Lineto, the Swiss studio specialized in techno-minimalist typography, developed the Airport fonts, right after their FF Dot Matrix and FF Screen Matrix designs from 1994/95. This time, Stephan “Pronto” Müller and Cornel Windlin succumbed the typographical charm of LCD displays, freight waybills, and boarding passes. The mixture of mobility and speed have produced primitive raster systems and brutal typographic measures. The “FF Airport” package, including FF Gateway and FF Luggagetag, explores the low-end of aesthetic design, a place where Jan Tschichold and Jacques Tati say good night.
FF Gateway A and B are based on the display systems from the old Berlin airports Tegel and Schönefeld. Each design is available in two versions: one for the use in up to 24 pt, and another for larger sizes. FF Luggagetag One is derived from luggage stickers. The package includes the underlying grid font, called FF Luggagetag Grid, thus offering additional possibilities for the user. FF Luggagetag Two refers to the touching retro-modern boarding pass system of an airline based in the most beautiful airport of the world: Paris Charles de Gaulle.
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