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Tribbon ‘Layered’ Font – Exclusive Free Download

December 21st, 2009

By Graham Smith

In another free font exclusive on Noupe, we present Tribbon, a tasty layered ‘ribbon’ style font created by Dominic Le-Hair. It has taken a few weeks of communications with Dominic to finally arrive with a interesting concept in font design. Tribbon is a working ‘ribbon’ style font, that consists of several layers and is available as a free download below. Tribbon is available in both TTF and OTF font formats.

Tribbon Fox

Dominic also designed the popular ‘Clipper‘ font.

Tribbon Layer 1

Tribbon A

Tribbon Layer 2

Tribbon B

Tribbon Layer 3

Tribbon C

Tribbon Layer 4 – Complete

Tribbon A B & C Combined

Designer’s Profile

Dominic Le-Hair

I am a 32 year old Graphic Designer living and working in Peterborough, UK. I left Teesside University in 2001 with a BA Honours in Graphic Design.

I like to work on personal projects in my spare time as there are less restrictions than with most of the client briefs in my job. I try to be as original as possible with my work and like to occasionally combine hands-on media with digital techniques. I am inspired by designers who experiment with type, such as Craig Ward, Autobahn and Handmade Font.

How To Use The Font

The Tribbon font started as an experiment in Illustrator working with a simple custom brush I created. I used Myriad Pro Black as a loose basis for each character. The shadows were then added using a gradient overlay.

I was contacted by Graham who asked if I would be interested in creating a working font from my original work called Ribbon Alphabet on my Behance portfolio. I knew it would be a challenge to simplify it without losing too much detail. My solution was to break it up into three separate fonts (Tribbon A, Tribbon B and Tribbon C). These can be layered on top of one another to maintain the depth of the original. The fonts can be used this way in Photoshop, Illustrator, Indesign and QuarkXPress. Tribbon B can also be used on it’s own for a more simplified, 2D version of the original.

I named the font Tribbon as there are three fonts that resemble ribbons when combined (Tri + Ribbon).

tribbon-video-image

Dominic has also kindly created a brief video on how to best use the Tribbon font. ‘How to use the Tribbon Font

Font Licencing and Distribution

All rights are reserved by Dominic Le-Hair. You may use Tribbon freely for non-commercial and personal purposes, such as creating a logo for a personal web site, free web design materials, goods or banners.

Please contact Dominic Le-Hair before using the fonts for commercial purposes, such as for commercial products, stores or companies logos, TV, books and magazines, or CDs.

Dominic Le-Hair has made this font available as an exclusive to Noupe and as such, you are not permitted to re distribute this font, to supply it on CD or distribute it directly in other electronic form. If you wish to link to this font in other ‘free font’ blog posts then please do so. Do not supply a direct download link, please direct your readers to this post only.

Download the font!

You can download Tribbon from our servers.

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Scarlett
Guest
6 years 8 months ago

Beautiful font! Thank you, it’s such an inspiration.

Gerrit Fries
Guest
6 years 8 months ago

thanks a lot for this amazing font – i really appreciate!

vectorss
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6 years 8 months ago

very nice great font. Thanks share!

GinjaNinja
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GinjaNinja
6 years 8 months ago

Is nice! I like!

Thanky Spanky

Abhilash M
Guest
6 years 8 months ago

Thanks for this. You are doing gr8 job. Need to experiment things out of this :)

Samoo
Guest
6 years 8 months ago

Love the “layer philosopy”. Nice idea!

Steve Martin
Guest
6 years 8 months ago

Nice tribbon font with free download… I really liked it.. Thanks for share.. :)

Thibault
Guest
6 years 8 months ago

Great work. Thanks for sharing.

Maicon
Guest
6 years 8 months ago

Very beautiful and imaginative font. I will create a good reason to use the font =)

cssah
Guest
6 years 8 months ago

Woow ,Awesome font amazing thank you

r_jake
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r_jake
6 years 8 months ago

This is a really inspiring concept and outcome. When I saw it described as a ‘layered’ font, I thought it was just a gratuitous use of the familiar term – not that it was made from real multiple layers!!!

I think you may have stumbled upon something big here. I can forsee several ways in which this idea could evolve…

turisuna
Guest
6 years 8 months ago

I love the Tribbon Layer 4 – Complete, really colorful. It seems will be fun to mix and match the font, thanks for the sharing :)

Gerrit Fries
Guest
6 years 8 months ago

setting first layer as a mask and using nebula in the background looks just amazing!

Gowebtex
Guest
6 years 8 months ago

Great font! It looks most advantageous on the black background, I really love it!

Helen
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Helen
6 years 8 months ago

Nice to see someone also from Teesside! Thanks for the font.

Tom
Guest
6 years 8 months ago

This font is really amazing!
thanks!

david
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david
6 years 8 months ago

I have a problem uncompressing the archives. I get an error that says Winrar is unable to create the files.

Jµ
Guest
6 years 8 months ago

Waouh ! Won’t say more…

*-----Cute  Web Designer----*
Guest
6 years 8 months ago

Great collection of sites.

thanks for sharing

Namit Gupta
Guest
6 years 8 months ago

Amazing font, thanks for the share.

Luu Xuan Hao
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Luu Xuan Hao
6 years 7 months ago

Download for future usage, love it, thanks.

Richie
Guest
6 years 7 months ago

Awesome font… and thanks for sharing the case study. A lot to learn and explore….

Djdesignerlab
Guest
6 years 7 months ago

I have downloaded the font. Its really nice. I have used it in a fashion magazine website. Thanks Noupe

LukeSF
Guest
6 years 7 months ago

Awesome! Thanks a lot! A perfect match for my new project.

