New release: FF54
BERLIN, GERMANY, December 2010 – FSI FontShop International announced the latest additions to its award-winning FontFont® typeface library.
The new FontFonts
FF Basic Gothic — Due to its popularity online, Verdana has effectively become the basic sans serif. Yet in print it tends to looks too heavy and a little unwieldy. As a response to this FontFont releases FF Basic Gothic. Influenced by the early sans serif typefaces of the 19th century and developed for today’s highest standards, it is a sans serif optimized for maximum legibility. With its functional, basic look, it is willful but pleasant at the same time. Inspired by the unique letter forms of Gill Sans and Antique Olive, designers Hannes von Döhren and Livius Dietzel searched for exceptional yet legible proportions. At the same time, the letters are stripped down to their basic forms, with precise curves and straight lines, making FF Basic Gothic extremely versatile for a multitude of applications.
Their extended weight range makes it interesting for corporate designers; TYPO Berlin 2011 already trusts on FF Basic Gothic (as well as on FF Scala). The type family performs especially well in small sizes, both in print and on the screen – thanks to the hinting experts of the FontFont Type Department.
FF Massive is a typeface system designed by Amsterdam based designer Donald Beekman. With original sketches dating back as far as 2001, FF Massive OT already has a long history and has since been used in many DBXL designs. The typeface is suitable for logos, flyers, posters and magazine headlines. Be it drum’n’bass, techno or trance, FF Massive has a distinct musical background.
With its 2010 release the FF Massive family was expanded with an extra outline version into eight different OpenType fonts, divided in four variations which together form a versatile typographic system. The eight different variations enable the user to compose a number of combinations, which can lead to surprising results, especially when using contrasting colours. The fonts come with a manual explaining how the FF Massive type system is best employed. Enjoy!
New OpenType versions
New extensions of existing designs
The press release (Word, 31KB) is available for download.