The Thesis project

The Thesis superfamily was first published in 1994 as part of the FontFont collection, and became part of the LucasFonts type library in 2000. The family was conceived as a versatile typographic system of ambitious scope. It grew out of a dissatisfaction with the limited range of good typefaces available for corporate identity projects. Thesis aims to fill that gap by providing the user with three compatible styles – TheSans, TheMix and TheSerif – in an optically harmonious range of eight weights, including real italics for each weight.

Thesis pioneered the concept of the all-purpose type system or superfamily which has since become such an important tool for the discerning typographer.

The Thesis family has been expanded over the years. TheSans and TheMix are now available in three widths: Normal, Condensed and SemiCondensed. In addition, three ultra-narrow widths for TheSans are available on demand.

TheSans offers several sub-families for specialized uses:

TheSans Mono A monospaced series for computer coding and  similar uses.
TheSans Hair A carefully balanced series of seven hairline weights for ultralight magazine and advertising headlines
TheSans Typewriter A set of four typewriter-like fonts
TheSans Arabic The arabic-speaking version of TheSans

Languages

  • Central / Eastern European
  • Cyrillic and Bulgarian Cyrilic
  • Greek
  • Latin extended, Vietnamese
  • Arabic
The original Thesis poster from 1994

The original Thesis poster from 1994

Three widths: TheSans, TheSans SemiCondensed and TheSans Condensed, all presented here in the ExtraBold weight.