Clear Sans Text®

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What is the Clear Sans Text® font?

Clear Sans™ is a… wait for it… rational geometric sans serif. It is intended to fill a niche… to provide an alternative to the somewhat based-on-vernacular signage, somewhat geometric sans. I hear the word vernacular thrown around too much and too loosely. If a typeface is based in the vernacular, based on hand-painted or hand-crafted signage, then it should be based on the movements of the hand, retain that warmth and not on a pretty geometric model. For me, clean, geometric and precise doesn’t have to be cold and expressionless. More…
The original skeleton was hand-painted in 2008 to help determine and inform my decisions going forward. The typeface was completed shortly afterwards at the behest of an old friend for their identity. As usual, I expanded it, but considered retiring it since there were so many things similar out there. Years later, I had a chance to rediscover it and came to the conclusion that it could be improved, expanded in a logical and useful way, and introduced.
I would be lying if I didn’t admit that the rise of webfonts and embedded type in applications influenced many of the decisions I made about reworking Clear Sans™. Completely new Text and Screen fonts were developed that utitlize larger x-heights, space-saving widths, logical (and simplified) weight offerings… to name a few alterations. Even the pricing of each variant was considered to produce a more reasonable and simple solution for the developer, designer, professional and novice.
Clear Sans™ is a departure from my previous sans serifs, but the influences of Aaux Next, Akagi Pro and Halogen are evident.
Enjoy a light-hearted mini-site devoted to Clear Sans™

Clear Sans Text® Font families

The Clear Sans Text® includes the following font families:

  • Clear Sans Text Light
  • Clear Sans Text Light Italic
  • Clear Sans Text Book
  • Clear Sans Text Book Italic
  • Clear Sans Text Medium
  • Clear Sans Text Medium Italic
  • Clear Sans Text Bold
  • Clear Sans Text Black
  • Clear Sans Text Bold Italic
  • Clear Sans Text Black Italic

Clear Sans Text® Preview

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

You're probably thinking - Is Clear Sans Text® available to Download for free?

The short answer is no. Clear Sans Text® 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 Clear Sans Text®, 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 Clear Sans Text® 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 Clear Sans Text® is that you get the license to use it leagally. If you're using an illegal version of Clear Sans Text® and you get caught, you or your client could get into some trouble legally with the publisher of Clear Sans Text®. Also it is highly unlikely that you'll be able to find Clear Sans Text® for free. Doing various searches on Google such as "Free Clear Sans Text® 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 Clear Sans Text® remember that it's illegal to use a font if you didn't pay for it!

If you really want Clear Sans Text® and you want to truly own it the legal and safe way, then click here to visit the download and purchase page on 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. :)