Foundry Form Sans
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About Foundry Form Sans
Foundry Form Sans is a modern humanistic sans and the counterpoint to Foundry Form Serif, both versions were both drawn concurrently. The capital and x-height proportions match in Foundry Form Sans and Serif to allow them to work together harmoniously, yet each family can function independently.
The main concept of Foundry Form was David’s attempt to make a typeface with a maximum horizontal axis as possible, hence the very shallow connecting junctions which features prominently in such letters as the lowercase ‘a, b, d, g, h, m, n, p, q’ and ‘u’. The open terminal strokes of the ‘c, e, f, g, j, r, s, and t’, finish at a sharp near ninety-degree angle to the vertical. The whole alphabet appears as a series of short low waves flowing in a strong direction to the right.
The strong horizontal emphasis of Form Sans lends it a powerful lateral dynamic, ideal for screen use. The slightly condensed proportions, tapering terminals, and sharp angularity of Form Sans make the font very economical with space, which enables a clean fresh tone of voice for the discerning designer. The open internal shapes along with the horizontal element of the characters enhance legibility at small sizes, allowing more internal space for the glyphs to breathe and balance harmoniously – making Form Sans ideal for both headline and text use.
Balanced simplicity between thick and thin strokes allow the key characteristics enough scope for a unique and timeless look. Although, lesser contrast than that of Form Serif but still an obvious grade of transition especially through the terminals. Foundry Form Sans and Serif contain seven styles of: Book, Book Italic, Medium, Medium Italic, Demi, Bold and Extra Bold, includes small caps, ligatures, lining and old style figures (both tabular and proportionally spaced) and fractions.
Foundry Form Serif can be viewed here.