English Grotesque

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Designed by Rian Hughes, English Grotesque is a sans serif font family. This typeface has six styles and was published by Device.

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English Grotesque Bold



English Grotesque Black


English Grotesque is based on the proportions of an early 20th century signwriter’s sans, emphasising the characteristic idiosyncrasies of type of the period. Sharing a similar Roman circle-and-square construction as Gill Sans or Johnston Railway, it has a wide T and W, a narrow S, and a long-tailed R.

The Roman alphabet did not include a lower-case, and therefore early sans-serifs tended to base theirs on handwritten or cursive models, resulting in more even character widths. English Grotesque, by contrast, carries the more characterful proportions of the capitals through to the lower case.

Available in six weights, with optional alternative versions for the Q, &, £ and J.

Foundry Device
Price $39.00
Fontspring Debut2019
Style Sans Serif
Designer Rian Hughes
Licenses Desktop
Web Font