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Figgins Sans

Figgins Sans Full family

Includes: Figgins Sans Regular, Figgins Sans Italic, Figgins Sans Bold, Figgins Sans Extra Bold

About Figgins Sans
To meet the burgeoning demands of commerce, type founders in 1830s London introduced a plethora of new fonts which abandoned the traditional nib-informed model. Most radical were bold, capital-only designs with almost no stroke contrast, stripped bare of serifs. To all intents and purposes (except perhaps their allusion to primitive culture) these minimal expressions of utility were identical to 20th century functionalism. Recontextualizing one of the original sans fonts, Shinn offers an alternative proposition to the myth of modernism.
Designed by
Nick Shinn,Vincent Figgins
Current release
Mar 17, 2009
Initial release
Mar 17, 2009
Cyrillic, Greek, Latin
Language support
Western Europe,Central/Eastern Europe, Baltic,Turkish,Romanian,Polytonic Greek,Extended Cyrillic
Contextual Alternates, Stylistic Alternates, Discretionary Ligatures, Standard Ligatures, Small Capitals, Small Capitals from Capitals, Case-sensitive Forms, Subscript, Superscript, Lining Figures, Old-style Figures, Proportional Figures, Tabular Figures, Fractions
Font formats
Individual weights & styles (4 fonts)
Regular, Italic, Bold, Extra Bold
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