Hesse Antiqua™

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What is the Hesse Antiqua™ font?

Hesse Antiqua is the very first typeface designed by Gudrun Zapf von Hesse. It was a pioneering project originally created by her over 70 years ago as a set of brass punches to stamp into leather book covers and spines at the Bauer Type Foundry in Germany. In celebration of her 100th birthday on 2 January 2018, Ferdinand Ulrich and the Monotype Studio team collaborated with her to bring her brass punches to live as a digital font. Hesse Antiqua was developed with careful considerations and decisions to capture the nuance of the beautiful letterforms as they originally appeared in gold and blind stampings. We are pleased to introduce this modern OpenType typeface featuring a proper set of capitals and small capitals, figures, punctuation and some ornaments as well. Hesse Antiqua is best used at 36 points and above, as the designer intended.

Hesse Antiqua™ Font families

The Hesse Antiqua™ includes the following font families:

  • Hesse Antiqua Regular

Hesse Antiqua™ Preview

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


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

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

If you really want Hesse Antiqua™ 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. :)