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FF Meta

The FF Meta Super Family was designed by Erik Spiekermann, Neville Brody, Ole Schäfer, Joshua Darden, Botio Nikoltchev, Kris Sowersby, Ralph du Carrois, Christian Schwartz and Akaki Razmadze and published by FontFont.

Erik Spiekermann

Erik Spiekermann

Erik Spiekermann, born 1947, studied History of Art and English in Berlin. He is author, information architect, type designer (FF Meta, ITC Officina, FF Info, FF Unit, LoType, Berliner Grotesk and many corporate typefaces) and author of books and articles on type and typography. He was founder (1979) of MetaDesign, Germany’s largest design firm with offices in Berlin, London and San Francisco. He is responsible for corporate design programs for Audi, Skoda, Volkswagen, Lexus, Heidelberg Printing, Bosch and way-finding projects like Berlin Transit, Düsseldorf Airport and many others. In...
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Neville Brody

Neville Brody

Neville Brody is perhaps the best known graphic designer of his generation. He studied graphic design at the London College of Printing and first made his way into the public eye through his record cover designs and his involvement in the British independent music scene in the early 1980s. As the Art Director of Fetish he began experimenting with the beginnings of a new visual language that consisted of a mixture of visual and architectural elements. Later he was able to put these ideas into practice and to set new precedents through the innovative styling of The Face magazine (1981-1986)....
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Botio Nikoltchev

Botio Nikoltchev

Botio Nikoltchev was born in Sofia March 29, 1978. Growing up in the fields of Bulgaria, he once found a little brick of dry clay shaped like the city map of Berlin. Taking it as a sign he took all he had — which wasn’t much but heavy. Botio went all the way to the promised town, the place to be: Berlin! And one step further: He studied communication design at the University of Applied Science Potsdam and took type design classes with Luc(as) de Groot. After his studies Botio worked with Ole Schäfer (primetype) on the Cyrillic characters of PTL Manual, PTL Manual Mono and PTL Notes. Since...
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Kris Sowersby

Kris Sowersby

Kris Sowersby graduated from the Wanganui School of Design in 2003. After brief employment as a graphic designer he started the Klim Type Foundry in 2005, currently based in Wellington, New Zealand. His first retail typeface, Feijoa, was released onto the international market in 2007. National, Sowersby’s second retail release, won a Certificate of Excellence from the Type Designers Club, New York in 2008. Since then he has received two more Certificates of Excellence (Serrano, Hardys) and worked on various custom and retail typefaces including FF Meta Serif, the seriffed sibling of the...
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Ralph du Carrois

Ralph du Carrois

Born February 3, 1975, Füssen/Allgäu Studied design at HfG Karlsruhe. Since 2003 in Berlin: graphic and type design at seite4. Since 2008: Carrois Type Design focusing on Cyrillic and Greek language extension and CI projects. Corporate Fonts: InArea, MetRoma, Suzuki, Share, Tern, Edenspiekermann, Russian Railways, ZDF-News, MMH Netrange, Cisco. Icons: MetRoma, Gravis, ZDF-News, TCHO, sentres, Museo de Art de Ponce, Bosch. Licensed typefaces: PTL Maurea, PTL Highbus, PTL Sadgirl. Commissioned work: FF Meta Hairline, Axel, FF MetaSerif Cyr/Greek. FreeFonts: Colaborate, DuFatFinger,...
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Christian Schwartz

Christian Schwartz

Christian Schwartz (b. 1977) is a partner, with London-based designer Paul Barnes, in the type foundry Commercial Type. Schwartz is also principal of Schwartzco Inc., a New York-based type design and consultation firm. Schwartz has published fonts with many respected independent foundries and designed proprietary typefaces for corporations and publications worldwide. Schwartz and Barnes began an ongoing collaboration in 2005 with their extensive typeface system for The Guardian, which lead to honors from the Design Museum and D&AD. The two have completed custom typefaces for clients...
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