Travis Kochel’s FF Chartwell is a typeface for creating simple graphs.

FF Chartwell Designed by Travis Kochel. Published by FontFont in 2012.

Starts at $ 25.00 for a single style and is available for:
How to use FF Chartwell (desktop version)
FF Chartwell family overview
FF Chartwell family overview

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.

In September 2012, we released FF Chartwell Web. All the chart drawing functions of FF Chartwell Web are provided as small JavaScript libraries. To create a chart you enter the values in a similar way to the desktop font and use HTML code to determine colour and appearance.

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.

2011 CommArts
2011 Letter.2
2011 Typographica
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!).