Classic Grotesque™ font family
Designed by Rod McDonald in 2016
be installed on a computer for
use with applications.
Licensed per computer.
@font-face rule. They are licensed
for a set number of page views with
no time limitation.
embedded in an eBook, eMagazine or
eNewspaper. Fonts are licensed per issue.
a server and e.g. used by automated
processes to create items.
A license is per server core CPU per year.
on which the font will be installed.
that you can use over time. We’ll let
you know when you’re running low.
installations you want to license.
Some mobile app fonts allow an
unlimited number of installations.
you intend to embed the font in. Each license
is valid for one issue for the life of that issue.
CPUs of the servers on which
the font will be installed.
A license has a term of 1 year.
number of monthly page views
anticipated. The license has no time
limit and does not need to be replaced.
You only pay for additional page views
if your site gets more traffic than expected.
language support of the font.
the font: W1G (98 languages),
COM (56 languages),
PRO (33 languages) or
STD (21 languages).
available in. These differ in contained
characters and file size. You get all
available versions with your license.
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Three new width and 42 new fonts for the Classic Grotesque: Condensed, Compressed and Expanded
A revision and extension of the historic Monotype Grotesque, Rod McDonald’s Classic Grotesque has won plenty of acclaim since its publication. Now three more widths – Condensed, Compressed and Expanded – add to the previous 14 base styles and extend the potential of the calm and neutral family.
The new styles blend seamlessly with the existing designs and their typographic features. With a lightly structured character and angular points, McDonald picks up on the typical serif fonts from the beginning of the 20th century. A number of slanted line ends and lively details in “J” and “Q”, however, give the Classic Grotesque a very friendly flair.
With Classic Grotesque™ Condensed and Classic Grotesque™ Compressed, you now have two new styles to choose from with reduced widths. While the space savings in the Condensed is significant, the basic shape and expression of the letters remains the same. As a result, you can easily use Classic Grotesque Condensed for high-volume typesetting.
The Compressed is different: the extremely narrow letters appear slim and tall and require some size to remain legible. The strong characters make for headlines with plenty of individuality.
As a third new version of the font, Classic Grotesque™ Extended adds letters with increased width. In these styles, Rod McDonald emphasizes the generous and often noble character of his font.
The new styles are available in seven weights and each have a true italic with modified letter forms. Including the expansion, Classic Grotesque is now available in four widths with up to 56 styles.
Whether in print or on the Web, the restrained layout of the Classic Grotesque can be used in headlines, in body text, logos or signalization systems, thanks to its perfect options. Classic Grotesque is a unique all-rounder that does not impose.