FF Spinoza

A very fresh interpretation of classical text type principles.

Designed by Max Phillips in 2011. Published by FontFont.

Starts at $55.00 for a single style and is available for:
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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 Spinoza™ supports 82 different languages such as Spanish, English, Portuguese, German and French in Latin, Other, and Cyrillic scripts. (Please note that not all languages are available for all formats.)

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Morača
Vézère
Bräkneån
Weißeritz
Rhône
Pøleå
Maçãs

Languages

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

Common Languages

  • Spanish
  • English
  • Portuguese
  • German
  • French

Latin

  • A
  • Afrikaans
  • Albanian
  • Asturian
  • Azerbaijani (Latin)
  • B
  • Basque
  • Belarusian (Latin)
  • Bosnian (Latin)
  • Breton
  • C
  • Catalan
  • Chichewa
  • Cornish
  • Corsican
  • Croatian
  • Czech
  • D
  • Danish
  • Dutch
  • E
  • English
  • Esperanto
  • Estonian
  • F
  • Faroese
  • Finnish
  • French
  • Frisian
  • Friulian
  • G
  • Galician
  • German
  • Greenlandic
  • H
  • Hungarian
  • I
  • Icelandic
  • Indonesian
  • Irish
  • Italian
  • K
  • Karelian
  • Kurdish (Latin)
  • L
  • Ladin
  • Latin
  • Latvian
  • Lithuanian
  • Luxembourgian
  • M
  • Malagasy
  • Malay (Latin)
  • Maltese
  • Maori
  • O
  • Occitan
  • P
  • Polish
  • Portuguese
  • R
  • Rhaeto-Romance
  • Romani (Latin)
  • Romanian
  • S
  • Samoan
  • Sardinian
  • Serbian (Latin)
  • Slovak
  • Slovenian
  • Somali
  • Sorbian, Upper
  • Spanish
  • Swedish
  • T
  • Tahitian
  • Tsonga
  • Tswana
  • Turkish
  • W
  • Walloon
  • Welsh
  • Wolof
  • X
  • Xhosa
  • Z
  • Zulu

Other

  • A
  • Afar
  • F
  • Fijian
  • G
  • Gaelic (Scottish)
  • K
  • Kinyarwanda (Ruanda)
  • Kirundi (Rundi)
  • N
  • Norwegian
  • O
  • Oromo (Afan, Galla)
  • P
  • Papiamentu
  • Q
  • Quechua
  • S
  • Shona
  • Swahili (Kiswahili)
  • T
  • Tagalog
  • U
  • Uighur

Cyrillic

  • K
  • Kazakh
  • T
  • Turkmen
The
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Phlegmatics
Superscript
167 167
Subscript
167 167
Proportional Figures
167 167
Tabular Figures
167 167
Oldstyle Figures
167 167
Lining Figures
167 167
Fractions
135/167 135/167
Replaces figures separated by a slash with 'common' (diagonal) fractions.
Small Capitals
Small Small
Small Capitals From Capitals
CAPS CAPS
Case-Sensitive Forms
(H-o) (H-o)
Shifts punctuation up to a position that works better with all-caps text.
Historical Forms
hist hist
Standard Ligatures
flfi flfi
Replaces a sequence of glyphs with a ligature. Active by default.
Ordinals
1a2o 1a2o
Replaces characters with ordinal forms for use after figures.
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Punctuation
!
"
#
%
&
'
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*
,
-
.
/
:
;
?
@
[
\
]
^
_
`
{
}
¡
§
¨
¯
´
·
¸
¿
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
Geometric Shapes
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
ƶ
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
Ƶ
Ǻ
Ǽ
Ǿ
Ș
Ț
Uppercase
Δ
Ω
Lowercase
μ
π

Max Phillips developed FF Spinoza over a period of eleven years. With the goal of readability in mind, Phillips named the typeface after 17th century rationalist and lens-grinder Baruch Spinoza, a man whose job it was to help people see clearly. The family is an elegant workhorse – a classic text family with just enough individual character to hold its own in display sizes. The design was inspired by mid-century German book faces, like Trump Mediaeval and Aldus, but also by the Baroque-era types of Nicholas Kis. FF Spinoza’s letterforms are narrow and economical, with open counters. Its strokes are firm and distinct, with strong and thick motions that pair with the serifs to help the text “grip” the page. The intended virtues of the typeface are firmness, clarity and modesty.

FF Spinoza received several awards after its release, including a Certificate of Excellence at the 2011 ISTD Awards and a nod from the Communication Arts Typography Competition. The typeface was also selected as one of Typographica.org’s favorite typefaces of 2011.

FF Spinoza™ has 8 Styles