Classic Grotesque™

A formal, yet distinctive human sans serif typeface by Rod McDonald.

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Light

Five hexing wizard bots jump quickly

Everyone has the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion; this right includes freedom to change his religion or belief, and freedom, either alone or in community with others and in public or private, to manifest his religion or belief in teaching, practice, worship and observance.

Light Italic

Five hexing wizard bots jump quickly

Everyone has the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion; this right includes freedom to change his religion or belief, and freedom, either alone or in community with others and in public or private, to manifest his religion or belief in teaching, practice, worship and observance.

Book

Five hexing wizard bots jump quickly

Everyone has the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion; this right includes freedom to change his religion or belief, and freedom, either alone or in community with others and in public or private, to manifest his religion or belief in teaching, practice, worship and observance.

Book Italic

Five hexing wizard bots jump quickly

Everyone has the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion; this right includes freedom to change his religion or belief, and freedom, either alone or in community with others and in public or private, to manifest his religion or belief in teaching, practice, worship and observance.

Regular

Five hexing wizard bots jump quickly

Everyone has the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion; this right includes freedom to change his religion or belief, and freedom, either alone or in community with others and in public or private, to manifest his religion or belief in teaching, practice, worship and observance.

Regular Italic

Five hexing wizard bots jump quickly

Everyone has the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion; this right includes freedom to change his religion or belief, and freedom, either alone or in community with others and in public or private, to manifest his religion or belief in teaching, practice, worship and observance.

Semibold

Five hexing wizard bots jump quickly

Everyone has the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion; this right includes freedom to change his religion or belief, and freedom, either alone or in community with others and in public or private, to manifest his religion or belief in teaching, practice, worship and observance.

Semibold Italic

Five hexing wizard bots jump quickly

Everyone has the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion; this right includes freedom to change his religion or belief, and freedom, either alone or in community with others and in public or private, to manifest his religion or belief in teaching, practice, worship and observance.

Bold

Five hexing wizard bots jump quickly

Everyone has the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion; this right includes freedom to change his religion or belief, and freedom, either alone or in community with others and in public or private, to manifest his religion or belief in teaching, practice, worship and observance.

Bold Italic

Five hexing wizard bots jump quickly

Everyone has the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion; this right includes freedom to change his religion or belief, and freedom, either alone or in community with others and in public or private, to manifest his religion or belief in teaching, practice, worship and observance.

Extra Bold

Five hexing wizard bots jump quickly

Everyone has the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion; this right includes freedom to change his religion or belief, and freedom, either alone or in community with others and in public or private, to manifest his religion or belief in teaching, practice, worship and observance.

Extra Bold Italic

Five hexing wizard bots jump quickly

Everyone has the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion; this right includes freedom to change his religion or belief, and freedom, either alone or in community with others and in public or private, to manifest his religion or belief in teaching, practice, worship and observance.

Light

Five hexing wizard bots jump quickly

Everyone has the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion; this right includes freedom to change his religion or belief, and freedom, either alone or in community with others and in public or private, to manifest his religion or belief in teaching, practice, worship and observance.

Light Italic

Five hexing wizard bots jump quickly

Everyone has the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion; this right includes freedom to change his religion or belief, and freedom, either alone or in community with others and in public or private, to manifest his religion or belief in teaching, practice, worship and observance.

Book

Five hexing wizard bots jump quickly

Everyone has the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion; this right includes freedom to change his religion or belief, and freedom, either alone or in community with others and in public or private, to manifest his religion or belief in teaching, practice, worship and observance.

Book Italic

Five hexing wizard bots jump quickly

Everyone has the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion; this right includes freedom to change his religion or belief, and freedom, either alone or in community with others and in public or private, to manifest his religion or belief in teaching, practice, worship and observance.

Regular

Five hexing wizard bots jump quickly

Everyone has the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion; this right includes freedom to change his religion or belief, and freedom, either alone or in community with others and in public or private, to manifest his religion or belief in teaching, practice, worship and observance.

Regular Italic

Five hexing wizard bots jump quickly

Everyone has the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion; this right includes freedom to change his religion or belief, and freedom, either alone or in community with others and in public or private, to manifest his religion or belief in teaching, practice, worship and observance.

Semibold

Five hexing wizard bots jump quickly

Everyone has the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion; this right includes freedom to change his religion or belief, and freedom, either alone or in community with others and in public or private, to manifest his religion or belief in teaching, practice, worship and observance.

