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FF CHAMBERS SANS

The design of FF Cham­bers Sans is inspired by very diver­gent sources. In fact, dur­ing its devel­op­ment, design­er Ver­ena Ger­lach had two styles in mind that work as polar oppos­ites. The first was a tra­di­tion­al, engraved serif from a sci­entif­ic book prin­ted in 1686. The oth­er is the gen­er­ic sans serif style found in the let­ter­ing on enamel street signs. FF Cham­bers Sans is an exper­i­ment that suc­cess­fully brings these oppos­i­tion­al forms togeth­er into a har­mo­ni­ous unity.

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FF CHAMBERS SANS BASIC

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FF CHAMBERS SANS CLASSIC (SS05)

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FF CHAMBERS SANS REGULAR

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FF CHAMBERS SANS ITALIC

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One of the two anti­poles for the exper­i­ment to com­bine com­pletely dif­fent shapes in a har­mon­ic typeface got inspired by the beau­ti­ful hand­writ­ing, I found in an antique book about fleas by Fran­cisci Redi, 1686.

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The oth­er inspir­a­tion came from the grotesc typefaces used for enamel street signs, like shown on this example from basel.

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FF CHAMBERS SANS CLASSIC IN USE

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FF CHAMBERS SANS BASIC IN USE

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