FF Quixo was conceived as Frank Grießhammer’s graduation project at the Type and Media program at KABK Den Haag. Exploring pointed-pen calligraphy, he decided to take on the style in a more casual manner, interpreting the model with different-sized brushes. In his graduation typeface each of the weights is based on a different writing tool, just like in an analog workflow.
After graduation, the original idea was re-evaluated and considered as the basis for a larger-scale project. The complete family was redrawn, the number of styles was increased, and many stylistic details were changed to be more functional than conceptual.
In the final typeface, the visual influence of the writing tool is minimized in lighter weights, but is increasingly prominent at the bold end of the spectrum. This concept leads to a design that can show a playful side without looking goofy, but also provides the necessary precision for more functional applications.
The name “Quixo” is an onomatopoeic exaggeration. If you are a good listener, you will know that the word comes directly from the sound of dipping a brush into a bottle of ink. Also, it is the sound of that same bottle, dropping on the floor: “Quix-O!!”.
As a bonus, the upright styles all include an interpretation of Zapf Dingbats, plus many symbols, arrows and shapes; each considering the respective weight. This addition makes FF Quixo a pleasant companion for any kind of advertising or packaging application.
FF Quixo comes equipped with all the features and considerations necessary to produce complex typography; it feels at home whenever a touch of personality, whim, and some symbols are required.
FF Quixo supports 116 different languages such as Spanish, English, Portuguese, German and French in Latin scripts.