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Johannes Erler

Johannes Erler was born in 1965 in Hamburg. While studying graphic design in Kiel, he worked with Lo Breier in Hamburg and on joint projects with Neville Brody. In 1992 he graduated in communication design from the Muthesius Academy, School of Applied Arts in Kiel. His thesis was about a typeface with information and warning symbols for packaging. FontShop liked the concept and published it as FF Care Pack in 1992. He created the octagonal family FF Pullman in 1997.

FontShop's Jürgen Siebert soon suggested that a modern alternative to Zapf Dingbats would be needed. Though Hermann Zapf's symbol font was pre-installed on nearly every computer, it was too incomplete, inconsistent, and out of date, according to Siebert. The result was FF Dingbats, co-designed with Olaf Stein and launched in 1993, just as Johannes Erler and Olaf Stein launched Factor Design. The fonts have become a fixture in communication design worldwide. In 2007, the extensive update FF Dingbats 2.0 by Johannes Erler and Helmut Skibbe was published. This was followed in 2014 by FF Dingbats 2.0 UI and FF Dingbats 2.0 Inverted UI. FFDingbests (with Olaf Stein) is a free sampler of FF Dingbats. Erler Dingbats (2011) is free.

Fontshop link. Klingspor link.

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Type designers ⦿ Type designers ⦿ Dingbats (original) ⦿ Typefaces with arrows ⦿ Fists, pointing hands ⦿ German type scene ⦿ Octagonal typefaces ⦿ Icon fonts ⦿








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