New Microsite For FF DIN

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Handpicked Typefaces, News | Yves Peters | February 27, 2009

A couple of days ago FF DIN received the microsite treatment. is – after and – the third “FontFontFocus” website published by FontShop San Francisco. It is entirely dedicated to Albert-Jan Pool’s insanely popular information design sans.


The microsite features five sections.

  • The Story of FF DIN reprises the TYPO interviews with Albert-Jan Pool, recounting the genesis of the typeface and its digital version.
  • Technical Specification includes all you need to know about the technical specifications: OpenType Layout Features, Packages, Language Support.
  • In-Use Gallery allows you to submit your designs created with FF DIN or pictures of FF DIN spotted in the wild.
  • FF DIN Specimen showcases the different weights and widths of FF DIN.
  • In Free Downloads you’ll find a PDF of the FontFontFocus brochure, as well as FF DIN specimen PDFs.


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  1. It’s interesting to me (as someone from the US) how in the interview with Albert-Jan Pool that nationalistic concerns are so prominent.

    Posted by rusty Wright on Feb. 28, 2009
  2. True… I just read the interview myself and find this focus on national aspects in the questions narrowminded and quaint. But Pool’s answers, largely ignoring this, are very informative. The establishment of industrial norms was typical for many European countries in the thirties and similarly constructed typefaces were made also in Northern Europe.

    Posted by jurgen sanides on Mar. 6, 2009
  3. i honestly don’t understand why DIN is so popular. it does nothing for me.

    Posted by Simon Robertson on Mar. 8, 2009
  4. If someone is unable to understand or feel any kind of type font, that person is not a graphic designer.

    Posted by Martin on Mar. 25, 2009
  5. I think you misunderstand Simon. DIN doesn’t speak to him; many people feel it is too technical and too sterile.

    Posted by Yves Peters on Mar. 25, 2009
  6. Thank you for the microsite! DIN’s background and rising popularity are outside my general preferences in type. But I’m intrigued that sharp folks can craft some really lovely graphic communication with a typeface that admittedly seems a bit technical, even sterile.

    Posted by Kevin Merrell on Mar. 25, 2009
  7. In my modest opinion: the best sans-serif available.

    Posted by Mark on Mar. 26, 2009

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