Foundry Sans

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What is the Foundry Sans font?

This humanistic sans serif design was inspired by a conversation that David Quay had with renowned type designer Hans Meyer, during ATypI in Paris, 1989. Meyer revealed that Sabon, designed by Jan Tschichold, was the inspiration behind his Syntax font. This approach formed the basis for the design development of The Foundry’s very first sans serif typeface family; the inspiration for Foundry Sans comes from Stempel Garamond. Foundry Sans was the second typeface to be released for The Foundry typeface library in 1990.

Foundry Sans Font families

The Foundry Sans includes the following font families:

  • Foundry Sans Light
  • Foundry Sans Normal
  • Foundry Sans Normal Italic
  • Foundry Sans Medium
  • Foundry Sans Medium Italic
  • Foundry Sans Demi
  • Foundry Sans Demi Italic
  • Foundry Sans Bold
  • Foundry Sans ExtraBold

Foundry Sans Preview

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

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

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

If you really want Foundry Sans 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. :)