It was a forensic examination by Jason Smith of his existing designs that laid the groundwork for FS Jack. Jason made a list of unique characteristics that would give the sans serif font its typographic thumbprint, which included an unusually large x-height and slightly off-the-wall letters like the lower-case "a, "g, "k and "y.
"I wanted to make something that was slightly uncomfortable, says Jason, "and in doing so simplify the quirkiness down to a few letters. Fernando Mello did "the rest of the cooking, filling the design out and making the additional weights.
11 February
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