FF Moonbase Alpha

Designed by Cornel Windlin in 1991. Published by FontFont.

Starts at $39.00 for a single style and is available for:
Regular
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Bei jedem klugen Wort von Sokrates ruft Xanthippe zynisch: Quatsch! Dabei grüßt die Quellnixe freundlich am Bach. Verflixt öde …
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Bei jedem klugen Wort von Sokrates ruft Xanthippe zynisch: Quatsch! Dabei grüßt die Quellnixe freundlich am Bach. Verflixt öde …
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Bei jedem klugen Wort von Sokrates ruft Xanthippe zynisch: Quatsch! Dabei grüßt die Quellnixe freundlich am Bach. Verflixt öde …
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Bei jedem klugen Wort von Sokrates ruft Xanthippe zynisch: Quatsch! Dabei grüßt die Quellnixe freundlich am Bach. Verflixt öde …
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Bei jedem klugen Wort von Sokrates ruft Xanthippe zynisch: Quatsch! Dabei grüßt die Quellnixe freundlich am Bach. Verflixt öde …
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Bei jedem klugen Wort von Sokrates ruft Xanthippe zynisch: Quatsch! Dabei grüßt die Quellnixe freundlich am Bach. Verflixt öde …

FF Moonbase Alpha™ supports 50 different languages such as Spanish, English, Portuguese, German and French in Other and Latin scripts. (Please note that not all languages are available for all formats.)

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Piña
Mjedër
Piikikäs päärynä
Blåbär
Pêche
Maçã
Jarðarber

Languages

Please note that not all languages are available for all formats.

Common Languages

  • Spanish
  • English
  • Portuguese
  • German
  • French

Other

  • A
  • Afar
  • F
  • Fijian
  • G
  • Gaelic (Scottish)
  • K
  • Kinyarwanda (Ruanda)
  • Kirundi (Rundi)
  • N
  • Norwegian
  • O
  • Oromo (Afan, Galla)
  • P
  • Papiamentu
  • Q
  • Quechua
  • S
  • Shona
  • Swahili (Kiswahili)
  • T
  • Tagalog
  • U
  • Uighur

Latin

  • A
  • Afrikaans
  • Albanian
  • Asturian
  • B
  • Basque
  • Breton
  • C
  • Catalan
  • Cornish
  • Corsican
  • D
  • Danish
  • Dutch
  • E
  • English
  • F
  • Faroese
  • Finnish
  • French
  • Frisian
  • Friulian
  • G
  • Galician
  • German
  • I
  • Icelandic
  • Indonesian
  • Irish
  • Italian
  • L
  • Ladin
  • Luxembourgian
  • M
  • Malay (Latin)
  • O
  • Occitan
  • P
  • Portuguese
  • R
  • Rhaeto-Romance
  • S
  • Sardinian
  • Somali
  • Spanish
  • Swedish
  • T
  • Tsonga
  • Tswana
  • W
  • Walloon
  • X
  • Xhosa
  • Z
  • Zulu
Standard Ligatures
flfi flfi
Replaces a sequence of glyphs with a ligature. Active by default.
Ordinals
1a2o 1a2o
Replaces characters with ordinal forms for use after figures.
Photons have mass? I didn’t even know they were Catholic.
— Woody Allen
Punctuation
Uppercase
Lowercase
Modifiers
Combining Diacritical Marks
Ligatures
Currency
Symbols
Decimal
Other
Mathematical Operators
Miscellaneous
Letterlike
Arrows
Geometric Shapes
Lowercase
Uppercase
Uppercase
Lowercase

FF Moonbase Alpha is one of four fonts in the “FF FUSE Classics” package. This is a small collection of some of the most interesting designs from the first years of the FUSE project, including FF Moonbase Alpha, FF Scratched Out, FF Stealth and FF You Can Read Me. For this FontFont release, the designers were asked to revisit their original fonts and complete the designs.

Cornel Windlin designed FF Moonbase Alpha in 1991 for FUSE 3, whose theme was “disinformation.” It was the first time that Windlin had used font-generating software – FontStudio and Fontographer, in this case. FF Moonbase Alpha was based on an accident, a pixelated printout of Akzidenz Grotesk that had been set at 4 point. ATM (Adobe Type Manager) had not been installed on the Mac, and the Stylewriter printed what was on the screen. The result was an array of pixels, with little resemblance at all to Akzidenz Grotesk. Windlin liked what he saw, so he cleaned the bitmap-appearance up, restructured and redesigned it a bit, and fed it back into the Mac. Voilà! FF Moonbase Alpha was born.

FF Moonbase Alpha™ has 1 Style