Filmotype Ginger

Filmotype Ginger (2008, for Filmotype) was originally designed and released in the 1950s. Filmotype Ginger is a member of a range of compact sans serif fonts whose names begin with the letter “G” (a Filmotype convention) that have much in common with Futura—the one-story a, the round dots, the simplified t and u. If there were such a thing as Futura Compressed, it would look a lot like this. Ginger has its own unique characteristics, such as the prominent whip-lash spine on the S and its subtle hand-lettered feel.

Licensing note: Filmotype Ginger is owned by Font Diner and uses the Font Diner end user license, not mine. You can view the license here. There is also an FAQ about it here.

Weights & Styles

Features

  • Ligatures.
  • Alternate characters.*
  • Two stylistic sets.*
  • Case-sensitive forms.*
  • Alternate superscripted dollar and cent signs.*
  • Automatic arbitrary fractions.*
  • Superscript and subscript figures.
  • Ordinals.*
  • Extended language support for most Latin-based Western and Central European languages.

* Requires an application with support for OpenType advanced typography, such as Adobe Creative Suite and QuarkXPress. Check your application’s user guide.

Where to Buy

Desktop License

Additional Information