Leidener

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What is the Leidener font?

This font family is inspired by printed work made by the Elzevir family back in the XVIIth century at Leiden (NL). They worked with material from several type designers, but further investigations sends us to the tracks of one in particular: Robert Granjon. Granjon italics were way ahead of his time, making some really beautiful signs like swashy ampersands and minuscule v letters. This font also contains old style figures in the same fashion as they were printed, like the flipped number 8 and open forms in 6 and 9. This is as much a revival as an original design, because of their weights bold and heavy (both with italics) that were inspired on some titles. In this font you can also find a lot of ligatures, small caps, diacritics and even a fleuron for each weight and variation. More…
Leidener came up from two books: Constantini Imperiatoris (1611) and Exercitationum Mathematicarum (1657), printed by Louis and John Elzevir on their Leiden Workshop, back in the day.

Leidener Font families

The Leidener includes the following font families:

  • Leidener
  • Leidener Italic
  • Leidener Bold
  • Leidener Bold Italic
  • Leidener Heavy
  • Leidener Heavy Italic

Leidener Preview

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

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

If you really want Leidener 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. :)