FF ThreeSix

“It is a fascination for the use of geometric systems in design that has resulted in these remarkable typefaces.” — Wim Crouwel

Designed by Hamish Muir and Paul McNeil. Published by FontFont in 2012

FF ThreeSix is a huge experimental optical type system consisting of six typefaces in eight weights, including four additional monospaced weights. It is the result of London-based Paul McNeil’s and Hamish Muir’s attempts to work within the restrictive rules of geometry to generate simple typographic forms emulating traditional type design principles, where a wide range of almost imperceptible compensatory optical tricks are used to create the illusion of evenness in the basic fabric of text.

The award-winning system – ISTD Premier Award and Certificate of Excellence – is based on a grid of 36 unit squares subdivided into 9 units and are constructed using only vertical or horizontal straight lines and circular arcs. Cap-height, x-height, ascent and descent measurements are consistent across all fonts and weights. The grid also determines character and word spacing, with all side-bearings and kerning pair values conforming to 9 unit increments.

As Wim Crouwel notes: ‘It is a fascination for the use of geometric systems in design that has resulted in these remarkable typefaces.’

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01 Mono 108 Bold
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Back in June we delivered oxygen equipment of the same size. This amazed a few girls by dropping the antique onyx vase.
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Back in June we delivered oxygen equipment of the same size. This amazed a few girls by dropping the antique onyx vase.
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Back in June we delivered oxygen equipment of the same size. This amazed a few girls by dropping the antique onyx vase.
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Back in June we delivered oxygen equipment of the same size. This amazed a few girls by dropping the antique onyx vase.
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Back in June we delivered oxygen equipment of the same size. This amazed a few girls by dropping the antique onyx vase.
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Back in June we delivered oxygen equipment of the same size. This amazed a few girls by dropping the antique onyx vase.
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Back in June we delivered oxygen equipment of the same size. This amazed a few girls by dropping the antique onyx vase.
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Back in June we delivered oxygen equipment of the same size. This amazed a few girls by dropping the antique onyx vase.
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Back in June we delivered oxygen equipment of the same size. This amazed a few girls by dropping the antique onyx vase.
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Back in June we delivered oxygen equipment of the same size. This amazed a few girls by dropping the antique onyx vase.
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Back in June we delivered oxygen equipment of the same size. This amazed a few girls by dropping the antique onyx vase.

FF ThreeSix supports 99 different languages such as Spanish, English, Portuguese, German and French in Latin scripts.

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