Sans Serif Fonts

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The term "sans serif" is derived from French and means "without serifs". Some examples of sans serif types are Helvetica, Frutiger, Optima and Futura. For more detailed information about this topic, please take a look at our Font Feature The Sans Serif Typefaces.

Note: this page contains just a few of our personal favorite sans serif fonts. Use our keyword search for ’Sans Serif’ to find many more sans serif fonts in the Linotype Library.

This is the Linotype Expert Choice:

Classic | Fresh, modern

Our selection includes the most well-known and aesthetic sans serif fonts, those you have surely seen in newspapers, magazines and books. We also introduce you to a number of sans serif fonts that are relative newcomers but can hold their own with the classics.
Classic sans serif fonts like Helvetica and Univers have been experiencing a renaissance in recent years and are currently all the rage, especially in advertising. You will find application ideas for sans serif fonts in our "Fonts in Use" section.
Fresh, modern
Sans serif fonts have a wide spectrum of possible applications and fresh new typefaces are constantly being developed. Linotype continues to expand its type library with innovative modern sans serif fonts which are excellent for contemporary design. Our ever-growing TakeType Library includes types from young designers who give classic design an original new look. Let your imagination be inspired by these examples, only a small sample of what our collection has to offer.