What is the Greyfriars font?
Greyfriars Kirkyard is the graveyard surrounding Greyfriars Kirk in Edinburgh, Scotland. I needed a rather ‘English’ name for this hand drawn Baskerville, but I ended up with a Scottish one. Greyfriars font was hand drawn with a Japanese brush pen. It is based on Baskerville, a font I really like. The glyphs are a bit rough and jumpy, which adds to Greyfriars’ unique look. Use it for your titling, book covers and product packaging, or stick it in a website and see what happens! Comes with a jolly bundle of diacritics.
Greyfriars Font families
The Greyfriars includes the following font families:
- Greyfriars Regular
- Greyfriars Italic
Here is a preview of how Greyfriars will look. For more previews using your own text as an example, click here.
I know what you're thinking... Is Greyfriars Free to Download?
Well i'm sorry to tell you that it isn't free. Most fonts featured on FontsAnon.com is a premium font that you have to pay for. You will not find a free download of Greyfriars so do yourself a favor and don't waste your time searching the internet for one.
It's unlikely that a free download for Greyfriars 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 Greyfriars remember that it's illegal to use a font if you didn't pay for it!
If you really want Greyfriars 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 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. :)