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What is the Kereru™ font?

Artist and calligrapher Daniel Reeve, well known for the lettering and maps in The Lord of the Rings films, is creating hand-crafted fonts of some of his writing styles – Kereru is the inaugural release, allowing users to emulate some of his much-admired calligraphy.
Nominally a half-uncial style, clever arrangements of the stylistic sets allow Kereru to be set as full uncial or standard roman, as well as offering numerous alternates, ligatures, swashes and flourishes, ornaments, unlimited fractions, scientific inferiors and numeric superscript, all accessible via OpenType features. Cyrillic and Greek alphabets are included, in addition to the letters required for all the languages of Western, Central and Eastern Europe, Scandinavia and the Baltic. More…
Kereru is very legible and easy on the eye, without sacrificing calligraphic flair. A pdf description of the Stylistic Sets and their usage is included with the font package, which comprises regular, bold and italic variations. Kereru Italic supercedes and improves upon its previous incarnation, Shire Regular.
The name Kereru comes from New Zealand’s Maori language – it is our native wood pigeon, a bird of generous and rounded form, like the font itself.

Kereru™ Font families

The Kereru™ includes the following font families:

  • Kereru
  • Kereru Italic
  • Kereru Bold
  • Kereru Bold Italic

Kereru™ Preview

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

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

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

If you really want Kereru™ 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. :)