What is the Heathen™ font?
A few emails sent to Canada Type have asked for more “bad scripts”. A few others asked for “more Mascara-like treatments”. And some asked for more fonts of “distressed elegance”.
Whatever you like to call this style of doubled-script font, sightings of designs using it have become common within the last few years. Such fonts have become the standard in expressing elegant confusion, old chaos in modern settings, recycled histories, and rebellious ideas.
This style is quite often seen on chic clothing, music packaging, some sports paraphernalia, surfer and skateboarder gear, even book covers. More…
That said, the Heathen font was made to include an advantageous feature that other distressed scripts do not normally have: More intertwined over-swashing in the majuscules. This over-swashing is quite useful in settings where the stroke and fill colors differ, or complement each other. It is also quite the point of emphasis where the idea is to show elegance gone ancient, old thoughts in a modern wrapper, rust never sleeping, or the very basic limits of the world’s nature.
The original Heathen was made by redrawing Phil Martin’s Polonaise majuscules and superposing them over the majuscules of Scroll, another Canada Type font. The lowercase is a superposition of Scroll’s lowercase atop a pre-release version of Sterling Script, yet another Canada Type font. Heathen Two was made in a similar way, by combining two pre-release Canada Type scripts.
Heathen™ Font families
The Heathen™ includes the following font families:
Here is a preview of how Heathen™ will look. For more previews using your own text as an example, click here.
You're probably thinking - Is Heathen™ available to Download for free?
The short answer is no. Heathen™ 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 Heathen™, 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 Heathen™ 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 Heathen™ is that you get the license to use it leagally. If you're using an illegal version of Heathen™ and you get caught, you or your client could get into some trouble legally with the publisher of Heathen™.
Also it is highly unlikely that you'll be able to find Heathen™ for free. Doing various searches on Google such as "Free Heathen™ 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 Heathen™ remember that it's illegal to use a font if you didn't pay for it!
If you really want Heathen™ 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. :)