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FontFont – World’s Largst Library of Original Contemporary Typefaces

Posted by Marcus Zillman

FontFont – World’s Largst Library of Original Contemporary Typefaces

Quite simply, they love type and typography. Back in 1990, Erik Spiekermann and 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 type magic was made. From the very beginning, they 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. Fast-forward over twenty years later and they are now one of the leading font foundries with the largest library of original, contemporary typefaces. Their library is home to over 2500 FontFonts including favorites such as FF Meta, FF DIN, FF Scala, FF Dax, and FF Kievit and newbies like, FF Chartwell, FF Tundra, FF Ernestine, and FF Tisa. At the heart of what they 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 their Web FontFonts in 2010, they place creativity at the forefront and pride themselves on producing the highest quality typefaces that are technically robust and that continually innovate. Their core team is based in Berlin, have a peek at the faces behind the fonts. This has been added to the tools section of Research Resources Subject Tracer™ Information Blog.

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