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Bastard Full family

  • Bastard Spindly
  • Bastard Fat
  • Bastard Even Fatter
$72   $54
About Bastard
Bastard is a contemporary blackletter, distinguished as one of the first to be created using the digital replication of a computer in 1988. It was revised in 2016 to feature an expanded character set. It draws upon a variety of sources from the Gutenberg Bible to Albrecht Dürer’s geometric experiments and Futurist letterforms. The controversial name was chosen for a number of reasons – it confronts fascist associations with blackletter rather than ignoring them. It has a historic basis; neither a Textura nor a Fraktur, but a bastard version of both. Finally, ‘bastard type’ in letterpress refers to casting a typeface onto the body of a smaller or larger type in order to change the leading.
Designed by
Jonathan Barnbrook
End-user license agreement (EULA)
PDF Specimen
Current release
Sep 1, 2006
Initial release
Sep 1, 1990
Language support

Afar, Afrikaans, Albanian, Basque, Bosnian, Breton, Catalan, Crimean Tatar (Latin), Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Esperanto, Estonian, Faroese, Finnish, French, Frisian, Friulian, German, Greenlandic, Hawaiian, Hungarian, Icelandic, Indonesian, Interlingua, Irish Gaelic, Italian, Karelian, Kirundi, Kurdish (Latin), Ladin, Latvian, Lithuanian, Luxemburgish, Malagasy, Malay, Maltese, Māori Norn, Norwegian (Bokmål), Norwegian (Nynorsk), Occitan, Palauan, Polish, Portuguese, Rhaeto-Romance, Romani, Romanian, Sango, Sámi (Northern), Scottish Gaelic, Serbian (Latin), Shona, Slovak, Slovene, Sorbian, Spanish, Swahili, Swati, Swedish, Tagalog (Filipino), Tahitian, Tokelauan, Tsonga, Turkish, Umbundu, Veps, Welsh, Wolof, Zulu

Discretionary Ligatures, Standard Ligatures, Superscript
Font formats
Individual weights & styles (3 fonts)
Spindly, Fat, Even Fatter
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