FF Tundra is a narrow serif typeface with stressed forms and soft contours. Its concept grew out of an investigation into narrow letterforms and optimal readability. To avoid a fence-effect, FF Tundra’s letterforms emphasizes horizontal movement. Designer Ludwig Übele combined strong serifs and flat shoulders (see n) with open counters and heavy endings (see a, e, c) with a moderate degree of stroke contrast to achieve a balanced, legible typeface that is soft and humanist.
FF Tundra was designed for use in continuous text, but it is also suitable for general use in magazines and for headlines – especially the Extra Light. Extensive tests conducted by one of the major German weekly magazines Stern have proven that FF Tundra is one of the best modern serif typefaces for gravure printing. The design’s characteristics are sure to work in newspapers as well. The family consists of six weights from Extra Light to Bold, each with Italics and Small Caps and many OpenType layout features.
FF Tundra received a Certificate of Excellence in Type Design at the 2011 TDC2 competition and was selected for the annual review of Typographica’s favorite typefaces of 2011.
FF Tundra supports 113 different languages such as Spanish, English, Portuguese, German and French in Latin scripts. (Please note that not all languages are available for all formats.)