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What is the Shipley font?

Shipley is based on Kennerley, which is regarded by some as Goudy’s most beautiful type, but which seems to have suffered from desuetude in recent decades.
This version is based on vintage printed samples, primarily a leaflet from the mid-1920s published by the now-defunct Science League of America, which features a passionate defense of evolutionary theory signed by Science League president Maynard Shipley.
There is a clean, crisp regular and italic, plus four different “rough” versions with irregular outlines to replicate the feel of worn metal type

Shipley Font families

The Shipley includes the following font families:

  • Shipley
  • Shipley Italic
  • Shipley Rough
  • Shipley Rough Italic
  • Shipley Rough Italic Alt
  • Shipley Rough SC

Shipley Preview

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

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

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

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

If you really want Shipley 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. :)