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Royal Sans downloadDesigner: Gert Wiescher
Publisher: Wiescher Design
»Royal Sans« is the Mother of all »Sans« typefaces. Around 1880 Ferdinand Theinhardt designed this typeface for use in scientific publications. By designing his »Royal Grotesk« 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 under the name »Royal Grotesk«. Five years later he sold his foundry to the »Brothers Mosig and Oskar Mommen«. In 1908 – the by then famous – »H. Berthold AG« bought that foundry and published the Royal-fonts under the new name »Akzidenz Grotesk«. 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«, hence Akzidenz-Grotesk! »Akzidenz« is a German technical term of those days that stood for »small typesetting jobs«, like leaflets, business cards, letterheads and so on. Akzidenz-Grotesk actually means – weird font for small jobs. Last year in Berlin I found some type-samples of Theinhardts »Royal 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. Royal 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 this low »12-Pack« price. Enjoy this original font!

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