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What is the Ruskin font?

The origin of Ruskin was a commission for Michael Harvey to design a signage font for the Dean Gallery in Edinburgh.
The style of the letterforms was to complement the period of the building which was originally an orphanage built in 1839. Only uppercase letters were created at first with the lowercase letters—and other characters necessary for a font—added later. More…
With elegant and slightly extended letterforms, Ruskin fulfilled its rôle well as a signage font. It also functioned extremely well as a general display font. It is particularly suited to item descriptions and placards in galleries and museums which are frequently read from an angle, as well as head-on.
The fonts have both proportionally and monospaced numerals.

Ruskin Font families

The Ruskin includes the following font families:

  • Ruskin
  • Ruskin Italic

Ruskin Preview

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

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

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

If you really want Ruskin 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. :)