DIN 1451 in Top 10 fonts
Our font of choice for our Numerals door furniture, DIN 1451 was recently chosen by Domenic Lippa of Pentagram for his Top 10 fonts report in the Observer newspaper.
"Designed in 1931 for the German standards body DIN – Deutsches Institut für Normung (German Institute for Standardisation) – it looks and behaves as if it had been produced today. It extols all of the principles of the Bauhaus and has not dated in any way. It has two strong characteristics – first, it is a condensed font, meaning on a very simplistic level that it creates a strong mass when used as text and therefore the type can become more of a shape. Second, it has a quietly beautiful rounded detail, which makes it feel like it was designed for the age of computers, but still retains a gentleness"