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What is the Clairvaux™ font?

Clairvaux was designed for Linotype in 1990 by Herbert Maring as part of the Type Before Gutenberg series. This blackletter typeface is based on quill-drawn letters from thirteenth-century manuscripts, although the letterforms are simpler than typical blackletters. Bernard of Clairvaux was one of the eleventh-century founders of the Cistercian Order of Benedictine monks.

Clairvaux™ Font families

The Clairvaux™ includes the following font families:

  • Clairvaux LT Std

Clairvaux™ Preview

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

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

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

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