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Before The Ice

Bruce Alcock
Last edited January 24, 2023
Move fast and break stuff

FF Kievit explores the synthesis of the sans serif form to the structure and proportions of a traditional Renaissance Roman such as Garamond or Granjon. Work began on the typeface in 1995 when Mike Abbink was a student at Art Center in California. The family spans nine weights and includes small caps, true italics, and multiple figure sets – everything necessary for creating sophisticated... Read More

Houston, we have a problem

Dieter Hofrichter draws from the protoypical humanist sanses of Johnston and Gill, adjusting the proportions to meet more contemporary views of how a sans ought to behave. Compare for example the width of the Roman to its italic. Eight full weights in all—get the Extra Light free.

Please present your octopus

News Gothic No. 2 is an enhanced version of News Gothic produced by the D. Stempel AG type foundry in 1984. It added more weights to the News Gothic family than were available in other versions, increasing its use in contemporary design and communication.The lighter weights of the original News Gothic were designed by Morris Fuller Benton in 1908 for American Typefounders (ATF). News Gothic... Read More

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