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
Here is a preview of how Electra® will look. For more previews using your own text as an example, click here.
Are you looking for a free download of Electra®? Most of the fonts on MartinWaitFonts.com are premium, which means Electra® is not a free font.
You won't find Electra® as a free download, so I would advise you just to go ahead and pay for it and download Electra® HERE. You can find some other great options here on MartinWaitFonts.com as well that will save you time looking around all over the web.
It is always best to pay for a premium font rather than trying to find an illegal download. The benefits of paying for Electra® are that you get the license, and if you're caught using it illegally there could be some potential legal implications with the publisher of this particular typeface.
Furthermore, when searching "free downloads" on Google, most websites will say they have them but these types of offers usually come at a cost - either something like high-pressure sales tactics or getting tricked into downloading malware onto your computer by malicious third parties who want access to all your personal information!
It's just too risky going about finding free fonts online.
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. :)