The Thesis project

LucasFonts is the company of Dutch type designer
Luc(as) de Groot.


Luc(as) de Groot is mostly known for his Thesis project. Besides these and other retail fonts available via our web shop, LucasFonts offers every possible kind of service in adapting fonts to your needs and designing customized glyphs or complete typefaces. Contact

With Thesis, Luc(as) de Groot pioneered the concept of the all-purpose type system or superfamily. Thesis provides the user with three compatible styles – TheSans, TheMix and TheSerif – in a range of eight weights including real italics. The Thesis family has been expanded over the years (TheSans and TheMix are now available in three widths). TheSans also offers three ultra-narrow widths and several sub-families.

Speaking events

September 17, 2016 | AtypI 2016 Warsaw, Poland
Aleksandra Samulenkova: Diacritics as a Means of Self-Identification
atypi.org

September 15, 2016 | AtypI 2016 Warsaw, Poland
Sonja Knecht: Text in need
atypi.org

May 24–28, 2016 | TYPOFEST in Plovdiv, Bulgaria
Talk: Type priests and porno
3-day workshop: Eye opener type design
typofest.bg
Interview with Lucas on Bulgarian TV

April 27–28, 2016 | Plug&Play, Porto
Lecture, untitled
plugandplay.pt

December 16, 2015 | FH Potsdam
Laudatio for Prof. Friedrich Forssman
txet.de/nie-klein-beigeben/

TheSans C5 and the Mix C5

Our new and updated packages TheSans C5 and TheMix C5 contain around 1500 glyphs per font and support standard Latin, Central European, Turkish, Baltic and Vietnamese. We also added a bunch of typographic features such as 10 different figure sets, nearly hundred ligatures, stylistic alternates, arrows and ornaments. Each packages comes in 8 weights plus italics. TheSans C5 and TheMix C5 are available as OpenType fonts and as manually hinted webfonts. You can order currently only by phone or e-mail.

Edgar Waltherts notes on Taz development

Slanted, one of Germanys most frequented blogs on graphic design and typography, has published a comprehensive article on LucasFonts latest releases Taz Wide and Taz Extended. Dive in and learn about super families, interpolation curves and hardware stores. Read more

Luc(as) on Bulgarian TV

Big in Bulgaria! On the occasion of TYPOFEST in Sofia and Ploviv, Luc(as) gave an interview on Bulgarian TV. He aimed to raise the awareness for the beautiful Cyrillic shapes used in Bulgaria, and he sneaked in a call for action to persuade Microsoft to officially adapt Bulgarian glyph variants. See interview