FF Balance

Developed over a period of ten years, FF Balance is an experimental sans serif which subverts the conventions of the style.

Designed by Evert Bloemsma in 1993. Published by FontFont.

Starts at $55.00 for a single style and is available for:
Pentagram New York used FF Balance in its timeless identity for the Noguchi Museum, Long Island City, NY, which reopened in 2004. Photo by jamesshanks.com
Pentagram New York used FF Balance in its timeless identity for the Noguchi Museum, Long Island City, NY, which reopened in 2004. Photo by jamesshanks.com
Type to compare other characters
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Light
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Regular
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Bold
a
Black
a
120
Back in June we delivered oxygen equipment of the same size. This amazed a few girls by dropping the antique onyx vase.
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Back in June we delivered oxygen equipment of the same size. This amazed a few girls by dropping the antique onyx vase.
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Back in June we delivered oxygen equipment of the same size. This amazed a few girls by dropping the antique onyx vase.
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Back in June we delivered oxygen equipment of the same size. This amazed a few girls by dropping the antique onyx vase.
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Back in June we delivered oxygen equipment of the same size. This amazed a few girls by dropping the antique onyx vase.
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Back in June we delivered oxygen equipment of the same size. This amazed a few girls by dropping the antique onyx vase.
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Back in June we delivered oxygen equipment of the same size. This amazed a few girls by dropping the antique onyx vase.
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Back in June we delivered oxygen equipment of the same size. This amazed a few girls by dropping the antique onyx vase.
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Back in June we delivered oxygen equipment of the same size. This amazed a few girls by dropping the antique onyx vase.
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Back in June we delivered oxygen equipment of the same size. This amazed a few girls by dropping the antique onyx vase.
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Back in June we delivered oxygen equipment of the same size. This amazed a few girls by dropping the antique onyx vase.
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Back in June we delivered oxygen equipment of the same size. This amazed a few girls by dropping the antique onyx vase.

FF Balance™ supports 82 different languages such as Spanish, English, Portuguese, German and French in Latin, Other, and Cyrillic scripts. (Please note that not all languages are available for all formats.)

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Wienerbrød
Poronkäristys
Pabellón Criollo
Köttbullar
Crêpes Salées

Languages

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

Common Languages

  • Spanish
  • English
  • Portuguese
  • German
  • French

Latin

  • A
  • Afrikaans
  • Albanian
  • Asturian
  • Azerbaijani (Latin)
  • B
  • Basque
  • Belarusian (Latin)
  • Bosnian (Latin)
  • Breton
  • C
  • Catalan
  • Chichewa
  • Cornish
  • Corsican
  • Croatian
  • Czech
  • D
  • Danish
  • Dutch
  • E
  • English
  • Esperanto
  • Estonian
  • F
  • Faroese
  • Finnish
  • French
  • Frisian
  • Friulian
  • G
  • Galician
  • German
  • Greenlandic
  • H
  • Hungarian
  • I
  • Icelandic
  • Indonesian
  • Irish
  • Italian
  • K
  • Karelian
  • Kurdish (Latin)
  • L
  • Ladin
  • Latin
  • Latvian
  • Lithuanian
  • Luxembourgian
  • M
  • Malagasy
  • Malay (Latin)
  • Maltese
  • Maori
  • O
  • Occitan
  • P
  • Polish
  • Portuguese
  • R
  • Rhaeto-Romance
  • Romani (Latin)
  • Romanian
  • S
  • Samoan
  • Sardinian
  • Serbian (Latin)
  • Slovak
  • Slovenian
  • Somali
  • Sorbian, Upper
  • Spanish
  • Swedish
  • T
  • Tahitian
  • Tsonga
  • Tswana
  • Turkish
  • W
  • Walloon
  • Welsh
  • Wolof
  • 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

