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What is the Baltica font?

Designed at Polygraphmash type design bureau in 1951-52 by Vera Chiminova, Isay Slutsker, et al. Based on Candida of Ludwig & Mayer, 1936, by Jakob Erbar. This typeface has the characteristics of slab-serif, but serifs are much thinner. The capitals are of generous width, x-height is large. Good legibility in small sizes makes this typeface useful in newspaper and magazine typography, while strong character shapes provide for pleasant display lines.
The digital version in 3 weights was designed at Polygraphmash by Alexander Tarbeev in 1988. Small capitals, additional Bold, Extra Bold, and Extra Condensed styles were developed by Manvel Shmavonyan and released by ParaType in 2008.

Baltica Font families

The Baltica includes the following font families:

  • Baltica
  • Baltica Italic
  • Baltica Bold
  • Baltica Bold Italic
  • Baltica ExtraBold
  • Baltica ExtraBold Italic
  • Baltica ExtraCond Regular
  • Baltica ExtraCond Bold

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Is Baltica A free font? Is Baltica Free to Download?

No,Baltica is not free to download. You will need to pay for it I'm afraid. Almost every font that we list on is a paid-for, premium font. We do have a Free Fonts section where we list free fonts that you can download. There is no point trying to find a free download of Baltica so please don't waste your time looking.

It is highly unlikely that you'll be able to find Baltica for free. There's 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 Baltica remember that it's illegal to use a font if you didn't pay for it!

If you really want Baltica and you want to truly own it the legal and safe way, then click here to visit the download and purchase page on 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. :)