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Freigeist

$99.60

License:
COMMERCIAL
Format:
TTFV
Glyphs:
837
Features:
aalt calt case ccmp dlig dnom frac fwid hlig kern liga lnum locl mark numr onum ordn pnum salt sinf ss01 ss02 ss03 ss04 ss05 ss06 ss07 ss08 ss09 ss10 ss11 ss12 ss13 ss14 subs sups tnum zero
Version:
2.000
Published:
2020
LocalFonts:
14/04/2021
Styles:
Complete family of 74 fonts
Designer:
Copyright:
© 2020 by René Bieder. All rights reserved.

Description

Description

The story of Freigeist is a journey into the past, back to the early grotesk fonts and long before Helvetica and Co were standard fonts in operating systems. For what we take for granted today is the result of innovation and pioneering spirit of type foundries such as Caslon or Stephenson Blake in the 19th century, whose expressive designs are mostly forgotten today. The Freigeist family captures this untamed spirit — hence the name (German for “free spirit”) — and puts it into a contemporary context, resulting in a multi-faceted family with a wide range of applications, font styles and features for modern typesetting.

Design Details

Unlike other modern grotesk typefaces like Helvetica or Univers, Freigeist is characterized by a warm and dynamic appearance. It draws inspiration from various historical models such as Caslon’s Doric or the Grotesque variants of Stephenson Blake. Particularly noticeable are the narrow terminals, the serpentine S or the dynamic g in combination with ascenders that reach to the cap-height only.

Italics

Many italic grotesk fonts are strongly oriented towards their upright counterparts. Unfortunately, this often means that they cannot do justice to their actual task, which is to highlight words or sections of a text. The italic cuts of Freigeist try to remedy this situation by using the greatest possible formal distance while reinforcing the untamed spirit. What adds to this, is a reminiscent of handwritten forms, which can be found in a, n, y or g, as well as the German sharp s or the ampersand.

Alternate Characters

Alternative letterforms are ideal for customizing the overall appearance of a text, for usage in logos or they can even work as custom fonts for companies. Freigeist comes with ten stylistic alternatives that are easy to insert via the Opentype window, such as the single-storey a, a tail-less version of the a for compact text, when uses in condensed widths or a dialed down version of the r.

Languages

Freigeist has a built-in support for Latin and Cyrillic based languages and covers more than 210 languages.

Opentype Features and Symbols

The family comes with many opentype features to support modern typesetting. This includes ligatures, different number sets or alternative shapes for texts set in all caps.

Styles

Freigeist is available in five widths (XCon, Con, Normal, Wide, XWide) and six weights (Thin, Light, Regular, Medium, Bold, Black). Including the accompanying italics, the family comes in 60 cuts that are suitable for any application.

Testfonts

If you like to test the fonts before buying the full version, please follow the link below:
https://www.renebieder.com/test-fonts

Update 1

A lot has changed in this first update. It is more than just a 1.01 or 1.02. It is actually the 2.0!

I’ve gone through all! single glyphs of the 18 master files, making the family more sharp and even a bit more modern. I’ve added some new opentype features and redesigned the italics, because I wasn’t happy enough with the result. I’ve added new kerning pairs, new metrics, and even new glyphs. Please check my website for more details on the new design and overview about the opentype features and alternate shapes.

If you purchased the Freigeist family already, thanks a lot!! It is the most advanced family that I published so far. I hope that you’re happy with this new version.

Thanks!

Design, Publisher, Copyright, License

Design: René Bieder

Publisher: René Bieder

René Bieder

René Bieder

René Bieder (1982 Berlin, Germany) is an independent Type and Graphic Designer from Berlin, specializing in the development of retail typefaces, custom font solutions and visual brand consultancy.

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