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FF Real TextDesigners: Erik Spiekermann, Ralph du Carrois
Publisher: FontFont
FF Genuine Text was developed by Erik Spiekermann, Ralph du Carrois and published by FontFont. FF Genuine Text consists of 39 styles and family plan choices. p > FF Genuine is a persuading re-interpretation of the German grotesque design from in between 1898 and 1908, but with a lot more warmth and improved legibility as well as a tip towards the warmer American grotesques. Later on, not simply slanted designs, but a "correct" italic variation was included motivated by the method Roman and Italic are identified in standard serif faces.

NEW: a specifically created set of obliques were included 2018 to offer designers more design flexibility, for those searching for a less calligraphic look.

FF Real was originally conceived by Erik Spiekermann as one text weight and one headline weight to be utilized as the only faces in his biography 'Hi I am Erik', edited by Johannes Erler, released in 2014. While Spiekermann drew the alphabets, he passed on the font data to Ralph du Carrois who cleaned it up and finished it. In the meantime FF Real has been encompassed a family of 2 styles and 13 weights each.

The style of FF Genuine is rooted in early fixed grotesques from the turn of the century. Several German type foundries-- among them the Berlin-based foundries Theinhardt and H. Berthold AG-- released such styles between 1898 and 1908. The semi-bold weight of a poster-size typeface that was lighter than the majority of the according semi-bolds in metal type at the time, offered the incentive to FF Real's routine weight. In the words of Spiekermann, the historic example is "the real, non-fake version, as it were, the royal sans serif face", hence providing his new typeface the name "Genuine" (which is also in keeping with his four-letter names, i.e. FF Meta, FF System).

FF Real is a convincing re-interpretation of the German monstrous design, however with far more heat and improved legibility. With a hint towards the warmer American grotesques, Spiekermann added those common Anglo-American features such as a three-story 'g' and an '8' with a more defined loop. To better identify characters in little text sizes, FF Genuine Text is available in old style figures, 'f' and 't' are broader, the capital 'I' is equipped with serifs, as is the lowercase 'l'. What's more, i-dots and all punctuation are round.

Font Family:
· FF Real Text Pro Hairline
· FF Real Text Pro Hairline Italic
· Real Text Pro Hairline Obl
· FF Real Text Pro Thin
· FF Real Text Pro Thin Italic
· Real Text Pro Thin Obl
· FF Real Text Pro Ultralight
· FF Real Text Pro Ultralight Italic
· Real Text Pro Ultralight Obl
· FF Real Text Pro Extralight
· FF Real Text Pro Extralight Italic
· Real Text Pro Extralight Obl
· FF Real Text Pro Light
· FF Real Text Pro Light Italic
· Real Text Pro Light Obl
· FF Real Text Pro Semilight
· FF Real Text Pro Semilight Italic
· Real Text Pro Semilight Obl
· FF Real Text Pro Regular
· FF Real Text Pro Italic
· Real Text Pro Regular Obl
· FF Real Text Pro Book
· FF Real Text Pro Book Italic
· Real Text Pro Book Obl
· FF Real Text Pro Medium
· FF Real Text Pro Medium Italic
· Real Text Pro Medium Obl
· FF Real Text Pro Demibold
· FF Real Text Pro Demibold Italic
· Real Text Pro Demibold Obl
· FF Real Text Pro Bold
· FF Real Text Pro Bold Italic
· Real Text Pro Bold Obl
· FF Real Text Pro Extrabold
· FF Real Text Pro Extrabold Italic
· Real Text Pro Extrabold Obl
· FF Real Text Pro Black
· FF Real Text Pro Black Italic
· Real Text Pro Black Obl

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