TheSans

$790.00

License:
COMMERCIAL
Format:
OTF, TTF
Published:
1994
LocalFonts:
19/09/2020
Designer:
Luc(as) de Groot
Copyright:
© 1994 by FontFabrik. All rights reserved.

Description

Description

TheSans is part of the Thesis superfamily which Luc(as) de Groot first published in 1994. Over the subsequent decades, TheSans came to epitomize the useful-yet-friendly, all-purpose contemporary sans-serif. It has become the face of thousands of organisations, publications and web sites, making it one of the most widely used sans-serifs world-wide.

Thesis was conceived as a versatile typographic system of ambitious scope. It grew out of a dissatisfaction with the limited range of good typefaces available for corporate identity projects. It aims to fill that gap by providing the user with three compatible styles – TheSans, TheMix and TheSerif – in an optically harmonious range of eight weights, including real italics for each weight.

TheSans is a low-contrast typeface – i.e., the differences between thin and thick strokes are not very pronounced. Yet the reference to writing with the broad-nibbed pen is still present, giving the letters a diagonal stress and a forward flow that facilitates reading. The roman letterforms tend to have some characteristics of an italic or written construction. Yet the italic forms themselves are very distinctive: they were not derived from the upright but were individually designed while perfectly complementing the roman forms.

Design, Publisher, Copyright, License

Design: Luc(as) de Groot

Publisher: FontFabrik

Luc(as) de Groot

Luc(as) de Groot

Berlin-based Dutch type designer Luc(as) de Groot is best-known for his superfamily Thesis: TheSans, TheSerif, TheMix, TheAntiqua, with monospaced and even Arabic variants. But his repertoire is much wider and his type became a subtle part of everyday life. Luc(as) has designed custom fonts for newspapers such as Folha de S.Paulo, Le Monde, Metro, Der Spiegel, taz.die tageszeitung, Freitag, Jungle World – in addition to creating corporate type for international companies including Sun Microsystems, Bell South, Heineken, Volkswagen and Miele. He developed two font families for Microsoft: the monospaced font family Consolas, as a successor for Courier, and Calibri, the new default typeface in MS Word.

Web:
Typefaces: TheSans, TheSerif, TheMix, TheAntiqua
More… Luc(as) de Groot

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Buy at: LucasFonts

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