Thana
Guest
6 years 7 months ago

Beautiful Font. Thankyou.

softestbullet
Guest
6 years 6 months ago

Nicely done! Thank you for making it available! :)

donny
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donny
6 years 6 months ago

beautiful thanks!

AboveAverageJoe
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AboveAverageJoe
6 years 6 months ago

Just wanted throw some appreciation your way for the hard work put into this, and for putting it out here for free. Nice work, and thanks!

gingtalk
Guest
6 years 6 months ago

Tribbon Layer 4 — so cool i will make afew website by your font and link back to here.

sayan mukherjee
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sayan mukherjee
6 years 5 months ago

Great Work and thanks for sharing.

Gita
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Gita
6 years 5 months ago

Your fonts are such a great one,,love it!
Thanks for making it free for us to use

I wanna ask a permission, If I may, I think I’ll use your font for a print ad in a magz in Indonesia,,

May I? thanks before :) I appreciate Ur answer

..ciao..

Ryan Cowles
Guest
6 years 5 months ago

Beautiful font, thank you!

K6 de Dijon
Guest
6 years 5 months ago
I purpose a notice in French to use your nice font. Les polices graphiques sont des polices qui nécessitent un petit travail pour obtenir le résultat final. La police tribbon (tri ribbon -> trois rubans) se compose de 3 fichiers de police qu’il faut superposer pour obtenir le résultat final. – Mettez votre texte en place avec la police “Tribbon A.ttf” pour définir sa taille et l’espace que vous réservez au texte. – Puis, dans un logiciel graphique ou gérant les calques – Ressaisissez votre texte ou faites un copier/coller en appliquant la police “Tribbon A.ttf” avec la taille correspondant… Read more »
latha
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latha
6 years 4 months ago

GREAT… THANKS A LOT FOR SHARING

Nate
Guest
6 years 4 months ago

Hello!

I love your font, and would love to use it in my design work for web, print, etc… I generally do commercial design for others. So I wanted to ask permission to use your font for these purposes.

Thanks!
Nate Morris

Verny Acula
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Verny Acula
6 years 3 months ago

Thank you from the Antipodes,

OzzieTonto

Picture One
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Picture One
6 years 2 months ago

Thank you!
Very nice font indeed!
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bororo
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bororo
6 years 2 months ago

thank u …that’s cool font

SHER
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SHER
6 years 1 month ago

Great font! love it. Thxs!

Rossi
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Rossi
6 years 1 month ago

AWESOOOMMEE! Thanks for sharing . Very inspirational!!

Rafo Barbosa
Guest
5 years 11 months ago

Awesome!

Rafo from Brazil!

????
Guest
5 years 11 months ago

WOW,very nice ,thank you for sharing !

Kevin
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Kevin
5 years 11 months ago

A courageous, yet successful project. Congrats & thanks for dl! Kevin

Caity
Guest
5 years 11 months ago

Wow! I just started making a blog…. and this font will be perfect! Thank you so much! I can’t wait to play around with this. Absolutely beautiful! Thank you for making this free. Woot!

Tiago Ferreira
Guest
5 years 11 months ago

I really Apreciate!
Thanks!

Tiago Ferreira
Guest
5 years 11 months ago

I really Apreciate this font
Thanks!

DownloadCe
Guest
5 years 10 months ago

Nice Especially for blog Thank you.

Dan
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Dan
5 years 10 months ago

Thanks

Sandeep Soni
Guest
5 years 7 months ago

This is a great place to find and know about fonts.

Ryan
Guest
5 years 6 months ago

Such a fun font! One of the best i’ve seen in awhile

HeyLinus
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HeyLinus
5 years 5 months ago

Thanks man!

James
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James
5 years 3 months ago

Hi Dominic, would you allow me to use this awesome font for my company logo? Thanks either way,

James

Jaeho
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Jaeho
5 years 3 months ago

It’s very beautiful font. Thanks a lot

richard oreilly aka jahrichie
Guest
5 years 2 months ago

This font is the DOPENESS. I’m using it for my personal design company (with proper attribution). I made a quick web app that lets you try different colors/size and preview what the outcome is @ : http://tribbon.chyeaa.com/

Live filters to come, and better ui.

MUCH LOVE!

jobish
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jobish
5 years 6 days ago

very attractive

budget logo shop
Guest
4 years 7 months ago

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Rodrigo
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Rodrigo
4 years 7 months ago

WoooOooow!

Thank you!

i love it!

Raffaella Ciavatta
Guest
4 years 6 months ago

Beautiful type :)
Thank you!

Victor
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Victor
4 years 5 months ago

Amazing font. Great idea to use multiple layers to create it.

Pablo Mestres
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Pablo Mestres
4 years 4 months ago

Hi,

Is it possible to use this font for a music band?

Thanks

Gareth Hardy
Guest
4 years 3 months ago

Really beautiful work. Thanks for sharing :)

carlo muttoni
Guest
4 years 2 months ago

Dominic Le-Hair did a wonderful job. I like his multi-layered font. I think it’s brilliant the way you build it up like a sandwich, choosing colors and filters. It’s also great fun to experiment with multiple layers amnd transparencies. i wish other fonts would be designed this way, giving people room for new experiments.

Thank you for sharing this beautiful type.

Carlo

Brittany Diamond
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Brittany Diamond
4 years 2 months ago

I am interested in possibly using this font for an advertising campaign at an ad firm I intern at, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA. Please let me know as soon as possible about rights and prices, etc, if applicable.

Lisa
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Lisa
4 years 1 month ago

must be nice to be GAP’s “Be Bright” font selection! Love your font!

EJ
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EJ
3 years 5 months ago

Hello, I downloaded the font but it prompts me that there’s a password. May I know what the password is?

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