FF DIN Slab
More FF DIN than ever before.
FF DIN Slab distinctively carries on its parent’s DNA, it expands the DIN family worthily — independent but integrated — and opens totally new possibilities of uses with the whole DIN family. The upmost care has been taken with FF DIN Slab’s serifs, they are assertive, sturdy and balanced, the result of this attention to detail is a typeface that harmonizes beautifully with other FF DIN styles.
FF DIN: the famous, faithful and first revival of DIN 1451. FF DIN originates in the lettering models from the German standard DIN 1451, and is considered the perfect standard typeface due to methodical and engineered design.
FF DIN Slab is a robust compliment to the FF DIN family. Designed by Antonia Cornelius and Albert-Jan Pool, it offer designers tools to create greater rhythm and design depth. FF DIN Slab’s proportions have been meticulously aligned with its Sans origins, offering the perfect balance between positive and negative space. The serifs are assertive, sturdy and balanced, they are engineered to emphasis a strong horizontal flow through text, a grounded utility and assurance in headlines. The result of this attention to detail is a typeface that harmonizes beautifully with other FF DIN styles.
Pushing font technology to its limits, FF DIN Slab is also available as a Variable font. Allowing creatives to design hyper specific variations which thrive in any design space, and even seamlessly animate movement from one state to the next.
FF DIN Slab distinctively carries on its parent’s DNA, speaks the same native language — but with a strong peculiar dialect. It expands the DIN family worthily — independent but integrated — and opens totally new possibilities of uses with the whole DIN family.
Albert-Jan Pool was born in Amsterdam on the 9th of July 1960. After studying at the Royal Academy of Arts (KABK) in The Hague with Gerrit Noordzij, he left for Hamburg in 1987 and worked with Scangraphic and URW. Since 1994 he runs his studio Dutch Design and designs typefaces such as FF OCR-F and FF DIN as well as corporate typefaces for Jet/Conoco, C&A and HEM/Tamoil.
Antonia Cornelius is a German type and communication designer, lecturer, author and researcher with a special interest in legibility and readability. She studied communication design with focus on type design with Jovica Veljović at University of Applied Science Hamburg. Right away after her master’s degree Antonia joined Dutch Design for extending the FF DIN family with FF DIN Slab. Next to that she painstakingly engineered the outlines of FF DIN and FF DIN Stencil to turn them into Variable Fonts.