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What is the Electra® font?

Designed in 1935 by William Addison Dwiggins, Electra has been a standard book typeface since its release because of its evenness of design and high legibility.
In the specimen book for Electra, Dwiggins himself points out the type’’s identifying characteristics:” “The weighted top serifs of the straight letters of the lower case: that is a thing that occurs when you are making formal letters with a pen, writing quickly. And the flat way the curves get away from the straight stems: that is a speed product.”” More…
Electra is not only a fine text face but is equally responsive when set at display sizes, realizing Dwiggins’’ intent when he set about the design: “”…if you don’t get your type warm it will be just a smooth, commonplace, third-rate piece of good machine technique, no use at all for setting down warm human ideas, just a box full of rivets….I’’d like to make it warm, so full of blood and personality that it would jump at you.””

Electra® Font families

The Electra® includes the following font families:

  • Electra LT Std Regular
  • Electra LT Std Cursive
  • Electra LT Std Bold
  • Electra LT Std Bold Cursive
  • Electra LT Std Display
  • Electra LT Std Cursive Display
  • Electra LT Std Bold Display
  • Electra LT Std Bold Cursive Dis

Electra® Preview

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

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

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

If you really want Electra® 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. :)