Cyrillic

  • K
  • Kazakh
  • T
  • Turkmen
Ray’s Pizza
Mexicana
Roquefort
Palmitos
Ravioles
8 $
9 $
7 $
8 $
Total
32 $
Fractions
135/167 135/167
Subscript
167 167
Lining Figures
167 167
Oldstyle Figures
167 167
Proportional Figures
167 167
Tabular Figures
167 167
Superscript
167 167
Replaces character with superscript version.
Small Capitals
Small Small
Small Capitals From Capitals
CAPS CAPS
Case-Sensitive Forms
(H-o) (H-o)
Shifts punctuation up to a position that works better with all-caps text.
Historical Forms
hist hist
Standard Ligatures
flfi flfi
Replaces a sequence of glyphs with a ligature. Active by default.
Ordinals
1a2o 1a2o
Replaces characters with ordinal forms for use after figures.
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Typografie kann weder zeitgemäß noch schön sein, wenn sie ihrer Bestimmung – Lesbarkeit der Mitteilung – nicht gerecht wird.
— Robert Büchler
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Punctuation
!
"
#
%
&
'
(
)
*
,
-
.
/
:
;
?
@
[
\
]
^
_
`
{
}
¡
§
¨
¯
´
·
¸
¿
Uppercase
A
B
C
D
E
F
G
H
I
J
K
L
M
N
O
P
Q
R
S
T
U
V
W
X
Y
Z
Lowercase
a
b
c
d
e
f
g
h
i
j
k
l
m
n
o
p
q
r
s
t
u
v
w
x
y
z
Phonetic Extensions
ə
Modifiers
ʻ
ʼ
ˆ
ˇ
˘
˙
˚
˛
˜
˝
Combining Diacritical Marks
̀
́
̂
̃
̄
̆
̇
̈
̊
̋
̌
̒
̓
̦
̧
̨
̵
̶
Ligatures
Currency
$
¢
£
¤
¥
Symbols
+
<
=
>
|
~
¬
±
×
÷
Decimal
0
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
Other
²
³
¹
¼
½
¾
Mathematical Operators
Superscripts and Subscripts
Number Forms
Miscellaneous
¦
©
®
°
Letterlike
Arrows
Geometric Shapes
Lowercase
µ
ß
à
á
â
ã
ä
å
æ
ç
è
é
ê
ë
ì
í
î
ï
ð
ñ
ò
ó
ô
õ
ö
ø
ù
ú
û
ü
ý
þ
ÿ
ā
ă
ą
ć
ĉ
ċ
č
ď
đ
ē
ĕ
ė
ę
ě
ĝ
ğ
ġ
ģ
ĥ
ħ
ĩ
ī
ĭ
į
ı
ij
ĵ
ķ
ĸ
ĺ
ļ
ľ
ŀ
ł
ń
ņ
ň
ʼn
ŋ
ō
ŏ
ő
œ
ŕ
ŗ
ř
ś
ŝ
ş
š
ţ
ť
ŧ
ũ
ū
ŭ
ů
ű
ų
ŵ
ŷ
ź
ż
ž
ſ
ƒ
ƶ
ǻ
ǽ
ǿ
ș
ț
ȷ
Uppercase
À
Á
Â
Ã
Ä
Å
Æ
Ç
È
É
Ê
Ë
Ì
Í
Î
Ï
Ð
Ñ
Ò
Ó
Ô
Õ
Ö
Ø
Ù
Ú
Û
Ü
Ý
Þ
Ā
Ă
Ą
Ć
Ĉ
Ċ
Č
Ď
Đ
Ē
Ĕ
Ė
Ę
Ě
Ĝ
Ğ
Ġ
Ģ
Ĥ
Ħ
Ĩ
Ī
Ĭ
Į
İ
IJ
Ĵ
Ķ
Ĺ
Ļ
Ľ
Ŀ
Ł
Ń
Ņ
Ň
Ŋ
Ō
Ŏ
Ő
Œ
Ŕ
Ŗ
Ř
Ś
Ŝ
Ş
Š
Ţ
Ť
Ŧ
Ũ
Ū
Ŭ
Ů
Ű
Ų
Ŵ
Ŷ
Ÿ
Ź
Ż
Ž
Ə
Ƶ
Ǻ
Ǽ
Ǿ
Ș
Ț
Uppercase
Δ
Ω
Lowercase
μ
π
Symbols

Developed over a period of ten years, FF Balance is an experimental sans serif which subverts the conventions of the style. Its horizontal strokes are heavier than the verticals and it appears slightly heavier on the top than the bottom. Another unusual functional feature is that all weights and numerals of the family have equal widths, which lets text maintain the same length when converted to another weight.

FF Balance™ has 8 Styles