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

FF Real is a convincing re-interpretation of the German grotesque style from between 1898 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 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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