Fresco Sans

Fresco Sans
Designed by Fred Smeijers


A large multipurpose type family by Fred Smeijers, which was first shown in Items, the Dutch design magazine, in October 1998. The character of Fresco can be described as a refreshment of traditional and conventional issues: being definitely a contemporary typeface, it shamelessly embraces all the good given by tradition. Professional users might like the typographical reach of the Fresco family. It can be used to set serious reading matter, but equally it blends very well into the corporate world; magazines are another area of use.

The main branch of the big Fresco family tree is formed by the fonts suitable for the most fundamental use: plain text. These text fonts are available in serif and sanserif versions. Fresco Sans is also available in Condensed version. Both the Fresco and Fresco Sans font families have five weights: light, normal, semi-bold, bold and black, have italics, small caps and various sets of figures: lining, non-lining, and small capital-height figures. OpenType Pro fonts offer additional ligatures, fractions, superiors, inferiors, denominators and additional small capital-height punctuation. OpenType PRO fonts support the Latin Extended 1 character set, which is a valuable tool for composing multilingual text.

Fresco and Fresco Sans fonts are available in OpenType PRO, TrueType, EOT and WOFF formats.

Next to Fresco and Fresco Sans, Smeijers designed several other stylistic counterparts: Fresco Plus, Fresco Plus Sans, Fresco Informal and Fresco Script.

The latest addition to Fresco family are the Fresco Arabic styles, designed in 2007 by Smeijers and Lara Assouad Khoury and released by OurType in 2010.

Language Support

Fresco Sans OTF PRO fonts support the following languages:

Afrikaans, Albanian, Danish, Dutch, English, Estonian, Finnish, French, German, Icelandic, Irish, Italian, Norwegian, Portuguese, Spanish, Swedish, Bosnian, Croatian, Czech, Hungarian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Maltese, Polish, Romanian, Slovak, Slovenian, Turkish.

Fresco Sans fonts are delivered in OpenType Pro, TrueType, WOFF & EOT format.

Opentype Pro Features

  • Small Caps
  • Small Capitals from Capitals
  • Localized Forms
  • Standard ligatures
  • Lining Figures
  • Old Style Figures
  • Proportional Figures
  • Tabular Figures
  • Scientific Inferiors
  • Superscript
  • Numerators
  • Denominators
  • Fractions

Single weights

  • Fresco Sans Pro Light
  • Fresco Sans Pro Light Italic
  • Fresco Sans Pro Normal
  • Fresco Sans Pro Normal Italic
  • Fresco Sans Pro SemiBold
  • Fresco Sans Pro SemiBold Italic
  • Fresco Sans Pro Bold
  • Fresco Sans Pro Bold Italic
  • Fresco Sans Pro Black
  • Fresco Sans Pro Black Italic
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