Marcus

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What is the Marcus font?

Marcus, the font, was named after the Roman Emperor Marcus Ulpius Traianus (Trajan) born 18 September 53 in the Roman province of Hispania Baetica (in what is now Spain), a province that was thoroughly Romanized, in the city of Italica. Trajan was the son of Marcia and Marcus Ulpius Traianus, a prominent senator and general from the gens Ulpia. Trajan himself was one of many well-known Ulpii in a line that continued long after his own death. The famous Trajan column was one of Marcus’ many landmark monuments he commissioned. Inscriptions at the lower part of the Trajan column display what is considered to be the golden standard of Roman letters. More…
Father Edward M. Catich (1906 –1979 ) was an American Roman Catholic priest, teacher, and calligrapher who developed a thesis about the origin of the inscribed Imperial Roman capitals. His thesis makes the claim that the letterforms were entirely based on the use of the flat brush, rather than to the exigencies of the chisel or other stonecutting tools. While the brushed-origin thesis had been proposed in the nineteenth century, Father Catich, having worked as a union sign painter, made a complete study and proposed a convincing ductus by which the forms were created, using a flat brush and then chisel. He promulgated his views in two works, “Letters Redrawn from the Trajan Inscription in Rome” and “The Origin of the Serif: Brush Writing and Roman Letters”.
Marcus, the font, was inspired by the notion that the working drawings of the Trajan letters were created by brush. In Marcus you will see glimpses of brush and chisel, producing a refined end-result that is a timeless interpretation of the Trajan column’s exquisite letterforms. Marcus has upper & lower case characters as well as small caps and many discretionary ligatures accessible via Opentype. Marcus is ideally suited for headlines or body text in advertising, packaging and collateral material. In addition, Marcus is well suited for high profile invitations and identities.

Marcus Font families

The Marcus font includes the following font families:

  • Marcus
  • Marcus Small Capitals

Marcus Preview

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

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

If you really want Marcus 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. :)