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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™ 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 Recta™ 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 Recta™ 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. :)