FF Oneleigh

Reimagining the fanciful historicism of the 1920s.

Designed by Nick Shinn. Published by FontFont in 1999.

Starts at $39.00 for a single style and is available for:
TF
Bold
Bold Italic
Black
Black Italic
120
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70
Mix Zapf with Veljovic and get quirky Beziers. An inspired type designer can create tons of beauty using stick ink, quill, brush, pickaxe, buzz saw, or even strawberry jam.
40
Mix Zapf with Veljovic and get quirky Beziers. An inspired type designer can create tons of beauty using stick ink, quill, brush, pickaxe, buzz saw, or even strawberry jam.
25
Mix Zapf with Veljovic and get quirky Beziers. An inspired type designer can create tons of beauty using stick ink, quill, brush, pickaxe, buzz saw, or even strawberry jam.
18
Mix Zapf with Veljovic and get quirky Beziers. An inspired type designer can create tons of beauty using stick ink, quill, brush, pickaxe, buzz saw, or even strawberry jam.
12
Mix Zapf with Veljovic and get quirky Beziers. An inspired type designer can create tons of beauty using stick ink, quill, brush, pickaxe, buzz saw, or even strawberry jam.
120
Mix Zapf with Veljovic and get quirky Beziers. An inspired type designer can create tons of beauty using stick ink, quill, brush, pickaxe, buzz saw, or even strawberry jam.
70
Mix Zapf with Veljovic and get quirky Beziers. An inspired type designer can create tons of beauty using stick ink, quill, brush, pickaxe, buzz saw, or even strawberry jam.
40
Mix Zapf with Veljovic and get quirky Beziers. An inspired type designer can create tons of beauty using stick ink, quill, brush, pickaxe, buzz saw, or even strawberry jam.
25
Mix Zapf with Veljovic and get quirky Beziers. An inspired type designer can create tons of beauty using stick ink, quill, brush, pickaxe, buzz saw, or even strawberry jam.
18
Mix Zapf with Veljovic and get quirky Beziers. An inspired type designer can create tons of beauty using stick ink, quill, brush, pickaxe, buzz saw, or even strawberry jam.
12
Mix Zapf with Veljovic and get quirky Beziers. An inspired type designer can create tons of beauty using stick ink, quill, brush, pickaxe, buzz saw, or even strawberry jam.

FF Oneleigh 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.)

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Ramée
Três Cervejeiros
Vasco Núñez
Boquébière
Gæðingur
Stößche

Languages

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

Common Languages

  • Spanish
  • English
  • Portuguese
  • German
  • French

Latin

  • A
  • Afrikaans
  • Albanian
  • Aragonese
  • Arumanian
  • Arvanitika (Latin)
  • Asturian
  • Azerbaijani (Latin)
  • B
  • Baraba Tatar
  • Basque
  • Bats (Latin)
  • Belarusian (Latin)
  • Bislama
  • Bosnian (Latin)
  • Breton
  • C
  • Catalan
  • Chamorro
  • Chechen (Latin)
  • Chichewa
  • Cook Islands Maori
  • Crimean Tatar (Latin)
  • Croatian
  • Czech
  • D
  • Danish
  • Dutch
  • E
  • English
  • Esperanto
  • Estonian
  • F
  • Faroese
  • Finnish
  • Franco-Provencal
  • French
  • Frisian
  • Frisian, East
  • Frisian, North
  • Frisian, West
  • Friulian
  • G
  • Gagauz (Latin)
  • Galician
  • German
  • Greenlandic
  • Greenlandic (pre-1973)
  • H
  • Hawaiian
  • Hungarian
  • I
  • Icelandic
  • Indonesian
  • Interlingua
  • Irish
  • Istro-Romanian
  • Italian
  • K
  • Karaim (Latin)
  • Kashubian
  • Kazan Tatar (Latin)
  • Kurdish (Latin)
  • Kurmanji
  • L
  • Ladin
  • Ladino (Latin)
  • Latin
  • Latvian
  • Lithuanian
  • Low German
  • Luxembourgian
  • M
  • Malagasy
  • Malay (Latin)
  • Maltese
  • Manx Gaelic
  • Maori
  • Marshallese
  • Moldavian (Latin)
  • N
  • Norwegian, Bokmål
  • Norwegian, Nynorsk
  • O
  • Occitan
  • P
  • Pilipino (Tagalog)
  • Polish
  • Portuguese
  • Portunhol
  • R
  • Rhaeto-Romance
  • Romani (Latin)
  • Romanian
  • Romansch
  • S
  • Sami, Inari
  • Sami, Lule
  • Sami, Northern
  • Sami, Southern
  • Sami, Ume
  • Samoan
  • Sardinian
  • Scottish Gaelic
  • Serbian (Latin)
  • Slovak
  • Slovenian
  • Somali
  • Sorbian, Lower
  • Sorbian, Upper
  • Sotho, Northern
  • Sotho, Southern
  • Spanish
  • Swedish
  • T
  • Tahitian
  • Tongan
  • Tsakhur (Latin)
  • Tsonga
  • Tswana
  • Turkish
  • U
  • Ubykh
  • V
  • Vepsian
  • Våmhusmål
  • W
  • Wallisian
  • Walloon
  • Welsh
  • Wolof
  • X
  • Xhosa
  • Y
  • Yapese
  • Z
  • Zulu
  • Ä
  • Älvdalska
It’s impossible to contemplate your death objectively and still carry a tune.
— Woody Allen
Lining Figures
167 167
Proportional Figures
167 167
Subscript
167 167
Superscript
167 167
Tabular Figures
167 167
Fractions
135/167 135/167
Replaces figures separated by a slash with 'common' (diagonal) fractions.
Small Capitals From Capitals
CAPS CAPS
Small Capitals
Small Small
Case-Sensitive Forms
(H-o) (H-o)
Shifts punctuation up to a position that works better with all-caps text.
Standard Ligatures
flfi flfi
Historical Forms
hist hist
Replaces letters with historical variants that may appear anachronistic today. The best-known example is the long form of s.
Ordinals
1a2o 1a2o
Replaces characters with ordinal forms for use after figures.
Punctuation
Uppercase
Lowercase
Phonetic Extensions
Modifiers
Combining Diacritical Marks
Ligatures
Currency
Symbols
Decimal
Other
Mathematical Operators
Superscripts and Subscripts
Number Forms
Miscellaneous
Letterlike
Geometric Shapes
Lowercase
Uppercase
Uppercase
Lowercase

Type designer Nick Shinn is known for his provocative view on typographic history. In designing FF Oneleigh, he had a look at the radical serif faces of the early 20th century: “During the early part of this century, prior to the ascendancy of sans serifs as the standard bearers of the avant garde, the leading edge types were oldstyles.

Today, of course, their very outrageousness seems quaint, and their once daring construction has become too familiar to sustain interest. At the time, typefaces like Goudy’s Kennerly, Benton and Cleland’s Amsterdam Garamont and Koch’s Antiqua were truly radical.

For the design of FF Oneleigh, I took a little inspiration from each of these, mixed with some ideas of my own. The main goal was to produce an “alternate history” 1920s typeface, with lots of original letterforms and details, and considerably more roughage than the majority of today’s digital oldstyle revivals, or the slew of brand “new” oldstyles.

FF Oneleigh is based on the assumption that, then as now, it is quite possible to remain within the bounds of the oldstyle genre, and take sufficient liberties to create a genuinely different type”.