Scotch Modern®

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What is the Scotch Modern® font?

Recontextualizing the 10-point type of a scientific report published in 1873, Nick Shinn has produced sleekly refined, micro-detailed vector drawings by eye, without the assistance of scans, thus presenting an ironic critique of the way in which mechanical imagery beguiles us with the trite veracity of simulacra.
This beautiful genre of type, so popular in books, magazines and advertisements during the Victorian era and much of the 20th century, was derided by advocates of both the Arts & Crafts movement and 20th century modernists, and has never been properly adapted to hot metal, phototype, or digital media — until now. More…
Now the full range of typographic expression is possible in this style. The OpenType fonts support Western and CE encodings, Cyrillic (with Bulgarian alternates) and Polytonic Greek. There are many special features, including small caps, unicase, italic swash capitals, ten sets of figures per font, and both slashed and nut (vertical) fractions.
Together with Figgins Sans, comprises The ModernSuite of matched fonts.

Scotch Modern® Font families

The Scotch Modern® includes the following font families:

  • Scotch Modern
  • Scotch Modern Italic
  • Scotch Modern Bold
  • Scotch Modern Bold Italic
  • Scotch Micro
  • Scotch Micro Italic
  • Scotch Micro Bold
  • Scotch Micro Bold Italic
  • Scotch Modern Display

Scotch Modern® Preview

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


Most fonts on Jorgensen-Fonts.com are premium, which means that Scotch Modern® is not a free font.

You won't be able to find Scotch Modern® as a free download, so I suggest that you just go ahead and pay for it and download Scotch Modern® HERE. You can find some other great options here on Jorgensen-fonts.com as well that will save you time looking around all over the web.

It is always best to pay for a premium font rather than trying to find an illegal download. The benefits of paying for Scotch Modern® are that you get the license, and if you're caught using it illegally there could be some potential legal implications with the publisher of this particular typeface.

Furthermore, when searching "free downloads" on Google, most websites will say they have them but these types of offers usually come at a cost - either something like high-pressure sales tactics or getting tricked into downloading malware onto your computer by malicious third parties who want access to all your personal information!

It's just too risky going about finding free fonts online.

If you really want Scotch Modern® 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. :)