Beginning with the concept of developing a no-frills typeface with as little historical ballast as possible, Daniel Utz designed FF Netto. He reduced the letterforms to their characteristic basic shapes and removed all dispensable details. He adjusted the stroke weight unobtrusively, keeping the geometric construction principle and so optimizing the legibility and balance of the design. His approach was recognized with a Certificate of Excellence at the ISTD Awards in 2009. In addition to the alphabet, Daniel designed a full range of icons and arrows – very useful for information and wayfinding systems. Weights and sizes are rigorously adjusted to be good for combining with the text faces. By utilizing the border components you have lots of choices in organizing and arranging the pictograms. In 2012, Daniel Utz revamped the whole of FF Netto. He increased spacing and revised some curves and connections. Two new extreme weights – Thin and Black – were released, as well as new italics for all weights, with Pro language support throughout.