Albertan Pro™

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What is the Albertan Pro™ font?

Albertan was the first Jim Rimmer typeface to make the transition from metal to digital. And for very good reason. When the first roman face was cut at 16 pt. in 1982, it was intended for use in hand-setting limited edition books at Jim’s own Pie Tree Press, but it immediately perked the ears of text typography connoisseurs in the printing industry. It was hard to resist Jim’s expertly balanced approach to transforming the traditional roman model by infusing many transitional traits into the forms without sacrificing the integrity of the calligraphic influence or the functionality of the overall setting. Not to mention only Jim Rimmer could have made those almost-slab serifs work in such a face. A first post-Baskerville-post-Joanna, if you will. More…
A very attractive italic with a surprising slight incline followed in 1985, and the rest was history. Albertan became a Canadian text classic. Though Jim kept producing additional material (small caps and light fonts in the 1990s, bold fonts in the mid 2000s) to expand Albertan into a cohesive family, he became too busy with his other typefaces and press work, and the shape of the family remained in questionable limbo until Jim’s death in 2010.
In the summer of 2012, after the repatriation of Jim’s typefaces, the Canada Type designers set out to turn Albertan into the kind of family Jim would have been proud of, so they spent over seven months meticulously correcting and remastering the Albertan fonts, then expanding the family with new weights and tremendous glyph sets. This new Albertan Pro family is 14 fonts, each containing over 670 glyphs. Six formidable weights and an inline set, along with their true italic counterparts, are suitable to accommodate an enormous variety of text and display applications. Advanced typography features throughout all fonts include small caps, comprehensive ligature sets, stylistic alternates, six kinds of figures, automatic fractions, ordinals, case-sensitive forms, extended Latin language support and all-encompassing class-based kerning.
20% of the Albertan Pro family’s revenues will be donated to the Canada Type Scholarship Fund, supporting higher typography education in Canada.

Albertan Pro™ Font families

The Albertan Pro™ includes the following font families:

  • Albertan Pro Light
  • Albertan Pro Light Italic
  • Albertan Pro
  • Albertan Pro Italic
  • Albertan Pro Book
  • Albertan Pro Book Italic
  • Albertan Pro Medium
  • Albertan Pro Medium Italic
  • Albertan Pro SemiBold
  • Albertan Pro SemiBold Italic
  • Albertan Pro Bold
  • Albertan Pro Bold Italic
  • Albertan Pro Inline
  • Albertan Pro Inline Italic

Albertan Pro™ Preview

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

Is Albertan Pro™ Free to Download?

No, every font we feature is a premium, paid-for font. Please don't waste your time looking for a free download of Albertan Pro™.

It is very unlikely you'll be able to find it for free, you risk getting viruses on your computer, and even if you do find it please remember that it's illegal to use it if you didn't pay for it!

If you really want Albertan Pro™ then click here to visit the download and purchase page on MyFonts to get it with the proper license. The designer and publisher deserves to be paid for their work. :)