Michael Harvey designed Ellington for Monotype in 1990. Ellington (named after jazz musician and composer, Duke Ellington) is a text typeface that has a definite calligraphic influence that creates a lively and interesting page. Harvey, a stone carver and lettering artist, is sensitive to the needs of graphic designers, and so designed Ellington with a tall x-height and narrow width, making it accommodating for both economy of space in short texts, and for display work as well.
Ellington® Font families
The Ellington® includes the following font families:
Ellington MT Std Light
Ellington MT Std Light Italic
Ellington MT Std
Ellington MT Std Italic
Ellington MT Std Bold
Ellington MT Std Bold Italic
Ellington MT Std ExtraBold
Ellington MT Std ExtraBold Italic
Here is a preview of how Ellington® will look. For more previews using your own text as an example, click here.
Is Ellington® 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 Ellington® so please don't waste your time looking.
It is highly unlikely that you'll be able to find Ellington® 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 Ellington® remember that it's illegal to use a font if you didn't pay for it!
If you really want Ellington® 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. :)