Classic Sans

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What is the Classic Sans font?

»Classic Sans« is the Mother of all »Sans« typefaces.
Around 1880 Ferdinand Theinhardt designed this Grotesk for use in scientific publications. By designing his font for the »Royal-Prussian-Academy of Sciences in Berlin« Ferdinand Theinhardt received immediate acceptance and appraisal for his new typeface. His own foundry »Theinhardt Schriftgiesserei« published four weights. Five years later he sold his foundry to the »Brothers Mosig and Oskar Mommen«. In 1908 »Mosig and Mommen« was sold again. Check Wikipedia for details under Theinhardt.
In those days letters had to have serifs in order to be real typefaces. »Sans« typefaces of that time were not accepted as »real typefaces«, they were something »weird«. In German weird translates to »grotesk«! The font was used for »Accidentien« (small typesetting jobs), like leaflets, business cards, letterheads and so on. It was a weird font for small jobs.
Last year in Berlin I found some type-samples of Theinhardts Grotesk in Erik Spiekermanns extensive library and was instantly dedicated to revive the original typeface with most of its inconsistencies. I added some weights and corresponding italic cuts with a light slant. I designed small-caps, all kinds of numbers as well as ligatures and currency symbols, I also added the necessary diacritics in order to make the typeface usable for most latin-writing languages.
Classic Sans 12-Pack contains the following cuts: XLight and XLight-Italic, Light and Light-Italic, Medium and Medium-Italic, Roman and Roman-Italic, Bold and Bold-Italic as well as Black and Black-Italic. The Medium weight is lighter than the Roman and can be used to typeset a lighter but sturdy body-copy. This packet is most useful for all kinds of jobs and will never let you down in terms of elegance and usability. It is a very good offer at the low »12-Pack« price. Enjoy this original font!

Classic Sans Font families

The Classic Sans includes the following font families:

  • Classic Sans XLight
  • Classic Sans XLight Italic
  • Classic Sans Light
  • Classic Sans Light Italic
  • Classic Sans Roman
  • Classic Sans Roman Italic
  • Classic Sans Medium
  • Classic Sans Medium Italic
  • Classic Sans Bold
  • Classic Sans Bold Italic
  • Classic Sans Black
  • Classic Sans Black Italic

Classic Sans Preview

Here is a preview of how Classic Sans will look. For more previews using your own text as an example, click here.


You're probably thinking - Is Classic Sans available to Download for free?

The short answer is no. Classic Sans is definitely not available as a free download font. This is a premium font which mean that you will have to pay to download and use it in your project. We showcase fonts on SharedFonts that are almost all premium fonts. Feel free to waste valuable hours of your time searching for a free download of Classic Sans, but take it from me, you will not be successful in your quest. Just think how much time and effort you will save if you just pay for Classic Sans and be done with it.

It is always best to pay for a premium font rather than trying to find an illegal download. The benefits of paying for Classic Sans is that you get the license to use it leagally. If you're using an illegal version of Classic Sans and you get caught, you or your client could get into some trouble legally with the publisher of Classic Sans. Also it is highly unlikely that you'll be able to find Classic Sans for free. Doing various searches on Google such as "Free Classic Sans Download" you will see a lot of websites that will say "Free Download" but these are just attempts to get you to click on a link which will either take you to an ad landing page or you risk getting viruses on your computer. In the rare occasion that you do find a free download for Classic Sans remember that it's illegal to use a font if you didn't pay for it!

If you really want Classic Sans and you want to truly own it the legal and safe way, then click here to visit the download and purchase page on MyFonts.com. Here you will be able to obtain the proper license. The designer and publisher deserves to be paid for their work, as they have put in the hours and the creativity to produce such an amazing font. Good luck with your purchase and future use of this font. :)