What is the Alarm font?
In the late 1920s the Trennert foundry in Hamburg-Altona, Germany, commissioned several fonts from freelancer Heinz König. His chunky, striking Alarm typeface and its blackletter-style companion, Wiking, are among the most remarkable display faces from that period, and were briefly quite successful across Germany. The 1928 Alarm was probably designed to compete with Berthold’s successful Fanfare from the previous year, drawn by Louis Oppenheim, but different in every detail. More…
Alarm has never known a serious digital version, until Fust & Friends decided to have a go, after collecting vintage specimens of the face, and doing some test printings with an authentic 72pt-size metal version. Our friend Andreas Seidel (principal of astype) did an exemplary job, homogenizing the character set without abandoning its quirkiness, expanding the character set with the usual contemporary symbols as well as diacritics for most languages that use the Latin alphabet, and adding mediaeval and tabular figures. An advertising classic is ready for a new life.
Alarm Font families
The Alarm includes the following font families:
Here is a preview of how Alarm will look. For more previews using your own text as an example, click here.
You're probably thinking - Is Alarm available to Download for free?
The short answer is no. Alarm 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 Alarm, 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 Alarm 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 Alarm is that you get the license to use it leagally. If you're using an illegal version of Alarm and you get caught, you or your client could get into some trouble legally with the publisher of Alarm.
Also it is highly unlikely that you'll be able to find Alarm for free. Doing various searches on Google such as "Free Alarm 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 Alarm remember that it's illegal to use a font if you didn't pay for it!
If you really want Alarm 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. :)