Foundry Focus

Introducing FontFont Release 70

July 29, 2015 by
FontShop Team
FontShop Team

Sun is shining, the weather is sweet, but the FontFont Type Department does not really take the time to move their dancing feet. They have been toiling away in the summer heat, turning the drawings of the talented FontFont designers into finely crafted fonts, and proudly present FF70, the second FontFont Release this year. FF DIN® announces new thin weights and Greek support for every single; and Jens Kutílek introduces FF Hertz™, a personable, sturdy text typeface with weight duplexing – changing the weight does not make the text reflow. Finally, more than three decades after having acted as a design consultant for Neue Helvetica, Erik Spiekermann tackles the grotesque model himself with FF Real™, available in Text and Headline variants.

FF DIN

Designed by Albert-Jan Pool

The model European industrial sans, Albert-Jan Pool’s FF DIN keeps getting better. This latest update includes the addition of two new weights, Thin and Extra Light, across both condensed and normal widths, and also includes Greek support in the weights where before it was missing.

The FF DIN super family is proud to announce two additional new weights: Thin and Extra Light, for your most delicate typographic needs.
The FF DIN super family is proud to announce two additional new weights: Thin and Extra Light, for your most delicate typographic needs.

Every style in FF DIN now incorporates the Greek character set.
Every style in FF DIN now incorporates the Greek character set.

FF Hertz

Designed by Jens Kutílek

A unique mixture of influences go into Jens KutÍlek’s FF Hertz, from superelliptical faces like Zapf’s Melior to German cartographic alphabets, all following certain modernist instincts. The result is a mighty and versatile text suite in six weights. One feature of note is FF Hertz’s uniwidth design—set text in a heavier weight without reflowing.

The design of FF Hertz combines a unique mix of influences, resulting in a typeface with a clear, unique voice.
The design of FF Hertz combines a unique mix of influences, resulting in a typeface with a clear, unique voice.

Thanks to the rare feature of style duplexing, changing the weight of text set in FF Hertz does not affect the line length – every weight runs exactly as wide as the other ones.
Thanks to the rare feature of style duplexing, changing the weight of text set in FF Hertz does not affect the line length – every weight runs exactly as wide as the other ones.

FF Real

Designed by Erik Spiekermann and Ralph Olivier du Carrois

FF Real began as the voice of Erik Spiekermann’s biography Hello I am Erik, drawn in just two styles, one for headlines and one for text. Each meaning of the word ‘real’ is applicable for labeling this proper, authentic and regal sans, based closely on the original static grotesques of the turn of the twentieth century. Thirteen weights each.

This real European grotesque features less common letter forms to improve its legibility,  like a double storey lowercase ‘g’, and serifs on the capital ‘I’ to help distinguish it from the lowercase ‘l’.
This real European grotesque features less common letter forms to improve its legibility, like a double storey lowercase ‘g’, and serifs on the capital ‘I’ to help distinguish it from the lowercase ‘l’.