Luc(as) de Groot

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De Groot in 2013

Lucas de Groot (born 21 June 1963 in Noordwijkerhout, the Netherlands), known professionally as Luc(as) de Groot,[1] is a Dutch type designer. He is the head of the type foundry Fontfabrik, also trading as LucasFonts.[2]

He is mostly known for the very large font family Thesis (TheSans, TheSerif, TheMix, TheSansMono and later TheAntiqua), Calibri, the longtime default font with Microsoft Office, and Consolas.[3]

De Groot has also designed various custom fonts for particular clients: Corpid (previously AgroSans) for the Dutch Ministry of Agriculture; SunSans for Sun Microsystems; SpiegelSans and Taz for, respectively, the German magazines Der Spiegel[3] and die tageszeitung; and FolhaSerif for the Brazilian newspaper Folha. Some of these have since become publicly available.[4]

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

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  1. ^ "The Typographic Times | [Interview with Lucas de Groot]". Planet Typography. September 2008. Retrieved 2015-10-09. My full name is Lucas Adrianus Wilhelmus de Groot, my calling name is Luc (officially printed on my birth announcement!). When I was young, some people called me Luc, others Lucas. I wasn’t aware of the difference until I had to design my business card in school, then I came with this solution: Luc(as). 
  2. ^ Macmillan, Neil (2006). An A-Z of Type Designers. Yale University Press. p. 97. Retrieved 17 September 2011. 
  3. ^ a b 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.
  4. ^ Luecke, Karsten. "Taz update 3 review". Typographica. Retrieved 11 July 2015. 


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