The font DIN typeface family is inspired by the classic industrial German engineering designs, DIN 1451 Engschrift and DIN 1451 Mittelschrift. This font comes since 1995 from two different foundries. While Linotype has the original designs Fontshop made their interpretation with the aid of Albert-Jan Pool under the name FF DIN. FF DIN became quite popular because it had a few more widths and was optimized for graphic design.
Linotype on the other hand just launched their new DIN interpretation called DIN Next under the direction of Akira Kobayashi. In this new interpretation you find 25 fonts and 7 weights. An impressive re-work with many additional features. Find out more on the official website of Linotype.
While this are good news in the tradition of this series I’ve looked around the foundries to find some other alternatives and found some interesting ones. So enjoy.
from Linotype (www.linotype.com)
- T-Star (www.gestalten.com)
- Flama (www.vllg.com)
- Apex Sans (www.vllg.com)
- FF Utility (www.fontshop.de)
- Brauer Neue (www.lineto.com)
- FF Netto (www.fontshop.de)
- Notes (www.primetype.com)