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The story and history behind FF Videtur on I Love Typography

FF Videtur

There is a fascinating article about the history and story behind FF Videtur – our newest FontFont by Axel Bertram and Andreas Frohloff  over on I Love Typography

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FF Videtur


About FF Videtur

FF Videtur is based on bitmap fonts that were created by Axel Bertram, one of East Germany’s most legendary designers, for the state television broadcaster GDR-TV. Bertram spent a great deal of time researching and testing the display conditions of 625-line television screens. His findings prompted the creation of Videtur, a functional open serif with moderate contrast and a highly unique shape. Fast forward two decades later and with a helping hand from FontFont’s Head of Type, Andreas Frohloff, the whole character set has been completely re-drawn and reinvigorated. The best characteristics of the earlier forms were kept but the typeface’s vertical proportions, serif shape, and stroke contrast have been carefully reconsidered.

FF Videtur

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FF Tisa and FF Meta feature in Instapaper

FF Tisa and FF Meta, two of our bestselling FontFonts, now feature on version 4.1 of the new Instapaper App.

Instapaper — the original ‘Read Later’ tool — allows you to save interesting webpages so that you can read them later. Instapaper cleverly strips away everything except the text offering a very clean, simple and user-friendly reading experience. The new version has been updated and optimized for the new iPad Retina display and has a range of new typefaces including our very own FF Tisa and FF Meta.

Instapaper: FF Tisa Mobile

FF Tisa Mobile is one of the rising stars of our Mobile FontFonts, its proportions make it well suited to all text sizes and the low stroke contrast and dynamic forms make it a really functional screen face. We launched our Mobile FontFonts last October and have recently expanded our range so that they are now compatible on Android App platforms.

FF Meta is one of the signature typefaces of our library, released shortly after we started FontFont. It remains one of the most popular typefaces of the digital age and has expanded over the years to become a very flexible superfamily that is just as fresh as when it was first released. We created a special editable embedding license specifically for Instapaper so that they could embed FF Meta in their app.

Check out MobileFontFonts.com for our full collection of Mobile FontFonts or get in touch with us if you would like to use one of our other typefaces in your app.

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Mobile FontFonts expanded to Android

We are delighted to announce the expansion of our Mobile FontFonts for use on the Android app development platform. Now the design process for creating both beautiful Android and iOS applications is as seamless as possible.

Android MobileFontFonts

Just like webfonts, mobile fonts protect brands and help set apps apart from the crowd. Following in the footsteps of the splendidly screen-optimized Office and Web FontFonts, Mobile FontFonts enhance the user experience. They allow designers and developers to break from the mold of system fonts and give their products some personality. 15 selected families are available in packs with 4 fonts each.

Simple Licensing

Licensing for Mobile FontFonts suits the needs of the app developer. A team of up to five developers can share one license for their app portfolio. There’s no time limit on the license, nor annual royalty requirements, just a one-time license fee.

Try for Free

FontFont offers a free download of FF Basic Gothic Mobile Pro Black Italic for developers to test in Android and iOS apps. Visit MobileFontFonts.com to download. You will also find sample codes for both platforms and an easy manual to use Mobile FontFonts in less than 5 steps.

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Not quite an Annual Report

2011 marked the most exciting year in FontFont history. The innovations that we launched this year received a warm welcome in the design and development communities and beyond.

Download our inspiring 52-paged lookback at the highlights of the FontFont year in 2011 (PDF, 9 MB) or browse on Issuu.

The Wonderful World of Web FontFonts

Almost two years after FontFont became the first type manufacturer to release webfonts in the .woff format, the Web FontFont Library has grown into a Library of 3500 fonts. Compatible with more than 96% of all browsers, including Mobile Safari, webfonts are here to stay. Hundreds of websites currently use the popular FF DIN, FF Dax, FF Meta, FF Tisa, as well as many other FontFonts, to set themselves apart with beautiful design.

