HWT Aetna™

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What is the HWT Aetna™ font?

HWT Aetna is a revival of the sturdy Roman style of wood type most often called simply Aetna. This new digital version by Aaron Bell features four widths all based on the various widths commonly offered by 19th Century wood type manufacturers.

In addition, there is a four-layer all-caps version Aetna based on the the famous Wm. Page Chromatic Types, that allows the user the ability to easily create these chromatic streamer and shadow effects. Both the multiple width Aetnas and Streamer component fonts support full Western and Eastern European languages.


History of HWT Aetna Font

HWT Aetna is a fascinating, historical typeface that carries a rich legacy. Created by the Hamilton Wood Type & Printing Museum, the mission of this institution was to digitize and preserve the legacy of vintage wood type fonts for contemporary usage. The creation of HWT Aetna was led by the talented typeface designer Aaron Bell, who took inspiration from the original Aetna wood type of the late 19th century.

The original Aetna was a wood type widely used in large print advertisements, posters, and broadsides. It was known for its striking, high-contrast letterforms that commanded attention. The creation process of HWT Aetna involved careful scanning and digitization of the original wood type specimens to accurately represent its unique characteristics and nuances.

Launched in 2013, HWT Aetna bridges the gap between the past and the present, preserving the spirit of the historical predecessor while being tailored for contemporary digital and physical applications. This font has enabled designers worldwide to inject a dash of vintage appeal into their modern designs.


HWT Aetna™ Font families

The HWT Aetna™ includes the following font families:

  • HWT Aetna Regular
  • HWT Aetna Condensed
  • HWT Aetna Extra Condensed
  • HWT Aetna Double Extra Condensed
  • HWT Aetna Streamer Fill
  • HWT Aetna Streamer Outline
  • HWT Aetna Streamer Shadow
  • HWT Aetna Streamer Banner


HWT Aetna™ Preview

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

Is HWT Aetna™ A free font? Is HWT Aetna™ Free to Download?

No,HWT Aetna™ 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 HWT Aetna™ so please don't waste your time looking.

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

If you really want HWT Aetna™ 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. :)