FF Mach is a large straight-line sans serif family from Łukasz Dziedzic. All of the curved lines have been replaced by straight lines, some of which are set at angles to each other. The result is rather technical in appearance, and very contemporary in feeling. The family includes 18 variants: six weights, each delivered in three widths. This versatility sets it apart from similar experiments.
The first sketches of FF Mach were drawn in 2004, when a colleague of Dziedzic’s planned a new Polish arts and culture magazine. He asked Dziedzic for a logo; there was neither time nor money, and Dziedzic created one for free. The logo was met with approval, and Dziedzic was asked for a few sample covers. A few days later, his colleague requested the whole layout, too. Again, for free. Dziedzic agreed with mixed feelings, thinking this might be a chance to put some of his typefaces to use, and even make a new one based on the logo and title graphics.
The result was the kernel of the FF Mach family. It worked rather well; unfortunately, however, the magazine failed three months later. The typeface fell into disuse until Dziedzic redrew all the glyphs in 2008, removing the traces of its speedy origin.
FF Mach supports 164 different languages such as Spanish, English, Portuguese, Russian, German and French in Latin and Cyrillic scripts. (Please note that not all languages are available for all formats.)