FF Holmen supports up to 50 different languages such as Spanish, English, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Dutch, Swedish, Finnish, Danish, Irish, Basque, Icelandic, and Luxembourgian in Latin and other scripts.
Please note that not all languages are available for all formats.
A commission from a publishing house for a novel by Hans Christian Andersen led to the creation of FF Holmen. The small family includes the core set of styles: Regular, Italic, Bold, and Bold Italic. FF Holmen Regular includes a large set of ligatures. There is also a titling style: FF Holmen Headline. Since the novel is set in the late 1820s, the brief was to create a neoclassical face, but its designer Per Jørgensen decided to incorporate some modern features too, so as to avoid pastiche and achieve greater reading comfort. “Bodoni and Didot – the obvious references – are very attractive faces, but I like to think that a book set in my font may be kinder to the reader’s eyes than them,” states the designer. Open counters are one most notable feature he added. He also chose to emphasize the terminals – on c and e for example – in order to avoid the hairlines disappearing, and to aid those reading in low light or whose eyesight is less than keen.