Based in the trendy district of Kreuzberg in Berlin, Germany, FontFont was established in 1990 when FontShop founder Erik Spiekermann and fellow type designer Neville Brody wanted to build a foundry where type was made for designers, by designers; a place where type designers were given a fair and friendly offer and where true type magic was made. “From the very beginning,” representatives of the foundry say, “we wanted to bend the rules and test typographic boundaries, to build a library with a collection like no other; a range of typefaces that had different styles, different purposes, that was contemporary, experimental, unorthodox, and radical.”
With a collection of over 2,500 typefaces, FonFont has one of the largest libraries of original, contemporary fonts out there. It boasts both long-time bestsellers like FF Meta, FF DIN, FF DAX, FF Scala, FF Kievit, and remarkable newcomers such as FF Chartwell, FF Tisa, and FF Mark.
Well known type-world celebrities have designed families for the foundry, including Erik Spiekermann, Hannes von Döhren, Martin Majoor, Albert-Jan Pool, Erik van Blokland, Mike Abbink, Xavier Dupré, and Lukasz Dziedzic. “At the heart of what we do is a heady mix of intuition, passion, a sprinkling of serendipity, an eye for detail, and a dash of attitude. From the first ever random font FF Beowolf to the release of our Web FontFonts in 2010, we place creativity at the forefront and pride ourselves on producing the highest quality typefaces that are technically robust and that continually innovate.”