FF Milo Serif


Mike Abbink
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United States
Serif, Old Style
Original Format
corporate, editorial, magazine, newspaper, sturdy, superfamily


FF Milo is a robust workhorse family ideally suited for the complex requirements of magazine and newspaper typography. In order to achieve this goal Michael Abbink outfitted his typeface with comparatively very short ascenders and descenders, and lent it “ specifically in the italics •€” an individual character without letting it become too unusual.

With the recent addition of FF Milo Serif the newly created super family is outfitted to tackle the most demanding typographic tasks, and rejoins the major sans/serif families that serve as beacons for users in the typographic landscape. Aided by Paul van der Laan, who assisted with spacing and kerning, as well as the more technical aspects of font production, Abbink not only created the perfect harmonious counterpart for his popular 18-style type family, but also an independently successful serif face, which works perfectly well on its own as well as in combination with other sans serifs. The design strikes a chord with the current zeitgeist without renouncing its historical roots.

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Last edited by Mike Abbink on September 28, 2009, 10:48pm EST

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