FS Industrie

FS Industrie

is the systematic type
70 fonts / Standard / Desktop / Web / App
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Family £450.00 / Single weight £50.00

FS Industrie Family

FS Industrie Features

FS Industrie is an extraordinarily versatile new type system, with 70 variants built around five different widths and seven different weights. Type in the future will be increasingly variable, and FS Industrie is specifically designed to address the changing needs of brands. As more of the things we make exist primarily in a digital space, so our need to create type that can adapt within that space grows. It is the spirit of variable design, adaptation and flexibility that drove us to create FS Industrie. A typeface for future work in a future world. FS Industrie is a response to the changing nature of type, for brands that are responding to the changing nature of work.

Changing nature of work

Stylistically, FS Industrie feels direct and simple without sacrificing its humanity. It takes inspiration from German fonts of the 1930s, with their roots in manufacturing and signage. A classic sense of functional utility combined with a progressive view of where type is heading.

Industrial style

A fundamental challenge with variable type is to ensure that craft and precision is preserved at every interval. Each width and weight is drawn by hand, with subtle variations in terminals and angles as you progress through the system. This ensures each variant can play to its unique strengths, while also pairing perfectly with its siblings.

From the closed terminals of the Condensed and the open terminals of the Extended. FS Industrie is a design system that maintains a practical, grounded and robust tone throughout every variable style.

Expressions in width

The 70 styles offer a range of expression. Each width contrasts with the next to clearly define typographic roles in graphic layouts. Every glyph is crafted with adaptability and scalability in mind, creating a pliable design space for the user. The proportions of each letterform flex as weight scales up, stem weights increase as letter width broadens. These subtle design changes create an optically consistent visual impression.

Variable nature
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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
Ligature Set
Discretionary Ligatures
Tabular Lining
Proportional Lining
Tabular Oldstyle
Proportional Oldstyle
Punctuation & Marks
All Cap Punctuation
Stylistic Alternatives
Alternative ‘a’
Alternative ‘g’
Language support
Uppercase Yes
Lowercase Yes
Accents Yes
Ligature Set Yes
Discretionary Ligatures Yes
Tabular Lining Yes
Proportional Lining Yes
Tabular Oldstyle Yes
Proportional Oldstyle Yes
Superiors Yes
Fractions Yes
Punctuation & Marks Yes
All Cap Punctuation Yes
Stylistic Alternatives
Alternative ‘a’ Yes
Alternative ‘g’ Yes
Language support

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®.