Sansa Design Information

TYPE BY Sansa, a sanserif superfamily designed by Fred Smeijers, benefits from the liberties taken in recent sanserif design without overdoing them. Yet it is a design full of character and it has proven versatile across a wide range of design uses, from packaging design - to posters, from book typography - to forms. Originally designed by Smeijers for his own correspondence, the family has been released as a retail design in 2002. The family was updated in 2006 and 2012 bringing the family to three widths and an expanded character set.

The Sansa family consists of five weights of roman and italic designs: Light, Normal, SemiBold, Bold, and Black. The family covers a range of three widths: Normal, SemiCondensed, and Condensed. The condensed variant includes an additional UltraBlack style, a powerful weight for display use. Sansa’s character set comprises small caps; lining, oldstyle and small cap figures (each in tabular and proportional widths); fractions; comprehensive scientific superiors and inferiors, numerators and denominators; case sensitive punctuation sets; mathematical and monetary symbols (in tabular and proportional widths); arrows; standard and discretionary ligatures; and a complete range of accents for all Western, Central and East European languages based on the Latin script.

The Sansa fonts are available in OTF CFF, TTF, WOFF, and WOFF2 formats.

The complete Sansa superfamily includes Sansa, Sansa Soft and Sansa Slab designs.

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