Chicago Ornaments

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What is the Chicago Ornaments font?

Chicago Ornaments is a collection of decorative cuts cast by the Chicago Type Foundry of Marder, Luse & Co. of Monroe Street in Chicago, Illinois. This collection was shown in their 1890 Price List. According to William E. Loy, at least some of them were designed by William F. Capitain. Chicago was one of the innovative Midwest type foundries, introducing the American Point System. These designs represent the late Victorian period. After 1890, with the posters of Jules Cheret taking Paris by storm, Art Nouveau gradually began to displace Victorian style. In type design, both styles competed against each other until about the end of the century. Designers may want to consider using these ornaments when using Victorian style typefaces, like our Cruickshank, Edison and Freak – as well as faces by others such as Karnac, Kismet and Quaint Gothic. Included in the font are a set of Dormer-inspired caps, numerals and a few other glyphs – also from the Victorian period.

Chicago Ornaments Font families

The Chicago Ornaments font includes the following font families:

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Chicago Ornaments Preview

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

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

If you really want Chicago Ornaments 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. :)