Bunyan Pro™

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What is the Bunyan Pro™ font?

Bunyan Pro is the synthesis of Bunyan, the last face Eric Gill designed for hand setting in 1934 and Pilgrim, the machine face based on it, issued by British Linotype in the early 1950s — the most popular Gill text face in Britain from its release until well into the 1980s. More…
Gill’s last face doesn’t date itself anywhere near as obviously as Gill’s other serif faces, which were all really products of their time, heavily influenced by the richly ornamental and constantly changing aesthetic trends of the interwar period. When compared to Gill’s previous work, Bunyan seems like a revolution in the way he thought and drew. It’s as if he was shrugging off all heavy burden of what was popular, and going back to the basics of older standards. Bunyan had no bells and whistles, doesn’t risk functionality with contrasts that are too high or too low, and didn’t venture far outside the comfortable oldstyle rhythm Gill grew up with. By interbellum standards, this was utter austerity, a veritable denial of deco excess. Surprisingly, even without all the cloying trivialities, Bunyan still stood indisputably as an aesthetically pleasing, space saving design that could have been made only by Eric Gill.
Bunyan Pro comes in three weights and their italics. The main font is intended for use between 8 and 14 points. The medium and the bold are great for emphasis but also have good merit in larger sizes, so can make effective display types as well. All six fonts include small caps, ligatures, alternates, six sets of figures, and three original Gill manicules. We tried to keep the best features of the handset (Bunyan) and machine (Pilgrim) versions while building a text face that can function in today’s immersive reading media. Deciding on which useful letterpress features to preserve for aesthetic importance was hell on our eyeballs — which lead to complex and painstaking ways of ironing out irregularities and inconsistencies related to metal technologies, in order to provide something with authenticity. The result is a unique typeface based on a Gill design that, to a much greater extent than any of his other faces, works well as a text face that can be used for entire books and magazines.
For more information on Bunyan Pro’s character set, features, development process and some print tests, please consult the PDF in the gallery section of this page.

Bunyan Pro™ Font families

The Bunyan Pro™ includes the following font families:

  • Bunyan Pro Regular
  • Bunyan Pro Italic
  • Bunyan Pro Medium
  • Bunyan Pro Medium Italic
  • Bunyan Pro Bold
  • Bunyan Pro Bold Italic

Bunyan Pro™ Preview

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


You're probably thinking - Is Bunyan Pro™ available to Download for free?

The short answer is no. Bunyan Pro™ 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 Bunyan Pro™, 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 Bunyan Pro™ 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 Bunyan Pro™ is that you get the license to use it leagally. If you're using an illegal version of Bunyan Pro™ and you get caught, you or your client could get into some trouble legally with the publisher of Bunyan Pro™. Also it is highly unlikely that you'll be able to find Bunyan Pro™ for free. Doing various searches on Google such as "Free Bunyan Pro™ 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 Bunyan Pro™ remember that it's illegal to use a font if you didn't pay for it!

If you really want Bunyan Pro™ 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. :)