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Featured Web FontFonts, March 2014

Letter Fountain — FF Profile Web

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The Letter Fountain is a site created to support students and teachers who use the book Letter Fountain. The Letter Fountain is a unique typeface handbook: in addition to examining the form and anatomy of every letter in the alphabet (as well as punctuation marks and special characters), the book cross-references type designs with important works of art and art movements from Gutenberg’s times until today.

The clear uncluttered letter forms of Martin Wenzel’s FF Profile Web are perfect for the layout of this website dedicated to this typeface handbook.

Offset — FF DIN Web

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Offset is a new, curated collection of extraordinary, engaging imagery from top artists and storytellers around the world. Offset has an exceptional mix of photography and illustration, both commercial and editorial imagery from best-in-class artists who shoot for major advertising clients and world-renowned brands.

Since its release in the mid-1990s, the phenomenon that is Albert-Jan Pool’s FF DIN Web has pervaded corporate and publication typography.

California Sunday Magazine — FF Tisa Web

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The California Sunday Magazine comes from the lab of Pop-Up Magazine. Together they set out to produce unforgettable storytelling from the West Coast of America. The pronounced serifs make Mitja Miklavčič’s FF Tisa Web extremely legible. Its unique details—including slightly exaggerated ink traps and a fairly upright italic—are particularly visible in display sizes.

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Featured Web FontFonts, November 2013

November’s roundup of our best Web FontFonts in-use features popular up-and-comer FF Mark alongside resident favorites FF Meta Serif, FF Scuba and FF Kievit.

Bench –  FF Mark & FF Meta Serif

Bench is a new kind of bookkeeper. Ideal for independent businesses, it is a standout in the market as it combines the service of task automation together with an actual accountant or bookkeeper. Simple, strong and contemporary, the versatility of FF Mark combined with the great FF Meta Serif is a terrific pairing for this smart, responsive and modern online business.

SAE IT-systems – FF Scuba

SAE it-systems

SAE IT-systems is one of the leading innovators in the field of substation automation, telecontrol and communal communication in infrastructure applications. Felix Braden’s FF Scuba, a distinctive, clean and flexible contemporary sans, is a fine fit for this community of specialists in energy management.

ADAC Postbus – FF Kievit

ADAC Postbus

Earlier this year German brand powerhouses ADAC (Allgemeiner Deutscher Automobil-Club e.V.) and Deutsche Post joined forces to establish ADAC Postbus. Coined as “the bus for Germany”, the ADAC Postbus site is set in Mike Abbink and Paul van der Laan’s contemporary and timeless FF Kievit which has recently been extended with a Slab version.

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Featured Web FontFonts, September 2013

We go green with FF Netto, inject a bit of FF Tisa Sans for culture, and touch on the discontent with FF Meta Serif in this month’s lineup of our favourite Web FontFonts in use.

The Green Building Converter – FF Netto

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More than half of the world's population live in major cities. Developed by Lend Lease, The Green Building Converter is a sustainability tool that takes users on an interactive journey allowing people to navigate and learn about green building development. Daniel Utz’s clean and rounded geometric FF Netto strikes the perfect typographic balance alongside the 3D diagrammatic pictorial renders and animations throughout the site and brand identity communications.

Jüdische Kulturage – FF Tisa Sans

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Last week, Berlin hosted Jüdische Kulturtage 2013 (“Jewish Culture Days”), Germany’s largest festival of Jewish art and culture. The diverse programme of culture, music and literature features the four basic weights of Mitja Miklavčič’s FF Tisa Sans for headlines through to body copy across the site as well as festival collateral.

The Great Discontent – FF Meta Serif

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Designed and curated by Ryan and Tina Essmaker of Designing Monsters, The Great Discontent is a journal of interviews focusing on creativity, risk and what connects people as artists. A simple, clean, responsive and impeccably editorially considered site, the choice to use Erik Spiekermann, Christian Schwartz and Kris Sowersby’s FF Meta Serif as body is a great complement to “The Great Discontent”. 

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Featured Web FontFonts, July 2013

Our July round up of Web FontFonts in use features the likes of FF Typestar by eBoy’s Steffen SauerteigMitja Miklavčič’s subtle yet graceful FF Tisa and Michael Abbink’s ever so popular FF Kievit. Silvio Napoleone’s FF Hydra Text and Ludwig Übele’s FF Tundra also make an appearance. 

Rob Meek – FF Typestar Web and FF Tisa Web

Rob Meek Website

Rob Meek is an information architect, interface designer and developer with a fair few typography-related projects under his belt. His portfolio site features the geometric but typographically refined FF Typestar Web as headers teamed with the softer serifs of FF Tisa Web as body copy. 

