Starting with the idea to develop a no-frills typeface with as little historical ballast as possible Daniel Utz designed FF Netto: He reduced the letter forms to their characteristic basic shapes and removed all dispensable details. He adjusted the stroke weight unobtrusively, keeping the geometric construction principle and thus optimizing legibility and balance of the typeface. His approach was awarded with a Certificate of Excellence at the ISTD Awards in 2009.
Besides the alphabet Daniel designed a whole range of icons and arrows – very useful for information and orientation systems. Weights and sizes have been carefully adjusted to be perfect for combinations with the text faces. By using the border elements you have plenty of options to arrange and group 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 too, as well as new italics for all weights and Pro language support.