The designer, Nick Cooke, said: A couple of years ago whilst leafing through a typographic magazine a Japanese typeface jumped out and hit me in the face! This brute of a design was to be the inspiration for FF Penguin. I believe it was cut out of paper – it was crude and simple, but also sophisticated and very beautiful. I wondered if I could utilize the basic shapes it used; very rounded convex curves and straight lines. Well, after many drawings I finally refined it to its present state and now it has evolved into this family. I would advise that it should be set track 0. Use all versions as LARGE AS POSSIBLE.
FF Penguin supports 63 different languages such as Spanish, English, Portuguese, German and French in Latin scripts. (Please note that not all languages are available for all formats.)