Lean Day: West – FF Kievit Web

Lean Day:West Website

Portland Oregon will be playing host to this year’s Lean Day:West – a series of events focusing on implementing and practicing lean startup in the enterprise. Both thicks and thins from the FF Kievit family are used extensively throughout the site including FF Kievit Black Web as headlines through to FF Kievit Regular Web for copy.

Woodtype Research – FF Hydra Text Web and FF Tundra Web

Wood Type Research Website

Is wood your type? Wood Type Research is a blog dedicated to current research in wood type design, manufacture and use circa nineteenth and twentieth centuries. The sans of Silvio Napoleone’s FF Hydra Text Web along with the serifs of Ludwig Übele’s FF Tundra Web is fitting to set the tone for this homage and documentation to all things wood type.

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Featured Web FontFonts, June 2013

Our featured Web FontFonts for June include Albert-Jan Pool’s bestselling superstar FF DIN, Martin Majoor’s simple and serious FF Scala and FF Scala Sans and Xavier Dupré’s sober FF Yoga Sans.

Budnitz Bicyles – FF DIN Web

Budnitz Bicycles

Budnitz Bicycles is the brainchild of entrepreneur Paul Budnitz. His company creates super-fast, light and beautiful bikes made exclusively out of titanium. Set in Albert-Jan Pool’s FF DIN Web, the website is real eye candy for cycling enthusiasts.

Falmouth University – FF Scala Sans and FF Scala Web

Falmouth University

Falmouth University based in Cornwall in South West England specializes in Art, Design, Media, Performance and Writing. Martin Majoor’s FF Scala family, including FF Scala Sans Web and FF Scala Web make an appearance throughout their website.

Klenk & Hoursch – FF Yoga Sans Web

Klenk & Hoursch

Klenk & Hoursch is a Strategic Communications agency based in Frankfurt am Main. They employ Xavier Dupré’s FF Yoga Sans throughout their site complemented by TypeTogether’s Adelle in the headers. Dupré’s FF Yoga Sans is a contemporary alternative to Gill Sans, and a sober companion to FF Yoga Serif.

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Featured Web FontFonts, May 2013

This month’s round up of our favourite sites featuring Web FontFonts including Travis Kochel’s groundbreaking FF Chartwell, Mike Abbink’s bestselling FF Kievit and Max Phillips’s elegant  FF Spinoza.

Kerem Suer  — FF Chartwell Web

Kerem Suer 

Kerem Suer is a designer of digital products based in San Francisco and his portfolio subtly features Travis Kochel’s innovative chart-making font, FF Chartwell. Kerem uses FF Chartwell Lines Web on the contact page of his website.

St. Gallen Symposium — FF Kievit Web

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The St. Gallen Symposium takes place annually in May in Switzerland and is a gathering of leaders organized by students from the University of St. Gallen, Switzerland. A number of weights of Mike Abbink’s FF Kievit Web appear in the headlines and titles of the site, including FF Kievit Light and FF Kievit Medium

Pitchfork Guide to Summer Festivals 2013 — FF Spinoza Web

Pitchfork Guide to Summer Festivals 2013

The Pitchfork Guide to Summer Festivals 2013 features Max Phillips’s FF Spinoza throughout the body copy and GT Pressura from Grilli Type in the headlines. Pitchfork is an online guide to independent music.

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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

Read the article in full.

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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Featured Web FontFonts, March 2013

Back in February we celebrated the third birthday of our Web FontFonts – how time flies! This month’s round up of our favourite sites featuring Web FontFonts includes the highly popular FF Tisa family by Mitja Miklavčič, Max Phillips’ splendid FF Spinoza and Nina Stössinger’s charmingly sturdy FF Ernestine.

Typografie.info — FF Ernestine

Typografie set in FF Ernestine 

Typografie.info is the largest German-speaking online design platform all about type and typography and is set in Nina Stössinger’s delightfully feminine yet serious, FF Ernestine. Founded in 2001 by Ralf Herrmann, it’s a really active community with news articles and opportunities to share work and opinions.

Dave Dawson — FF Tisa and FF Tisa Sans

FF Tisa and FF Tisa Sans 

Dave Dawson is a Graphic Designer from Brooklyn in New York. His lovely site features Mitja Miklavčič’s versatile and super web-friendly FF Tisa Web and FF Tisa Sans Web in the body copy.

AQQ — FF Spinoza

AQQ set in FF Spinoza Web

The design collective AQQ sets their website in Max Phillips’ beautiful and sturdy workhorse, FF Spinoza. They make mainly furniture and are based in California. AQQ stands for “al que quiere” which when roughly translated from latin means “for he who wants it.”

