FF Nuvo is a contemporary sans with vertical contrast. However, certain characters have a calligraphic touch, especially a, g and y. The typeface offers several alternate characters – e.g., a, g, k, s, y – for added typographic versatility in text.
Designer Siegfried Rückel developed the concept for FF Nuvo during a stay in Paris, after being inspired by elegant, extravagant appearance of French magazine typography. He wanted to design a rounded typeface, without resorting to the common methods. So, he took advantage from the visual limitations of our eyes: stroke endings in FF Nuvo appear soft when seen from a distance, or in small point sizes, but reveal their peculiar forms at a closer look. FF Nuvo is a very suitable choice for magazine design, from headlines down to longer texts, as well as for advertising, packaging, or corporate design.
In 2011, a new monospaced family was added: FF Nuvo Mono. This variant has the same number of fonts and features as the original FF Nuvo, including Small Caps, Italics, etc. FF Nuvo Mono offers a fresh option for a range of design applications, from the traditional to the unusual. FF Nuvo Mono has a slightly lower x-height than the letters in FF Nuvo, to better emphasize the typewriter character.
FF Nuvo Mono supports 114 different languages such as Spanish, English, Portuguese, German and French in Latin scripts. (Please note that not all languages are available for all formats.)