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What is the Excelsior® font?

Six years after the introduction of Ionic No.5, Griffith removed any remaining awkwardness to produce at Linotype Excelsior, which many believe to be the best newspaper text face of all time. It has retained its popularity in Europe, where newspaper columns are wide. Opticon and Paragon are slightly heavier and slightly lighter versions designed for newspapers that deliberately underink to favor halftones, or overink to favor text and headlines.

Excelsior® Font families

The Excelsior® includes the following font families:

  • Excelsior Roman
  • Excelsior Italic
  • Excelsior Bold
  • Excelsior Insertio
  • Excelsior Pro Insertio
  • Excelsior Cyrillic Roman
  • Excelsior Cyrillic Italic
  • Excelsior Cyrillic Bold

Excelsior® Preview

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

Is Excelsior® Free to Download?

No. This is a premium font that you can download from MyFonts.com Please don't waste your time looking for a free download of Excelsior® as you just won't find it.

It's highly unlikely that this font can be found for free on the web. If you do, then potentially you'll risk getting viruses on your computer. One thing to remember is that it's illegal to use this font if you didn't pay for it!

Do the right thing. If you want Excelsior® then click here to visit the download and purchase page on MyFonts to get it with the proper license. The designer and publisher deserves to be paid for their hard work. :)