Letternews: FontFont’s big update + Introductory offers

March 23, 2016 by
FontShop Team
FontShop Team

When the type department isn’t busy bringing another new family into the FontFont catalog, it’s busy putting polish on, expanding, and completing all the others. A little bit of everything in this latest update, FF71.

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FF Mark Condensed

Hannes von Döhren, Christoph Koeberlin and the FontFont Type Department for FontFont

The quintessential German geometric now fits in more places with twenty new condensed styles. The family extension includes both Roman and italic in all ten corresponding weights, (all but FF Mark®’s ludicrous, single-style Ultra weight). Now only: 30% off any FF Mark product until March 31st, 2016. (Discount will be applied on the checkout page.)

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FF Signa Slab Stencil

Ole Søndergaard for FontFont

In addition to the updates to FF Signa™ (Sans), we’re glad to introduce the new FF Signa Slab Stencil variant. The Signa design draws from architectural lettering, and in Sans, Serif, Slab, and stencil cuts of all three, projects confident air of Danish modernism. Get FF Signa Slab Stencil at 70% off until March 31st, 2016.

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FF Unit Rounded

Christian Schwartz and Erik Spiekermann for FontFont

The blunted corners of FF Unit® Rounded work to warm the tone of an otherwise cool-to-the-touch typeface. Now with italics it goes a step softer, and adds an additional hierarchical level for the information designer to use. Intro offer: Just $99* for the FF Unit Rounded family until March 30th, 2016.

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FF DIN Arabic

Yanone for FontFont

The elusive ‘undesigned’ nature of DIN is for many its greatest point of appeal. Here, Yanone successfully translates the design to the Arabic script. FF DIN® Arabic spans two widths (a first in Arabic type) and matches the rest of FF DIN weight for weight from thin to black.

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FF Chartwell

Travis Kochel for FontFont

Travis Kochel’s FF Chartwell® defies convention. Instead of giving a visual voice to words, the family makes charts out of numbers. Set a few numbers in different colors, enable the ‘discretionary ligatures’ feature, and your data visualization awaits. Thirteen chart styles in all.

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FontExplorer X Pro

FontExplorer® X Pro manages all the fonts on your system, allowing you to easily do things like activate only the fonts you’re using at the moment, and enabling complex searches, like previewing a single character in all fonts across your entire library. It’s robust and free to download and try.

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Stencil alphabets: Interrupted strokes and divided shapes

FontShop editor Ferdinand Ulrich explores the world of stencils, producing this tour of their use and function. Why do stencil alphabets evoke an ephemeral feeling, and what’s behind their recent wave of popularity? Perfectly illustrated.

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Making FF DIN Arabic

When commissioned to create an original Arabic type system with the function and feel of the ubiquitous FF DIN family, Yanone jumped in head first. FontShop editor David Sudweeks interviews him here and finds out more about his design process and what lessons it taught him along the way.

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Trademark attribution notice
FontShop and Signa are trademarks of Monotype GmbH and may be registered in certain jurisdictions. FF, FontFont, Mark, Unit, DIN and Chartwell are trademarks of Monotype GmbH registered in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and may be registered in certain other jurisdictions. FontExplorer is a trademark of Monotype Imaging Inc. registered in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and may be registered in certain jurisdictions in the name of Monotype Imaging Inc. or Monotype GmbH. All other trademarks are property of their respective owners.