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FF Real Head Font Download

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FF Real Head downloadDesigners: Erik Spiekermann, Ralph du Carrois
Publisher: FontFont
FF Real Head was designed by Erik Spiekermann, Ralph du Carrois and published by FontFont. FF Real Head contains 39 styles and family package options.  

FF Real is a convincing re-interpretation of the German grotesque style from between 1998 and 1908, but with much more warmth and improved legibility as well as a hint towards the warmer American grotesques. Later on, not just slanted styles, but a "proper" italic version was added inspired by the way Roman and Italic are distinguished in traditional serif faces.

NEW: a specially created set of obliques were added in 2018 to give designers more design flexibility, for those looking for a less calligraphic look.

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

The design of FF Real is rooted in early static grotesques from the turn of the century. Several German type foundries – among them the Berlin-based foundries Theinhardt and H. Berthold AG – released such designs between 1898 and 1908. The semi-bold weight of a poster-size typeface that was lighter than most of the according semi-bolds in metal type at the time, gave the impetus to FF Real's regular weight. In the words of Spiekermann, the historical example is "the real, non-fake version, as it were, the royal sans serif face", thus giving his new typeface the name "Real" (which is also in keeping with his four-letter names, i.e. FF Meta, FF Unit).

FF Real is a convincing re-interpretation of the German grotesque style, but with much more warmth and improved legibility. With a hint towards the warmer American grotesques, Spiekermann added those typical Anglo-American features such as a three-story 'g' and an '8' with a more defined loop. To better distinguish characters in small text sizes, FF Real Text comes in old style figures, 'f' and 't' are wider, 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 Head Pro Hairline
· FF Real Head Pro Hairline Italic
· Real Head Pro Hairline Obl
· FF Real Head Pro Thin
· FF Real Head Pro Thin Italic
· Real Head Pro Thin Obl
· FF Real Head Pro Ultralight
· FF Real Head Pro Ultralight Italic
· Real Head Pro Ultralight Obl
· FF Real Head Pro Extralight
· FF Real Head Pro Extralight Italic
· Real Head Pro Extralight Obl
· FF Real Head Pro Light
· FF Real Head Pro Light Italic
· Real Head Pro Light Obl
· FF Real Head Pro Semilight
· FF Real Head Pro Semilight Italic
· Real Head Pro Semilight Obl
· FF Real Head Pro Regular
· FF Real Head Pro Italic
· Real Head Pro Regular Obl
· FF Real Head Pro Book
· FF Real Head Pro Book Italic
· Real Head Pro Book Obl
· FF Real Head Pro Medium
· FF Real Head Pro Medium Italic
· Real Head Pro Medium Obl
· FF Real Head Pro Demibold
· FF Real Head Pro Demibold Italic
· Real Head Pro Demibold Obl
· FF Real Head Pro Bold
· FF Real Head Pro Bold Italic
· Real Head Pro Bold Obl
· FF Real Head Pro Extrabold
· FF Real Head Pro Extrabold Italic
· Real Head Pro Extrabold Obl
· FF Real Head Pro Black
· FF Real Head Pro Black Italic
· Real Head Pro Black Obl

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