Original Sans Collection

Bold and brash, the second sans serif ever cut appeared in 1828. Released by Vincent Figgins, it was the first to ever be called sans serif. The weight of its all-capital forms matches the heavy slabs of its time, and it immediately found favour. In the following years, Figgins would release more faces in a similar vein: crude and geometric in places, but always with a confidence that gives them great impact. The contemporary versions stay close to the originals, but add a lowercase and italic that draw inspiration from Figgins slab forms, offering designers a characterful set of sans.

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Original sans family 1 600 xxx q87