FF Acanthus

Designed by Akira Kobayashi. Published by FontFont in 1998

Starts at $65.00 for a single style and is available for:

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.

Expert
Bold
Bold Italic
Open
Open Italic
Text
Text 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 …
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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 …
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Bei jedem klugen Wort von Sokrates ruft Xanthippe zynisch: Quatsch! Dabei grüßt die Quellnixe freundlich am Bach. Verflixt öde …
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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 …
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Bei jedem klugen Wort von Sokrates ruft Xanthippe zynisch: Quatsch! Dabei grüßt die Quellnixe freundlich am Bach. Verflixt öde …

FF Acanthus supports 63 different languages such as Spanish, English, Portuguese, German and French in Latin scripts. (Please note that not all languages are available for all formats.)

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Errësohem
Jäädyttäminen tihkusadetta
Tempête
Snøbyger
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
  • Arvanitika (Latin)
  • Asturian
  • B
  • Baraba Tatar
  • Bats (Latin)
  • Bislama
  • Breton
  • C
  • Catalan
  • Chamorro
  • D
  • Danish
  • Dutch
  • E
  • English
  • Estonian
  • F
  • Faroese
  • Finnish
  • Franco-Provencal
  • French
  • Frisian
  • Frisian, East
  • Frisian, North
  • Frisian, West
  • Friulian
  • G
  • Galician
  • German
  • Greenlandic
  • I
  • Icelandic
  • Indonesian
  • Interlingua
  • Irish
  • Italian
  • K
  • Karaim (Latin)
  • Kazan Tatar (Latin)
  • Kurdish (Latin)
  • L
  • Ladin
  • Low German
  • Luxembourgian
  • M
  • Malagasy
  • Malay (Latin)
  • Manx Gaelic
  • N
  • Norwegian, Bokmål
  • Norwegian, Nynorsk
  • O
  • Occitan
  • P
  • Pilipino (Tagalog)
  • Portuguese
  • R
  • Rhaeto-Romance
  • Romansch
  • S
  • Sami, Southern
  • Sami, Ume
  • Scottish Gaelic
  • Somali
  • Sotho, Northern
  • Sotho, Southern
  • Spanish
  • Swedish
  • T
  • Tahitian
  • Tsakhur (Latin)
  • Tsonga
  • Tswana
  • W
  • Walloon
  • X
  • Xhosa
  • Y
  • Yapese
  • Z
  • Zulu
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.
Lining Figures
167 167
Changes figures from oldstyle to the default lining form.
Ordinals
1a2o 1a2o
Replaces characters with ordinal forms for use after figures.
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

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