FF Good 2010_5
Originally it was Łukasz Dziedzic’s aim for FF Good to design a cool, informal family for a news weekly – very straightforward and legible, but still with unique personality. A few months of work into this project Łukasz’s team got another, even more important redesign project: the computer magazine Komputer Swiat. As with 49 styles finished the type family was nearing completion, they decided to try it for this project. The complex set-up featured lots of columns, combined with the Polish language, and it worked! Subsequently the family was used for yet another project – the Russian version of OK magazine, a glossy with a lot of pictures and short stories about celebrities, for which Łukasz was asked to design a Cyrillic version. That news weekly is still waiting for its redesign, but following another period of hard work Italics and a Headline version complete the FF Good family now.
For its OpenType release FF Good was boosted from a mere 9 styles to 60 styles. The versatile straight-sided sans serif has been radically overhauled. The original incarnation of this contemporary alternative for News/Trade Gothic was a rather small family of three weights in three widths, with no italics. The new version however comes in five weights ranging from Light to Black, in Condensed, Regular, and Wide widths, all with matching italics, and small caps for both roman and italic styles. Even better, the expanded suite of 30 styles is also available in a Headline version, with shorter ascenders and descenders to allow for more compact setting. All the fonts have been augmented with Latin Extended and Cyrillic Extended character sets. Little bits of trivia – proportional lining figures have become default, and the typeface has three ampersands, ideal for fine-tuning headlines.