FF Chartwell, designed by Travis Kochel, is a typeface for creating simple graphs.
Driven by the frustration of creating graphs within design applications and inspired by typefaces such as FF Beowolf and FF PicLig, Travis saw an opportunity to take advantage of OpenType technology to simplify the process.
Primarily suitable for Adobe Creative Suite, FF Chartwell for print uses OpenType ligatures to transform strings of numbers automatically into charts. The data remains in a text box, allowing for easy updates and styling. You simply type a series of numbers like: “10+13+37+40”. Turn on ligatures and a graph is created. Turn off ligatures to see the original data.
FF Chartwell was originally released in 2011 under the TK Type foundry. It was added to the FontFont library in May 2012 with the addition of four new chart styles. FF Chartwell was selected by Communication Arts magazine for feature in its 2011 Typography Annual.
2012 Information is Beautiful Award
2012 Fast Company Innovation By Design Award
2013 D&AD Professional Awards In Book
We highly recommend to read How to use FF Chartwell before you buy your license (this tutorial includes a free webfont!).