In 1976, Ingrid Liche began designing Liant Medium for the packaging of the natural cosmetic company Weleda AG in Germany. Since then this face has defined the corporate identity of Weleda worldwide and because of this company’s prestige, the look to the entire natural cosmetic and biologically oriented industry. Because of a split of opinions in the international company in 1994, the mother company in Switzerland decided to introduce a new house face; thereby giving up the brand name recognition that had been established over twenty years. Because of the turn in events and since Liche still owned the rights to Liant, she decided to distribute the face exclusively over FontFont as FF Liant. She re-digitized the font, adding several ligatures and expanding the face to a three weight family. The most noticable characteristic of the font is its lively lines, the forms for which are taken from nature. Within the individual characters there is an exchange of sinking and rising points, which are connected by taut curves.
FF Liant supports 63 different languages such as Spanish, English, Portuguese, German and French in Latin scripts. (Please note that not all languages are available for all formats.)