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  • 1440 BF False Idol1
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False Idol Full family

  • False Idol Regular
  • False Idol Italic
$48   $36
About False Idol
False Idol is based on bad rub-down lettering from 1970s pornographic magazines and homemade religious leaflets. Letterforms that were intended to mimic a feeling of cheap glamour or the word of God, but just seemed outside ‘good taste’ and bizarrely creative. Somehow an alluring beauty emerges from this naive mix of sleaze and authority to create something strangely intense and pleasurable to the eye.
Designed by
Jonathan Barnbrook
End-user license agreement (EULA)
PDF Specimen
Current release
Sep 1, 2016
Initial release
Sep 1, 1997
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 (2 fonts)
Regular, Italic
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