By Inga Plönnigs and Frere-Jones Type
Magnet is Frere-Jones Type’s first font release from an external designer. Inga Plönnig is an independent type designer based in Berlin, and probably one of the most promising new designers to enter the type design field in recent years. Thats why the team at Frere-Jones Type is very excited to have Magnet as their first externally-designed font release.
Apart from being struck by Magnet’s beautiful rhythm and shape, Frere-Jones Type could see that Inga’s mix of intuition and analysis made a natural fit with their retail library, and they hope to showcase more work of emerging designers going forward.
Magnet is an energetic and intriguing sans-serif family. Its family structure is unconventional, offering an extra compressed Headline and a workhorse Standard under the same name—effectively two families combined.
Magnet Headline creates a dazzling pattern of tightly packed shapes, which is amplified further in the Slanted and Backslanted styles. Magnet Standard is the quieter sibling, which carries its own flair with deeply cut notches and unusual turns of weight. Its boxy curves take well to dense setting and tight line spacing. Through years of experimenting with rigid patterns and organic details, Inga has created a family that is both surprising and reliable.
Foundry: Frere-Jones Type
Designer: Inga Plönnigs (with contributions by Nina Stössinger)
Release: January 2021
Styles: Two Sans-Serif Families: extra compressed Headline (upright, slanted, backslanted) and Standard (5 weights from Light to Black with Italics)
Formats: OTF, WOFF, WOFF2 and TTF (other formats on request)
Price: $ 50.– per Style, $ 325.– for the Complete family, $ 125.– for Headline styles, $ 250.– for Standard styles