Latest news and newsletters

FF Good Poster

In celebration of the incredible extension of FF Good we created a A1 sized colour scale poster using four Pantone colours (Pantone VioletPantone GreenPantone Orange 021 and Pantone 806) displaying all 96 styles.

The design is a nod to Erik van Blokland’s Superpolator interpolation visualization with gradients around four poles (Compressed Light, Extended Light, Compressed Ultra, Extended Ultra).

Copies of the fantastic poster will be available at TYPO Berlin this coming May.

lineFF Good

FF Good

FF Good

FF Good

FF Good

FF Good

FF Good

FF Good

FF Good

FF Good

line

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.

line

FF Good

line

Purchase FF Good

permalink

FF Ginger Flamboyant — Further Showings

Following the FF 66 release, Jürgen Huber's Ginger Flamboyant is now accessible via the Stylistic Alternates OpenType feature.

line

FF Ginger Flamboyant

FF Ginger

FF Ginger family

FF Ginger Flamboyant

FF Ginger Flamboyant

FF Ginger Flamboyant

line

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.

line

Purchase FF Ginger Flamboyant

permalink

FF Good and FF Good Headline — Further Showings

Following the latest FontFont release Łukasz Dziedzic’s FF Good and FF Good Headline now have a total of 196 styles making it the largest superfamily available on FontFont.com. 

FF Good


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.

 

FF Good iPhone

line

FF Good

FF Good

FF Good

FF Good

FF Good

FF Good

FF Good

FF Good

FF Good

FF Good

line

FF Good and FF More


FF Good + FF More = Powerhouse Superfamily

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.

line

FF Good

line

FF More

line

FF More

FF More

FF More

FF More

line

permalink

FF Antithesis — Further Showings

Following the release of Yanone's FF Antithesis we have a further selection of creative showings of the typeface and its three family members, Regular, Italic and Bold.FF Antithesis

FF Antithesis

FF Antithesis

FF Antithesis

FF Antithesis

FF Antithesis

FF Antithesis Italic with contextual alternates switched on

line

FF Antithesis

FF Antithesis

FF Antithesis

FF Antithesis Regular

FF Antithesis

FF Antithesis Italic

FF Antithesis

FF Antithesis Bold

line

FF Antithesis

FF Antithesis

FF Antithesis

FF Antithesis

FF Antithesis

FF Antithesis

line

About Yanone

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.

Yanone

line

Purchase FF Antithesis


permalink

FF Mark In-Use: The Dash

Our next ‘In-Use’ case comes from a Kickstarter project for the worlds 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.

lineFF MarkFF MarkFF MarkFF MarkFF MarkFF MarkFF Mark

line

About FF Mark

FF Mark was designed by Hannes von DöhrenChristoph 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.

FF Mark

permalink

New Release: FF 66

We can gleefully declare our long awaited release is finally here! And what an interesting one it has turned out to be.

We welcome newcomer FF Antithesis from young German designer Yanone, an incredible extension for Łukasz Dziedzics FF Good and a reorganisation of Jürgen Hubers FF Ginger Flamboyant.

New Design: FF Antithesis

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

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.

For the whole of April all of our complete FF Good and FF Good Headline family packages (Collections and Complete Suites) will be reduced by 30%.

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

A reorganisation of Jürgen Hubers FF Ginger has resulted in FF Ginger Flamboyant now being available as a stand alone typeface instead of an OpenType layout feature as before.

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 Gingers Light weight and matching icons extend its typographic scope.

permalink

FF Dora and FF Quixo in Typographica’s “Favorite Typefaces of 2013”

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

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.

FF Quixo

FF Dora

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.

FF Dora

permalink

The Making-Of: FF Quixo Notebooks

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.

Product Specifications

  • 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 184Pantone 705Pantone VioletPantone Yellow) + Black.
  • Printed at Gallery Print in Berlin.
  • Available at the TYPO San Francisco and TYPO Berlin.

 See also:  The FF Quixo Notebooks 

lineFF Quixo

Initial illustrations of creating a specimen poster that doubles up as a dust jacket. 

FF Quixo

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.

First proof

Fine-tuning the color and pressure values.

Talented craftsmen from Gallery Print in Berlin.

Checking the colors.

Four Pantone colors + Black were used:
Black, Pantone 184, Pantone 705, Pantone Violet, Pantone Yellow.

Eagle eyes — Céline and Natalie check the proof

Céline holding the first proof.

permalink

FF Ernestine and FF Quixo receive Out Of Box Awards

Out of the Box

Following our first ever submission to Out Of Box we are proud to announce that FF Ernestine and FF Quixo have both received awards in the Words category.

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.

From the panel of seven judges TGG Hafen Senn Stieger co-owner Roland Stieger and Susanne Zippel of Mittelpunkt•Zhongdian were responsible for choosing the type winners.

About FF Ernestine

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.

Ernestine OOBAErnestine Showing

About FF Quixo

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.

Quixo OOBAQuixo Showing

permalink

The FF Quixo Notebooks

As part of the release of FF Quixo we produced these gorgeous notebooks and additional dust jacket which doubles up as a specimen poster for the award winning typeface.

The moleskin size inspired notebook is made up of 32 pages with a luxury textured feel to it. Throughout both the notebook and poster four Pantone colours were used. If you fancy getting your hands on one of these we will be giving them out at TYPO San Francisco and TYPO Berlin!

line

Dust jacket/specimen poster

line

FF Quixo

FF Quixo

FF Quixo

FF Quixo

FF Quixo

FF Quixo

FF Quixo

FF Quixo

FF Quixo

FF Quixo

FF Quixo

line

Notebook

line

FF Quixo

FF Quixo notebook frontside with poster wrapper

FF Quixo

FF Quixo notebook backside with poster wrapper

FF Quixo

FF Quixo notebook frontside

FF Quixo

FF Quixo notebook backside

FF Quixo

FF Quixo

FF Quixo

FF Quixo

FF Quixo

FF Quixo

line

About FF Quixo


“Quixo” is an onomatopoeic exaggeration. If you are a good listener, you will know that the word comes directly from the sound of dipping a brush into a bottle of ink. It is also the sound of that same bottle, dropping on the floor: “Quix-O!!”.


FF Quixo is a tool-based typeface family, based on the contrast of the pointed pen. Conceived from Frank Grießhammer’s graduation project at the Type and Media program at KABK Den Haag, the typeface is rooted in handwriting and explores the concept of increasing tool size in relation to weight. The visual influence of the tool is barely visible in the Regular weight, but more extreme in the Black one. The incorruptible result is a diverse spectrum of 12 styles (6 weights with Roman and Italic in each) suitable for compact and concise passages of text.


FF Quixo plays on various sides of creative type – headline and text, bold and fine. It is a typeface that can show a playful side without looking goofy and is equipped with all the features and considerations necessary to produce complex typography. It feels at home whenever a touch of personality, whim, and symbols are required, but also provides the necessary precision for more functional applications.

FF Quixo

FF Quixo

FF Quixo

line

Purchase FF Quixo


permalink