Although he originally trained to become an engineer, Anders Francker currently also works as a font designer. He now reveals on Linotype.com which six typefaces he most admires.
Born in 1972 in Denmark, Francker initially worked as an engineer, during which time he became familiar with technical blueprints. Even outside the professional sphere he continued to practice painting and drawing, thus gaining increasing experience in design over the years.
He is convinced that “architects, engineers and others like them who are used to working with drawings can contribute many innovative and interesting ideas to font design because they can see things from a new perspective” – even if they haven’t attended a design college.
And with this in mind, he released his own square sans Francker through Monotype in 2010.
With its forms reduced to the essentials and curves, the Francker font has the superellipse as its underlying design element. It has a soft quality with an industrial feel. Its features can be best appreciated on signs and in the form of logos.
Our special offer lasts one week, ending on February 26, 2015, and in this period you have the opportunity to acquire two selections of the Francker family in OpenType Pro, each with six styles for just 39 USD/EUR* per selection. This represents 90% off the normal purchase price.
On being asked what six fonts he considers to be his favorites, the designer decided to put the following question to himself: “If I could have only six font families installed on my computer (in addition to my own Francker family, of course), and I was restricted to using these for everything that I write in the future, from headlines to body text, which ones would they be?”
After concluding that he wanted two sans serifs with a traditional and two with a more modern effect together with two serif fonts, he made the following selection: Neue Helvetica, Univers Next, Eurostile Next, Agency FB, Times New Roman and Palatino Nova.
* Gross price 46,41 USD/EUR including German sales tax.
The offer does not apply to holders of user accounts, who already receive a fixed price reduction.