FF Font Soup was an informal commissioned typeface from Font Shop friends.
The idea of designing a typeface from the noodle soup letters was first introduced in the Garcia Fonts & co. type project (see Garcia fonts Library #6) in 1994. Taking into account this idea, Jürgen Siebert, who invited me to be part of TypoBerlin programme in its 1996 first edition, was enthusiastic with the idea of having a FontSoup family based on both Catalan and German noddle soup letters (those lettershapes that anyone could find at the supermarkets). Jürgen provided us with a German alphabet noddle soup package.
We had a lot of fun scanning letters and drawing them on screen. They were nicely “cooked” in different cooking time: Regular, Boiled and Extraboiled. Although only the original Vomited style was missing from the package for understandable commercial reasons.
I have been always very grateful with Jürgen for this commissioned work in the early 90’s.
The soup family was included in their FontFont catalogue as exclusive collection.