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FF Scuba video exhibited at Klingspor Museum in Offenbach

Over the past few years, Typosition, a graphic design and typography studio from Offenbach, Germany, have curated a series called ‘Schrift in Form’ (Typeface in Form) at the Klingspor Museum.

For their latest exhibition, the theme is ‘Musik liegt in der Schrift’ (Music is in the typeface) and they invited graphic and type designers from around the world to display their work. We were absolutely delighted that the FF Scuba video was chosen to form part of the exhibition.

Designed by Felix Braden, FF Scuba is a readable contemporary sans, with a distinctive character. Searching for an offline companion for Verdana and unable to find the tone he was looking for, Braden set about developing a new series of types, which became FF Scuba. A mix of constructed letters and dynamic strokes gives the typeface a lively touch, while still keeping true to its technical roots.

Part of our FF 59 release back in May, we were inspired by the friendly and distinctive character of FF Scuba and the newest EP from the rising star Tourist. So we wanted to combine both passions and explore a different way of ‘showing’ type, the result was a video.

About the Klingspor Museum

The Klingspor Museum for Modern International Book Art, Typography and Calligraphy is located in Offenbach and has a huge collection of literature on book production, history of letterpress printing, typography and calligraphy, graphic techniques and the art of paper making. The exhibition will be on show until 6 January 2013.

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FF Scuba dancing to a different beat

If music be the food of love, play on. If type is what voice is to speech, speak louder. Here at FontFont, we are driven by our love for type and powered by a passion for music.

Inspired by the friendly and distinctive character of FF Scuba by Felix Braden and the newest EP from the rising star Tourist; we wanted to combine both passions and explore a different way of ‘showing’ type. We are delighted to share with our video for FF Scuba.

About FF Scuba

Searching for an offline companion for Verdana and not finding the exact tone he was looking for, designer Felix Braden set off to develop FF Scuba.

It’s a legible contemporary sans with a frank, friendly, distinctive character. In small sizes FF Scuba blends well and in display sizes it rings fresh and original. It combines constructed letters — like an almost rectangular o — with dynamic strokes and other elements that refer to handwriting, lending a lively touch to the font’s truly technical roots.

For a limited time, FF Scuba Regular OT and Web are available for free download.

About Tourist

Will Phillips a.k.a Tourist announced his debut 7" and digital EP release on Make Mine in March 2012. Will has made a name for himself with his remixes under the name Little Loud and his mixes over the past 18 months for artists such as Ariel Pink, HEALTH, Yeasayer, and Memory Tapes were regular fixtures on many a music blog. Under his new moniker, Will loves to use analogue tapes and field recordings to create a melodic sound that really resonates when listened to alone or on the dance floor.

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