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FontShop’s Best of 2011

Last edited May 11, 2014
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The premise for FF Ernestine came from the search for a versatile monolinear text face whose design could transmit seemingly opposite feelings. Its designer, Nina Stössinger, hoped to develop a solution that would feel inviting, but also serious; somewhat feminine, but not too swirly-girly – at once both charming and sturdy. The design’s rather large x-height and wide, open shapes allow it to... Read More

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FF Sero combines the familiar forms of an American Grotesque with the legibility of a Humanist sans. It has open counters, a relatively high x-height and a homogeneous gray value. Inside the seven years of its development, the classic letterforms matured to reveal a balanced, distincitve design. Eight carefully stepped weights and an extensive character set allow for a sophisticated and... Read More

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FF Good is a straight-sided sans serif in the American Gothic tradition, designed by Warsaw-based Łukasz Dziedzic. Despite having something of an “old-fashioned” heritage, FF Good feels new. Many customers agree: the sturdy, legible forms of FF Good have been put to good use in the Polish-language magazine ‘Komputer Swiat,’ the German and Russian edition of the celebrity tabloid OK!, and the... Read More

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FF Tundra is a compact serif with stressed forms and softened contours. Its concept developed from an investigation into narrow letterforms and optimal readability. To avoid the ‘picket fence’ effect, FF Tundra’s letterforms emphasize horizontal movement. Type designer Ludwig Übele combined strong serifs and flat shoulders (note the n) with open counters and heavy endings (see a, e, c) and a... Read More

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Three Islands Press 2011
Hannes von Döhren
HVD Fonts
Veronika Burian and José Scaglione
TypeTogether 2011
Hrant Papazian and Nina Stössinger
FontFont 2011
Jörg Hemker
FontFont 2011
Lukasz Dziedzic
FontFont 2007
Ludwig Übele
FontFont 2011
Christoph Dunst
Atlas Font Foundry 2011
Aron Jancso
Die Gestalten 2010