Notre Dame™

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What is the Notre Dame™ font?

Designed in 1992 by Karlgeorg Hoefer, Notre Dame is part of the Linotype Type Before Gutenberg series.
Notre Dame is a textura blackletter, a common bookhand style from the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries. Textura is identifiable by lower case letters made with straight-strokes, diamond-shaped feet, and equal proportions of black to white space. Notre Dame capitals have beak and claw ornamentation on the main strokes.
This design should be set with tight letterspacing and word spacing to maintain the equal ratio between black and white. More…
Use Notre Dame in display work that lends itself to blackletter types such as diplomas, initial letters, book titles, and short display copy.

Notre Dame™ Font families

The Notre Dame™ includes the following font families:

  • Notre Dame LT Std Roman
  • Notre Dame Ornaments

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Is Notre Dame™ A free font? Is Notre Dame™ Free to Download?

No,Notre Dame™ 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 Notre Dame™ so please don't waste your time looking.

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

If you really want Notre Dame™ 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. :)