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What is the Recta™ font?

Recta was one of Aldo Novarese’s earliest contributions to the massive surge of the European sans serif genre that was booming in the middle of the 20th century. Initially published just one year after Neue Haas Grotesk came out of Switzerland and Univers out of France, and at a time when Akzidenz Grotesk and DIN were riding high in Germany and Gill Sans was making waves in Great Britain, it was intended to compete with all of those foundry faces, and later came to be known as the “Italian Helvetica”. It maintains traditional simplicity as its high point of functionality, while showing minimal infusion of humanistic traits. It shows that the construct of the grotesk does not have to be rigid, and can indeed have a touch of Italian flair. More…
While the original Recta family lacked a proper suite of weights and widths, this digital version comes in five weights, corresponding italics, four condensed fonts, and small caps in four weights. It also includes a wide-ranging character set for extended Latin language support.

Recta™ Font families

The Recta™ includes the following font families:

  • Recta Light
  • Recta Light Italic
  • Recta
  • Recta Italic
  • Recta Medium
  • Recta Medium Italic
  • Recta Bold
  • Recta Bold Italic
  • Recta ExtraBold
  • Recta ExtraBold Italic
  • Recta Light Condensed
  • Recta Condensed
  • Recta Medium Condensed
  • Recta Bold Condensed
  • Recta Light Small Caps
  • Recta Small Caps
  • Recta Medium Small Caps
  • Recta Bold Small Caps

Recta™ Preview

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

Is Recta™ A free font? Is Recta™ Free to Download?

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

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

If you really want Recta™ 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. :)