Hesse Antiqua™

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What is the Hesse Antiqua™ font?

Hesse Antiqua is the very first typeface designed by Gudrun Zapf von Hesse. It was a pioneering project originally created by her over 70 years ago as a set of brass punches to stamp into leather book covers and spines at the Bauer Type Foundry in Germany. In celebration of her 100th birthday on 2 January 2018, Ferdinand Ulrich and the Monotype Studio team collaborated with her to bring her brass punches to live as a digital font. Hesse Antiqua was developed with careful considerations and decisions to capture the nuance of the beautiful letterforms as they originally appeared in gold and blind stampings. We are pleased to introduce this modern OpenType typeface featuring a proper set of capitals and small capitals, figures, punctuation and some ornaments as well. Hesse Antiqua is best used at 36 points and above, as the designer intended.

Hesse Antiqua™ Font families

The Hesse Antiqua™ includes the following font families:

  • Hesse Antiqua Regular

Hesse Antiqua™ Preview

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

Is Hesse Antiqua™ A free font? Is Hesse Antiqua™ Free to Download?

No,Hesse Antiqua™ 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 Hesse Antiqua™ so please don't waste your time looking.

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

If you really want Hesse Antiqua™ 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. :)