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FF Real Head

Designed by Erik Spiekermann and Ralph du Carrois in 2015, 2017. Published by FontFont as part of the FF Real Super Family.

Starts at $65 for a single style and is available for:
FF Real Italics showing by Alexander Roth
FF Real Italics showing by Alexander Roth
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Hairline
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Ultralight
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Semilight
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Book
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Demibold
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Extrabold
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120
Jail zesty vixen who grabbed pay from quack. Brazen old wives fight a quick jumpy ox. Pack my box with five dozen liquor jugs.
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Jail zesty vixen who grabbed pay from quack. Brazen old wives fight a quick jumpy ox. Pack my box with five dozen liquor jugs.
40
Jail zesty vixen who grabbed pay from quack. Brazen old wives fight a quick jumpy ox. Pack my box with five dozen liquor jugs.
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Jail zesty vixen who grabbed pay from quack. Brazen old wives fight a quick jumpy ox. Pack my box with five dozen liquor jugs.
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Jail zesty vixen who grabbed pay from quack. Brazen old wives fight a quick jumpy ox. Pack my box with five dozen liquor jugs.
12
Jail zesty vixen who grabbed pay from quack. Brazen old wives fight a quick jumpy ox. Pack my box with five dozen liquor jugs.
120
Jail zesty vixen who grabbed pay from quack. Brazen old wives fight a quick jumpy ox. Pack my box with five dozen liquor jugs.
70
Jail zesty vixen who grabbed pay from quack. Brazen old wives fight a quick jumpy ox. Pack my box with five dozen liquor jugs.
40
Jail zesty vixen who grabbed pay from quack. Brazen old wives fight a quick jumpy ox. Pack my box with five dozen liquor jugs.
25
Jail zesty vixen who grabbed pay from quack. Brazen old wives fight a quick jumpy ox. Pack my box with five dozen liquor jugs.
18
Jail zesty vixen who grabbed pay from quack. Brazen old wives fight a quick jumpy ox. Pack my box with five dozen liquor jugs.
12
Jail zesty vixen who grabbed pay from quack. Brazen old wives fight a quick jumpy ox. Pack my box with five dozen liquor jugs.

FF Real Head supports up to 83 different languages such as Spanish, English, Portuguese, German, French, Turkish, Italian, Polish, Kurdish (Latin), Azerbaijani (Latin), Romanian, Dutch, Hungarian, Kazakh, Czech, Serbian (Latin), Swedish, Belarusian (Latin), Croatian, Finnish, Slovak, Danish, Lithuanian, Latvian, Slovenian, Irish, Estonian, Basque, Icelandic, and Luxembourgian in Latin and other scripts.

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

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Opéra Bastille
Pavilhão Atlântico
Dvořákova síň
Place Eugène Flagey
Njårdhallen
Művészetek Palotája

Languages

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Supports 50 different languages:

