Funktional Grotesk

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Light

Die Schrift ist keine Schöpfung des 20. Jahrhunderts, sie ist Kulturgut, in Jahrhunderten geformt, von uns übernommen und von uns in gutem Zustande weiterzugeben.

Light Italic

The written character goes far back in time, spanning the vast distance from early hieroglyphics to the abstract written symbols of today and involving many contradictions.

Book

Seit der Erfindung des Buchdrucks, das heißt auch mit dem wachsenden Lebensbedürfnis, ist die Beziehung zwischen Funktion und Form vielschichtig geworden.

Book Italic

But the invention of letterpress, and the growing desire to read, rendered the relationship between function and form a complex one.

Regular

Die typographischen Zeichen, auf weisses Papier gedruckt, fassen, aktivieren und regulieren Licht; sie sind nur zusammen mit dem Unbedruckten erfassbar.

Regular Italic

Typographical symbols printed on paper capture, activate and regulate light; they can be comprehended only in conjunction with the unprinted areas.

Medium

Druck will nicht in erster Linie Kunst sein, sondern der verantwortungsvollste Teil unseres gesellschaftlichen, wirtschaftlichen und geistigen Gefüges.

Medium Italic

Printing does not want primarily to be art but the most responsible part of our social, economic and intellectual structure.

Semibold

Das Zusammenstellen der Buchstaben beruht auf einem Spiel zwischen dem Weiß des Innenraums und dem Weiß der Buchstabenabstände.

Semibold Italic

The various effects obtained by the combination of letters are determined by the interplay of the white of the counter and the white of the set width.

Bold

Der zwischen den typographischen Zeichen ausgesparte Raum wird zum Kraftfeld unsichtbarer Linien, die sich zwischen den gedruckten Werten kreuzen.

Bold Italic

The space between the typographical symbols becomes a field of forces whose invisible lines run crisscross between the printed elements.


About the Font

Funktional Grotesk is with its simple shape, almost unadorned character and nuanced line widths a timeless typeface. Because of its regularity and well-balanced proportions, it is calm and clear in its overall construction. These characteristics allow designers a variety of possibilities, ranging from body to poster-sized text and can be used in almost any context.

Funktional Grotesk follows the tradition of modern grotesques based on functionalism. The main inspiration, however, was the attitude of modernity. This attitude – lived and taught by great masters such as Emil Ruder – strongly influenced the shape of the typeface. His teachings set the foundation on which Funkional Grotesk is built, thus making it a basic tool for any modern day designer.

The six weights and their corresponding italics are available for print, web and app use and cover more than 200 languages. 

This project is the result of extended research by Davide Rossetto and was realized with the support and mentoring of the branding agency allink AG.

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Desktop

Family CHF 375.–
Light CHF 75.–
Light Italic CHF 75.–
Book CHF 75.–
Book Italic CHF 75.–
Regular CHF 75.–
Regular Italic CHF 75.–
Medium CHF 75.–
Medium Italic CHF 75.–
Semibold CHF 75.–
Semibold Italic CHF 75.–
Bold CHF 75.–
Bold Italic CHF 75.–

Web

Family CHF 375.–
Light CHF 75.–
Light Italic CHF 75.–
Book CHF 75.–
Book Italic CHF 75.–
Regular CHF 75.–
Regular Italic CHF 75.–
Medium CHF 75.–
Medium Italic CHF 75.–
Semibold CHF 75.–
Semibold Italic CHF 75.–
Bold CHF 75.–
Bold Italic CHF 75.–

App

Family CHF 555.–
Light CHF 195.–
Light Italic CHF 195.–
Book CHF 195.–
Book Italic CHF 195.–
Regular CHF 195.–
Regular Italic CHF 195.–
Medium CHF 195.–
Medium Italic CHF 195.–
Semibold CHF 195.–
Semibold Italic CHF 195.–
Bold CHF 195.–
Bold Italic CHF 195.–