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What is the Kis font?

The Bitstream version of Linotype Janson.
Nicholas Kis (Miklos Kis) was a Hungarian punchcutter who worked in Amsterdam. His types are some of the greatest in the Dutch old face style and have been used as models for a number of developments in this century.
The Linotype version of this style, Janson, was created by Chauncey H.Griffith in 1937 and based on an original face cut by Kis in 1670–90. The face is named after Anton Janson, a Dutchman who worked in Leipzig, with whom the face has no connection. The typeface is used for text setting. More…
Cyrillic version was developed at ParaType in 2001 by Vladimir Yefimov.

Kis Font families

The Kis includes the following font families:

  • Kis BT
  • Kis BT Italic

Kis Preview

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

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

If you really want Kis 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. :)