Here’s a lovely find for my german speaking readers: FF DIN – die Geschichte einer zeitgenössischen Schrift (PDF)
(via fontblog / patrickmarcsommer)
for the english typophiles :-)
The original PDF link seems broken, leider leider …
I’m sure there are very few people who like DIN. It’s a lovely typeface (and i’m sure the DIN would be displeased to know their font is ‘lovely’)
I always loved Din, I think it’s a strict but reassuring type.
(Maybe because I’m born at the french/german border and this type reminds me my childhood… :) )
definitely got the strict part right. and going to back to my original comment, i meant to say there are very few people who dont like DIN (either one could be true).
I completely agree with the strict/reassuring comment. I feel as if I don’t do something that is set in DIN, i will get thrown into jail — but at the same time, I know it’s probably better if I do what DIN is telling me to.
I heard it was created specifically to be easy to read at high speeds on the autobahn! Was that a lie!? I can’t read German!
DIN is one of the best fonts ever designed!…I’m glad there’s a new italic version!!!
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