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What is the Paradigm® font?

Originally released in 1995 as a three font family, Paradigm forcefully addressed the emaciating effect that digitization was then exerting upon traditional serifed typography.
Investigating the new media of a much previous era, Nick Shinn deconstructed the first roman type, designed by Sweynheym and Pannartz in 1467, and gleaned, from its minuscules, the low contrast and discreet serif treatment (portrayed by a novel convex effect), which he subsequently applied to both capitals and lower case of a classically proportioned Venetian invention. More…
Now in 2008, the glyphs, metrics and hinting of the 1995 fonts have been refined, Extra Bold and Light weights added, a full range of OpenType features instituted, and the number of characters per style increased almost threefold. It is a major upgrade to a unique typeface.

Paradigm® Font families

The Paradigm® includes the following font families:

  • Paradigm Light
  • Paradigm Light Italic
  • Paradigm Regular
  • Paradigm Italic
  • Paradigm Bold
  • Paradigm Bold Italic
  • Paradigm ExtraBold

Paradigm® Preview

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Is Paradigm® Free to Download?

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

It is highly unlikely that you'll be able to find Paradigm® 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 Paradigm® remember that it's illegal to use a font if you didn't pay for it!

If you really want Paradigm® and you want to truly own it the legal and safe way, then click here to visit the download and purchase page on 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. :)