FF Dagny supports up to 82 different languages such as Spanish, English, Portuguese, German, French, Turkish, Italian, Polish, Kurdish (Latin), Azerbaijani (Latin), Romanian, Dutch, Hungarian, Kazakh, Czech, Serbian (Latin), Swedish, Belarusian (Latin), Croatian, Finnish, Slovak, Danish, Lithuanian, Latvian, Slovenian, Irish, Estonian, Basque, Icelandic, and Luxembourgian in Latin, Cyrillic, and Other scripts.
Please note that not all languages are available for all formats.
FF Dagny is a spare sans serif drawn in the “grotesk” style. In 2002, Sweden’s largest daily newspaper Dagens Nyheter (DN) changed from broadsheet to tabloid format. The switch accompanied a major change in DN’s journalism, editing and design. Mario García of García Media had just redesigned DN two years previously in 2000. Pangea design’s Creative Director, Örjan Nordling, who had worked with DN as a design consultant in 1996 was commissioned to create a typeface exclusively to the newspaper for this latest redesign: DN Bodoni. As the new tabloid format required more compact setting, Pangea was also commissioned to create a matching sans serif: DN Grotesk. Several years later, Nordling’s colleague Göran Söderström adapted the initial DN Grotesk design into the FF Dagny family. This required some major adjustments, which Söderström made with the help of the FontFont type department. The stroke contrast was taken down – for easier reading at small sizes – and the concept was extended to a range of weights, five in all. Its versatility makes FF Dagny perfect for use both in setting body copy as well as many other kinds of applications. The name Dagny is a mashup of the words Dagens Nyheter, which also happens to be an old nordic female name meaning “new day.” FF Dagny was recognized in 2011 with an ISTD International Typographic Award.