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

November 24–26 & 29 | 3 day workshop, Serebro Nabora, Moscow
“Eye Opener Design” (with Aleksandra Samulenkova) & lecture tba
serebronabora.com

August 27, 2014 | Symposion, tga, Raabs/Austria
“Qualität – buchstäblich”
typographischegesellschaft.at

July 24, 2014 | Typostammtisch Berlin at LucasFonts
“Lesbarkeit pro Quadratzentimeter”
fontwerk.com

May 24, 2014 | Leipziger Typotage zum Thema „Schrift global“ (Museum für Druckkunst Leipzig)
“Thesis 20.0”
typotage.de/2014/

November 2, 2013 | Ampersand Conference New York City
“Readability per Square Centimetre”
nyc.ampersandconf.com

TheSans Arabic and TheMix Arabic

TheSans Arabic and TheMix Arabic are now available as complete families. Each one including 8 weights, a Unicode 5.1-based extended Arabic and Latin glyph set, contextual alternates, advanced OpenType diacritic positioning and stylistic alternates as well as stylistic ligatures. Both have a contemporary, high impact, yet humanistic look and feel. The clarity of their design makes them great display fonts, while making sure they perform well in small sizes.

Der Freitag

Der Freitag, a Germany based weekly periodical has received the award Worlds Best Designed Newspaper by the Society for News Design. Der Freitag is completely set in a customized version of TheAntiqua, including an elegant hairline cut for large headlines. www.snd.org

Check out this extensive feature about Luc(as) in the latest issue of Sabine.

Check out this extensive feature about Luc(as) in the latest issue of Sabine. Sabine is the quarterly, German language magazine published by the design department of the University of Applied Sciences in Potsdam. Read more