Bernhard Modern

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What is the Bernhard Modern font?

Bernhard Modern was designed in 1937 by Lucian Bernhard for ATF. It is his personal version of the small x-height engravers’ old styles popular at the time. A perennial best-seller, Bernhard Modern remains popular in a wide variety of design and typesetting uses more that 60 years after its initial release. Bitstream’s version offers a wide array of typographer sets, including alternates, extensions, small caps and italic swashes.

Bernhard Modern Font families

The Bernhard Modern includes the following font families:

  • Bernhard Modern Std Roman
  • Bernhard Modern Std OSF Roman
  • Bernhard Modern Std Italic
  • Bernhard Modern Std Bold
  • Bernhard Modern Std Bold Italic
  • Bernhard Modern Std Small Cap
  • Bernhard Modern Std Italic Swash
  • Bernhard Modern Std Alternate
  • Bernhard Modern Std Extension
  • Bernhard Modern Std Italic Extension

Bernhard Modern Preview

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Is Bernhard Modern A free font? Is Bernhard Modern Free to Download?

No,Bernhard Modern 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 Bernhard Modern so please don't waste your time looking.

It is highly unlikely that you'll be able to find Bernhard Modern 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 Bernhard Modern remember that it's illegal to use a font if you didn't pay for it!

If you really want Bernhard Modern 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. :)