Century™ Expanded

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What is the Century™ Expanded font?

In 1894, Linn Boyd Benton finished a commission for a new text typeface with the American periodical, Century magazine. Century is typical of the neorenaissance movement in typography at the end of the 19th century.
Morris Fuller Benton drew a number of versions of the font for the font foundry, American Typefounders, and Century was later taken up by the firms Linotype, Intertype and Monotype.

Century™ Expanded Font families

The Century™ Expanded font includes the following font families:

  • Century Expanded Roman
  • Century Expanded Italic

Century™ Expanded Preview

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


You're probably thinking - Is Century™ Expanded available to Download for free?

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

If you really want Century™ Expanded 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. :)