FONTFONT

To celebrate the release of ꜰꜰ Kievit Slab, we also have ꜰꜰ Kievit limited edition posters to give away. Send an email to news@fontfont.com with your name, postal address and the subject title “ꜰꜰ Kievit Poster”.

(The first 50 people will receive a poster)

ꜰꜰ Kievit

Mike Abbink began initial work for ꜰꜰ Kievit in 1995, as part of a digital-font school project. The concept was finished several years later for a corporate client of Method Inc., a design firm in San Francisco and officially launched by FontFont in 2001.

The clarity of classic sans serif faces (Frutiger and Univers) and the humanistic characteristics of old styles (Garamond and Granjon) were the inspiration for this contemporary design that is equally at home in a headline or a body of text. The openness of the characters and their proportions also make it an ideal typeface for use in small print.

The ꜰꜰ Kievit family includes nine weights, true italics, old style figures and small caps—everything necessary for even the most demanding typography.

Awards

  • 2001 bukva:raz
  • (ATypI best designs of the previous decade list)
  • 2001 istd

Mike Abbink

Mike Abbink is a multidisciplinary creative director, typeface designer and educator.

A type enthusiast from way back, he has been designing letter forms since 1992. MetaDesign San Francisco served as a launch pad for Abbink and after three years, he went on and co-founded Method Inc. He has since also worked as Creative Director for Saffron, Design Director at Apple, and is currently Creative Director at Wolff Olins New York.

Released in 2000, Abbink’s award winning ꜰꜰ Kievit is now internationally renowned and used around the world. His other design, ꜰꜰ Milo became part of the FontFont Library in 2006 and the follow up, ꜰꜰ Milo Serif was launched in 2009.

Paul van der Laan

Paul van der Laan is a designer and professor of type design. He runs his privately owned typography studio Type Invaders, near the seaside in The Hague and together with Pieter van Rosmalen, co-founded independent type foundry, Bold Monday.

Since 2003, he has held post as a professor at the Type and Media course at the Royal Academy of Art (KABK) in The Hague. He has also lectured and conducted workshops at various schools and spoken at international conferences including Typo Berlin, Forum Typography and ATypI.

He collaborated with Mike Abbink in designing ꜰꜰ Kievit as well as ꜰꜰ Kievit Slab and has also designed typefaces for other foundries such as Linotype, House Industries and Bold Monday.

 

ꜰꜰ Kievit Slab

In early 1998 when Nike approached MetaDesign to revisit the original script logo and create a more modern version, a slab was born. One of the ideas was to add slabs to ꜰꜰ Kievit. This paved the way for ꜰꜰ Kievit Slab.

A few years later, Method was asked to rebrand Autodesk and ꜰꜰ Kievit was chosen as the corporate typeface. The logotype however, needed to be more distinctive, so a slab variation was developed. Although the identity and logotype have since been updated, it was the rebranding of Autodesk that allowed Mike Abbink to lay the foundations and really determine what the Slab would look like. Early versions of the Slab and the upcoming Serif versions were also used in the new identity of WDR (West German Broadcasting).

Four years in the making and designed with utmost precision, Mike Abbink and Paul van der Laan’s latest expansion of the ꜰꜰ Kievit superfamily has arrived. The new slab sibling comes in nine weights from Thin to Black and matching italics, making it a perfect companion to other members of the ꜰꜰ Kievit family.

Nike

Early version of Kievit Slab used for Nike, 1998.

Autodesk

Early version of Kievit Slab used in logo, 2005.

FontFont

Back in 1990, Erik Spiekermann and Neville Brody wanted to build a foundry where type was made for designers by designers, a place where type designers were given a fair and friendly offer and where type magic was made.

From the very beginning, we wanted to bend the rules and test typographic boundaries to build a library with a collection like no other; a range of typefaces that had different styles, different purposes, that was contemporary, experimental, unorthodox, and radical.

At the heart of what we do is a heady mix of intuition, passion, a sprinkling of serendipity, an eye for detail, and a dash of attitude. From the first ever random font ꜰꜰ Beowolf to the release of our Web FontFonts in 2010, we place creativity at the forefront and pride ourselves on producing the highest quality typefaces that are technically robust and that continually innovate.

