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What is the Perpetua® font?

Type designer Eric Gill’s most popular Roman typeface is Perpetua, which was released by the Monotype Corporation between 1925 and 1932. It first appeared in a limited edition of the book The Passion of Perpetua and Felicity, for which the typeface was named. The italic form was originally called Felicity.
Perpetua’s clean chiseled look recalls Gill’s stonecutting work and makes it an excellent text typeface, giving sparkle to long passages of text; the Perpetua capitals have beautiful, classical lines that make this one of the finest display alphabets available.

Perpetua® Font families

The Perpetua® includes the following font families:

  • Perpetua Std
  • Perpetua Std Italic
  • Perpetua Std Bold
  • Perpetua Std Bold Italic

Perpetua® Preview

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

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

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

If you really want Perpetua® 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. :)