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What is the Excelsior® font?

Six years after the introduction of Ionic No.5, Griffith removed any remaining awkwardness to produce at Linotype Excelsior, which many believe to be the best newspaper text face of all time. It has retained its popularity in Europe, where newspaper columns are wide. Opticon and Paragon are slightly heavier and slightly lighter versions designed for newspapers that deliberately underink to favor halftones, or overink to favor text and headlines.

Excelsior® Font families

The Excelsior® includes the following font families:

  • Excelsior Roman
  • Excelsior Italic
  • Excelsior Bold
  • Excelsior Insertio
  • Excelsior Pro Insertio
  • Excelsior Cyrillic Roman
  • Excelsior Cyrillic Italic
  • Excelsior Cyrillic Bold

Excelsior® Preview

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

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

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

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

If you really want Excelsior® 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. :)