Xavier Dupré’s FF Absara is a typeface of French proportions, but its shapes take their cues from the Dutch style: less polished, and more direct. The casual forms refer to humanist handwriting. FF Absara’s rough cut makes it an interesting display typeface, but thanks to its generous x-height and firm serifs, FF Absara works equally well in text sizes.
The typeface’s idiosyncratic italic builds a strong contrast with the roman. FF Absara is both functional and expressive; using it lends a humanistic touch to editorial or advertising work.
FF Absara was selected by the TDC judges for a Certificate of Excellence in Type Design in 2005.
The styles of the Renaissance were also the inspiration for a sans serif companion: FF Absara Sans. Like FF Absara, this family includes a wide range of weights, and its forms strike a healthy balance between the old and the new, resulting in a handsome and legible face for use in many applications.
FF Absara Sans supports 101 different languages such as Spanish, English, Portuguese, German and French in Latin scripts. (Please note that not all languages are available for all formats.)