When Paul Harpin’s niece Laura died of cancer at a criminally early age he decided to do what he could to raise funds and awareness in the fight against this ravaging disease.

The former Haymarket Media Group Creative Director set about designing his first typeface and establishing the BuyFontsSaveLives campaign.

The Laura type family is a set of narrow grotesque fonts with a large x-height. Unlike most narrow grotesques it has a hand drawn feel. It is not drawn with a compass and ruler. It’s a humanist font with curves and circular punctuation.

Available in two variations initially – Plain and Display – each style has twelve weights with matching italics.

All BFSL typefaces sold will raise much needed funds for Cancer Research & MacMillan Cancer Support; your purchase could literally save lives. Thank you.

Laura Plain
Laura Display


Click a purchase button below to license the font for personal and commercial use. Buy a licence for desktop, web, app or ePub use and receive a link for immediate download of the font(s) with your transaction receipt/invoice.

VAT tax is only charged within the EU; orders placed outside the EU (e.g. USA) will automatically have VAT removed from their final transaction price. Buyers have the choice of paying via PayPal or with their own credit/debit card.

Desktop Licence

A licence to install the font(s) on a Mac or Windows computer/laptop etc for use with desktop software programs and printers. One time fee based on number of users.

Webfont Licence

A licence to embed the web formatted versions of the font(s) on your website using the CSS @font-face rule. One time licence based on your site’s average monthly pageviews.

App Licence

A licence to embed the font(s) into a digital app developed for mobile or tablet use. App licences are multi platform (e.g. iOS, Android, Windows Phone) and priced per title.

ePub Licence

A licence to embed the font(s) into commercial PDFs or electronic publications such as eBooks, eMagazines or eNewspapers sold to customers or subscribers. Priced per title.