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.
FF Chambers Sans Basic
FF Chambers Sans Classic (SS05)
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.
The other inspiration came from the grotesc typefaces used for enamel street signs, like shown on this example from basel.
FF CHAMBERS SANS BASIC IN USE
FF CHAMBERS SANS CLASSIC IN USE