FF Milo Sans

Credits

Designer(s)
Mike Abbink
Foundry(ies)
FontFont
Release Year
2006
Country of Origin
United States
Classification
Sans Serif, Humanist Sans
Original Format
Digital
Distributor(s)
FontShop
Tags
sans serif, superfamily

Background

Mike Abbink started Milo in 2000 with the goal of a compact typeface with very low ascenders and descenders. Because of its compact design Milo is a workhorse typeface suitable for magazine and newspaper typography. It has modern bones with a touch of detail for distinction (especially in the italics).

The name Milo is from a resilient grain and that’s why I chose this name for the typeface. I wanted it to be a basic usable font like corn or grain is to any culture. I like the low ascender/descends and the italic version of Milo. It has unique little serifs at the end of terminals to help differentiate it from the roman. It is also a true italic and not an oblique. Together this creates a nice contrast with the roman in text. Paul van der laan developed the additional weights for Milo 3 (Light, Extra Light and Thin).

Listing Info

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Last edited by Mike Abbink on October 7, 2009, 05:10pm EST

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