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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

Electra® Preview

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

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Is Electra® A free font? Is Electra® Free to Download?

No,Electra® is not free to download. You will need to pay for it I'm afraid. Almost every font that we list on HighFonts.com 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 Electra® so please don't waste your time looking.

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

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. :)