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What is the Fred font?

The Fred family is based on the casual hand lettering of Fred G. Cooper: cover artist, cartoonist, and letterer for Life magazine in the 1920s and ’30s.
His relaxed style captures the flavor of the Roaring Twenties, and the digital font was developed for use in the credits and title cards for a 1920s-style silent movie, The Call of Cthulhu.
In an effort to keep the hand-lettered look, the OpenType font has numerous discretionary ligatures and contextual alternates, along with fleurons and ornaments.

Fred Font families

The Fred includes the following font families:

  • Fred
  • Fred Italic
  • Fred Bold

Fred Preview

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

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

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

If you really want Fred 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. :)