ꜰꜰ Kievit
RGB 102 0 255
RGB 255 51 0

Click on the circle to pick a main color for ꜰꜰ Kievit.

ꜰꜰ Kievit Slab
RGB 255 51 0
RGB 102 0 255

Click on the circle to pick a main color for ꜰꜰ Kievit Slab.

Rooted in the proportions of a serif, its sole purpose is to be an extremely legible and functional text face.

ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz &§$!?
0123456789/

The newest addition to the mighty superfamily. Not just the Sans with slab serifs attached, it has been carefully crafted and fine tuned to ensure it can stand alone strong but also perfectly complement the rest of the ꜰꜰ Kievit family.

ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz &§$!?
0123456789/

ꜰꜰ Kievit

9 weights, advanced typographic support, Cyrillic and Greek support.

Ideal uses:

Advertising and Packaging, Book Text, Film and TV, Logo, Branding and CI, Small Text, Wayfinding and Signage, Web and Screen Design.

Thin

RGB 45 143 206 | HEX #2D8FCE

Thin Italic

RGB 131 78 154 | HEX #834E9A

Extra Light

RGB 13 104 53 | HEX #0D6835

Extra Light Italic

RGB 220 14 124 | HEX #DC0E7C

Light

RGB 52 37 99 | HEX #342563

Light Italic

RGB 123 40 125 | HEX #7B287D

Regular

RGB 67 129 194 | HEX #4381C2

Italic

RGB 54 98 174 | HEX #3662AE

Book

RGB 125 188 65 | HEX #7DBC41

Book Italic

RGB 112 198 239 | HEX #70C6EF

Medium

RGB 135 201 178 | HEX #87C9B2

Medium Italic

RGB 59 185 231 | HEX #3BB9E7

Bold

RGB 93 82 162 | HEX #5D52A2

Bold Italic

RGB 44 44 114 | HEX #2C2C72

Extra Bold

RGB 15 160 73 | HEX #0FA049

Extra Bold Italic

RGB 81 189 219 | HEX #51BDDB

Black

RGB 138 37 125 | HEX #8A257D

Black Italic

RGB 2 153 152 | HEX #029998

ꜰꜰ Kievit Slab

9 weights, advanced typographic support, extended Latin support.

Ideal uses:

Advertising and Packaging, Book Text, Film and TV, Logo, Branding and CI, Small Text, Sports, Web and Screen Design.

Thin

RGB 241 139 53 | HEX #F18B35

Thin Italic

RGB 209 37 40 | HEX #D12528

Extra Light

RGB 145 32 92 | HEX #91205C

Extra Light Italic

RGB 220 74 149 | HEX #DC4A95

Light

RGB 105 102 132 | HEX #696684

Light Italic

RGB 224 42 124 | HEX #E02A7C

Regular

RGB 239 156 170 | HEX #EF9CAA

Italic

RGB 255 204 5 | HEX #FFCC05

Book

RGB 179 108 41 | HEX #B36C29

Book Italic

RGB 228 71 38 | HEX #E44726

Medium

RGB 157 31 95 | HEX #9D1F5F

Medium Italic

RGB 226 58 142 | HEX #E23A8E

Bold

RGB 101 12 20 | HEX #650C14

Bold Italic

RGB 229 79 62 | HEX #E54F3E

Extra Bold

RGB 222 26 131 | HEX #DE1A83

Extra Bold Italic

RGB 248 197 159 | HEX #F8C59F

Black

RGB 224 34 38 | HEX #E02226

Black Italic

RGB 238 60 36 | HEX #EE3C24

Takes on the clarity of classic sans and humanistic characteristics of old styles, and is equally at home in headline or body text.

Hãņdğløvęš
Hãņdğløvęš
ꜰꜰ Kievit ꜰꜰ Kievit Slab

Precision, elegance and finesse to equally match the inherent forms of the ꜰꜰ Kievit family.

Hãņdğløvęš
Hãņdğløvęš
ꜰꜰ Kievit Slab ꜰꜰ Kievit

ꜰꜰ Kievit

The openness of the characters and their proportions make it an ideal typeface for use in small print.

