Narrow Thin
Narrow Thin
Narrow Thin Italic
Narrow Thin Italic
Narrow Light
Narrow Light
Narrow Light Italic
Narrow Light Italic
Narrow Regular
Narrow Regular
Narrow Italic
Narrow Italic
Narrow Bold
Narrow Bold
Narrow Bold Italic
Narrow Bold Italic
Narrow ExtraBold
Narrow ExtraBold
The x factor
The x factor

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.”

Jason Smith
The x factor
Range of weights and styles
Range of weights and styles

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
The chunky kid
The chunky kid

“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
1000s of glyphs
1000s of glyphs

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
Lowercase
Uppercase
Figures & Currency (Tabular Lining)
Mathematical Forms
Superiors & Fractions
Punctuation & Marks
Ligatures
Accents