FS Albert Narrow is a narrow version of FS Albert Pro
, designed by Jason Smith. But, drawn from scratch, it’s more like a font in its own right, as Jason Smith explains. "The challenge in designing a narrow version of a typeface based on an existing design is not to make it to look squashed.
"There comes a point in condensing a font where it becomes broken. You can usually automatically squash something by 10% and it will still look OK. But by the time you’ve squashed it by 25% the type looks ugly and needs redrawing. So we drew it all manually in order to ensure the design integrity was kept while still fulfilling the need to save space.”