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What is the Cardea™ font?

The Cardea family of typefaces is the outcome of David Cabianca’s 2003–04 MA Typeface Design experience at the University of Reading. With Cardea, Cabianca intended to mix classical and modern characteristics, and in the process he created a typeface that “sparkles” on the page, with high contrast, luster and crisp edges. The result is a type with a muscular or sculptural feel much like the work of artists like Arne Quinze or Mark di Suvero.
Cardea was designed to function as a text face. It features three weights each with accompanying italics, small caps and a variety of ligatures.

Cardea™ Font families

The Cardea™ includes the following font families:

  • Cardea Regular
  • Cardea Regular Italic
  • Cardea Bold
  • Cardea Bold Italic
  • Cardea Black
  • Cardea Black Italic
  • Cardea Basic Regular Lining
  • Cardea Basic Regular Italic Lining
  • Cardea Basic Bold Lining
  • Cardea Basic Bold Italic Lining
  • Cardea Basic Black Lining
  • Cardea Basic Black Italic Lining

Cardea™ Preview

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

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

The short answer is no. Cardea™ 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 Cardea™, 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 Cardea™ 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 Cardea™ is that you get the license to use it leagally. If you're using an illegal version of Cardea™ and you get caught, you or your client could get into some trouble legally with the publisher of Cardea™. Also it is highly unlikely that you'll be able to find Cardea™ for free. Doing various searches on Google such as "Free Cardea™ 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 Cardea™ remember that it's illegal to use a font if you didn't pay for it!

If you really want Cardea™ 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. :)