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What is the Cornelius font?

Cornelius is a playful hand-drawn font family designed by Daniel Bak (Artcity).
It is available in three handy weights: regular, bold and screaming. It contains international language accent marks and diacriticals, including Greek and Cyrillic in both OTF and TTF formats.
Font family name is inspired by the main male ape character from the 1968 science fiction film Planet of the Apes and Pierre Boulle novel of the same name. Boulle published his La Planète des singes in 1963, which was originally translated in 1964 as Monkey Planet by Xan Fielding, and later re-issued as Planet of the Apes. More…
Dr. Cornelius is a chimpanzee archaeologist and historian who appears in the original novel, and also the first three installments of the classic movie series, from the 1960s and 1970s. He was portrayed mainly by actor Roddy McDowall, but also by David Watson.

Cornelius Font families

The Cornelius includes the following font families:

  • Cornelius
  • Cornelius Bold
  • Cornelius Screaming

Cornelius Preview

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I know what you're thinking... Is Cornelius Free to Download?

Well i'm sorry to tell you that it isn't free. Most fonts featured on is a premium font that you have to pay for. You will not find a free download of Cornelius so do yourself a favor and don't waste your time searching the internet for one.

It's unlikely that a free download for Cornelius will come your way. There are too many websites that claim to offer "Free Downloads" of premium fonts, but these are just scams to get you to click on a link which will either take you to a spammy landing page or you risk getting viruses on your computer. In the rare occasion that you do find a free download for Cornelius remember that it's illegal to use a font if you didn't pay for it!

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