Generis® Serif

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What is the Generis® Serif font?

The idea for the Generis type system came to Erik Faulhaber while he was traveling in the USA. Seeing typefaces mixed together in a business district motivated him to create a new type system with interrelated forms.
The first design scheme came about in 1997, following the space saving model of these American Gothics. More…
Faulhaber then examined the demands of legibility and various communications media before finally developing the plan behind this type system. Generis’s design includes two individually designed styles; each of with is available with and without serifs, giving the type system four separate families. Each includes at least four basic weights: Light, Regular, Medium, and Bold. Further weights, small caps, old style figures, and true italics were added to each family where needed.
The Generis type system is designed to meet both optical criteria and the highest possible measure of technical precision. Harmony, rhythm, legibility, and formal restraint make up the foreground. Generis combines aesthetic, technical, and economic advantages, which purposefully and efficiently cover the whole range of corporate communication needs.
The unified basic form and the individual peculiarity of the styles lead to Generis’ systematic, total-package concept. The clear formal language of the Generis type system resides beneath the information, bringing appropriate typographic expression to high-level corporate identity systems, both in print and on screen. The condensed and aspiring nature of the letterforms allows for the efficient setting of body copy, and the economic use of the page. A range of accented characters allows text to be set in 48 Latin-based languages, offering maximal typographic free range. This previously unknown level of technical and design execution helps create higher quality typography in all areas of corporate communication.
Optimal combinations within the type system: Generis Serif or Generis Slab with Generis Sans or Generis Simple.

Generis® Serif Font families

The Generis® Serif includes the following font families:

  • Generis Serif Pro Thin
  • Generis Serif Pro Thin Italic
  • Generis Serif Pro Light
  • Generis Serif Pro Light Italic
  • Generis Serif Pro Regular
  • Generis Serif Pro Regular Italic
  • Generis Serif Pro Medium
  • Generis Serif Pro Medium Italic
  • Generis Serif Pro Bold
  • Generis Serif Pro Bold Italic
  • Generis Serif Pro Heavy
  • Generis Serif Pro Heavy Italic
  • Generis Serif Std Light
  • Generis Serif Std Light Italic
  • Generis Serif Std Regular
  • Generis Serif Std Regular Italic
  • Generis Serif Std Medium
  • Generis Serif Std Medium Italic
  • Generis Serif Std Bold
  • Generis Serif Std Bold Italic

Generis® Serif Preview

Here is a preview of how Generis® Serif will look. For more previews using your own text as an example, click here.

Is Generis® Serif A free font? Is Generis® Serif Free to Download?

No,Generis® Serif is not free to download. You will need to pay for it I'm afraid. Almost every font that we list on is a paid-for, premium font. We do have a Free Fonts section where we list free fonts that you can download. There is no point trying to find a free download of Generis® Serif so please don't waste your time looking.

It is highly unlikely that you'll be able to find Generis® Serif for free. There's a lot of websites that will say "Free Download" but these are just attempts to get you to click on a link which will either take you to an ad landing page or you risk getting viruses on your computer. In the rare occasion that you do find a free download for Generis® Serif remember that it's illegal to use a font if you didn't pay for it!

If you really want Generis® Serif and you want to truly own it the legal and safe way, then click here to visit the download and purchase page on Here you will be able to obtain the proper license. The designer and publisher deserves to be paid for their work, as they have put in the hours and the creativity to produce such an amazing font. Good luck with your purchase and future use of this font. :)