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What is the Robard font?

My brother is an architect, and I have always loved his lettering, you know, the style of writing that can be found on architectural drawings. There is a common thread to it, yet each architect or engineer brings their own personality to it. I have seen a similar style being used by some hand-letterers for invitations, place cards and signage. Inspired, I set out to create my own, and the result is my new typeface, Robard! More…
I wanted something compact, somewhat modular, done quickly but with control, and sourced from hand-lettering. Starting out with a handful of pigment ink pens, I settled on a 0.1mm Copic Multi-Liner, and using a light table with a grid underneath the paper, I cranked out grouping after grouping, letter after letter, numbers, punctuation, accents, just trying to zero in on the feeling and the look I was after. There were some ideas that didn’t work, like unicase (there would be no regular lowercase), or swash alternates. Ultimately, I ended up with a decent array of glyphs to choose from, and alternates like oldstyle numbers, and an alternate set of caps for the lowercase slots, and even alternative figures so doubles like 88 would be different.
In the font, the OpenType ligature code automatically alternates the cap and lowercase (alternate cap) letters, and numbers as you type, lending Robard that hand-lettered look in a digital typeface that I was hoping for. There are also oldstyle figures, and unlimited fractions, ordinals, and a few alternate letters.
I hope you like Robard!

Robard Font families

The Robard includes the following font families:

  • Robard

Robard Preview

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

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

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

If you really want Robard 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. :)