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Best of 2016

Last edited January 09, 2017
Irreverence is easy, wit is hard

Drawing inspiration from 18th and 19th century Modern serif types, FF Carina is a high-contrast typeface for display and short texts. Its round letter forms with slightly narrow proportions are derived from writing with the pointed pen. Stylish details, an extended ligature set, and ornamental swashes lend the typeface an elegant and refined appearance. The most striking feature of FF Carina is... Read More

Don’t treat me like a potato

Amman-based designer Yanone creates something completely new in FF DIN Arabic. It’s a serious type system made for long text and display work made possible with a range of weights across two widths.

Stay hungry, stay foolish

FF Mark is one of the most iconic geometric sans serif typefaces of our time. Created by German type designers Hannes von Döhren, Christoph Koeberlin, and the FontFont Type Department in 2013, this versatile family draws on historical examples from German geometry in the 1920s. With additional creative input of Erik Spiekermann, they created a contemporary interpretation of classic German... Read More

Stay hungry, stay foolish

The new FF Sanuk Big, designed by Xavier Dupré, is not a minor tightening of side bearings, but a full reworking of FF Sanuk for maximum punch when set big. Both when delivering a single headline and when stacked solid, the family makes careful use of its space with an enormous x-height, and short ascenders and descenders. Complete with stylistic alternate forms and four figure sets, the font... Read More

Come to the Dark Side, we have cookies

Publica Sans is a clean geometric typeface, equipped with a variety of OpenType features to give you all you need for great typography: Alternates, arrows, rare currency symbols, case sensitive forms, various sets of figures and discretionary ligatures. Take a close look at the images (especially ‘OpenType Features 1–6’) to discover the family’s versatility. Alternates: Give your... Read More

Slaughter is the best medicine

Go out into the wilderness. Cut down a tree. Stop and smell the roses. And then treat yourself with this unplugged, hand-lettered typeface. LiebeGerda is an effortless-but-refined, spontaneous-but-elegant brush font. She is ready for your next project, and she wants to add that little crafty something that makes the difference. Her natural breath of fresh air lets you escape those same old... Read More

With lactic acid juice flavor

Newly released from fontpartners is Kobenhavn—a wide-set, occasionally-seriffed design made to offer a sense of Denmark’s sprawling capital city and visual culture. The family includes a set of pictograms useful for marking Copenhagen’s points of interest in maps, guides, signage, event posters, and the like. Ten styles in all, with full central-European language support.

The best things in life are furry

Approached in 2013 to design a new yearbook for Offenbach University of Art and Design, Marc Schütz searched for a native typeface, ultimately deciding on Kabel. Since the existing digitizations didn’t have the features the design required, Schütz started with Koch’s master drawings, carefully adapting the forms to work in a range of weights and at various sizes. Nine weights in all.

Alexandra Korolkova
FontFont 2015
Achaz Reuss, Albert-Jan Pool, Panos Haratzopoulos, Aleksei Chekulaev and Antonia Cornelius
FontFont 1995
Hannes von Döhren, Christoph Koeberlin and FontFont Type Department
FontFont 2006
Xavier Dupré
FontFont 2016

René Bieder

Ulrike Rausch
LiebeFonts 2016
Morten Rostgaard Olsen, Ole Berntsen Søndergaard and Henrik Birkvig
Fontpartners 2016
Rudolf Koch and Marc Schütz
Linotype 1927
Antonio Mejía

Roxane Gataud

Laura Worthington and Dai Foldes
Laura Worthington 2016