Vanellinae are any of various crested plovers, family Charadriidae, noted for its slow, irregular wingbeat in flight and a shrill, wailing cry. Its length is 10–16 inches. They are a subfamily of medium-sized wading birds which also includes the plovers and dotterels. The Vanellinae are collectively called lapwings but also contain the ancient Red-kneed Dotterel. A lapwing can be thought of as a larger plover.

Vanellinae are any of various crested plovers, family Charadriidae, noted for its slow, irregular wingbeat in flight and a shrill, wailing cry. Its length is 10–16 inches. They are a subfamily of medium-sized wading birds which also includes the plovers and dotterels. The Vanellinae are collectively called lapwings but also contain the ancient Red-kneed Dotterel. A lapwing can be thought of as a larger plover.

Vanellinae are any of various crested plovers, family Charadriidae, noted for its slow, irregular wingbeat in flight and a shrill, wailing cry. Its length is 10–16 inches. They are a subfamily of medium-sized wading birds which also includes the plovers and dotterels. The Vanellinae are collectively called lapwings but also contain the ancient Red-kneed Dotterel. A lapwing can be thought of as a larger plover.

Vanellinae are any of various crested plovers, family Charadriidae, noted for its slow, irregular wingbeat in flight and a shrill, wailing cry. Its length is 10–16 inches. They are a subfamily of medium-sized wading birds which also includes the plovers and dotterels. The Vanellinae are collectively called lapwings but also contain the ancient Red-kneed Dotterel. A lapwing can be thought of as a larger plover.

Vanellinae are any of various crested plovers, family Charadriidae, noted for its slow, irregular wingbeat in flight and a shrill, wailing cry. Its length is 10–16 inches. They are a subfamily of medium-sized wading birds which also includes the plovers and dotterels. The Vanellinae are collectively called lapwings but also contain the ancient Red-kneed Dotterel. A lapwing can be thought of as a larger plover.

Vanellinae are any of various crested plovers, family Charadriidae, noted for its slow, irregular wingbeat in flight and a shrill, wailing cry. Its length is 10–16 inches. They are a subfamily of medium-sized wading birds which also includes the plovers and dotterels. The Vanellinae are collectively called lapwings but also contain the ancient Red-kneed Dotterel. A lapwing can be thought of as a larger plover.

Vanellinae are any of various crested plovers, family Charadriidae, noted for its slow, irregular wingbeat in flight and a shrill, wailing cry. Its length is 10–16 inches. They are a subfamily of medium-sized wading birds which also includes the plovers and dotterels. The Vanellinae are collectively called lapwings but also contain the ancient Red-kneed Dotterel. A lapwing can be thought of as a larger plover.

Vanellinae are any of various crested plovers, family Charadriidae, noted for its slow, irregular wingbeat in flight and a shrill, wailing cry. Its length is 10–16 inches. They are a subfamily of medium-sized wading birds which also includes the plovers and dotterels. The Vanellinae are collectively called lapwings but also contain the ancient Red-kneed Dotterel. A lapwing can be thought of as a larger plover.

Vanellinae are any of various crested plovers, family Charadriidae, noted for its slow, irregular wingbeat in flight and a shrill, wailing cry. Its length is 10–16 inches. They are a subfamily of medium-sized wading birds which also includes the plovers and dotterels. The Vanellinae are collectively called lapwings but also contain the ancient Red-kneed Dotterel. A lapwing can be thought of as a larger plover.

ꜰꜰ Kievit Slab

Character adjustments have been carefully considered including increased contrast in serifs, wider forms and slightly thinner horizontals and thin joints.

Vanellinae are any of various crested plovers, family Charadriidae, noted for its slow, irregular wingbeat in flight and a shrill, wailing cry. Its length is 10–16 inches. They are a subfamily of medium-sized wading birds which also includes the plovers and dotterels. The Vanellinae are collectively called lapwings but also contain the ancient Red-kneed Dotterel. A lapwing can be thought of as a larger plover.

Vanellinae are any of various crested plovers, family Charadriidae, noted for its slow, irregular wingbeat in flight and a shrill, wailing cry. Its length is 10–16 inches. They are a subfamily of medium-sized wading birds which also includes the plovers and dotterels. The Vanellinae are collectively called lapwings but also contain the ancient Red-kneed Dotterel. A lapwing can be thought of as a larger plover.

