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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.

Are you looking for Excelsior® As a Free to Download?

Well if you are then you'll be disappointed. Unfortunately Excelsior® is not available as a free download font. Nearly all the fonts that we display on FoxyFonts.com is a premium font. This means that you will have to pay to download it and use it for your project. You could waste hours of your time looing around the web to find a free download of Excelsior®, or you could just save that time and effort into creating some awesome work with Excelsior®.

It is always best to pay for a premium font rather than trying to find an illegal download. The benefits of paying for Excelsior® is that you get the license to use it leagally. If you're using an illegal version of Excelsior® and you get caught, you or your client could get into some trouble legally with the publisher of Excelsior®. Also it is highly unlikely that you'll be able to find Excelsior® for free. Doing various searches on Google such as "Free Excelsior® Download" you will see 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 Excelsior® remember that it's illegal to use a font if you didn't pay for it!

If you really want Excelsior® and you want to truly own it the legal and safe way, then click here to visit the download and purchase page on MyFonts.com. 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. :)