Electra

Electra is a serif typeface designed by American type designer William Addison Dwiggins. It was released through Linotype in 1935. Dwiggins said he wanted the typeface to have a “warmth” to it while still maintaining an evenness to its letterforms. The cross strokes on the t and f have a distinct slant to them which always jump out at me. Electra is a fairly common body typeface used for books.

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Electra Specimen

Electra Type Specimen

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Electra Font Pairings

Nika Simovich
Dec 9, 2015
Fonts — Electra, Venus
Wolf & Son
Feb 1, 2015
Fonts — Futura, Electra
RoAndCo
Dec 18, 2013
Fonts — Mr Eaves Modern, Electra


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