New release: FF50

November 1st, 2009

BERLIN, GERMANY, November 2009 – FSI FontShop International announced the latest additions to its award-winning FontFont® typeface library.

The new FontFonts

FF Mach

FF Mach The very first sketches of FF Mach were drawn in 2004 when a colleague who planned a new Polish magazine about culture and arts asked Łukasz Dziedzic for a logo – there was neither time nor money, so he did it quickly and for free. The logo was met with approval and Łukasz was asked for some sample covers and a few days later for the whole layout – again immediately and free of charge. Łukasz agreed with mixed feelings, thinking this might be a chance to use some of his fonts and even make a new one based on the logo and title graphics. The new font worked well but unfortunately, after the magazine failed three months later, it was never used again until Łukasz decided in 2008 to redraw all the glyphs in order to remove the traces of that speedy work, and in the end he designed a complete new type family with six weights and three widths.

FF Masala
FF Masala

FF Masala is as unctuous as a curry sauce with a hint of chili to add zest. Xavier Dupré’s initial idea for FF Masala was to offer a casual Sans matching FF Tartine Script. After rethinking and refining, FF Masala became a truly casual type system with three Sans weights and their Italics plus three powerful Script versions with swashes, right for logos and packaging as well as comics or children’s book covers.

FF DIN Italic

FF DIN® Condensed Italic — The FF DIN family has been completed by FF DIN Condensed Italic including Latin Extended and Cyrillic Extended characters.

New FontFont OpenType versions and language extensions

The FF 50 Release also contains some more OT versions of existing FontFonts: FF Celeste Pro (with Latin Extd, Greek and Cyrillic), FF Celeste Sans and FF Celeste Small Text (Latin Extd), FF Folk OT, FF Prater OT, FF Providence Pro (with Latin Extd and Greek), and FF Providence Sans Pro (Latin Extd).

FF Celeste
FF Celeste Pro 1, FF Celeste Sans Pro and FF Celeste Small Text Pro by Chris Burke

FF Folk
FF Folk OT by Maurizio Osti, Jane Patterson and Ben Shahn

FF DIN
FF DIN Pro 1, FF DIN Pro 2 and FF DIN Pro Condensed 1, FF DIN Pro Condensed 2 by Albert-Jan Pool

FF Prater
FF Prater OT by Henning Wagenbreth and Steffen Sauerteig

FF Providence
FF Providence Pro and FF Providence Sans Pro by Guy Jeffrey Nelson

New Office FontFonts (OpenType TTF)

Besides the CFF (PostScript-flavoured) OpenType FontFonts we are now offering TTF (TrueType-flavoured) OpenType fonts for all those customers who are working with non-OT-savvy applications and therefore can’t use the OT layout features such as alternative figures, and Small Caps. Our new OpenType TTF Office fonts are based on Unicode and contained within a single .ttf file. The fonts are style-linked, i.e. grouped together under a single item in the font menu. The default figure set is Tabular Figures (TF); Small Caps with Oldstyle Figures (OSF) are separate fonts.

The language support corresponds to the OpenType CFF fonts: Our Office Standard fonts have at least the character sets for 40 Western languages such as English, French, Spanish. Office Pro fonts have at least the character sets for Western languages such as English, French, Spanish and many other Latin-based languages (Czech, Turkish, Latvian). Many Office Pro fonts also contain Greek and/or Cyrillic.

The style-linking, in great demand by Office users, makes it necessary to bundle the respective fonts as they are not properly usable as single fonts. Therefore, our new Office fonts come in style-linked Sets and Singles where appropriate. A Basic Set always consists of Regular, Regular Italic, Bold and Bold Italic. All the other weights are bundled with their respective Italic companion or, if there is no Italic, are available as Single font. The same rules apply to Small Caps. You can also buy the complete families.

Learn more about different FontFont formats here.

FF Celeste Offc
[ Link missing ], FF Celeste Sans Offc Pro and FF Celeste Small Text Offc Pro by Chris Burke

FF Cocon Offc
FF Cocon Offc Pro by Evert Bloemsma

FF Dagny Offc
[ Link missing ] by Örjan Nordling and Göran Söderström

FF Dax Offc
[ Link missing ], [ Link missing ], [ Link missing ] and FF Dax Compact Offc Pro by Hans Reichel

FF DIN Offc
[ Link missing ] and [ Link missing ] by Albert-Jan Pool

FF Duper Offc
FF Duper Offc Pro by Martin Wenzel

FF Folk Offc
[ Link missing ] by Maurizio Osti, Jane Patterson and Ben Shahn

FF Mach Offc
[ Link missing ], [ Link missing ] and [ Link missing ] by Lukasz Dziedzic

FF Market Offc
FF Market Offc by H. A. Simon

FF Meta Offc and FF Meta Serif Offc
[ Link missing ], [ Link missing ] and [ Link missing ] by Erik Spiekermann, Christian Schwartz and Kris Sowersby

FF Netto Offc
FF Netto Offc by Daniel Utz

FF Prater Offc
FF Prater Offc by Henning Wagenbreth and Steffen Sauerteig

FF Providence Offc
FF Providence Offc Pro and FF Provicence Sans Offc Pro by Guy Jeffrey Nelson

FF Speak Offc
FF Speak Offc by Jan Maack

FF Tisa Offc
[ Link missing ] by Mitja Miklavčič

FF Trixie Offc
[ Link missing ] by Erik van Blokland

Both the press release (Word, 28KB) and the release overview (above, as PDF, 128KB) are available for download.