Kade

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What is the Kade font?

Kade is a display/semi display sans family of fonts based on vernacular lettering photographed over the last ten years in and around the harbors of Amsterdam and Rotterdam. Hence the name Kade that translates into English as ‘quay’, also the name of its designer.
Kade grew slowly from many different ideas and elements. The letters reflects the industrial method in which they are cut for the side of ships from large steel plates. Frequently subtleties of curves are compromised due to the cutting tools and the fact engineers are in control. Kade’s italics have an experimental character and were produced in an unorthodox manner by rotating 8 degrees, rather than slanting the roman characters, a method sometimes employed in shipyards. More…
Kade constructed character is ideal for contemporary editorial works, architecture magazines, museums communication and posters.
The six distinct styles are published in OpenType format, featuring small caps and four sets of numbers (proportional old style, tabular old style, proportional lining and tabular lining), as well as matching currency symbols and a complete set of fractions.

Kade Font families

The Kade includes the following font families:

  • Kade Regular
  • Kade Italic
  • Kade Medium
  • Kade Medium Italic
  • Kade Bold
  • Kade Bold Italic

Kade Preview

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


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

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

If you really want Kade 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. :)