Thin
Thin
Thin Italic
Thin Italic
ExtraLight
ExtraLight
ExtraLight Italic
ExtraLight Italic
Light
Light
Light Italic
Light Italic
Book
Book
Book Italic
Book Italic
Regular
Regular
Italic
Italic
Core
Core
Core Italic
Core Italic
Medium
Medium
Medium Italic
Medium Italic
SemiBold
SemiBold
SemiBold Italic
SemiBold Italic
Bold
Bold
Bold Italic
Bold Italic
ExtraBold
ExtraBold
ExtraBold Italic
ExtraBold Italic
Heavy
Heavy
Heavy Italic
Heavy Italic
Right now!
Right now!

FS Emeric reconciles a pair of seemingly opposing approaches: the systematic but chilly functionalism of early modernist typography, trapped in time, and a warmer, more emotional, more optimistic spirit.

What Fontsmith created was something that marries precision with expression, geometry with movement, functionality with humanity. FS Emeric has a sharp, kinetic edge that cuts across design disciplines – graphic, fashion, product, automotive. It’s about what’s happening right now. Contemporary, optimistic, distinctive – a classic working sans serif.

Right now!
Appetite
Appetite

Discussions with some of Fontsmith’s design studio clients had revealed an appetite for a new kind of typeface that could express mid-century modernist principles in a fresh, contemporary voice.

As he crafted the letterforms that would form FS Emeric, Phil Garnham was guided by two central ideas. First, there was Jan Tschichold’s contention that a good letter is “one that expresses itself, speaking with the utmost distinctiveness and clarity”. Second was a belief that a font can be personally expressive without compromising its functionality. These provided the fuel that drove the project to its conclusion.    

Phil Garnham
Appetite
Posters
Posters

To mark the launch of FS Emeric, Fontsmith asked 11 eminent design studios from around the world – the likes of Pentagram, Studio Dumbar, Bibliotheque, Non-Format and Build – to create a limited edition A1 poster.

Each poster celebrated a different weight of FS Emeric, and just 50 of each were screen-printed by Dan Mather onto 175gsm Colorplan stock.

“We gave away a randomly selected poster every time two or more weights of the FS Emeric were purchased,” says Phil Garnham. “They’ve now become somewhat of a collector’s item in their own right.”

Posters
Superfamily
Superfamily

In the spirit of Univers, the original font superfamily, FS Emeric now comprises 22 Roman and italic typefaces overall, making it one of the most versatile and functional modern fonts across all kinds of media, as well as one of the most distinctive.

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