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FF Tisa® Sans

By FontFont

Mitja Miklavcic

Slovenian designer Mitja Miklavcic created FF Tisa Sans as a progression to FF Tisa. You can use them separately or in a pair-they work perfectly for brand communications and complex editorial work. FF Tisa is amongst FontFont's most popular millennium typefaces. Not only has FF Tisa been widely used by print designers, its webfont version also became a quick hit for web designers worldwide.

Having not expected the cross-media appeal, Miklavcic initially developed FF Tisa to fulfil the technological and aesthetic needs of contemporary magazine and print design. He took inspirations from the nineteenth-century slab serif wood type design and intended to create something that is softer and more dynamic. Thanks to the accentuated serifs and a large x-height, Tisa is exceptionally legible in editorial text sizes. Though its unique features including exaggerated ink traps and upright italics also work powerfully in display sizes. In 2007, FF Tisa won a Certificate of Excellence in Type Design by the Type Directors Club in New York.

The popularity and recognition of FF Tisa urged Miklavcic to expand the type family further. A few years later, FontFont released the sans serif version: FF Tisa Sans. For editorial design such as newspapers and magazines, FF Tisa Sans is the best companion for FF Tisa. The sans version features reduced ink traps but resembles FF Tisa in many important details. The color density, letterform proportions, distinctive stroke endings, and even the eye-catching italics have been fine-tuned to one another. In 2013, the Cyrillic version was added to the family. Not only does it offer support for Russian and Balkan languages, but also for Central Asian languages including Turkmen, Kazakh. And recently, FF Tisa Sans includes support for the Greek language. Miklavcic wittingly added a range of specially designed arrows to each font of FF Tisa Sans for the purpose of signage, wayfinding and information design.

Humanistic Sans
Sans Serif