Bulmer®

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What is the Bulmer® font?

Designed in 1792, the Bulmer types are named not after their designer, William Martin, but after the printer who used them so well in his Shakespeare [sic] Press editions. In fact, it was Morris Fuller Benton who gave them the name back in 1928 when he was creating revivals for American Type Founders. Originally, Martin’s type was the English answer to the sharp, fine letterforms of Italy’s Bodoni and France’s Didot type foundries. But the Bulmer types did more than imitate the starkness of the modern-style Didot-Bodoni types. By condensing the letterforms, giving the strokes higher contrast, and bracketing the serifs slightly, Martin made his typefaces both beautiful and practical. You’ll often see Bulmer in use as a display face because of its high contrast and distinctive letter shapes. As a text face, it adds elegance to any page, and in combination with its expert set, you can use Bulmer for text settings of virtually any subject, from novels to mathematical treatises.

Bulmer® Font families

The Bulmer® includes the following font families:

  • Bulmer MT Std
  • Bulmer MT Std Italic
  • Bulmer MT Std SemiBold
  • Bulmer MT Std SemiBold Italic
  • Bulmer MT Std Bold
  • Bulmer MT Std Bold Italic
  • Bulmer MT Std Display
  • Bulmer MT Std Display Italic
  • Bulmer MT Std Display Bold
  • Bulmer MT Std Display Bold Italic

Bulmer® Preview

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

No,Bulmer® is not free to download. You will need to pay for it I'm afraid. Almost every font that we list on HighFonts.com 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 Bulmer® so please don't waste your time looking.

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

If you really want Bulmer® and you want to truly own it the legal and safe way, then click here to visit the download and purchase page on MyFonts.com. 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. :)