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FF Unit Rounded, now with Italics

March 02, 2016 by
David Sudweeks
David Sudweeks

Your last excuse for ignoring FF Unit Rounded has been removed. It’s now a full-fledged member of the FF Unit Super Family. Get all twelve styles for $99 and save more than $500. Offer ends soon.

FF DIN: The First Condensed Arabic FontFont

February 24, 2016 by
Yves Peters
Yves Peters

The release of Yanone’s FF DIN® Arabic marks the addition of the first Arabic type family with condensed weights to the FontFont library. To a layman like me the concept of a condensed Arabic seems like a real challenge. Because the script still has strong ties to its calligraphic roots – more so than Latin-based alphabets – you may get the impression that compressing the generous horizontal pen strokes and comparatively small counters would break up the natural proportions and make it hard to read. Yet this is not necessarily the case. I asked my dear friend Dr. Nadine Chahine, award-winning Lebanese type designer and UK Type Director & Legibility Expert at Monotype, to enlighten me.

Yanone on designing FF DIN Arabic

February 24, 2016 by
David Sudweeks
David Sudweeks

Yanone, (shorthand for Jan Gerner), is an exciting type designer, filmmaker, developer, and person. His recent commission led to an interesting exploratory process and resulted in the successful family expansion of one of our most popular and versatile typefaces, FF DIN®. By way of interview, he gives a short process tour of FF DIN Arabic, something completely new in the world of Arabic typography.

TYPO Labs 2016

February 17, 2016 by
FontShop Team
FontShop Team

Join TYPO Labs this spring in Berlin. A conference about fonts & technology. May 10–11 2016.

Making all the charts

FF Chartwell, the font that makes charts out of simple text strings, let you create 13 different chart styles.