The design of FF Chambers Sans is inspired by very divergent sources. In fact, during its development, designer Verena Gerlach had two styles in mind that work as polar opposites. The first was a traditional, engraved serif from a scientific book printed in 1686. The other is the generic sans serif style found in the lettering on enamel street signs. FF Chambers Sans is an experiment that successfully brings these oppositional forms together into a harmonious unity.
Gerlach optimized the balance of the weights and italics so that FF Chambers Sans would be suitable for book typesetting. However, the originality of its concept yielded forms that are also appropriate for use in large point sizes – on posters, for instance.
The FF Chambers Sans fonts contain a range of alternate glyphs, small caps, swash initials, and ligatures.
FF Chambers 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.)