We offer an exclusive catalogue of typefaces, available for desktop, webfont selfhosting and mobile app licensing—find all the necessary details here.

About Our Licence Agreements

Our typefaces and font software are protected by copyright across the world. This means you must obtain a licence from us which authorises the specific uses for which you intend to use the fonts. If you do not do this, any use you do make of the font will infringe our copyright and we will be entitled to recover damages against you as a result.

By downloading and/or otherwise installing any of our fonts, you acknowledge and agree to be bound by our licence terms (which includes our General Terms and Conditions available here).

Here are the key facts covered by our agreements:

  • Your use of our fonts is subject always to the terms of the corresponding licence (desktop, webfont, app licence etc.) which you must have obtained prior to usage.

  • Our fonts must not be modified, altered, converted, shared, redistributed, or resold. Nor must they be opened using font editing or converting software.

  • You must not allow other parties to use our fonts and you must not pass our fonts to any third party unless we have otherwise authorised you to do so in advance in writing. Each company or individual must obtain their own licence for the fonts they are using.

  • You must not upload any of our fonts to websites where they would be available for download by the general public, e.g. public web-based hosting services, such as GitHub, ... etc

  • All licences allow the licensee to create one copy of the font for back-up purposes on private devices or storage systems (e.g. Dropbox, iCloud, etc.).

  • The embedding of our fonts is only allowed in respect of PDF documents intended for internal, non-commercial use only. In each case, embedding must be in a secure read-only mode to prevent any extraction of the fonts.

  • By downloading and/or installing our font software, you acknowledge that you have read, understood, and agree to be bound by the terms of our licence agreements. Please note that it is your responsibility to ensure that font software is not pirated. Respect copyright!

Webfont Selfhosting Licence

Our Webfont Selfhosting Licence grants you the right to use a font on an agreed number of web domains.

This licence allows you to install a font on a web server using @font-face rules in CSS without any monthly or annual subscription fees. As standard, we deliver font files in .woff and .woff2 formats, optimized for web use and manually hinted for improved rendering in all standard browsers. Other formats and individual subsetting are available on request and for an additional fee.

A Webfont Licence is subject to our Webfont Licence Terms which you must comply with at all times. By downloading a font under this licence, you are agreeing to those terms (in particular that this licence allows use of the font on the agreed number of web domains only, that use is restricted to a maximum number of monthly page views per month, that you are prohibited from modifying the font or converting the file format, and that you must prevent unauthorised third party access and hotlinking). The licence does not permit distribution, sub-licensing, or sharing, uploading or embedding fonts in documents from Figma, Sketch, Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, or any web or cloud-based tools. Using font files to create dynamically generated output or client-specific products, such as personalised items is also strictly prohibited. The fonts cannot be used for any software as a service (SaaS) applications or within software products or web-based applications accessible through the agreed web domains.

Moving Image Licence (Internet use only)

Our Moving Image Licence version available online, grants you the right to use a font in any format that consists of a continuous sequence of more than one image, such as animated banners, Instagram/YouTube videos and promotional clips, that are streamed solely via internet. This licence is not bound to any territorial limits and allows worldwide use.

A Moving Image Licence is subject to our Moving Image Licence Terms which you must comply with at all times. By downloading a font under this licence, you are agreeing to those terms (in particular, that the licence is limited to the form in which the files are originally published). Once published, the videos and/or clips do not have to be removed after this period. This licence is an add-on to our desktop licence and cannot be provided without you having an existing desktop licence. No font files are supplied under this licence. For any use beyond the above, from small videos to commercials, motion pictures, trailers, series broadcast via TV, cinema or OOH/POS displays, etc., please get in touch with your project details for a bespoke licence and a quote.

Desktop Licence

Our Desktop Licence grants you the right to use a font on an agreed number of workstations for the purpose of design and desktop publishing of business and promotional documents, including (unregistered) word marks and static advertising.

The font files will be delivered in OpenType format and are optimised for standard graphic design applications such as InDesign, Photoshop, Figma, Sketch, Affinity, and others.

