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Luc(as) de Groot

Luc(as) de Groot

Type Designer (Berlin)

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; all of his typefaces offer an enormous range of possibilities, high functionality and friendly appearance. They became a subtle part of everyday life. In addition to creating corporate type for international companies including Sun Microsystems, Bell South, Heineken, Miele, Volkswagen and Volvo, Luc(as) has designed custom fonts for newspapers such as Folha de S.Paulo, Le Monde, Metro, Taz, Freitag, Jungle World, and Der Spiegel. He developed two font families for Microsoft: monospaced font family Consolas, as a successor for Courier, and Calibri, the default typeface in MS Word.

Luc(as) is also a graphic designer, illustrator and master of many crafts. As a devoted type technician and hinting lover, he invented the Anisotropic Topology-Dependent Theory of Interpolation, amongst others, and contributes to tools and techniques. Many appreciate both his profound knowledge and his idiosyncrasies – a quest for extremes that lead Luc(as) to some of the narrowest, thinnest, wittiest and boldest typefaces around. Luc(as) de Groot runs his type foundry LucasFonts and design studio FontFabrik in Berlin; he teaches type design at the University of Applied Sciences in Potsdam, Germany, and gives lectures and workshops around the world.

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