Erik Spiekermann’s best-known face is without doubt FF Meta, whose lively shapes give it a distinctive character that is often too much for headlines. Enter FF Meta Headline, a compatible family designed specifically for large, compact settings. Under the direction of Spiekermann and Christian Schwartz, Joshua Darden created three widths (normal, condensed, compressed) with four weights each. Besides much tighter letterspacing and shorter descenders, there are several alternate characters which allow denser headlines: an ‘a’ and ‘l’ without tails and a simple ‘g’. A few arrows and dingbats are also included.
FF Meta Headline supports 115 different languages such as Spanish, English, Portuguese, German and French in Latin scripts. (Please note that not all languages are available for all formats.)