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Form Follows Function – flip clock

Contributed by Stephen Coles on Jan 29th, 2013. Artwork published in .
    Form Follows Function – flip clock 1
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    Form Follows Function is a collection of experiences that demonstrate the power of HTML5. The Flip Clock demo uses Akzidenz-Grotesk Condensed as a webfont.

    Form Follows Function – flip clock 2
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    Form Follows Function – flip clock 3
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    • Akzidenz-Grotesk Condensed




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    6 Comments on “Form Follows Function – flip clock”

    1. Florian says:
      Jan 29th, 2013 8:13 am
      There is just one little blemish: AG is not licensable as a webfont. And you certainly are not allowed to make your own AG/Legacy medley (as used in other examples).
    2. True. It seems that designers are still uninformed or confused about webfont licensing. Either that or they just don’t care about breaking the rules. For these numbers he could have legally used something like Fakt, Helvetica, Swiss 721, Univers, Nimbus Sans, or FF DIN.

    3. I don’t think it’s Berthold’s Akzidenz. This one here is much less straight sided and look at the counters of 6 and 9.

    4. You are right, Indra, the figures are from somewhere else, or homebrewn. The site uses four webfonts that are all named ‘akzidgrocff’. Three of them are identical to AG, with the Light being a mix of AG for the lowercase, ITC Legacy for most caps, and some bold condensed grot for the figures and A, M, P.

    5. Sure, for me it’s not Berthold’s Akzidenz, or damaged!

    6. Update 2015: the site now uses Roboto and Oswald. 

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