FontFont set standards not only technically, but also in terms of user-friendliness. Our customers appreciate multiple hosting option. They can host their Web FontFonts on their servers, or for those who prefer subscription services, our cooperation with Typekit offers a safe and easy-to-use alternative. Web developers enjoy designing offline mockups and webpage layouts with Comp fonts, packaged with webfonts at no additional charge.

In 2011, we also improved the magical FontFonter service. With the help of FontFonter.com users can test-drive a large selection of Web FontFonts on any HTML site. To date, 42 sans serif and 22 serif families are available to preview in various combinations.

Subsetter.com, our online FontFont optimizer, which debuted in July, also gained a lot of popularity. Using Subsetter, FontFonts can be individually rebuilt, both in terms of file size as well as aesthetics. For instance: When you want to use oldstyle figures instead of tabular figures or do not need any language support, you can remove unnecessary characters and reduce the size of the webfont by up to 90%. When several weights are being used, small font files can dramatically lessen the burden of high traffic and speed up the load of the website.

Moving into Mobile

Recently, the mobile apps market became more typographically diverse. FontFont is the first foundry to answer the needs of this market with a customer friendly offer: Mobile FontFonts. They let you break from the mold of rather dull system fonts, with a simple and economical all-inclusive licence.

Amazing Accolades

2011 was also an exciting year for many of our type designers. FontFont designers  received 11 renowned awards in 2011, including those from Type Directors Club, ISTD International Typographic Awards, ATypI’s Type Design Competition Letter.2 and Communication Arts.

Our website FontFont.com, relaunched in April, was awarded, not only with the approval of our customers, but also by the jury of the iF Communication Design Awards (further information will follow soon).

Our founder, Erik Spiekermann, was honored with his home country’s highest distinction in the field of design, the Design Award of the Federal Republic of Germany, for his lifetime achievement.

The Museum of Modern Art in New York acquired 23 digital typefaces for its Architecture and Design Collection. Among them FF DIN, FF Meta, FF Blur and FF Beowolf.

Stellar Staff

For us, this successful year served as an incentive to continue our commitment to being the world’s fastest growing library of contemporary typefaces. No other foundry offers such a high release frequency of quality fonts. With the release of nearly 20 new or extended FontFont Families, we  set the bar high again within the last 12 months. We are particularly proud of the fact that we are typographic home to both established, as well as emerging type designers from all over the world. They often express their enthusiasm for working together with our font technicians.

Our technical experts have performed splendidly once again in 2011: The entire library is now available in OpenType; the most popular FontFonts are available also in Office and, of course, in Web formats. In order to achieve a clearer structure, we split our library in three tiers, which takes into consideration diverse technical and conceptual needs and provides a better perspective to the FontFont Library.

2011 was indeed the most exciting year for us so far. – heavy emphasis on “so far”.

Download our inspiring 52-paged lookback at the highlights of the FontFont year in 2011 (PDF, 9 MB).

 

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Mobile FontFonts released

FontShop International is once again leading the way in typographic technology and releasing Mobile FontFonts tailored specifically for use in iOS apps. Available at MobileFontFonts.com, the files are optimized to make the design process for making beautiful iOS applications as seamless as possible. Mobile FontFonts are optimized for screen and licensed for use on mobile devices. When designing a native app for a mobile device, like iPhone, Mobile FontFonts allow the designer to specify fonts outside the options that come preinstalled. Mobile FontFonts are presently supported in iOS only.

Mobile FontFonts on an Apple iPhone4s

Introducing Mobile FontFonts

Just like webfonts, mobile fonts protect brands and help set apps apart from the crowd. Optimized by hand for the device screen, Mobile FontFonts enhance the user experience. Mobile FontFonts let designers and developers break from the mold of system fonts and give their products some personality. With language support included, Mobile FontFonts allow for consistent, subtle branding to a global audience. 56 mobile fonts from 15 popular families are available in 14 packs with 4 fonts each.

Simple Licensing

Licensing for Mobile FontFonts serves the needs of the iOS developer. A team of up to five developers can share one license for their app portfolio. There's no time limit on the license, nor royalty requirements.

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