Instant

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What is the Instant font?

Instant is a type family going from from thin, informal, quick handwritten letters to stable, black typographic shapes. Each of the five styles correspond to a specific stroke speed and weight : Vivid, Quick, Regular, Slow, Heavy. Started as research project in 2005 at National Institute for Typographic Research, France, hommage to the poet, painter and writer Henri Michaux (1899–1984), it questions type family consistency and the relation and usage of roman, italic and bold faces.
The fonts contain an extended latin glyph set covering many languages, advanced OpenType features, small capitals, several figure ranges (lining, old style, tabular and proportional), ponctuation for capitals, alternates & ligatures. More…
Instant was developed with Matthieu Cortat, Nonpareille, Lyon, and released by BAT Foundry, Paris in 2012. It was selected favorite typefaces by Typographica in 2012 and best ten fonts the same year by Fontwerk.
Images: «Une brève histoire des lignes» [Lines, a brief history], Centre Pompidou-Metz, 2013.

Instant Font families

The Instant includes the following font families:

  • Instant 1 Vivid
  • Instant 2 Quick
  • Instant 3 Regular
  • Instant 4 Slow
  • Instant 5 Heavy

Instant Preview

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


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

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

If you really want Instant 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. :)