FF Meta Plus 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.)
The “FF Dirty Faces 3” package is a collection of seven grunge fonts from the 1990s: FF A Lazy Day, FF Littles, FF Motive (Light, Regular and Bold), FF Meta Plus Boiled and FF Meta Plus Subnormal).
FF A Lazy Day by Simone May is the result of modifications and additions to an ornamental gothic face. In effect, the typeface is really a set of initials. The original forms were slightly broken or disturbed. The hair-like rays and filled in portions of the letters are created directly on the computer as a sort of conversion experiment.
May’s FF Littles is the product of a design process that ran through several experimental phases. The face finds its origins in the handwritten uncial faces of the Middle Ages, but its special effects were consciously alienated through numerous steps of experimental reworking. The individualistic forms of the uncials – recognizable for example in descenders on the capital letters – remain nonetheless a part of the design. In extremely large sizes the letters become abstract and begin to work as organic sort of forms.
Created by designer Stefan Hägerling, FF Motive is a face whose soluble forms can be seen as a mirror of our ever-changing society, or as an element of pure creation. A form of plasticity can be obtained by layering different weights of FF Motive over one another.
According to Erik Spiekermann, “FF Meta Plus Boiled has nothing to do with me.” Originally released in 1991, Spiekermann’s FF Meta typeface became the key font family for the 1990s. The typeface that captured the Zeitgeist of its time was re-interpreted as part of the “FF Dirty Faces” series of processed fonts. According to Neville Brody, “this new remix extends the FF Meta family into the area of crunchy typography and allows the original aim of functionality to be complemented by a new disfunctionality.”