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What is the Abril font?

Conceived specifically for intensive editorial use, whether it is in newspapers, magazines or digital media, Abril is a font family of two worlds. The titling weights, based on a contemporary revamp of classic Didone styles, display both neutrality and strong presence on the page, attracting the reader’s attention with measured tension in its curves, good color and high contrast. It also features typographic niceties such as ornaments, borders, special dingbats and alternate letters and numbers that propose a broad palette of tools to the designer. More…
The text weights are more closely inspired by both, 19th century slab serifs and scotch roman types. They maintain consistency with the headline styles, and at first glance may appear to have the same shapes only with lower contrast. However, in reality the letter forms of Abril Text were engineered from scratch to achieve a color, texture and overall width that allow using the font comfortably in the most challenging environments for continuous reading, such as newspapers. This also makes it a great font family for pocketbooks and magazines. Abril competes, in terms of economy of space, head to head with some newspaper classics such as Utopia or Nimrod, but featuring a more contemporary look and feel; and unlike them, includes a full set of small caps with numbers and punctuation.
The four main text weights of Abril Text were also manually hinted which grants the possibility of a smooth transition from printed media to web platform.
Abril consists of 8 text styles and 12 display styles, all of them containing the standard TypeTogether character set that supports over 50 languages including those from Central and Northern Europe.

Abril Font families

The Abril includes the following font families:

  • Abril Display
  • Abril Display Italic
  • Abril Display SemiBold
  • Abril Display SemiBold Italic
  • Abril Display Bold
  • Abril Display Bold Italic
  • Abril Display ExtraBold
  • Abril Display ExtraBold Italic
  • Abril Display Black
  • Abril Display Black Italic
  • Abril Text Light
  • Abril Text Light Italic
  • Abril Text
  • Abril Text Italic
  • Abril Text SemiBold
  • Abril Text SemiBold Italic
  • Abril Text Bold
  • Abril Text Bold Italic
  • Abril Text ExtraBold
  • Abril Text ExtraBold Italic
  • Abril Fatface
  • Abril Fatface Italic

Abril Preview

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

You're probably thinking - Is Abril available to Download for free?

The short answer is no. Abril is definitely not available as a free download font. This is a premium font which mean that you will have to pay to download and use it in your project. We showcase fonts on SharedFonts that are almost all premium fonts. Feel free to waste valuable hours of your time searching for a free download of Abril, but take it from me, you will not be successful in your quest. Just think how much time and effort you will save if you just pay for Abril and be done with it.

It is always best to pay for a premium font rather than trying to find an illegal download. The benefits of paying for Abril is that you get the license to use it leagally. If you're using an illegal version of Abril and you get caught, you or your client could get into some trouble legally with the publisher of Abril. Also it is highly unlikely that you'll be able to find Abril for free. Doing various searches on Google such as "Free Abril Download" you will see 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 Abril remember that it's illegal to use a font if you didn't pay for it!

If you really want Abril and you want to truly own it the legal and safe way, then click here to visit the download and purchase page on MyFonts.com. 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. :)