FF DIN is a realist sans-serif typeface. It was designed in 1995 by Albert-Jan Pool, based on DIN-Mittelschrift and DIN-Engschrift, as defined in the German standard DIN 1451. DIN is an acronym for Deutsches Institut für Normung (German Institute of Standardisation). It was published by FontShop in its FontFont library of typefaces.
Dutch type designer Albert-Jan Pool created this sans FontFont between 1995 and 2009.
The family has 20 weights, ranging from Light to Black in normal and condensed styles (including italics). It is ideally suited for advertising and packaging, editorial and publishing, logo, branding and creative industries, poster and billboards, small text, wayfinding and signage as well as web and screen design.
Looking for the new Thin and Extra Light weights? They are available through fontshop.com, linotype.com and fonts.com.
FF DIN provides advanced typographical support with features such as case-sensitive forms, fractions, super- and subscript characters, and stylistic alternates.
It comes with a complete range of figure set options – oldstyle and lining figures, each in tabular and proportional widths.
As well as Latin-based languages, the typeface family also partly supports the Cyrillic and Greek writing systems.
In 2011, FF DIN was added to the MoMA Architecture and Design Collection in New York.