Dair®

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What is the Dair® font?

Designer: Carl Dair
Revived by: Nick Shinn
A restoration of the first Canadian-designed typeface, which was completed by Carl Dair in 1967 and named after 16th century explorer Jacques Cartier, who mapped the Gulf of St. Lawrence in the 1530s.
The design is characterized by ascenders which tower dramatically above the capitals, by condensed italic minuscules inclined at a mere 6 degrees—and by its profound empathy for the core principles of the roman type form, originating over 500 years ago. More…
The revival was made from a printed example of the face, in the The Magic Fiddler, and Other Legends of French Canada by Claude Aubry, published in 1968.
Dair 67 and Dair 67 Italic will create facsimiles of the original fonts’ typesetting.
Dair and Dair Italic are fully-featured 21st century fonts.
Dair TBNT is precisely fitted and kerned for the Tight But Not Touching style of the 1970s (notably different from both Optical kerning and tracked-in Dair).

Dair® Font families

The Dair® includes the following font families:

  • Dair
  • Dair Italic
  • Dair 67
  • Dair 67 Italic
  • Dair TBNT

Dair® Preview

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


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

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

If you really want Dair® 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. :)