set. This increases the editorial design potential of the typeface significantly.
FF Antithesis Italic with contextual alternates switched on
FF Antithesis Regular
FF Antithesis Italic
FF Antithesis Bold
Yanone started to design type in his first university years at the Bauhaus-University in Weimar, leading to the release of his first typeface Kaffeesatz in 2004. Internships took him to SYNTAX in Amman, Jordan andFontShop International in Berlin and he finished university with his Arabic/Latin typeface Amman for the rebranding of Jordan’s capital which was released in 2009 by the FontFont library.
Our next ‘In-Use’ case comes from a Kickstarter project for the world’s first wireless smart in-ear headphones known as The Dash. With the ability to hold a 1000 songs, built-in performance tracking and body sensors, The Dash looks to be the future in headphone technology.
As a kickstarter project the website is required to attract as much attention as possible, making the strong, bold and eye catching FF Mark the perfect typeface for drawing in potential investors.
FF Mark was designed by Hannes von Döhren, Christoph Koeberlin and the FontFont Type Department. Born from the idea to create an up-to-date typeface rooted in 1920s German geometry, the typeface is strong, simple and bold in form and at a glance may appear to be typical of its predecessors from the time.
We can gleefully declare our long awaited release is finally here! And what an interesting one it has turned out to be.
New Design: FF Antithesis
Based on the design principle of three poles, FF Antithesis is designed around the tension and dialogue between each of these. There are three members of the display family: Regular, Italic and Bold of which all relate to each other in a very high visual contrast.
The Regular member is a rather slabby serif, the Italic a connected script and the Bold a fat sans serif. Each are designed to work with each of the other two, in order to create design with high visual tension. Designed with a less is more attitude in terms of family size, Yanone has also created a contemporary dance art and music based film to accompany the typeface. Set to be launched this spring at TYPO San Francisco and TYPO Berlin, the purpose of the ten minute film is to present the typeface as more than just a typeface but as an interdisciplinary work of art.
A typeface perfectly apt for creative purposes and as part of statement pieces it looks set to become the new cool font of choice.
New Extension: FF Good
The size of our next announcement is a first for us here at FontFont.
FF Good, the upright, straight-sided sans serif designed by Warsaw based designer Łukasz Dziedzic, originally entered the library as a typeface with nine styles. However following an overhaul in 2010 the typeface jumped to 30 styles with an additional 30 styles for the titling version FF Good Headline.
Now within the FF 66 release the family has received yet another revamp making FF Good and FF Good Headline our biggest typeface family ever with a total of 196 styles between them! The newly extended family now includes seven weights ranging from Light to Ultra, and seven widths from Compressed to Extended for both FF Good and FF Good Headline, all with matching italics and small caps for both roman and italic styles.
Due to its subtle weight and width graduation, it is the perfect companion for interface, editorial, and web designers. This allows the individual to pick the style best suited to their layout.
And for a extra dose of good news we can also confirm that as of the latest release the new style FF Good News will be available at the incredible price of 5 EUR/GBP/AUS/USD.
Reorganisation: FF Ginger Flamboyant
FF Ginger Flamboyant consists of Light and Regular, which add a spark to individual letters and initial capitals, vamping up the plainest of texts.
FF Ginger is an alternative to the widely-used Crillee and Serpentine faces, which are especially popular for their bold italic variants. 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.permalink
Here at FontFont we are huge fans of Typographica and so were incredibly flattered to be told that FF Dora and FF Quixo are be included in the new annual as part of their “Our Favorite Typefaces of 2013”!
Priding itself on presenting a thorough overview of the most interesting new typefaces on the market, the annual specialises in covering typographic diversity and the global spread of independent font makers. Now in its eighth year it is not positioned as a competition with a panel of judges. Instead it is made up of reviews from a collection of respected industry professionals who discuss their favourite typeface releases from the last year.
FF Quixo was enthusiastically reviewed by Rob Saunders, a designer, teacher, publisher, and consultant who runs the Letterform Archive. The brainchild of Frank Grießhammer’s FF Quixo was a result of a graduation project at the Type and Media program at KABK Den Haag. Exploring pointed-pen calligraphy, he decided to take on the style in a more casual manner, interpreting the model with different-sized brushes to create the typeface.
Reviewed by Tim Brown, Type Manager for Typekit, owner of Nice Web Type and author of Five Simple Steps: Combining Typefaces, FF Dora is described as a serif from a certain contemporary style of serif, which include likeminded predecessors such as Fedra, Dolly, and Elena. Designed by editorial and book designer Slávka Pauliková, it is a strong-willed type family consisting of five styles: Regular, Italic, Bold, Bold Italic, and Display. The distinctive personality of the typeface comes from the main focus of the designer to transform handwritten shapes into a serif text typeface, not a script face.permalink
The second of our posts on the FF Quixo notebook provides an insight into its design, specifications and printing via hand drawn sketches and images taken throughout the production process.
- Notebook: 13 × 21cm, 64 pages Papyrus Recyconomic Pale Pink 80g/m², cover is printed in two Pantone colors (Pantone 184 & Pantone Violet) + Black.
- Dust jacket: 52 × 84cm, Igepa Opakal 50g/m², 4 Pantone colors (Pantone 184, Pantone 705, Pantone Violet, Pantone Yellow) + Black.
- Printed at Gallery Print in Berlin.
- Available at the TYPO San Francisco and TYPO Berlin.
Initial illustrations of creating a specimen poster that doubles up as a dust jacket.
Thoughts on different ways of folding the dust jacket around the notebook.
Calculations for potential sizing of the specimen poster.
Color adjustments at the printers.
Fine-tuning the color and pressure values.
Talented craftsmen from Gallery Print in Berlin.
Checking the colors.
Eagle eyes — Céline and Natalie check the proof
Céline holding the first proof.permalink
The bi-annual, international award aims to show the potential of creative professionals across all areas of visual communication, offering them the opportunity to present themselves to a wider audience and an independent jury.
The competition is aimed at young creatives to already established graphic, web and fashion designers, architects, film producers, artists and also large agencies.
Created by type designer Nina Stössinger, FF Ernestine was born from the search for a versatile monolinear text typeface whose design could encompass seemingly opposite feelings. Stössinger wanted to develop a solution that would feel warm, but also serious; slightly feminine, but not too swirly-girly – charming and sturdy at the same time.
FF Quixo is the brainchild of Frank Grießhammer’s graduation project during his time at the Royal Academy of Art, in Den Haag. Exploring pointed-pen calligraphy, he decided to take on the style in a more casual manner, interpreting the model with different-sized brushes.permalink