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To commemorate and renew Dwiggins’s contribution to 20th-century typography, Letterform Archive commissioned a text-optimized revival of Electra, one of his most important typefaces.

About the Typeface

Designed for W. A. Dwiggins: A Life in Design, master letterer and type designer Jim Parkinson digitally restored the sturdy yet elegant shapes, readability, and vigor of a classic 20th-century metal typeface, Electra. Parkinson’s design refers directly to authentic Linotype drawings in the collections of Letterform Archive and the Boston Public Library. 

Read more about the design process in an interview with Jim Parkinson.

Technical Details

StylesRoman, Italic, Original Italic (slanted roman), Small Caps (as OpenType feature)
Formats OpenType (OTF/TTF), Web (WOFF/WOFF2)
LicenseThis basic font license authorizes up to 5 users (desktop) or 15,000 unique pageviews/month (web). For an extended license, please contact us.

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