The Papyrus font is currently owned by Monotype Foundry. But did you know that the Papyrus font’s original designer, Chris Costello, sold this now-iconic font to a major publisher, Letraset, for just $2500? The font was designed in 1982 but published in 1983. So the designer never could’ve guessed how big it would become.
Papyrus is a calligraphic typeface inspired by the Middle East and Biblical times. So, the designer draws a lot of ligatures and letters with hairline arrangements. The font has a 324 glyph count with 387 characters and supports up to 56 languages. It only comes in one style, Papyrus Regular, and both OpenType and TrueType formats can be used with it.
According to Chris Costello in an interview, the Papyrus font was created accidentally. As a result, Papyrus was not immediately successful. But when the desktop PostScript font version came out in the middle of the 1990s, they were a huge success.
Papyrus Font Download & Generator
Font Name: Papyrus
Designer: Chris Costello
License: Free For Personal Use
|Release/ Publishing Date||1997|
|Character Range||Basic Latin,|
|Copyright||© Esselte Corporation 1997. Portions Copyright Microsoft Corporation 1997|
|Designer’s Other Fonts||Blackstone,|
|Similar Font||Film Cryptic|
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