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FF Unit

The FF Unit Super Family was designed by Erik Spiekermann, Christian Schwartz and Kris Sowersby 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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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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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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