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What is the Bembo® font?

Bembo was modeled on typefaces cut by Francesco Griffo for Aldus Manutius’ printing of De Aetna in 1495 in Venice, a book by classicist Pietro Bembo about his visit to Mount Etna. Griffo’s design is considered one of the first of the old style typefaces, which include Garamond, that were used as staple text types in Europe for two hundred years.
Stanley Morison supervised the design of Bembo for the Monotype Corporation in 1929. Bembo is a fine text face because of its well-proportioned letterforms, functional serifs, and lack of peculiarities; the italic is modeled on the handwriting of the Renaissance scribe Giovanni Tagliente. More…
Books and other texts set in Bembo can encompass a large variety of subjects and formats because of its quiet classical beauty and its high readability.

Bembo® Font families

The Bembo® includes the following font families:

  • Bembo Std
  • Bembo Std Italic
  • Bembo Std SemiBold
  • Bembo Std SemiBold Italic
  • Bembo Std Bold
  • Bembo Std Bold Italic
  • Bembo Std ExtraBold
  • Bembo Std ExtraBold Italic

Bembo® Preview

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

Is Bembo® A free font? Is Bembo® Free to Download?

No,Bembo® is not free to download. You will need to pay for it I'm afraid. Almost every font that we list on is a paid-for, premium font. We do have a Free Fonts section where we list free fonts that you can download. There is no point trying to find a free download of Bembo® so please don't waste your time looking.

It is highly unlikely that you'll be able to find Bembo® for free. There's 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 Bembo® remember that it's illegal to use a font if you didn't pay for it!

If you really want Bembo® 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. :)