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Freigeist downloadDesigner: René Bieder
Publisher: Rene Bieder
Freigeist was designed by René Bieder and published by Rene Bieder. Freigeist contains 74 styles and family package options. The font is currently #50 in Best Sellers. 

The story of Freigeist is a journey into the past, back to the early grotesk fonts and long before Helvetica and Co were standard fonts in operating systems. For what we take for granted today is the result of innovation and pioneering spirit of type foundries such as Caslon or Stephenson Blake in the 19th century, whose expressive designs are mostly forgotten today. The Freigeist family captures this untamed spirit - hence the name (German for "free spirit") - and puts it into a contemporary context, resulting in a multi-faceted family with a wide range of applications, font styles and features for modern typesetting. 

Design Details

Unlike other modern grotesk typefaces like Helvetica or Univers, Freigeist is characterized by a warm and dynamic appearance. It draws inspiration from various historical models such as Caslon's Doric or the Grotesque variants of Stephenson Blake. Particularly noticeable are the narrow terminals, the serpentine S or the dynamic g in combination with ascenders that reach to the cap-height only.

Italics

Many italic grotesk fonts are strongly oriented towards their upright counterparts. Unfortunately, this often means that they cannot do justice to their actual task, which is to highlight words or sections of a text. The italic cuts of Freigeist try to remedy this situation by using the greatest possible formal distance while reinforcing the untamed spirit. What adds to this, is a reminiscent of handwritten forms, which can be found in a, n, y or g, as well as the German sharp s or the ampersand.

Alternate Characters

Alternative letterforms are ideal for customizing the overall appearance of a text, for usage in logos or they can even work as custom fonts for companies. Freigeist comes with ten stylistic alternatives that are easy to insert via the Opentype window, such as the single-storey a, a tail-less version of the a for compact text, when uses in condensed widths or a dialed down version of the r. 

Languages

Freigeist has a built-in support for Latin and Cyrillic based languages and covers more than 210 languages.

Opentype Features and Symbols

The family comes with many opentype features to support modern typesetting. This includes ligatures, different number sets or alternative shapes for texts set in all caps.

Styles

Freigeist is available in five widths (XCon, Con, Normal, Wide, XWide) and six weights (Thin, Light, Regular, Medium, Bold, Black). Including the accompanying italics, the family comes in 60 cuts that are suitable for any application.

Testfonts

If you like to test the fonts before buying the full version, please follow the link below: https://www.renebieder.com/test-fonts

Update 1

A lot has changed in this first update. It is more than just a 1.01 or 1.02. It is actually the 2.0!

I've gone through all! single glyphs of the 18 master files, making the family more sharp and even a bit more modern. I've added some new opentype features and redesigned the italics, because I wasn't happy enough with the result. I've added new kerning pairs, new metrics, and even new glyphs. Please check my website for more details on the new design and overview about the opentype features and alternate shapes.

If you purchased the Freigeist family already, thanks a lot!! It is the most advanced family that I published so far. I hope that you're happy with this new version.

Thanks!

Font Family:
· Freigeist Variable Roman
· Freigeist Variable Italic
· Freigeist XCon Thin
· Freigeist XCon Thin Italic
· Freigeist XCon Light
· Freigeist XCon Light Italic
· Freigeist XCon Regular
· Freigeist XCon Regular Italic
· Freigeist XCon Medium
· Freigeist XCon Medium Italic
· Freigeist XCon Bold
· Freigeist XCon Bold Italic
· Freigeist XCon Black
· Freigeist XCon Black Italic
· Freigeist Con Thin
· Freigeist Con Thin Italic
· Freigeist Con Light
· Freigeist Con Light Italic
· Freigeist Con Regular
· Freigeist Con Regular Italic
· Freigeist Con Medium
· Freigeist Con Medium Italic
· Freigeist Con Bold
· Freigeist Con Bold Italic
· Freigeist Con Black
· Freigeist Con Black Italic
· Freigeist Thin
· Freigeist Thin Italic
· Freigeist Light
· Freigeist Light Italic
· Freigeist Regular
· Freigeist Regular Italic
· Freigeist Medium
· Freigeist Medium Italic
· Freigeist Bold
· Freigeist Bold Italic
· Freigeist Black
· Freigeist Black Italic
· Freigeist Wide Thin
· Freigeist Wide Thin Italic
· Freigeist Wide Light
· Freigeist Wide Light Italic
· Freigeist Wide Regular
· Freigeist Wide Regular Italic
· Freigeist Wide Medium
· Freigeist Wide Medium Italic
· Freigeist Wide Bold
· Freigeist Wide Bold Italic
· Freigeist Wide Black
· Freigeist Wide Black Italic
· Freigeist XWide Thin
· Freigeist XWide Thin Italic
· Freigeist XWide Light
· Freigeist XWide Light Italic
· Freigeist XWide Regular
· Freigeist XWide Regular Italic
· Freigeist XWide Medium
· Freigeist XWide Medium Italic
· Freigeist XWide Bold
· Freigeist XWide Bold Italic
· Freigeist XWide Black
· Freigeist XWide Black Italic
· Freigeist Mono Thin
· Freigeist Mono Thin Italic
· Freigeist Mono Light
· Freigeist Mono Light Italic
· Freigeist Mono Regular
· Freigeist Mono Regular Italic
· Freigeist Mono Medium
· Freigeist Mono Medium Italic
· Freigeist Mono Bold
· Freigeist Mono Bold Italic
· Freigeist Mono Black
· Freigeist Mono Black Italic

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