is a wedge/slab serif text typeface published by FontShop International
in 2011. FF Ernestine is warm yet serious; feminine yet rigid; charming
yet robust. Its wide, open shapes and generous x-height lend it
stability down to very small sizes. A range of ligatures, stylistic
& contextual alternates, arrows, and two sizes of smallcaps enrich
its typographic palette.
FF Ernestine was created by Swiss designer Nina Stössinger
. She drew the Roman base design at the postgraduate Type Design program in Zurich; then she teamed up with Hrant Papazian
who contributed an Armenian counterpart (nicknamed Vem) that shares the
specific personable character of the family while optimizing the
proportions for the Armenian script.
While Hrant worked on the Armenian styles, Nina made the Latin
Italics. The two styles are closely related, so the Italic can be paired
especially harmoniously with the Armenian component.
Both Roman and Italic are available in four individually drawn
weights. The four matching Armenian styles are included in the Latin