Fontsmith

FS Albert

FS Albert

is the charismatic type
9 fonts / Standard & Pro / Desktop / Web / App
Download specimen sheet (PDF)
Family £250.00 / Single weight £80.00
Pro Family £350.00 / Single weight £90.00

FS Albert Family

FS Albert Features

How do you make a font like FS Albert unique, distinctive? “When designing a font I try to question every letter,” says Jason Smith, “but all you need is a few that have an x factor. With FS Albert, they’re the lowercase ‘a’ and ‘g’ and the uppercase ‘I’ and ‘J’.

“I remember a friend saying, ‘Why on earth have you designed the ‘a’ like that? Isn’t it too friendly for this kind of font?’ And, in a way, that’s what I wanted – honesty and warmth, because a lot of big brands at the time really needed to show a more human side.”

The x factor

FS Albert is a charismatic type: a warm, friendly sans serif face with a big personality. Open, strong and amenable, and available in a wide range of weights and styles, FS Albert suits almost every task you put it to.

Fontsmith has crafted five finely-tuned upright Roman weights and four italic weights, as well as a special Narrow version to provide the best coverage and give headlines and text an easy-going character.

Range of weights and styles

“FS Albert was inspired by – and named after – my son, who was a bit of a chunky kid,” says Jason Smith. “I designed an extra bold weight because I always felt that the really big font heavy weights had the most personality.

“I recently told Albert this story. He laughed, and forgave me for thinking he was a fat baby. He liked the big personality bit, though.”

The chunky kid

Not content with a character set that covered Europe and the whole of the Western world, the studio decided to go further afield. There are now FS Albert character sets that cover western and eastern European languages, including those of Russia, as well as Cyrillic, Arabic and Greek scripts.

In fact, the font now covers more than 100 languages, making it ideal for bringing a consistent typographic style to the communications of global brands.

1000s of glyphs

Want to use FS Albert as your brand font?

Standard Vs. Pro

Fontsmith offers two kinds of fonts: Standard and Pro. If you work exclusively with Latin-based languages our Standard character set is designed to meet your requirements. However, if you work with Cyrillic and Greek typography please use our Pro fonts.

Standard Vs. Pro
General
Uppercase
Lowercase
Accents
Small Caps
Ligature Set
Discretionary Ligatures
Figures
Tabular Lining
Proportional Lining
Tabular Oldstyle
Proportional Oldstyle
Lining Slashed Zero
Superiors
Inferiors
Numerators
Denominators
Ordinals
Fractions
Punctuation
Punctuation & Marks
All Cap Punctuation
All Small Cap Punctuation
Stylistic Alternatives
Alternative ‘Sterling’ £
Alternative Greek forms βθξφ
Language support
Latin i
Greek i
Cyrillic i
Standard
Uppercase Yes
Lowercase Yes
Accents Yes
Small Caps Yes
Ligature Set Yes
Discretionary Ligatures Yes
Figures
Tabular Lining Yes
Proportional Lining No
Tabular Oldstyle No
Proportional Oldstyle No
Lining Slashed Zero No
Superiors No
Inferiors No
Numerators No
Denominators No
Ordinals No
Fractions No
Punctuation
Punctuation & Marks Yes
All Cap Punctuation No
All Small Cap Punctuation No
Stylistic Alternatives
Alternative ‘Sterling’ £ No
Alternative Greek forms βθξφ No
Language support
Latin i
Yes
Greek i
No
Cyrillic i
No
Pro
Uppercase Yes
Lowercase Yes
Accents Yes
Small Caps Yes
Ligature Set Yes
Discretionary Ligatures Yes
Figures
Tabular Lining Yes
Proportional Lining Yes
Tabular Oldstyle Yes
Proportional Oldstyle Yes
Lining Slashed Zero Yes
Superiors Yes
Inferiors Yes
Numerators Yes
Denominators Yes
Ordinals Yes
Fractions Yes
Punctuation
Punctuation & Marks Yes
All Cap Punctuation Yes
All Small Cap Punctuation Yes
Stylistic Alternatives
Alternative ‘Sterling’ £ Yes
Alternative Greek forms βθξφ Yes
Language support
Latin i
Yes
Greek i
Yes
Cyrillic i
Yes

Both Standard and Pro font versions include a wealth of typographic features and are available to use in supporting OpenType applications such as Adobe Illustrator®, Indesign® and Photoshop®.