FF DIN is a realist sans-serif typeface designed in 1995 by Albert-Jan Pool, based on DIN-Mittelschrift and DIN-Engschrift, as defined in the German standard DIN 1451 DIN is an acronym for Deutsches Institut für Normung (German Institute for Standardisation).

Pool encountered Erik Spiekermann at a 1994 meeting of the ATypI (Association Typographique Internationale) in San Francisco, who encouraged him to design a revival of DIN 1451 for release by FontFont, the type foundry Spiekermann had just established. Today, FF DIN is one of the foundry’s best-selling typefaces.

Sharing structural similarities with DIN 1451, FF DIN differs in its weight distribution, naming conventions, and has a far wider character set, including ranging (old style) figures, and several refinements allowing it to perform better as a print and screen text face.

The family includes 5 font weights in 2 widths (Normal and Condensed), each with italics. The entire family includes extended characters such as arrows, fractions, Euro sign, lozenge, mathematic symbols, extra accented Latin letters, superscript numeral figures. Alternate glyphs are also included, such as rounded dots, old style figures, and alternate cedilla for instance. With time Eastern European, Greek and Cyrillic character sets have been added as well.

Read more about FF DINDistinctive Characteristics of FF Din, FF DIN Round, Popular Usage

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DIN 1451 - FontFont Versions - FF DIN
... Pool drew a multi-weight family on request of FontFont as FF DIN ... The FF DIN family, unlike DIN 1451, uses regular weight names ... due in part to the immense popularity enjoyed by FF DIN since its release in the mid-1990s, it was one of just 23 designs to be included ...
FF DIN - Popular Usage
... FF DIN is the central typeface of JetBlue Airways’ and the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s corporate identity ... Adidas uses FF DIN as its main typeface, adopted after switching from "Adihaus" ... American Eagle Outfitters uses FF DIN as its main sans-serif typeface, for both marketing and branding ...
Albert-Jan Pool
... FF DIN and FF OCR-F were among his first typeface design projects ... In 2010 he extended his typeface family FF DIN with FF DIN Round and wrote ‘Digital Block Letters’ a small brochure on the history of round sans serif typefaces and the ... German standard typefaces as defined in DIN 1451 ...
DIN 1451 - FontFont Versions - FF DIN Round
... In 2010 FF DIN Round, a typeface family consisting of five weights was released ... The brochure FF DIN Round – digital block letters provides additional information on both the design and the history of round sans serif typefaces ...

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