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The name says it all: FF Basic Gothic is a neutral American grotesque for all purposes, something between Gill Sans and Verdana, designed by Hann… Read More
The name says it all: FF Basic Gothic is a neutral American grotesque for all purposes, something between Gill Sans and Verdana, designed by Hannes von Döhren and Livius Dietzel. Read Less
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FF Basic Gothic – The New Classic
Free Regular Weight Available Until March 2011!!
The name says it all: FF Basic Gothic is a neutral American grotesque for all purposes, something between Gill Sans and Verdana. The two Berlin-based designers Hannes von Döhren and Livius Dietzel conceived a typeface that shows its 120 years old roots but at the same time presents itself as a contemporary state-of-the-art font family - which is exactly what future classics are made of! Their extended weight range makes it interesting for corporate designers; TYPO Berlin 2011 already trusts on FF Basic Gothic. The web version is very suitable for online body copy - thanks to the hinting experts of the FontFont TypeDepartment.
FF Basic Gothic is a sans serif type family of eight weights plus matching italics. It was designed by Hannes von Döhren and Livius Dietzel in 2009/10. Influenced by the early sans serif typefaces of the 19th century and developed for today’s highest standards, we created a functional family optimized for maximum legibility. FF Basic Gothic has a functional, basic look, being willful but pleasant at the same time. The unique letter forms of Gill Sans or Antique Olive inspired us to search for exceptional yet legible proportions. At the same time, the letters are stripped down to their basic forms, with precise curves and straight lines, making FF Basic Gothic extremely versatile for a multitude of applications. FF Basic Gothic performs especially well in small sizes.

The heavy weights have stronger contrasts and unfold their strength in bigger sizes. They have an eye-catching appearance in newspaper or magazine headlines.

FF Basic Gothic is equipped for complex, professional typography. The OpenType Pro fonts have an extended character set to support Central and Eastern European as well as Western European languages. Each font includes small caps, fractions, old style, lining and tabular numbers, scientific superior/inferior figures, alternates and a set of arrows.
FF Basic Gothic Regular is free until March 2011! Download it on http://www.fontfont.com/free