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Sharp Grotesk Specimen FolioMarch 23, 2017

Two A4-sized printed pages + a 420 x 594mm fold-out poster featuring Lucas Sharp’s Sharp Grotesk. Printed on Mohawk Superfine in fluorescent red, black and silver. Hole punched to fit in an A4 binder.

Swiss styling collides with the unexpected construction and wonky imperfectionism of 20th century American wood type in Lucas Sharp’s monument to Adrian Frutiger: Sharp Grotesk. With its exuberant personality, ink traps, and incredible range of moods, Sharp Grotesk is a brand new and uniquely American perspective on the genre of the multi-width grotesk. Originally beginning as hand drawn poster lettering in 2011, Sharp Grotesk eventually grew to encompass a massive range of 21 widths in 7 weights of roman, most also with italics, for a total of 259 fonts.

Sharp Grotesk
Sharp Grotesk Specimen Pages