The initial work on FF Kievit began in 1995, as part of a school project. The concept was finished several years later for a corporate client of Method Inc., a design firm in San Francisco. The openness of the characters and their proportions makes it an ideal typeface for use in small print. The clarity of classic sans serif faces (Frutiger and Univers) and the humanistic characteristics of old styles (Garamond and Granjon) were the inspiration for this contemporary design that is equally at home in a headline or a body of text. The FF Kievit family includes nine weights, true italics, old style figures and small caps—everything necessary for even the most demanding typography.
Critical reception to FF Kievit was good, too. Aside from receiving an ISTD Award in 2001, the typeface was included in the ATypI’s list of the best designs of the previous decade during its 2001 bukva:raz! contest and exhibition.
FF Kievit supports 166 different languages such as Spanish, English, Portuguese, Russian, German, French and Greek in Latin, Cyrillic, and Greek scripts. (Please note that not all languages are available for all formats.)