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Haas Type Foundry

The Haas Type Foundry, or Haas'sche Schriftgießerei, was a Swiss type foundry that can be traced back to the printer Jean Exertier during the second half of the 16th century.

In 1718 Johann Wilhelm Haas (1698–1764) from Nuremberg was hired, and he later inherited the company as recognition of his efforts. After 1740, the business was run under the Haas name.

In 1972, the entire type program from Deberny & Peignot in Paris was added, followed by that of the Fonderie Olive, Marseille in 1978.

With Linotype’s acquisition of Stempel, they became the majority shareholder, and in 1989 Linotype completely acquired the company.

Digital revivals of fonts published by Haas