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Albert-Jan Pool

Albert-Jan Pool was born in Amsterdam on the 9th of July 1960. After studying KABK in The Hague with Gerrit Noordzij, he left for Hamburg and worked with Scangraphic and URW. Since 1994 he runs his studio Dutch Design and designs typefaces such as FF OCR-F and FF DIN as well as corporate typefaces for Jet/Conoco, C&A and HEM/Tamoil. Together with type-consultant Stefan Rögener and copywriter Ursula Packhäuser he wrote and designed a both useful and provocative book on the effects of typefaces on brand image entitled ‘Branding with Type’, which has been published by Adobe Press in 1995. He teaches typeface design at the Muthesius Academy in Kiel at bachelor and master level. From 1999 and 2005 he ran the design agency FarbTon Konzept + Design together with several partners as well as with his wife Birgit Hartmann. His daughter Pia-Elina was born in 1999 and grows up bi-lingually. In 2004 he started researching on the history of the typefaces according to DIN 1451 and has become a well known author and speaker on this subject. By 2007 he decided to support his findings scientifically and started working on his doctoral thesis on the history of constructed Sans Serif typefaces in Germany, especially of DIN 16, 17 and 1451. His thesis is being tutorized by prof. Gerard Unger of Leiden University. In 2010 the release of the long awaited FF DIN Round turned FF DIN into a so called super-family. Recently, the New York Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) decided to extend its collection of applied arts by digital typefaces. FF DIN was amongst the first set of 23 typefaces which were acquired by MoMA. Albert-Jan Pool considers this acquisition as a milestone in the process of the general recognition of typeface design as an applied art such as architecture or industrial design. Currently he is working on new weights and styles to extend his typeface family FF DIN.
Albert-Jan Pool was born in Amsterdam on the 9th of July 1960. After studying KABK in The Hague with Gerrit Noordzij, he left for Hamburg and worked with Scangraphic and URW. Since 1994 he runs his studio Dutch Design and designs typefaces such as FF OCR-F and FF DIN as well as corporate typefaces for Jet/Conoco, C&A and HEM/Tamoil. Together with type-consultant Stefan Rögener and copywriter Ursula Packhäuser he wrote and designed a both useful and provocative book on the effects of typefaces on brand image entitled ‘Branding with Type’, which has been published by Adobe Press in 1995. He teaches typeface design at the Muthesius Academy in Kiel at bachelor and master level. From 1999 and 2005 he ran the design agency FarbTon Konzept + Design together with several partners as well as with his wife Birgit Hartmann. His daughter Pia-Elina was born in 1999 and grows up bi-lingually. In 2004 he started researching on the history of the typefaces according to DIN 1451 and has become a well known author and speaker on this subject. By 2007 he decided to support his findings scientifically and started working on his doctoral thesis on the history of constructed Sans Serif typefaces in Germany, especially of DIN 16, 17 and 1451. His thesis is being tutorized by prof. Gerard Unger of Leiden University. In 2010 the release of the long awaited FF DIN Round turned FF DIN into a so called super-family. Recently, the New York Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) decided to extend its collection of applied arts by digital typefaces. FF DIN was amongst the first set of 23 typefaces which were acquired by MoMA. Albert-Jan Pool considers this acquisition as a milestone in the process of the general recognition of typeface design as an applied art such as architecture or industrial design. Currently he is working on new weights and styles to extend his typeface family FF DIN.

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  1. FF DIN Collection

    FF DIN Collection

     

    by FontFont

    Multiformat
     | 20 fonts | $809
  2. FF DIN Pro Collection

    FF DIN Pro Collection

     

    by FontFont

    Multiformat
     | 20 fonts | $1,099
  3. FF DIN 1

    FF DIN 1

     

    by FontFont

    Multiformat
     | 6 fonts | $279
  4. FF DIN Regular

    FF DIN Regular

     

    by FontFont

    Multiformat
     | 1 font | $65
  5. FF DIN Bold

    FF DIN Bold

     

    by FontFont

    Multiformat
     | 1 font | $65
  6. FF DIN Light

    FF DIN Light

     

    by FontFont

    Multiformat
     | 1 font | $65
  7. FF DIN Medium

    FF DIN Medium

     

    by FontFont

    Multiformat
     | 1 font | $65
  8. FF DIN Pro 1

    FF DIN Pro 1

     

    by FontFont

    Multiformat
     | 6 fonts | $399
  9. FF DIN Pro Regular

    FF DIN Pro Regular

     

    by FontFont

    Multiformat
     | 1 font | $95
  10. FF DIN Pro Bold

    FF DIN Pro Bold

     

    by FontFont

    Multiformat
     | 1 font | $95
  11. FF DIN Condensed 1

    FF DIN Condensed 1

     

    by FontFont

    Multiformat
     | 6 fonts | $279
  12. FF DIN Regular Italic

    FF DIN Regular Italic

     

    by FontFont

    Multiformat
     | 1 font | $65
  13. FF DIN Round

    FF DIN Round

     

    by FontFont

    Multiformat
     | 5 fonts | $249
  14. FF DIN Black

    FF DIN Black

     

    by FontFont

    Multiformat
     | 1 font | $65
  15. FF DIN Pro Medium

    FF DIN Pro Medium

     

    by FontFont

    Multiformat
     | 1 font | $95
  16. FF DIN Pro Light

    FF DIN Pro Light

     

    by FontFont

    Multiformat
     | 1 font | $95
  17. FF DIN Round Pro

    FF DIN Round Pro

     

    by FontFont

    Multiformat
     | 5 fonts | $329
  18. FF DIN Condensed Regular

    FF DIN Condensed Regular

     

    by FontFont

    Multiformat
     | 1 font | $65
  19. FF DIN Condensed Bold

    FF DIN Condensed Bold

     

    by FontFont

    Multiformat
     | 1 font | $65
  20. FF DIN 2

    FF DIN 2

     

    by FontFont

    Multiformat
     | 4 fonts | $209
  21. FF DIN Light Italic

    FF DIN Light Italic

     

    by FontFont

    Multiformat
     | 1 font | $65
  22. FF DIN Condensed Medium

    FF DIN Condensed Medium

     

    by FontFont

    Multiformat
     | 1 font | $65
  23. FF DIN Bold Italic

    FF DIN Bold Italic

     

    by FontFont

    Multiformat
     | 1 font | $65
  24. FF DIN Medium Italic

    FF DIN Medium Italic

     

    by FontFont

    Multiformat
     | 1 font | $65
  25. FF DIN Condensed Light

    FF DIN Condensed Light

     

    by FontFont

    Multiformat
     | 1 font | $65
  26. FF DIN Pro Condensed 1

    FF DIN Pro Condensed 1

     

    by FontFont

    Multiformat
     | 6 fonts | $379
  27. FF DIN Pro 2

    FF DIN Pro 2

     

    by FontFont

    Multiformat
     | 4 fonts | $289
  28. FF DIN Pro Black

    FF DIN Pro Black

     

    by FontFont

    Multiformat
     | 1 font | $95
  29. FF DIN Pro Condensed Regular

    FF DIN Pro Condensed Regular

     

    by FontFont

    Multiformat
     | 1 font | $85
  30. FF DIN Pro Condensed Bold

    FF DIN Pro Condensed Bold

     

    by FontFont

    Multiformat
     | 1 font | $85
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