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About Barlow

Barlow is a slightly rounded, low-contrast, grotesk type family. Drawing from the visual style of the California public, Barlow shares qualities with the state’s car plates, highway signs, busses, and trains.

This is the Normal family, which is part of the superfamily along with Semi Condensed and Condensed, each with 9 weights in Roman and Italic.

The Barlow project is led by Jeremy Tribby, a designer based in San Francisco, USA.


Barlow Font Licence Information

Barlow is a free to use font. It is licensed under the Open Font License.

Barlow is free to download and you can use them freely as well. You may use it in products & projects – print or digital, commercial or otherwise. You can’t sell the font as your own.

Note that this is not legal advice. Please consider consulting a lawyer and see the full license for all details.


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Is Barlow Free to Download?

YES - Barlow is 100% free to download for personal use only. Barlow might be available to use commercially. Check in the information box in the side bar. If you want to download this font for commercial use, then you might need to get special permission from the author. A large selection of fonts that we feature on like Barlow are free to use fonts. But if you can't find what you are looking for, then sometimes it makes sense to purchase a premium / paid for font.

It is sometimes the case that you won't be able to get permission to use free fonts like Barlow for a commercial project. When this happens it can be a lot easier and cheaper to just buy a premium font and not have the hassle of trying to get a commercial license for a free font.

Note that there are 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 all uses for a font like Barlow remember that it's illegal to use a font if you didn't get permission for it!

License Information for Barlow

Copyright of Barlow

Barlow is the intellectual property of its respective author Jeremy Tribby, provided it is original, and is protected by copyright laws in many parts of the world.


Barlow may be downloaded and used free of charge for both personal and commercial use, as long as the usage is not racist or illegal.

Personal use refers to all usage that does not generate financial income in a business manner, for instance:

  • personal scrapbooking for yourself
  • recreational websites and blogs for friends and family
  • prints such as flyers, posters, t-shirts for churches, charities, and non-profit organizations

Commercial use refers to usage in a business environment, including:

  • business cards, logos, advertising, websites for companies
  • t-shirts, books, apparel that will be sold for money
  • flyers, posters for events that charge admission
  • freelance graphic design work
  • anything that will generate direct or indirect income