Scotch Modern®

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What is the Scotch Modern® font?

Recontextualizing the 10-point type of a scientific report published in 1873, Nick Shinn has produced sleekly refined, micro-detailed vector drawings by eye, without the assistance of scans, thus presenting an ironic critique of the way in which mechanical imagery beguiles us with the trite veracity of simulacra.
This beautiful genre of type, so popular in books, magazines and advertisements during the Victorian era and much of the 20th century, was derided by advocates of both the Arts & Crafts movement and 20th century modernists, and has never been properly adapted to hot metal, phototype, or digital media — until now. More…
Now the full range of typographic expression is possible in this style. The OpenType fonts support Western and CE encodings, Cyrillic (with Bulgarian alternates) and Polytonic Greek. There are many special features, including small caps, unicase, italic swash capitals, ten sets of figures per font, and both slashed and nut (vertical) fractions.
Together with Figgins Sans, comprises The ModernSuite of matched fonts.

Scotch Modern® Font families

The Scotch Modern® includes the following font families:

  • Scotch Modern
  • Scotch Modern Italic
  • Scotch Modern Bold
  • Scotch Modern Bold Italic
  • Scotch Micro
  • Scotch Micro Italic
  • Scotch Micro Bold
  • Scotch Micro Bold Italic
  • Scotch Modern Display

Scotch Modern® Preview

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

Is Scotch Modern® A free font? Is Scotch Modern® Free to Download?

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

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

If you really want Scotch Modern® 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. :)