sans-serif


A sans-serif typeface is one that does not have the small features called "serifs" at the end of strokes.

Books 1

This bilingual English/German type specimen presents Typotheque type families which are available in Sans/Serif or Sans/Slab variations.

Articles 5

From the single-style, monolingual fonts of the metal-type era to the complex, sprawling, multi-script families of the digital present, typography and type design have evolved, not only to embrace developments in print and communication technology, but also to support a world where unity and diversity must meet if we are to survive.
Essays · 2 October 2017 · English · 1302 words
Personal notes of the author on the design process and development of Echo and Charlie typefaces.
Typeface stories · 12 January 2015 · English · 1376 words
Aware that there is no such thing as total neutrality, Neutral typeface explores how the absence of stylistic associations can help the reader to engage with the content of a text.
Typeface stories · 21 March 2014 · English · 1847 words
Greta Sans was been planned from the outset as a system of interrelated styles. From the very beginning, work proceeded on multiple styles simultaneously. This text is a reflection on the process of designing large typeface systems.
Typeface stories · 25 April 2012 · English · 1709 words
This article by the designer of Scala and Seria is as much a typographic guide and history lesson as it is a personal account of his approach to type design.
Essays · 29 November 2004 · English · 3195 words

Blogs 21

Designed by Daniel Grumer, Zico Hebrew is a modern and versatile low-contrast typeface family.
4 October 2017
Zico Sans is a slightly square-ish Sans Serif with humanist roots designed by Marko Hrastovec.
3 October 2017
Greta Sans Devanagari is the largest typeface system of interrelated styles produced for any Indic language, suitable for small text and headlines.
4 September 2017
Plotter is a massive type family that explores the world of technical drawings and architectural plans
24 May 2017
Nara Sans is an energetic sans serif version of Typotheque’s Nara family, echoing the original concept of dynamic, upright cursives and slanted italics.
11 April 2017

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Although the notion of serif/sans serif doesnʼt exist in Arabic typography, we created two different packages for Fedra Sans and Serif. Obviously only the Latin characters are serifed or not; the Arabic glyphs were then designed to match the typographic ʻcolourʼ of the text, so the Sans is slightly heavier than the Serif because...