It’s been a busy and productive winter at FontFont. Now with the daylight hours restored and the trees in bloom, our type designers and technicians emerge from behind their sketch pads and computers with the first fruits of the season, a new versatile branding typeface from Aad van Dommelen called simply FF Aad™, the new casual connected script family FF Eggo™, and extensions to the popular FF Mark®, FF Yoga®, and FF Yoga Sans® font families.
A spare and nearly spurless sans, FF Aad creates a forward-facing feel with an intense texture. A capable text face in its interior weights and made for larger work at its extremes, FF Aad comes prepared to make a strong statement in branding applications large and small. Learn more about FF Aad and try it here.
Łukasz Dziedzic builds flexibility and range into everything he touches. His large type families FF Clan®, FF Good®, and FF More® certainly attest to this. So when asked by a friend and grocer for something scripty to use in his store, this casual, loose calligraphic script that is FF Eggo was brought into existence, all five weights and ten styles of it including a real rarity for script … italics. Learn more about FF Eggo and try it here.
This typeface goes to eleven. Adding the final style, Ultra, to FF Mark required drawing the weight from scratch, since under such extreme conditions a completely different set of solutions is required. Packing serious punch, Ultra achieves maximum density while remaining part of the family. Learn more about FF Mark and try it here.
“To be really versatile—a type family has to span a wide range of weights,” FF Yoga designer Xavier Dupré explained in a recent correspondence interview. In sans and serif, the now superfamily builds on the previous versions made primarily for book work, adding Hairline, Thin, Light, and Medium weights. Learn more about the FF Yoga superfamily here.
I’m directing FontShop (the site you’re looking at), Linotype.com, FontFont.com, and FontExplorerX.com and are responsible for some other web projects (e.g. Webfonter, Subsetter, FontShop plugin, microsites). Nice stuff.
Before I joined the font business, I became an engineer for print and media technology and worked as a media designer as well as typographic editor. In 2006, I started the first regular type meeting in Berlin—the Typostammtisch—which has become the central gathering point for the German capital’s typographers and type designers. I also started one of the nerdiest places on the internet, the LTypI Flickr group.