Catalina

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What is the Catalina font?

Earlier this year I visited a bakery in Newport Beach, CA and fell in love with the organic design and typography of the place. Hand-drawn menus, table cards, chalkboards, and wall quotes surrounded the charming spot. It inspired me to create a new font family based on the combination of hand drawn fonts. Included in this package are 5 font families, with 2 graphic ornament fonts. Each font family contains at least a light, medium and bold.
Here is a breakdown of what’s cookin’ at Catalina’s Bakery: More…
Catalina Anacapa: Tall and skinny, this font comes in 3 weights for both sans and slab serif styles. It includes contextual alternatives (giving 3 versions of each letter), stylistic alternatives for select letters (A, K, P, Q, R, Y) and also includes Small Caps.
Catalina Avalon: Based off Anacapa, this sub family has a high contrasting line weight. It comes in light, regular and bold as well as an inline alternative for both sans and slab serif styles. Avalon also includes opentype features such as contextual alternatives (giving 3 versions of each letter), stylistic alternatives for select letters (A, K, P, Q, R, Y) and small caps for each letter.
Catalina Clemente: In a more standard width, Clemente is one of the two sub families that can be used for paragraph text as well as headlines. It’s organically geometric in style and comes in ALL CAPS and lowercase, includes upright and custom italics, and has the opentype feature giving 3 versions of each letter.
Catalina Script: A great compliment with the display sub-families, Catalina Script rounds out the package with a hand-drawn cursive flair. It includes contextual alternatives (giving 2 variations to each letter) as well as stylistic alternatives for many of the capital and lowercase letters. It has special ligatures for some letter combinations, and titling alternatives for all the capital letters.
Catalina Typewriter: The second of the paragraph text sub-families, this typewriter inspired hand-drawn font family works great as either a display or paragraph text. It has contextual alternatives with 3 versions of each letter, and comes in both upright and custom italics versions.
Catalina Extras! These two fonts go perfectly with the Catalina Family. They includes borders, frames, arrows, banners, flourishes and more. Catalina Flourish has all of it’s options in a light and bold style, to use the light version type all lowercase letters, then to make something bold, used it’s uppercase (or shift+) characters. For a breakdown of graphic/letter correlation, see the breakdown PDF.
All of Catalina was drawn by the same hand, using the same ink and technique. While they contrast in their type styles, they work together perfectly to create one cohesive font family.

Catalina Font families

The Catalina includes the following font families:

  • Catalina Anacapa Sans Light
  • Catalina Anacapa Sans
  • Catalina Anacapa Sans Bold
  • Catalina Anacapa Slab Light
  • Catalina Anacapa Slab
  • Catalina Anacapa Slab Bold
  • Catalina Avalon Sans Light
  • Catalina Avalon Sans
  • Catalina Avalon Sans Bold
  • Catalina Avalon Sans Inline
  • Catalina Avalon Slab Light
  • Catalina Avalon Slab
  • Catalina Avalon Slab Bold
  • Catalina Avalon Slab Inline
  • Catalina Clemente Light
  • Catalina Clemente Light Italic
  • Catalina Clemente
  • Catalina Clemente Italic
  • Catalina Clemente Bold
  • Catalina Clemente Bold Italic
  • Catalina Script Light
  • Catalina Script Light Italic
  • Catalina Script
  • Catalina Script Italic
  • Catalina Script Bold
  • Catalina Script Bold Italic
  • Catalina Typewriter Light
  • Catalina Typewriter Light Italic
  • Catalina Typewriter
  • Catalina Typewriter Italic
  • Catalina Typewriter Bold
  • Catalina Typewriter Bold Italic
  • Catalina Flourish
  • Catalina Extras

Catalina Preview

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


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

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

If you really want Catalina and you want to truly own it the legal and safe way, then click here to visit the download and purchase page on MyFonts.com. 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. :)