FS Albert Narrow is a narrow version of FS Albert Pro, designed by Jason Smith. But, drawn from scratch, its 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 youve 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.
11 February
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