This licence is subject to our Desktop Licence Terms, which you must comply with at all times. By downloading a font under this licence, you are agreeing to those terms (in particular, that you may only install and use the font on the number of workstations set out in your sales receipt, that you must not use the font on your website, and that digital documents containing the fonts are distributed in read-only mode to prevent extraction of the font files). Sharing, uploading or embedding fonts in documents from Figma, Sketch, Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, or any web or cloud-based tools is strictly prohibited. The licence does not permit any kind of modification, distribution or sub-licensing of the font.

Trial Licence

Our non-commercial 30 Day Trial Licence grants you the right to use a particular font on a single workstation for private and personal testing purposes only.

Go to the webpage of the font you would like to try; click “Trial” in the top right hand corner; follow the instructions to download the font and start your trial period.

This licence is subject to our Trial Licence Terms, which you must comply with at all times. By downloading a font under this licence, you are agreeing to those terms (in particular, that you may only use the font on a single workstation, solely for the purpose of trying it out for non-commercial purposes before you decide to commit to a paid-for licence). The licence does not permit distribution, sub-licensing, public-facing, or commercial use of the font.

Other/Bespoke Licences

In addition to our licence models available online, we also offer other and bespoke licences that cover a variety of applications and uses, such as:

  • a licence to apply to register a logo incorporating one of our typefaces as a registered trade mark.

  • Moving Image for any kind of use outside the internet, ranging from small videos to commercials, series, movies, aired via TV, cinema, public displays, etc.

  • E-Publishing, to use the font files within e-Books, e-Magazines, or other electronic publications that are sold to end users.

  • Hardware (OEM) License, to allow a manufacturer to provide the font files together with a device, e.g. operating systems.

  • Web/Desktop Application Licence, to embed the font files within a single Title of a Desktop and/or Web-based App to be accessed and used by your end-users.

  • Licences for educational institutions or nonprofit organizations (NGOs) with a 50% discount for publicly registered entities that are able to provide proof of donation.

  • Extensive multi- and corporate (unlimited) licences, for larger corporations that intend to use worldwide.

Please contact us with your project details for more information and a quote.

Mobile App Licence

Our Mobile App Licence grants you the right to use a font on an agreed number of mobile applications specifically designed to run on portable handheld devices (excluding laptops).

This licence allows you to embed the font into the coding of the agreed number of mobile apps for the purpose of displaying text.

A Mobile App Licence is subject to our Mobile App Terms which you must comply with at all times. By downloading a font under this licence, you are agreeing to those terms (in particular, that the licence grants permission for use on a single mobile app title only (including all versions of that app for different operating systems, relaunches and updates to the same), and that it does not cover derived apps or sequals). The licence does not permit distribution or sub-licensing of the font files.

Variable Font Beta Program

Starting with our Maison Neue family, we are now gradually offering our typefaces in OpenType variable font format. As the variable font technology is still emerging, our fonts will be available on a beta test basis only, with limited technical support. We therefore recommend that you use the trial fonts first, refer to the included PDF file for further detailed information and contact us with any question or doubts before purchasing the licence. Don’t forget to subscribe to our newsletter to be informed about new families that will be added to the program.

Milieu Grotesque is an independent type foundry and distributor of digital typefaces and related design products. Established in 2010, Milieu Grotesque is based in Santo Isidoro, Portugal.

Contact

Before contacting us, please have a look at our “FAQs” section to find quick answers to the most common questions. Should you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact us (in English) and we will respond within the next working day.

Please note that our office hours are Monday to Friday from 10:00 to 18:00 Western European Time (WET), except for public holidays and between Christmas and New Year.

For general and licensing inquiries, please email us at
contact@milieugrotesque.com.

For technical questions and support, please email us at
support@milieugrotesque.com.

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About

Our focus lies in providing versatile, system-oriented typefaces offering maximum design flexibility, resulting in a small but refined library which is steadily being expanded and regularly updated. All our fonts are available for licensing exclusively through this website.

Milieu Grotesque was originally founded by graphic and type designers Timo Gaessner and Alexander Colby in order to make their fonts available for retail, and is now being managed by Maiko Gubler.

Website Development: Studio FFF
WebGL Development: Nicolas Riciotti
Mastering/Font Engineering: Christoph Koeberlin
Licensing Officer: Sarah Bonnard
Teasers: Appear Offline (Boutique), Lisa Pepita Weiss (Maison Neue Cyrillic & Vietnamese)

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