  • A
  • Afar
  • Afrikaans
  • Albanian
  • Asturian
  • B
  • Basque
  • Breton
  • C
  • Catalan
  • Cornish
  • Corsican
  • D
  • Danish
  • Dutch
  • E
  • English
  • F
  • Faroese
  • Fijian
  • Finnish
  • French
  • Frisian
  • Friulian
  • G
  • Gaelic (Scottish)
  • Galician
  • German
  • I
  • Icelandic
  • Indonesian
  • Irish
  • Italian
  • K
  • Kinyarwanda (Ruanda)
  • Kirundi (Rundi)
  • L
  • Ladin
  • Luxembourgian
  • M
  • Malay (Latin)
  • N
  • Norwegian
  • O
  • Occitan
  • Oromo (Afan, Galla)
  • P
  • Papiamentu
  • Portuguese
  • Q
  • Quechua
  • R
  • Rhaeto-Romance
  • S
  • Sardinian
  • Shona
  • Somali
  • Spanish
  • Swahili (Kiswahili)
  • Swedish
  • T
  • Tagalog
  • Tsonga
  • Tswana
  • U
  • Uighur
  • W
  • Walloon
  • X
  • Xhosa
  • Z
  • Zulu
The
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Phlegmatics
Fractions
| 135/167
| 135/167
Oldstyle Figures
| 167
| 167
Lining Figures
| 167
| 167
Proportional Figures
| 167
| 167
Tabular Figures
| 167
| 167
Slashed Zero
| 0
| 0
Subscript
| 167
| 167
Superscript
| 167
| 167
Replaces character with superscript version.
Case-Sensitive Forms
| (H-o)
| (H-o)
Small Capitals
| Small
| Small
Small Capitals From Capitals
| CAPS
| CAPS
Turns caps (and sometimes also numerals and punctuation) into small caps. Mostly used together with Small Capitals feature to get an all-small caps setting.
Ordinals
| 1a2o
| 1a2o
Replaces characters with ordinal forms for use after figures.
Standard Ligatures
| flfi
| flfi
Replaces a sequence of glyphs with a ligature. Active by default.
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It’s air, you know. It’s just there. There’s no choice. You have to breathe, so you have to use Helvetica.
— Erik Spiekermann
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Punctuation
!
"
#
%
&
'
(
)
*
,
-
.
/
:
;
?
@
[
\
]
^
_
`
{
}
¡
§
¨
¯
´
·
¸
¿
Uppercase
A
B
C
D
E
F
G
H
I
J
K
L
M
N
O
P
Q
R
S
T
U
V
W
X
Y
Z
Lowercase
a
b
c
d
e
f
g
h
i
j
k
l
m
n
o
p
q
r
s
t
u
v
w
x
y
z
Phonetic Extensions
ə
Modifiers
ʻ
ʼ
ˆ
ˇ
˘
˙
˚
˛
˜
˝
Combining Diacritical Marks
̀
́
̂
̃
̄
̆
̇
̈
̊
̋
̌
̒
̓
̦
̧
̨
Ligatures
Currency
$
¢
£
¤
¥
Symbols
+
<
=
>
|
~
¬
±
×
÷
Decimal
0
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
Other
²
³
¹
¼
½
¾
Mathematical Operators
Superscripts and Subscripts
Number Forms
Miscellaneous
¦
©
®
°
Letterlike
Arrows
Geometric Shapes
Dingbats
Lowercase
µ
ß
à
á
â
ã
ä
å
æ
ç
è
é
ê
ë
ì
í
î
ï
ð
ñ
ò
ó
ô
õ
ö
ø
ù
ú
û
ü
ý
þ
ÿ
ā
ă
ą
ć
ĉ
ċ
č
ď
đ
ē
ĕ
ė
ę
ě
ĝ
ğ
ġ
ģ
ĥ
ħ
ĩ
ī
ĭ
į
ı
ij
ĵ
ķ
ĸ
ĺ
ļ
ľ
ŀ
ł
ń
ņ
ň
ʼn
ŋ
ō
ŏ
ő
œ
ŕ
ŗ
ř
ś
ŝ
ş
š
ţ
ť
ŧ
ũ
ū
ŭ
ů
ű
ų
ŵ
ŷ
ź
ż
ž
ſ
ƒ
ǎ
ǐ
ǒ
ǔ
ǻ
ǽ
ǿ
ș
ț
ȷ
Uppercase
À
Á
Â
Ã
Ä
Å
Æ
Ç
È
É
Ê
Ë
Ì
Í
Î
Ï
Ð
Ñ
Ò
Ó
Ô
Õ
Ö
Ø
Ù
Ú
Û
Ü
Ý
Þ
Ā
Ă
Ą
Ć
Ĉ
Ċ
Č
Ď
Đ
Ē
Ĕ
Ė
Ę
Ě
Ĝ
Ğ
Ġ
Ģ
Ĥ
Ħ
Ĩ
Ī
Ĭ
Į
İ
IJ
Ĵ
Ķ
Ĺ
Ļ
Ľ
Ŀ
Ł
Ń
Ņ
Ň
Ŋ
Ō
Ŏ
Ő
Œ
Ŕ
Ŗ
Ř
Ś
Ŝ
Ş
Š
Ţ
Ť
Ŧ
Ũ
Ū
Ŭ
Ů
Ű
Ų
Ŵ
Ŷ
Ÿ
Ź
Ż
Ž
Ə
Ǎ
Ǐ
Ǒ
Ǔ
Ǻ
Ǽ
Ǿ
Ș
Ț
Uppercase
Δ
Ω
Lowercase
μ
π
Number Other
Number Other

FF Real was originally conceived by Erik Spiekermann as one text weight and one headline weight to be used as the only faces in his biography ‘Hello I am Erik’, edited by Johannes Erler, published in 2014. While Spiekermann drew the alphabets, he passed on the font data to Ralph du Carrois who cleaned it up and completed it. In the meantime FF Real has been extended to a family of two styles and 13 weights each.

The design of FF Real is rooted in early static grotesques from the turn of the century. Several German type foundries – among them the Berlin-based foundries Theinhardt and H. Berthold AG – released such designs between 1898 and 1908. The semi-bold weight of a poster-size typeface that was lighter than most of the according semi-bolds in metal type at the time, gave the impetus to FF Real’s regular weight. In the words of Spiekermann, the historical example is “the real, non-fake version, as it were, the royal sans serif face“, thus giving his new typeface the name “Real” (which is also in keeping with his four-letter names, i.e. FF Meta, FF Unit).

FF Real is a convincing re-interpretation of the German grotesque style, but with much more warmth and improved legibility. With a hint towards the warmer American grotesques, Spiekermann added those typical Anglo-American features such as a three-story ‘g’ and an ‘8’ with a more defined loop. To better distinguish characters in small text sizes, FF Real Text comes in old style figures, ‘f’ and ‘t’ are wider, the capital ‘I’ is equipped with serifs, as is the lowercase ‘l’. What’s more, i-dots and all punctuation are round.

In Spiekermann’s biography FF Real Text has proven to endure all challenges of a proper text face without an italic, while FF Real Head cuts a fine figure in larger sizes with a more reduced look.

FF Real Head has 26 Styles