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What is the Melior® font?

Designer Hermann Zapf set out to create a typeface that was ideally suited to newspapers and other legibility applications. Melior is that typeface, released by the Stempel foundry in 1952.
Its straightforward but elegant design incorporates strong square serifs and condensed proportions based on the superellipse.
Melior is excellent for newsletters and business applications, such as correspondence and annual reports.

Melior® Font families

The Melior® includes the following font families:

  • Melior Roman
  • Melior Italic
  • Melior Bold
  • Melior Bold Italic

Melior® Preview

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

Is Melior® Free to Download?

No. This is a premium font that you can download from Please don't waste your time looking for a free download of Melior® 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 Melior® 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. :)