FF Atomium supports up to 50 different languages such as Spanish, English, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Dutch, Swedish, Finnish, Danish, Irish, Basque, Luxembourgian, and Icelandic in Latin and other scripts.
Please note that not all languages are available for all formats.
FF Atomium came about as part of a proposal for Ultrasonix, an underground electronic music festival in Amsterdam that never happened, due to lack of funding. Donald Beekman’s main inspiration as he designed FF Atomium was a series of black and white photos that he took of the Atomium building in Brussels, built for the 1958 World Exhibition. Looking at this unusual futuristic structure through a misty fog captured exactly the atmosphere he was seeking. The project needed a font built out of the same atomic shapes, he decided. A series of balls connected by straight lines. Working on FF Atomium, he pushed onward, designing different variations including outlines and dingbats.