Semibold Italic

Five hexing wizard bots jump quickly

Everyone has the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion; this right includes freedom to change his religion or belief, and freedom, either alone or in community with others and in public or private, to manifest his religion or belief in teaching, practice, worship and observance.

Bold

Five hexing wizard bots jump quickly

Everyone has the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion; this right includes freedom to change his religion or belief, and freedom, either alone or in community with others and in public or private, to manifest his religion or belief in teaching, practice, worship and observance.

Bold Italic

Five hexing wizard bots jump quickly

Everyone has the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion; this right includes freedom to change his religion or belief, and freedom, either alone or in community with others and in public or private, to manifest his religion or belief in teaching, practice, worship and observance.

Extra Bold

Five hexing wizard bots jump quickly

Everyone has the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion; this right includes freedom to change his religion or belief, and freedom, either alone or in community with others and in public or private, to manifest his religion or belief in teaching, practice, worship and observance.

Extra Bold Italic

Five hexing wizard bots jump quickly

Everyone has the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion; this right includes freedom to change his religion or belief, and freedom, either alone or in community with others and in public or private, to manifest his religion or belief in teaching, practice, worship and observance.

Light

Five hexing wizard bots jump quickly

Everyone has the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion; this right includes freedom to change his religion or belief, and freedom, either alone or in community with others and in public or private, to manifest his religion or belief in teaching, practice, worship and observance.

Light Italic

Five hexing wizard bots jump quickly

Everyone has the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion; this right includes freedom to change his religion or belief, and freedom, either alone or in community with others and in public or private, to manifest his religion or belief in teaching, practice, worship and observance.

Book

Five hexing wizard bots jump quickly

Everyone has the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion; this right includes freedom to change his religion or belief, and freedom, either alone or in community with others and in public or private, to manifest his religion or belief in teaching, practice, worship and observance.

Book Italic

Five hexing wizard bots jump quickly

Everyone has the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion; this right includes freedom to change his religion or belief, and freedom, either alone or in community with others and in public or private, to manifest his religion or belief in teaching, practice, worship and observance.

Regular

Five hexing wizard bots jump quickly

Everyone has the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion; this right includes freedom to change his religion or belief, and freedom, either alone or in community with others and in public or private, to manifest his religion or belief in teaching, practice, worship and observance.

Regular Italic

Five hexing wizard bots jump quickly

Everyone has the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion; this right includes freedom to change his religion or belief, and freedom, either alone or in community with others and in public or private, to manifest his religion or belief in teaching, practice, worship and observance.

Semibold

Five hexing wizard bots jump quickly

Everyone has the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion; this right includes freedom to change his religion or belief, and freedom, either alone or in community with others and in public or private, to manifest his religion or belief in teaching, practice, worship and observance.

Semibold Italic

Five hexing wizard bots jump quickly

Everyone has the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion; this right includes freedom to change his religion or belief, and freedom, either alone or in community with others and in public or private, to manifest his religion or belief in teaching, practice, worship and observance.

Bold

Five hexing wizard bots jump quickly

Everyone has the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion; this right includes freedom to change his religion or belief, and freedom, either alone or in community with others and in public or private, to manifest his religion or belief in teaching, practice, worship and observance.

Bold Italic

Five hexing wizard bots jump quickly

Everyone has the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion; this right includes freedom to change his religion or belief, and freedom, either alone or in community with others and in public or private, to manifest his religion or belief in teaching, practice, worship and observance.

Extra Bold

Five hexing wizard bots jump quickly

Everyone has the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion; this right includes freedom to change his religion or belief, and freedom, either alone or in community with others and in public or private, to manifest his religion or belief in teaching, practice, worship and observance.

Extra Bold Italic

Five hexing wizard bots jump quickly

Everyone has the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion; this right includes freedom to change his religion or belief, and freedom, either alone or in community with others and in public or private, to manifest his religion or belief in teaching, practice, worship and observance.

Light

Five hexing wizard bots jump quickly

Everyone has the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion; this right includes freedom to change his religion or belief, and freedom, either alone or in community with others and in public or private, to manifest his religion or belief in teaching, practice, worship and observance.

Light Italic

Five hexing wizard bots jump quickly

Everyone has the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion; this right includes freedom to change his religion or belief, and freedom, either alone or in community with others and in public or private, to manifest his religion or belief in teaching, practice, worship and observance.

