Luc(as) de Groot

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Lucas de Groot (born 21 June 1963 in Noordwijkerhout, the Netherlands), known professionally as Luc(as) de Groot, is a Dutch type designer. He is the head of the type foundry Fontfabrik.[1]

He is mostly known for the very large font family Thesis (TheSans, TheSerif, TheMix, TheSansMono and later TheAntiqua) ,[2] Calibri, the longtime default font with Microsoft Office, and Corpid (previously AgroSans).

De Groot has also designed various custom fonts for particular clients: Calibri[2] and Consolas for Microsoft; SunSans for Sun Microsystems; SpiegelSans and Taz for, respectively, the German magazines Der Spiegel[2] and die tageszeitung; and FolhaSerif for the Brazilian newspaper Folha.

De Groot teaches at the Design Faculty of the University of Applied Sciences, Potsdam, Germany.

Fonts designed by Lucas[edit]


  1. ^ Macmillan, Neil (2006). An A-Z of Type Designers. Yale University Press. p. 97. Retrieved 17 September 2011. 
  2. ^ a b c Garfield, Simon. Just My Type: A book about fonts. p. 329. Profile Books (UK), Gotham Books (US), 2010, pp.328-331. ISBN 978-1-59240-652-4.


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