FontShop Newsletter: September 19, 2012
In this issue
   
New design: FF Marselis — Introductory offer, save 50%
New design: FF ThreeSix
New web version: FF Chartwell Web
Redesign: FF Meta Correspondence Pro
Updated fonts: FF Hydra Pro, FF Typestar Pro, FF Zine Pro & more
Video: FF Scuba dancing to a different beat
TYPO London: Register today and save
Bonus offer: JAF Bernini Sans Super Family 50% off
 
 
New design: FF Marselis – Introductory offer, save 50%
 

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With the new FF60 release, FontFont reaffirms its heritage as an independent, experimental foundry at the forefront of type design. Both FF Marselis and FF ThreeSix are formal explorations in typographic shapes. While FF Marselis’ letterforms largely adhere to convention, FF ThreeSix departs into the resolutely geometric.

FF Marselis showing

FF Marselis mugs

FF Marselis sample

 
 

FF Marselis

Designed by Jan Maack
Photo in showing by Antenna/fStop

 

FF Marselis is a dynamic sans serif family marrying geometric and humanistic forms. Open counters aid the reader’s eye along lines of text, and superfluous strokes like the spurs on the ‘b’ and ‘q’ were removed. The alphabet’s diagonals gently bow outward, rendering the capitals more friendly. A teardrop shape in key characters acts as a unifying motif throughout the design. It has the ‘e’ stylistically mirror the ‘a’ and can also be found in the ‘k’ and ‘Q’. This versatile family is as much at ease on posters and in big headlines as in text sizes for extended reading.

 
New design: FF ThreeSix

FF ThreeSix showing

FF ThreeSix sample

 
   

FF ThreeSix is an experimental, optical/geometric type system consisting of six typefaces in eight weights. Reminiscent of the modular alphabets of Dutch design legend Wim Crouwel, it explores the possibilities of using systematic principles to generate geometric letterforms. It emulates traditional type design principles by using simple forms within the restrictive rules of geometry. Dimensions and proportions are consistent across all fonts and weights. The resulting typefaces are distinctive at large point sizes but can also be used at smaller sizes for setting body text.

 
New web version: FF Chartwell Web
 
         

FF Chartwell Radar Web

 
 
  FF Chartwell Rose Web

FF Chartwell Rose Web

  FF Chartwell Bars Vertical Web

FF Chartwell Bars Vertical Web

  FF Chartwell Lines Web

FF Chartwell Lines Web

 
  FF Chartwell Bars Web

FF Chartwell Bars Web

  FF Chartwell Pies Web

FF Chartwell Pies Web

  FF Chartwell Rings Web

FF Chartwell Rings Web

 
   

The much anticipated FF Chartwell Web is here! Back in May we first introduced FF Chartwell’s nonconformist approach to creating charts and graphs: simply type in the numbers and let the font do the rest. Rings, rose, radar, pies, bars, lines, and vertical bar charts, all as easily styled as type, result automatically. Since its release, great interest in the Chartwell family has led to its broadening onto the dynamic medium of the web. Use FF Chartwell Web with static text or real-time data. (Your developer will know what to do).

Get FF Chartwell Web Radar free right now »

 
Redesign: FF Meta Correspondence Pro
Redesign: FF Meta Correspondence Pro
   

FF Meta Correspondence has been thoroughly updated. The Meta for everyday office use underwent extensive rethinking by its designer Erik Spiekermann, becoming plainer, more robust, and more resilient to the imaging processes common to desktop publishing. The result is a definitive improvement on color and tone, most notably on screen. Thanks to these refinements, FF Meta Correspondence is particularly suited for use as a webfont or for UI text within the mobile environment. Its character set supports Latin, Central European, Greek and Cyrillic languages. Spot it easily with its new (now default) single-story ‘g’.

Updated fonts: FF Hydra Pro, FF Typestar Pro, FF Zine Pro & more
 

A selection of FontFont favorites such as FF Hydra, FF Typestar, FF Zine and more have been updated to Pro, Office, and Web FontFonts. Web FontFonts are optimized for screen output and include all the files you need for self-hosting, or let our partner Typekit host them for you. Office FontFonts are tuned to best take advantage of the features and constraints of programs like Microsoft Word or PowerPoint.

 

Pro FontFonts have extended language support and fill typographers’ specific needs for contextual punctuation and automatic alternates and ligatures. All Pro FontFonts include Extended Latin or Central European characters. Some support additional scripts such as Cyrillic and Greek. Peruse each Pro FontFont’s glyph set online to verify that it covers your needs.

 
 
 
  FF Advert Pro/Offc/Web

FF Advert Pro/Offc/Web

  FF Atma Serif Pro/Offc/Web

FF Atma Serif Pro/Offc/Web

 
 
  FF Child's Play Pro/Offc/Web

FF Child’s Play Pro/Offc/Web

  FF Cube Pro/Offc/Web

FF Cube Pro/Offc/Web

 
 
  FF Eureka Mono Pro/Offc/Web

FF Eureka Mono Pro/Offc/Web
FF Eureka Mono Condensed Pro/Offc/Web

  FF Market Offc/Web

FF Fago Mono Pro/Offc/Web
 

 
 
  FF Hydra Pro/Offc/Web

FF Hydra Pro/Offc/Web

  FF Instant Types Pro/Offc/Web

FF Instant Types Pro/Offc/Web

 
 
  FF Typestar Pro/Offc/Web

FF Typestar Pro/Offc/Web
 
 

  FF Zine Pro/Offc/Web

FF Zine Sans Pro/Offc/Web
FF Zine Serif Pro/Offc/Web
FF Zine Slab Pro/Offc/Web

 
 
Video: FF Scuba dancing to a different beat
 
 

FF Scuba dancing to a different beat

Featuring FF Scuba

 

FF Scuba dancing to a different beat Inspired by the friendly, distinctive character of Felix Braden’s new type family, FF Scuba, and the latest EP from rising-star recording artist Tourist, FontFont produced a dreamy music video. In collaboration with Jonas Kaminski they visualized the poppy electronica, combining footage of water in different contexts with geometric shapes and excerpts from Lewis Caroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.

Discover the video and read more about it on The FontFeed »

TYPO London: Register today and save
 
   

TYPO London is set to return to the British capital this autumn. The event will again take place at Logan Hall at the Institute of Education Oct. 19–20. The theme for this year’s conference is Social. Registration is now open at typotalks.com/london. Use promo code: T12-Limited for a 25% discount on your ticket through Sept. 30.

The event features a stellar lineup from throughout the design world. We’re excited to announce that Paula Scher (Pentagram) and Irma Boom have recently been added to the already phenomenal slate of speakers.

Get your tickets today!
Bonus offer: JAF Bernini Sans Super Family 50% off
 
Bernini Sans
   

On a side note, we couldn’t contain our excitement about Tim Ahrens’ brilliant JAF Bernini Sans, now at FontShop. Get it at 50% off. Special introductory pricing now through September 30.

 
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