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What is the Technotyp™ font?

The digital font Technotyp is based on the hot metal typeface created by the German typographer and type designer Herbert Thannhaeuser (1898-1963) for the former East German type foundry Typoart in Dresden. More…
In the typography book ‘Der Schriftsetzer’ (Fachbuchverlag, Leipzig, 1952), by Paul Fritzsche, this absolutely beautiful slab serif design is presented in all its variations. Fritzsche remarked that – because of its rather condensed form and its relatively long ascenders – the ‘Werkschrift’ of the Technotyp (comparable with our ‘Regular’) seemed to be very well suited to serve as a text face, and recommended for this purpose that the face be cut for the composing machine. However, this never happened and the entire Technotyp family was made available for hand composition only.
This is finally changing and being remedied for good now: URW++ proudly presents the new digital version of this really charming font family with its distinct flavor of the 1950s, adding it to the other digital renditions of Herbert Thannhaeuser fonts at URW++, namely Garamond No. 4 and Magna. The original Typoart family had an italic style for the light version only. The new digital version of Technotyp includes italic styles for the regular, medium and bold weights as well, enhancing the family to meet today’s standards and requirements for professional type setting. To further increase its usefulness, Cyrillic faces were created, too. True to the standard for all digital fonts at URW++, the character set for Technotyp covers all West- and East European languages.

Technotyp™ Font families

The Technotyp™ includes the following font families:

  • Technotyp Light
  • Technotyp Light Italic
  • Technotyp
  • Technotyp Italic
  • Technotyp Medium
  • Technotyp Medium Italic
  • Technotyp Bold
  • Technotyp Bold Italic
  • Technotyp ExtraBold
  • Technotyp Condensed
  • Technotyp Condensed Bold
  • Technotyp Expanded ExtraBold

Technotyp™ Preview

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

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You're probably thinking - Is Technotyp™ available to Download for free?

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

If you really want Technotyp™ 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. :)