FF Acanthus

Designed by Akira Kobayashi in 1998. Published by FontFont.

Starts at $39.00 for a single style and is available for:
Text Regular
Text Regular Italic
Text Bold
Text Bold Italic
120
Bei jedem klugen Wort von Sokrates ruft Xanthippe zynisch: Quatsch! Dabei grüßt die Quellnixe freundlich am Bach. Verflixt öde …
70
Bei jedem klugen Wort von Sokrates ruft Xanthippe zynisch: Quatsch! Dabei grüßt die Quellnixe freundlich am Bach. Verflixt öde …
40
Bei jedem klugen Wort von Sokrates ruft Xanthippe zynisch: Quatsch! Dabei grüßt die Quellnixe freundlich am Bach. Verflixt öde …
25
Bei jedem klugen Wort von Sokrates ruft Xanthippe zynisch: Quatsch! Dabei grüßt die Quellnixe freundlich am Bach. Verflixt öde …
18
Bei jedem klugen Wort von Sokrates ruft Xanthippe zynisch: Quatsch! Dabei grüßt die Quellnixe freundlich am Bach. Verflixt öde …
12
Bei jedem klugen Wort von Sokrates ruft Xanthippe zynisch: Quatsch! Dabei grüßt die Quellnixe freundlich am Bach. Verflixt öde …
120
Bei jedem klugen Wort von Sokrates ruft Xanthippe zynisch: Quatsch! Dabei grüßt die Quellnixe freundlich am Bach. Verflixt öde …
70
Bei jedem klugen Wort von Sokrates ruft Xanthippe zynisch: Quatsch! Dabei grüßt die Quellnixe freundlich am Bach. Verflixt öde …
40
Bei jedem klugen Wort von Sokrates ruft Xanthippe zynisch: Quatsch! Dabei grüßt die Quellnixe freundlich am Bach. Verflixt öde …
25
Bei jedem klugen Wort von Sokrates ruft Xanthippe zynisch: Quatsch! Dabei grüßt die Quellnixe freundlich am Bach. Verflixt öde …
18
Bei jedem klugen Wort von Sokrates ruft Xanthippe zynisch: Quatsch! Dabei grüßt die Quellnixe freundlich am Bach. Verflixt öde …
12
Bei jedem klugen Wort von Sokrates ruft Xanthippe zynisch: Quatsch! Dabei grüßt die Quellnixe freundlich am Bach. Verflixt öde …

FF Acanthus® supports 50 different languages such as Spanish, English, Portuguese, German and French in Latin and Other scripts. (Please note that not all languages are available for all formats.)

View all 50 languages

Errësohem
Jäädyttäminen tihkusadetta
Tempête
Chaparrón
Heiß
Tåget

Languages

Please note that not all languages are available for all formats.

Common Languages

  • Spanish
  • English
  • Portuguese
  • German
  • French

Latin

  • A
  • Afrikaans
  • Albanian
  • Asturian
  • B
  • Basque
  • Breton
  • C
  • Catalan
  • Cornish
  • Corsican
  • D
  • Danish
  • Dutch
  • E
  • English
  • F
  • Faroese
  • Finnish
  • French
  • Frisian
  • Friulian
  • G
  • Galician
  • German
  • I
  • Icelandic
  • Indonesian
  • Irish
  • Italian
  • L
  • Ladin
  • Luxembourgian
  • M
  • Malay (Latin)
  • O
  • Occitan
  • P
  • Portuguese
  • R
  • Rhaeto-Romance
  • S
  • Sardinian
  • Somali
  • Spanish
  • Swedish
  • T
  • Tsonga
  • Tswana
  • W
  • Walloon
  • X
  • Xhosa
  • Z
  • Zulu

Other

  • A
  • Afar
  • F
  • Fijian
  • G
  • Gaelic (Scottish)
  • K
  • Kinyarwanda (Ruanda)
  • Kirundi (Rundi)
  • N
  • Norwegian
  • O
  • Oromo (Afan, Galla)
  • P
  • Papiamentu
  • Q
  • Quechua
  • S
  • Shona
  • Swahili (Kiswahili)
  • T
  • Tagalog
  • U
  • Uighur
Small Capitals From Capitals
CAPS CAPS
Small Capitals
Small Small
Case-Sensitive Forms
(H-o) (H-o)
Shifts punctuation up to a position that works better with all-caps text.
Ordinals
1a2o 1a2o
Replaces characters with ordinal forms for use after figures.
Lining Figures
167 167
Changes figures from oldstyle to the default lining form.
Standard Ligatures
flfi flfi
Replaces a sequence of glyphs with a ligature. Active by default.
True terror is to waking up one morning and realizing that your high school class is running the country.
— Kurt Vonnegut
Punctuation
Uppercase
Lowercase
Modifiers
Combining Diacritical Marks
Ligatures
Currency
Symbols
Decimal
Other
Mathematical Operators
Miscellaneous
Letterlike
Geometric Shapes
Lowercase
Uppercase
Uppercase
Lowercase

The original concept for FF Acanthus was to create a “modern” neoclassical Roman that would have a less stark appearance than most French Didot-style faces, or Giambattista Bodoni’s types. FF Acanthus Regular is inspired by the Henri Didot typeface used in “De Imitatione Christi” (published 1788), but with more warmth and subtlety – this is especially apparent in larger sizes. In smaller sizes, the slightly emphasized serifs remain crisp. The FF Acanthus family includes a set of matching ornaments and borders.

When this was finished, Akira Kobayashi felt inspired to make another text version, for use at even smaller sizes. The resulting letterforms of FF Acanthus Text are optimized for around 10 point, and feature sturdier serifs and hairlines. The proportions have been adapted to suit the smaller size by slightly widening the letters, shortening the extenders, and increasing the x-height. For better legibility in blocks of text, the characters have a looser fit, and accents and punctuation are slightly larger. As with the first FF Acanthus variants, these include a selection of decorative borders and braces.

With versatility in mind, Kobayashi also made FF Acanthus Open, a classic engraved face in three styles (Roman, Italic, and Caps). While most open titling faces have limited character sets, this one includes numerals, punctuation, diacritics, and currency symbols.

FF Acanthus® has 6 Styles