FF DIN Stencil
More FF DIN than ever before.
Bestowed with its parents distinctive DNA, FF DIN Stencil opens up new possibility with its own unique qualities, but stays true to the FF DIN design philosophy of engineered precision. The FF DIN family breathes an atmosphere of versatility and authority, FF DIN Stencil follows the same design principles with extra flair.
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 the methodical and engineered nature of its design.
The FF DIN family breathes an atmosphere of versatility and authority, FF DIN Stencil follows the same design principles with extra flair. The bridges are arranged vertically, which usually replaces the thinnest parts of the strokes — offering depth in your headlines.
Go loud and scale up, as the weights get heavier, the width of the bridges skillfully expand and contract, enabling FF DIN Stencil to provide confidence in volume, and in any chosen style.
Also made available as a Variable font, creatives can design hyper specific variations to thrive in any design space, and even to animate movement from one state to the next. Get innovative with the entire FF DIN family, FF DIN Stencil’s spacing and kerning is identical to FF DIN, this enables swapping between any FF DIN font without changes in word length or line breaks.
For true FF DIN fans, FF DIN Slab and FF DIN Stencil designed by Albert-Jan Pool, Antonia Cornelius and Achaz Reuss, can be seen as harmonious companions to the FF DIN family, rather than alternatives. Bestowed with its parents distinctive DNA, all the FF DIN extensions open up new possibility with their own unique qualities, but stay true to the FF DIN design philosophy of engineered precision.
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.
Achaz Reuss graduated as a communication designer at the University of Applied Sciences in Hamburg in 1983. He then worked at URW as a typeface designer and founded his design agency Reuss Design in 1995, specializing in corporate design and type. He designed the brand typefaces NIVEA and Milram. His typeface family FF QType was published by FontShop in 2004. In 1995 he contributed to the first five weights of Albert-Jan Pool’s typeface FF DIN and designed FF DIN Stencil which was released in 2022.