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About this font family

John Downer designed SamSans in 1993 in reaction to Sam Berlow’s request for a casual, condensed sans.

The series, replete with alternate characters in every style, is executed in informal Downer style, vivid with the energy of the showcard vernacular.

New italics, added in 1996, pick up and continue the themes behind the roman, using the brush-drawn strokes to form a peculiarly American contribution to letter design. More…

Among other uses, SamSans is recommended for Magazine, Book and Corporate use.

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Glyph coverage

available in all of the styles in this family:
Any OpenType Features Basic Latin/English letters West European diacritics Euro Ligatures OpenType Alternates Dingbats & Symbols


Available formats

available in all of the styles:
OpenType OTF   Windows TrueType  

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