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What is the Sistina® font?

Sistina, designed by Hermann Zapf in 1950 was first named Aurelia Titling.
It is a heavy supplement to the Michelangelo Titling based on studies of inscriptions in Rome.
First released in hotmetal at D. Stempel AG, Frankfurt in 1951, Sistina was originally an all caps font. The digital version from Linotype contains small caps.

Sistina® Font families

The Sistina® includes the following font families:

  • Sistina URW D

Sistina® Preview

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

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Is Sistina® A free font? Is Sistina® Free to Download?

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

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

If you really want Sistina® 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. :)