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What is the Stymie™ font?

In 1931, Morris Fuller Benton created the Stymie typeface for the American Type Founders (ATF). Stymie is a reworking of a slab serif type that was popular in Europe at that time, Memphis. For the past one hundred fifty years, slab serif types (sometimes called Egyptian or Egyptienne-style faces) have been a popular choice for headline text in newspapers, magazines, and advertising.

Stymie™ Font families

The Stymie™ includes the following font families:

  • Stymie Light
  • Stymie Medium
  • Stymie Bold
  • Stymie Black
  • Stymie Medium Condensed
  • Stymie Bold Condensed

Stymie™ Preview

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

Is Stymie™ 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 Stymie™ 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 Stymie™ 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. :)