Vanellinae are any of various crested plovers, family Charadriidae, noted for its slow, irregular wingbeat in flight and a shrill, wailing cry. Its length is 10–16 inches. They are a subfamily of medium-sized wading birds which also includes the plovers and dotterels. The Vanellinae are collectively called lapwings but also contain the ancient Red-kneed Dotterel. A lapwing can be thought of as a larger plover.

Vanellinae are any of various crested plovers, family Charadriidae, noted for its slow, irregular wingbeat in flight and a shrill, wailing cry. Its length is 10–16 inches. They are a subfamily of medium-sized wading birds which also includes the plovers and dotterels. The Vanellinae are collectively called lapwings but also contain the ancient Red-kneed Dotterel. A lapwing can be thought of as a larger plover.

Vanellinae are any of various crested plovers, family Charadriidae, noted for its slow, irregular wingbeat in flight and a shrill, wailing cry. Its length is 10–16 inches. They are a subfamily of medium-sized wading birds which also includes the plovers and dotterels. The Vanellinae are collectively called lapwings but also contain the ancient Red-kneed Dotterel. A lapwing can be thought of as a larger plover.

Vanellinae are any of various crested plovers, family Charadriidae, noted for its slow, irregular wingbeat in flight and a shrill, wailing cry. Its length is 10–16 inches. They are a subfamily of medium-sized wading birds which also includes the plovers and dotterels. The Vanellinae are collectively called lapwings but also contain the ancient Red-kneed Dotterel. A lapwing can be thought of as a larger plover.

Vanellinae are any of various crested plovers, family Charadriidae, noted for its slow, irregular wingbeat in flight and a shrill, wailing cry. Its length is 10–16 inches. They are a subfamily of medium-sized wading birds which also includes the plovers and dotterels. The Vanellinae are collectively called lapwings but also contain the ancient Red-kneed Dotterel. A lapwing can be thought of as a larger plover.

Vanellinae are any of various crested plovers, family Charadriidae, noted for its slow, irregular wingbeat in flight and a shrill, wailing cry. Its length is 10–16 inches. They are a subfamily of medium-sized wading birds which also includes the plovers and dotterels. The Vanellinae are collectively called lapwings but also contain the ancient Red-kneed Dotterel. A lapwing can be thought of as a larger plover.

Vanellinae are any of various crested plovers, family Charadriidae, noted for its slow, irregular wingbeat in flight and a shrill, wailing cry. Its length is 10–16 inches. They are a subfamily of medium-sized wading birds which also includes the plovers and dotterels. The Vanellinae are collectively called lapwings but also contain the ancient Red-kneed Dotterel. A lapwing can be thought of as a larger plover.

Word and sentence length is uncompromised even though forms have been widened to accommodate characteristics of the slab. ꜰꜰ Kievit Slab is as much a space saving typeface as the rest of the ꜰꜰ Kievit family.

De kievit (Vanellus vanellus) is een forse uit de familie plevieren weidevogel van ongeveer 28 tot 31 cm groot en heeft een spanwijdte van 67 tot 76 cm. Het gewicht is tussen de 150 en 300 gram.

De kievit (Vanellus vanellus) is een forse uit de familie plevieren weidevogel van ongeveer 28 tot 31 cm groot en heeft een spanwijdte van 67 tot 76 cm. Het gewicht is tussen de 150 en 300 gram.

£ oldstyle figures
$ tabular lining figures
¥ lining figures
tabular oldstyle figures
 

The slabs possess a heavy and weighted quality, however the tapered and subtle wedge-like ascenders work to create a balance to the forms.

De kievit (Vanellus vanellus) is een forse uit de familie plevieren weidevogel van ongeveer 28 tot 31 cm groot en heeft een spanwijdte van 67 tot 76 cm. Het gewicht is tussen de 150 en 300 gram.

De kievit (Vanellus vanellus) is een forse uit de familie plevieren weidevogel van ongeveer 28 tot 31 cm groot en heeft een spanwijdte van 67 tot 76 cm. Het gewicht is tussen de 150 en 300 gram.

£ oldstyle figures
$ tabular lining figures
¥ lining figures
tabular oldstyle figures