Cartier™ Book

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What is the Cartier™ Book font?

Cartier was Canada’s first roman text typeface, created in 1967 to celebrate Canada’s centennial. Its designer, Carl Dair, was one of the country’s most celebrated graphic design pioneers, and a fine designer indeed — but he was not a trained type designer. He had spent a year at the Enschedé type foundry and printing works in the Netherlands, but that probably wasn’t enough to fully grasp all that was required to make an effective text face. It is also possible that Dair simply compromised his own design by not allowing any of the much needed alterations to be made to his working drawings when they were handed over to Linotype for production. More…
Cartier, though a strikingly original oldstyle, never became the influential allround text face it might have been. A display typeface derived from it, Raleigh, was more successful.
Realizing that Dair’s design was sound in concept, if not in execution, Rod McDonald began working on a new digital version in 1997. The final family is convincing proof that Cartier could have been the functional text face that Dair originally wanted.

Cartier™ Book Font families

The Cartier™ Book font includes the following font families:

  • Cartier Book Pro Regular
  • Cartier Book Pro Italic
  • Cartier Book Pro Medium
  • Cartier Book Pro Bold
  • Cartier Book Std Regular
  • Cartier Book Std Italic
  • Cartier Book Std Medium
  • Cartier Book Std Bold

Cartier™ Book Preview

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

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

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

If you really want Cartier™ Book 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. :)