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What is the Fontella™ font?

Italian type design master Aldo Novarese was not famous for making calligraphic designs, nor had he any interest in them. He is much better known for his text faces, and quite innovative sans serif and decorative designs which became the definition of what we now know as techno and modern.
But in 1968, Novarese surprised everyone with a fantastic flowing deco script entitled Elite. Novarese’s formula of simple soft curves and toned-down swashes makes for one of the most unique alphabets ever seen, not to mention one of the best flowing and most legible scripts. This is now its digital incarnation, named Fontella. More…
Fontella’s applications are virtually limitless. This is the sort of script that can feel at home pretty much anywhere; a sign, a fridge magnet, a bumper sticker, a greeting card, a movie poster, a book cover, music artwork, magazine ads, newsletter headlines, etc. Digitized from original specimen and expanded with a few built-in alternates and ligatures by Rebecca Alaccari, the font was named after the famed jazz singer Fontella Bass. These letters are just so sweet they had to be called Fontella.

Fontella™ Font families

The Fontella™ includes the following font families:

  • Fontella

Fontella™ Preview

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

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I know what you're thinking... Is Fontella™ 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 Fontella™ so do yourself a favor and don't waste your time searching the internet for one.

It's unlikely that a free download for Fontella™ 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 Fontella™ remember that it's illegal to use a font if you didn't pay for it!

If you really want Fontella™ and you want to truly own it the legal and safe way, and support the designers and publishers, 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. :)