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What is the Dekalb font?

The idea for the typeface Dekalb was born in 2013 after a day of photographing signage, murals and graffiti around Dekalb and Wyckoff avenues in Bushwick, Brooklyn. The initial drafts of the letterforms were first made into a single ultra-weight font that I used while working as the Creative Director for Sneaker News Magazine. After having made its first appearance in Sneaker News, I decided to expanded Dekalb to an eight style family.

Dekalb Font families

The Dekalb includes the following font families:

  • Dekalb Light Shade
  • Dekalb Light
  • Dekalb Light Oblique
  • Dekalb Regular Shade
  • Dekalb Regular
  • Dekalb Regular Oblique
  • Dekalb Ultra Shade
  • Dekalb Ultra

Dekalb Preview

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

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

No,Dekalb 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 Dekalb so please don't waste your time looking.

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

If you really want Dekalb 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. :)