URW Antiqua™

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What is the URW Antiqua™ font?

URW Grotesk was designed exclusively for URW by Prof. Hermann Zapf in 1985. At the same time, Zapf designed URW Antiqua to go with URW Grotesk. At that time, we were working with a large German publishing house (Axel Springer) on type design solutions to replace certain of their newspaper fonts. Test pages of large German newspapers (e.g. Bildzeitung) were printed with URW Grotesk and URW Antiqua font families. For reasons not disclosed to us, the project was dropped and Springer never used URW Grotesk and URW Antiqua for that purpose.
Anyway, Zapf finished his designs and URW produced both families. More…
Zapf’s intention for the two typefaces was to design two highly legible, open and classical fonts that could be used for any kind of typography, especially books, newspapers, magazines, etc.
However, we realized later on, that URW Grotesk is very well suited for multi media applications on screen.

URW Antiqua™ Font families

The URW Antiqua™ includes the following font families:

  • URW Antiqua Regular
  • URW Antiqua SC Regular
  • URW Antiqua Oblique
  • URW Antiqua Italic
  • URW Antiqua Medium
  • URW Antiqua SC Medium
  • URW Antiqua Medium Oblique
  • URW Antiqua Medium Italic
  • URW Antiqua Bold
  • URW Antiqua Bold Oblique
  • URW Antiqua Bold Italic
  • URW Antiqua ExtraBold
  • URW Antiqua ExtraBold Oblique
  • URW Antiqua ExtraBold Italic
  • URW Antiqua UltraBold
  • URW Antiqua UltraBold Oblique
  • URW Antiqua UltraBold Italic
  • URW Antiqua SuperBold
  • URW Antiqua Alt SuperBold
  • URW Antiqua SuperBold Italic
  • URW Antiqua Alt SuperBold Italic
  • URW Antiqua Con
  • URW Antiqua Cond SC
  • URW Antiqua ExtraNarrow
  • URW Antiqua ExtraNarrow Oblique
  • URW Antiqua ExtraNarrow Medium
  • URW Antiqua ExtraNarrow Medium Oblique
  • URW Antiqua ExtraNarrow Bold
  • URW Antiqua ExtraNarrow Bold Oblique
  • URW Antiqua ExtraNarrow ExtraBold
  • URW Antiqua ExtraNarrow ExtraBold Oblique
  • URW Antiqua ExtraNarrow UltraBold
  • URW Antiqua ExtraNarrow UltraBold Oblique
  • URW Antiqua Narrow
  • URW Antiqua Narrow Oblique
  • URW Antiqua Narrow Medium
  • URW Antiqua Narrow Medium Oblique
  • URW Antiqua Narrow Bold
  • URW Antiqua Narrow Bold Oblique
  • URW Antiqua Narrow ExtraBold
  • URW Antiqua Narrow ExtraBold Oblique
  • URW Antiqua Narrow UltraBold
  • URW Antiqua Narrow UltraBold Oblique
  • URW Antiqua Wide
  • URW Antiqua Wide Oblique
  • URW Antiqua Wide Medium
  • URW Antiqua Wide Medium Oblique
  • URW Antiqua Wide Bold
  • URW Antiqua Wide Bold Oblique
  • URW Antiqua Wide ExtraBold
  • URW Antiqua Wide ExtraBold Oblique
  • URW Antiqua Wide UltraBold
  • URW Antiqua Wide UltraBold Oblique
  • URW Antiqua ExtraWide
  • URW Antiqua ExtraWide Oblique
  • URW Antiqua ExtraWide Medium
  • URW Antiqua ExtraWide Medium Oblique
  • URW Antiqua ExtraWide Bold
  • URW Antiqua ExtraWide Bold Oblique
  • URW Antiqua ExtraWide ExtraBold
  • URW Antiqua ExtraWide ExtraBold Oblique
  • URW Antiqua ExtraWide UltraBold
  • URW Antiqua ExtraWide UltraBold Oblique

URW Antiqua™ Preview

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Is URW Antiqua™ a free to download font?

I'm afraid not. URW Antiqua™ is not free to download. You will need to pay for it with your hard earn money. Most fonts that we feature on PimpMyFonts.com 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 URW Antiqua™. You will not find a link anywhere.

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If you really want URW Antiqua™ 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. :)