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What is the Cartesius font?

Veteran designer Bo Berndal has created Cartesius, an oldstyle serif typeface with roots in the 16th and 17th centuries, France and Venice.
Bo Berndal: “Rene Decartes, the great French philosopher, was invited to Sweden in the 17th century, when the country was at the height of its power. In the university city of Uppsala he used the Latin name form Cartesius. The typeface that carries his name is inspired by letterforms from the 1600s, but upper case letters are of pure Roman type”. More…
Cartesius holds up well even under less than perfect circumstances, and is suitable for magazine and book design. It comes with a full range of styles, including small caps. Swedish type foundry T4 premiere new fonts every month.
Cartesius is our fifth introduction.

Cartesius Font families

The Cartesius font includes the following font families:

  • Cartesius Regular
  • Cartesius Italic
  • Cartesius Bold
  • Cartesius Bold Italic
  • Cartesius Small Caps

Cartesius Preview

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

Is Cartesius Free to Download?

No. This is a premium font that you can download from Please don't waste your time looking for a free download of Cartesius as you just won't find it.

It's highly unlikely that this font can be found for free on the web. If you do, then potentially you'll risk getting viruses on your computer. One thing to remember is that it's illegal to use this font if you didn't pay for it!

Do the right thing. If you want Cartesius then click here to visit the download and purchase page on MyFonts to get it with the proper license. The designer and publisher deserves to be paid for their hard work. :)