FF Flava supports up to 50 different languages such as Spanish, English, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Dutch, Swedish, Finnish, Danish, Irish, Basque, Icelandic, and Luxembourgian in Latin and other scripts.
Please note that not all languages are available for all formats.
The FF Flava design is a series of four related “families,” each of which has just a single font. The FF Flava series contains a standard variant, where the tops and the bottoms of each letter are flat. FF Flava Hi has letters with a rounded top, while FF Flava Lo has letters with a rounded bottom. In FF Flava Round, both the tops and the bottoms of the letters are curved. However, the sides of the forms remain straight. The four variants of FF Flava may be layered, too, to create instant logos, or a dramatic headline effect. As a graphic designer, Donald Beekman regularly designs a lot of hip-hop music sleeves, liner notes, and related ephemera. A perennial favorite of his music clients has been the Aachen Bold typeface. Perhaps it was requested so often for its depth and ruggedness. Frequently using Aachen gave Beekman the idea to develop a more outspoken alternative, with a more contemporary feel. An early version of this new typeface was used on a CD called Rap Flavas, hence the name FF Flava. FF Flava’s claim to fame came when it was used as the headline face in the book “From Brooklyn to Breukelen,” a narrative of 20 years of hip-hop music in the Netherlands. Beekman calls it his “ultimate nu-skool hip-hop font.”