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What is the Andrade font?

Andrade is a new typeface designed by Dino dos Santos in 2005.
This typeface was inspired in the typographic work of Manoel de Andrade de Figueiredo (b.1670-d.1735), Nova Escola para Aprender a Ler, Escrever e Contar, printed in 1722 at Offcina de Bernardo da Costa de Carvalho. More…
This is one of the most important books, and almost forgotten, about Portuguese calligraphy and typography, and the work of Andrade de Figueiredo is among the most amazing examples of type design of the Eighteenth Century. His work inspired Ventura da Silva, a Portuguese typographer, who in 1803 published a book named Regras Methodicas, where he redesigns some of Figueiredo’s type specimens.
But Ventura’s purpose was to create a more elegant and readable typeface than Didot and Bodoni. This kind of typeface used to be called leitura and is a transition between the baroque and modern typography.
Andrade is a brilliant text typeface and is available in Regular, Italic, Bold, Bold Italic, Ligatures, Ligatures Italic, Swashes and Ornaments. Andrade is my tribute to Portuguese typography and to the work of Manoel de Andrade de Figueiredo in particular.

Andrade Font families

The Andrade includes the following font families:

  • Andrade Regular
  • Andrade Italic
  • Andrade Bold
  • Andrade Bold Italic
  • Andrade Ligatures
  • Andrade Ligatures Italic
  • Andrade Swashes
  • Andrade Ornaments

Andrade Preview

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

You're probably thinking - Is Andrade available to Download for free?

The short answer is no. Andrade is definitely not available as a free download font. This is a premium font which mean that you will have to pay to download and use it in your project. We showcase fonts on SharedFonts that are almost all premium fonts. Feel free to waste valuable hours of your time searching for a free download of Andrade, but take it from me, you will not be successful in your quest. Just think how much time and effort you will save if you just pay for Andrade and be done with it.

It is always best to pay for a premium font rather than trying to find an illegal download. The benefits of paying for Andrade is that you get the license to use it leagally. If you're using an illegal version of Andrade and you get caught, you or your client could get into some trouble legally with the publisher of Andrade. Also it is highly unlikely that you'll be able to find Andrade for free. Doing various searches on Google such as "Free Andrade Download" you will see 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 Andrade remember that it's illegal to use a font if you didn't pay for it!

If you really want Andrade 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. :)