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FF Chartwell Web in use on the Materials Council website

Materials Council Website | FF Chartwell Web in use

The ethical design agency Zerofee recently created the visual identity and website for the Materials Council in the UK. As part of the design of the website they implemented Travis Kochel’s groundbreaking FF Chartwell Web font to playfully display and illustrate data.

We caught up with Paul Buck, co-founder of Zerofee to out more about the project and their choice of typeface ...

Can you give a bit of background to the work you did for the Materials Council? What was the original brief that you were given? And what led you to choose FF Chartwell Web?

Materials Council commissioned Zerofee to design their visual identity and various associated materials for their launch in 2012, followed by their website.

We collaboratively devised a brief to develop a visual language that would feel both technical and creative, combining a sense of scientific precision with playful elements, to appeal to their client base of architects and manufacturers. The resulting visual identity lead us to explore bold, colourful infographics to help illustrate what might otherwise be quite dry data about material uses and characteristics. FF Chartwell was chosen in order to help us do this – to display beautiful, modern charts and graphs that brought colour to the website and indicate Materials Councils understanding and love of every detail of their subject. The webfont was launched quite late during our development and, following some experimentation, it seemed clear that we could use it to display scalable, content managed data from the site CMS, instead of the SVG, predetermined set of graphics we’d set out to develop with it. Materials Council can now add new data sets with simple markup, select an appropriate font from the FF Chartwell family and have it mix in randomly with the sets displayed on the site's homepage. FF Chartwell Web in use

How did you find working with FF Chartwell?

Great! It was easy to install and to control and style on the site with our markup/CSS.

We’ve also used FF Chartwell in print for another client, both in the form of ‘classic’ graphs and charts, but also as an illustrative element. As many of our clients are non-profit, charitable or young companies, FF Chartwell has helped us economically produce good-looking information where budgets and time are tight.

FF Chartwell in use

One of the founding principles of Zerofee is to work for ethical and responsible brand and organisations and to donate design work to worthy causes. What has been the most rewarding pro-bono work that you have done? Who would be your ideal ethical client?

One of the most rewarding pro-bono projects we’ve done is the one we’re currently doing (and bringing to a conclusion soon) for @artsemergency. Arts Emergency are working to protect arts education here in the UK in the face of government policy that has increased the cost of education to a level beyond the reach of many prospective students. We'll soon be launching their visual identity and website.

There’s no one ideal ethical client for us, but we do already work for one of those that we'd include in an ‘ideal’ list – Global Witness. Global Witness’s work and objectives are a close fit with our own philosophies and they have a great attitude and open mind about the role of graphic design in supporting their campaigns, which we're very pleased to be helping them with.

About Zerofee

Zerofee is an ethical design agency based in London. They create, design and implement visual identities and print and digital media for companies who are ethical and responsible. Besides their commercial work they are committed to donating design time to charities and worthy causes.

About FF Chartwell

Travis Kochel’s groundbreaking FF Chartwell is a nifty typeface for creating simple graphs. Following the launch of the print version in May 2012, we released a web version in September 2012. Using small Javascript libraries, FF Chartwell Web is more than just a font. Have a go using our live demo and download FF Chartwell Radar Web for free. 

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Featured Web FontFonts, February 2013

Since the launch of Web FontFonts almost three years ago, we have seen the web slowly transform from a dry and arid typographic landscape to one that is enriched and nourished by variety, flavour and choice. As part of a new monthly piece on our blog, we will present three sites we love, which feature Web FontFonts in use.

Wunderkammer — FF Bau

FF Bau WunderkammerThe Wunderkammer by the Hagströmer Medico-Historical Library offers a plethora of medical art treasures. Ranging from pamphlets to books to portraits their collection is fascinating. Adorning the captions, titles and navigation is Christian Schwartz’s grotesk workhorse, FF Bau.

Uncrate — FF Tisa

FF Tisa UncrateFeaturing FF Tisa Web in the body copy and URW’s Alternate Gothic in the headlines, Uncrate is the digital magazine for guys who love stuff. They post five new things every day to satiate the discerning design gentleman’s thirst for things and stuff.

Sho — FF DIN

FF DINShowtime is one of America’s premium networks with eleven channels, on their website you can catch up on some of the most popular shows and subscribe to their service. Used throughout their site is one of our FontFont bestsellers and Albert-Jan Pool’s modern classic, FF DIN.

Does your website feature a Web FontFont? Our Lucy would love to hear from you, please drop her a line (lucy@fontfont.de) with details of your site.

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