Able

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What is the Able font?

The history of Able’s connection with the Harry Potter phenomenon is really up in the air. It’s a catch-22 in this business – you either promote your own work and negotiate expensive exclusive licenses, or you work with a promoter and sell your designs to anyone and everyone.
It could have been an in-house designer at Rowling’s publisher, Scholastic, or a freelancer who proposed Able for the headings and such. The responsible party licensed it from T26, and JK Rowling’s storytelling made it a star. (I suppose it’s ironic that there’s a whole lot of unwritten history in the typography business.) More…
Able’s rise to fame really is a classic love story between reading and type design. If the books weren’t so popular, Able might still be waiting for some Mexican fast food chain to pick it up for packaging design. The movie deal certainly made the font all the more recognizable, what with its merchandising campaign.
Popularity can also cripple a great decorative face. It’s always being recognized as “The Harry Potter Font.” It might just have to wait a few decades for the Potter phenomenon to subside to be freed from the “Chamber of Pigeonholed Fonts.” In the meantime, I’m sure that a lot of fledgling graphic design apprentices are reading their new Potter books, being charmed by the idea of type design when they’re not turning the pages too fast to notice.

Able Font families

The Able includes the following font families:

  • Able New
  • Able Regular
  • Able Press
  • Able Outlaw

Able Preview

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

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Is Able Free to Download?

No, i'm afraid not. Every single font that we feature on FontsPlanet.com is a paid-for, premium font. There is no point trying to find a free download of Able so please don't waste your time looking.

It is highly unlikely that you'll be able to find Able for free. There's a lot of websites that will say "Free Download" but these are just attempts to get you to click on a link which will either take you to an ad landing page or you risk getting viruses on your computer. In the rare occasion that you do find a free download for Able remember that it's illegal to use a font if you didn't pay for it!

If you really want Able and you want to truly own it the legal and safe way, 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. :)