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What is the Skill font?

With Skill I wanted to create something wild. Something that splashed the letters with life. To do this, I knew I’d have to break the barrier between analog and digital, so I took my best brush and started to play. More…
Throughout the years as a type-designer I’ve met and become fan of many calligraphers. My belief that only a good calligrapher can make good typography (1) has become even stronger. I’m now absolutely sure that only practice improves the skill, especially in this field. So, with this in mind, I started a font which was a challenge for me because sometimes the gap between paper and screen can be gigantic.
Skill is another of my attemps (2) to capture the spirit of the pointed brush, its expressiveness, the passions and fears of the artist. This font is about freedom. Freedom everywhere. Movement, velocity, passion. To achieve this, many alternates and ligatures per glyph were designed. Use it on magazines, posters, book covers, music albums, t-shirts, skates, tattoos.
(1) This is mostly referred to script fonts, though text fonts made by designers with a deep calligraphic background have at least to me, an extra charm.
(2) See my fonts Live and Indie.
Thanks to Open-Type, the font gives the user the chance to play and get many wonderful results: In example, using the font with “discretionary ligatures” activated will give more life to the written word. Some letters will jump of the base, while others will ligate or not with the following (typical of gestural calligraphy).
Adobe Illustrator is recommended.
Skill is the most complete style. It has all the alternates and ligatures that can be seen in the posters and more!
Skill Standard is a variant with no decorative glyphs. It has the basic alphabet and some ligatures for better legibility.

Skill Font families

The Skill includes the following font families:

  • Skill
  • Skill Standard

Skill Preview

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

Is Skill a free to download font?

I'm afraid not. Skill is not free to download. You will need to pay for it with your hard earn money. Most fonts that we feature on is a premium font. We do have a Free Fonts category where we showcase all of the best free fonts that you can download. Trust me when I say, don't waste your time searching for a free download of Skill. You will not find a link anywhere.

It is highly unlikely that you'll be able to find Skill for free. You might see a few websites that will say "Free Download" of Skill font, 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 Skill remember that it's illegal to use a font if you didn't pay for it!

If you really want Skill 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. :)