Forme Grotesque, by Jeremy Johnson, explores the richness of the 19th century British Grotesque genre. The design draws on inspiration from a number of British type foundries, including Grotesques from Stephenson Blake, Monotype and Miller & Richard.
Johnson looked at the particular idiosyncrasies and imperfections of these early typefaces, attempting to put these through a contemporary lens, whilst retaining a nuanced spirit throughout an extensive type family that spans a wide range of weights, and over multi language writing systems.
Forme Grotesque is available in eight weights — ExtraLight, Light, Regular, Medium, SemiBold, Bold, ExtraBold and Black — with corresponding Italics. It is available to license in three flavors; Standard (‘STD’), Professional (‘PRO’) and Arabic (‘ARABIC’). The PRO variant contains language support for Cyrillic and Greek scripts, alongside numerous OpenType features such as old-style numerals, case sensitive forms and stylistic alternates, as well as a set of emojis. The Arabic version contains all of the features within the PRO Latin variant including Cyrillic and Greek scripts, OpenType features, stylistic alternates, and copious marks and symbols, as well as full support for the Arabic script.