HWT Van Lanen™

Want to get your hands on HWT Van Lanen™?

Click Here To DOWNLOAD →

What is the HWT Van Lanen™ font?

In 2002 Matthew Carter was commissioned to create a new design to be cut in wood by the then nascent Hamilton Wood Type Museum. This was significant in that this was the one format for which Carter had not yet designed type. The new design emerged as a two-part chromatic type to be cut specifically in wood. Originally called Carter Latin, the font was renamed Van Lanen after one of the Museum’s founders. The first cutting and printing of the type took place in late 2009 and although it has been available through the Museum, contemporary wood-type production is expensive and few have acquired this font in wood. More…
The digital version of the pair of Van Lanen fonts is now available. The design recalls Antique Latin wood type, but with a refined sensibility and intentional quirks (like the sideways ampersand). It is a wonderful addition to Carter’s oeuvre, and to the ongoing history of wood type.

HWT Van Lanen™ Font families

The HWT Van Lanen™ font includes the following font families:

  • HWT Van Lanen
  • HWT Van Lanen Streamer

HWT Van Lanen™ Preview

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


You're probably thinking - Is HWT Van Lanen™ available to Download for free?

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

If you really want HWT Van Lanen™ 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. :)