Scala in use

FF Scala was FontShop’s first serious textface, now it is one of its bestselling fonts. Since its release in 1991 it has been used quite widely throughout the world. 

To mention just a few examples: KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, The Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago, Los Angeles Mertro, Taschen Verlag, Treaty of Lisbon 2007, Lexus Cars, JBL Sound Systems, Chicago Manual of Style, Bodies - The Exhibition.

In 2010 the MoA (Museum of Art Seoul National University) in Korea acquired FF Scala for its permanent collection, the ‘Design and Crafts’ collection.

Scroll down to see some of the best examples of FF Scala in use. At the bottom you will find the first official use of Scala (one year before it became FF Scala), in the ‘Maandagenda’ (monthly magazine) of Muziekcentrum Vredenburg in Utrecht, dated January 1990.

The Netherlands women's national volleyball team


Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago

Museum of Art, Seoul. Aquisition of FF Scala.

moa seoul scala

KTaschen Verlag

Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg (1995-2001)

The Chicago Manual of Style (cover and inside typography)

Some book covers

Algemeen Dagblad (Dutch news paper)

Scala in metal and stone


Some posters

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines

Scala in the street

JBL Sound Systems

Metro Los Angeles


Collins Publishers  (design: Mark Thomson)

The Elements of Typographic Style  (design: Robert Bringhurst)

Thinking with Type  (design: Ellen Lupton)

Invitation and book — First use of Scala in US, design: Ellen Lupton, 1991-92

The beginningFirst official use of Scala  (design: Jan Willem den Hartog, 1989)