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What is the Cochin® font?

The Paris foundry Deberny & Peignot was the first to release this design in 1912 (also known as Sonderdruck, it was adapted by many other foundries in the 1920s). This version was created in 1977 by Matthew Carter for Linotype. Cochin, named for the nineteenth-century printer Nicolas Cochin, has a small x-height with long ascenders and several unusual letter shapes, notably in the lowercase italic. Cochin brings an unusual look to short texts or display work such as invitations, packaging, and advertising.

Cochin® Font families

The Cochin® font includes the following font families:

  • Cochin
  • Cochin Italic
  • Cochin Bold
  • Cochin Bold Italic

Cochin® Preview

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

No,Cochin® 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 Cochin® so please don't waste your time looking.

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

If you really want Cochin® 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. :)