Book

Five hexing wizard bots jump quickly

Everyone has the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion; this right includes freedom to change his religion or belief, and freedom, either alone or in community with others and in public or private, to manifest his religion or belief in teaching, practice, worship and observance.

Book Italic

Five hexing wizard bots jump quickly

Everyone has the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion; this right includes freedom to change his religion or belief, and freedom, either alone or in community with others and in public or private, to manifest his religion or belief in teaching, practice, worship and observance.

Regular

Five hexing wizard bots jump quickly

Everyone has the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion; this right includes freedom to change his religion or belief, and freedom, either alone or in community with others and in public or private, to manifest his religion or belief in teaching, practice, worship and observance.

Regular Italic

Five hexing wizard bots jump quickly

Everyone has the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion; this right includes freedom to change his religion or belief, and freedom, either alone or in community with others and in public or private, to manifest his religion or belief in teaching, practice, worship and observance.

Semibold

Five hexing wizard bots jump quickly

Everyone has the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion; this right includes freedom to change his religion or belief, and freedom, either alone or in community with others and in public or private, to manifest his religion or belief in teaching, practice, worship and observance.

Semibold Italic

Five hexing wizard bots jump quickly

Everyone has the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion; this right includes freedom to change his religion or belief, and freedom, either alone or in community with others and in public or private, to manifest his religion or belief in teaching, practice, worship and observance.

Bold

Five hexing wizard bots jump quickly

Everyone has the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion; this right includes freedom to change his religion or belief, and freedom, either alone or in community with others and in public or private, to manifest his religion or belief in teaching, practice, worship and observance.

Bold Italic

Five hexing wizard bots jump quickly

Everyone has the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion; this right includes freedom to change his religion or belief, and freedom, either alone or in community with others and in public or private, to manifest his religion or belief in teaching, practice, worship and observance.

Extra Bold

Five hexing wizard bots jump quickly

Everyone has the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion; this right includes freedom to change his religion or belief, and freedom, either alone or in community with others and in public or private, to manifest his religion or belief in teaching, practice, worship and observance.

Extra Bold Italic

Five hexing wizard bots jump quickly

Everyone has the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion; this right includes freedom to change his religion or belief, and freedom, either alone or in community with others and in public or private, to manifest his religion or belief in teaching, practice, worship and observance.

  • Latin
  • Extended Latin
  • Math & Numbers, Symbols, and More
  • Technical Info

Lowercase

a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z

Lowercase Ligatures

æ fj ij œ ß

Uppercase

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Uppercase Ligatures

Æ Œ IJ

Floating Accents

ˆ ˇ ˉ ˘ ˙ ˚ ˜ ˝ ¨ ˛ ¸

Points

. , : ;

Quotes

, « »

Dashes

_ - -

Delimiters and conjoiners

( ) [ ] { } / \ ( ) [ ] { } { }

Miscellaneous

? ¿ ! ¡ * & § | ¦ # @ ® ©

About Classic Grotesque

Classic Grotesque, designed by Canadian designer Rod McDonald (b. 1946), is a sans-serif typeface family influenced by the 1926 Monotype Grotesques. The original family has been entirely reworked and expanded from three weights to seven, including italics. Classic Grotesque is available in seven font weights with Italics from Light to Extra Bold, and four width: Compressed, Condensed, Basic and Extended. It can be used for signage, posters, magazines, advertisements, company names etc. when a timeless modern look is needed. Proportional figures are available as an alternative to the tabular ones in an OpenType feature. Small Caps and Oldstyle figures are completing the character set.

Rod McDonald

Since his start in the mid-1970s, Rod McDonald’s career has encompassed virtually every aspect of the typographic arts. He’s been – and continues to be – a graphic designer, lettering artist, educator, historian and writer. McDonald was also among the first designers to switch to drawing typefaces on the computer in the mid-1980s.

“I started as a lettering artist back when type design was a separate – and pretty arcane – trade,” recalls McDonald. “It wasn’t until I began doing work for ad agencies that I became seriously interested in typeface design. I was quite surprised to discover how difficult it could be – and now that I think about it – that is when I began to fall in love with type.”

A Monotype Design Fellow, McDonald’s Cartier Book™, Classic Grotesque™ Egyptian Slate™, ITC Handel Gothic™ Laurentian™, Slate™ and Smart Sans™ typefaces are licensed exclusively to Monotype.

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