Garalda

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What is the Garalda font?

Type designer Xavier Dupré’s Garalda is a charming 21st century family that renews a legacy of finesse. As paragraphs on a page, Garalda’s overall impression is of a workaday personality, committed to the main purpose of the job: easy long-form reading. But setting it in display sizes proves something different: This reinvented Garamond is anything but basic.
The Garalda story begins with the serendipitous finding of a book typeset in a rare Garalde, called Tory-Garamond, with which Dupré was not immediately familiar. This Garamond was used in bibliophile books in the decades surrounding 1920, but after that it became déclassé for an unknown reason. More…
Dupré found the italic styles especially charming and discovered the family was probably the mythical Ollière Garamond cut from 1914. He obtained low resolution scans of the typeface and used them, rather than high resolution scans, as the basis for his new type family. This allowed Dupré the mental freedom to experiment and remix as he saw fit, culminating in a contemporary family with heritage.
As seen in the simplistic rectangular serifs, Garalda is a humanist slab serif, but with a mix of angles and curves to give the classic shapes a fresh, unorthodox feeling. While almost invisible in paragraph text, these produce a graphic effect in display work.
The set of ligatures in the roman and italics lend themselves to unique display use, such as creating lovely logotypes. In the italics, some swashes inspired by different historic Garamonds are included, sometimes breaking their curves to be more captivating. Just look at how the italic ‘*-s’ ligatures create ‘s’ with a cursive formation rather than merely a flowing slant. And how the roman ‘g’ link swings as wide as a trainer’s whip. These are all balanced by squared serifs in the roman to keep an overall mechanised regularity.
The Garalda family comes in eight styles, includes some of the original arrows and ornaments, and speaks multiple languages for all typesetting needs, from pamphlets to fine book printing. The complete Garalda family, along with our entire catalogue, has been optimised for today’s varied screen uses.

Garalda Font families

The Garalda includes the following font families:

  • Garalda Regular
  • Garalda Italic
  • Garalda Medium
  • Garalda Medium Italic
  • Garalda DemiBold
  • Garalda DemiBold Italic
  • Garalda Bold
  • Garalda Bold Italic

Garalda Preview

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


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

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

If you really want Garalda 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. :)