FF Ernestine – A Strong Slab Serif
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FF Ernestine, the serious-but-friendly text typeface by Nina Stössinger (incl. Armenian by Hrant Papazian)
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FF Ernestine
A strong slab serif with playful ball terminals
FF Ernestine is a wedge/slab serif text typeface published by FontShop International in 2011. FF Ernestine is warm yet serious; feminine yet rigid; charming yet robust. Its wide, open shapes and generous x-height lend it stability down to very small sizes. A range of ligatures, stylistic & contextual alternates, arrows, and two sizes of smallcaps enrich its typographic palette.

FF Ernestine was created by Swiss designer Nina Stössinger. She drew the Roman base design at the postgraduate Type Design program in Zurich; then she teamed up with Hrant Papazian, who contributed an Armenian counterpart (nicknamed Vem) that shares the specific personable character of the family while optimizing the proportions for the Armenian script.

While Hrant worked on the Armenian styles, Nina made the Latin Italics. The two styles are closely related, so the Italic can be paired especially harmoniously with the Armenian component.

Both Roman and Italic are available in four individually drawn weights. The four matching Armenian styles are included in the Latin (Pro) fonts
‘Made in Berlin’ logo, designed by Nadine Roßa
FF Ernestine Web and FF Tisa Web
FF Ernestine in use
FF Ernestine in use
Logo Kneadle
FF Ernestine printed
FF Ernestine Web in use on Nina Stössinger’s website
Find more information about FF Ernestine on FontFont or ErnestineFont.com.