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What is the Instant font?

Instant is a type family going from from thin, informal, quick handwritten letters to stable, black typographic shapes. Each of the five styles correspond to a specific stroke speed and weight : Vivid, Quick, Regular, Slow, Heavy. Started as research project in 2005 at National Institute for Typographic Research, France, hommage to the poet, painter and writer Henri Michaux (1899–1984), it questions type family consistency and the relation and usage of roman, italic and bold faces.
The fonts contain an extended latin glyph set covering many languages, advanced OpenType features, small capitals, several figure ranges (lining, old style, tabular and proportional), ponctuation for capitals, alternates & ligatures. More…
Instant was developed with Matthieu Cortat, Nonpareille, Lyon, and released by BAT Foundry, Paris in 2012. It was selected favorite typefaces by Typographica in 2012 and best ten fonts the same year by Fontwerk.
Images: «Une brève histoire des lignes» [Lines, a brief history], Centre Pompidou-Metz, 2013.

Instant Font families

The Instant includes the following font families:

  • Instant 1 Vivid
  • Instant 2 Quick
  • Instant 3 Regular
  • Instant 4 Slow
  • Instant 5 Heavy

Instant Preview

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

Is Instant A free font? Is Instant Free to Download?

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

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

If you really want Instant 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. :)