Critic’s Award in The Big Crit 1998: FF Info and FF Dax
When Critique Magazine called for entries for their annual design contest, FSI rose to the occasion by sending in FF Info and FF Dax as candidates for the typographic category of the competition. The judges for the typographic category included none less than Matthew Carter and Ellen Lupton.
Erik Spiekermann’s FF Info won the award for its ‘personal’ nature, clarity, legibility and simplicity of form – to name only a few of the listed qualities. The judges’ review ended with the statement, “This is a significant design. The world will benefit from this typeface, and designers will put it to good use.”
FF Dax got honorable mention and was displayed in the special issue of the magazine. Both fonts made it into the 4% of entries that were accepted to the competition, and FF Info was among the top 1% that won an award. Complimentary copies of the magazine special edition were sent to the top 100 design clients in America.