Discover legacy content from, preserved for your reference.

Geometric Sans Serif Fonts | FontShop
Please update your browser. Why?

Geometric Sans Serif Fonts

A selection of the best geometric sans serifs, with a few crossover designs inspired by the genre

Ivo Gabrowitsch
Last edited August 14, 2016

One popular myth of geometric sanses is that their outlines can be drawn with just a compass and square. Maybe some, but none of the good ones; geometric typefaces that work require a critical eye and formal nuance. A better indicator of the genre is that it looks like a simple drafting exercise. Find here the best of the genre.

Meat fried cat ear the plate

FF Bauer Grotesk breathes new digital life into the metal type “Friedrich Bauer Grotesk”, a 1933 release by the Trennert & Sohn type foundry in Hamburg Altona, Germany. Its geometric construction infused with an art déco zeitgeist tied to the era, is closely related to such famous German designs as Futura, Erbar, Kabel and Super Grotesk which a few years earlier. Bauer Grotesk stands out by... Read More

Law prohibits underwater smoking

FF Mark is one of the most iconic geometric sans serif typefaces of our time. Created by German type designers Hannes von Döhren, Christoph Koeberlin, and the FontFont Type Department in 2013, this versatile family draws on historical examples from German geometry in the 1920s. With additional creative input of Erik Spiekermann, they created a contemporary interpretation of classic German... Read More

Write drunk, but edit sober

FF Super Grotesk draws from a 1930s design by Arno Drescher, easily the most popular sans serif in use in East Germany – the GDR’s equivalent of the then unavailable Futura. Today, the face is found only in period specimen books and early East German ephemera. Both served as sources for FF Super Grotesk’s earliest sketches. Its original glyph coverage was increased with special symbols and... Read More

Survivors will be shot again

Publica Sans is a clean geometric typeface, equipped with a variety of OpenType features to give you all you need for great typography: Alternates, arrows, rare currency symbols, case sensitive forms, various sets of figures and discretionary ligatures. Take a close look at the images (especially ‘OpenType Features 1–6’) to discover the family’s versatility. Alternates: Give your... Read More

Please do not sit on crocodile

Insignia™ was designed by British graphic design guru Neville Brody, originally as a headline face for Arena magazine in 1986, and released as a font by Linotype in 1989. Insignia has the basic forms of constructed grotesque fonts and was influenced by the New Typography of the Bauhaus during the 1930s. Its monoline, round-and-sharp forms reflect the Zeitgeist of that age, suggesting technology... Read More

Dried ball bursts into rage

“There are many Bauhaus style fonts on the net/in the different libraries. For me, there were no questions about hungarian influences. I’d be authentic with letterforms (using some samples according to Bauhaus designers) nonetheless, I wanted to commemorate Hungarian designers/teachers (Breuer, Moholy-Nagy, Molnár e.t.c. to new Bauhaus: Mies van der Rohe, Le Corbusier or anyhow Kassák of... Read More

Felix Bonge and Thomas Ackermann
FontFont 2014
Gareth Hague
Alias 2010
Hannes von Döhren, Christoph Koeberlin and FontFont Type Department
FontFont 2006
Ole Schäfer and Karl-Heinz Lange
primetype 2009
Svend Smital
FontFont 1999
Paul Renner
Linotype 1936
Adrian Frutiger, Akira Kobayashi, Nadine Chahine, Anuthin Wongsunkakon, Monotype.Design Studio, Yanek Iontef, Toshi Omagari, Aleksei Chekulaev, Akaki Razmadze and Elena Papassissa
Linotype 2003

René Bieder

Tim Ahrens and Shoko Mugikura
Just Another Foundry 2010

René Bieder
Neville Brody
Linotype 1989
Wolfgang Homola
TypeTogether 2015
Hannes von Döhren
HVD Fonts
Dieter Hofrichter
Hoftype 2013
Gábor Kóthay
Job Muveszeti Studio 2003