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Kade Full family

Includes: Kade Light, Kade Light Italic, Kade Regular, Kade Italic, Kade Medium, Kade Medium Italic, Kade Bold, Kade Bold Italic, Kade Black, Kade Black Italic

Kade Basic Family

Includes: Kade Regular, Kade Italic, Kade Medium, Kade Medium Italic, Kade Bold, Kade Bold Italic

About Kade
Kade is a display/semi display sans family of fonts based on vernacular lettering photographed over the last ten years in and around the harbours of Amsterdam and Rotterdam. Hence the name Kade that translates into English as ‘quay’, also the name of its designer. Kade grew slowly from many different ideas and elements. The letters reflects the industrial method in which they are cut for the side of ships from large steel plates. Frequently subtleties of curves are compromised due to the cutting tools and the fact engineers are in control. Kade’s italics have an experimental character and were produced in an unorthodox manner by rotating 8 degrees, rather than slanting the roman characters.
Designed by
David Quay
Current release
Mar 1, 2019
Initial release
Jun 9, 2010
Language support
Afar, Afrikaans, Albanian, Azerbaijani, Basque, Belarusian, Bislama, Bosnian, Breton, Catalan, Chamorro, Chichewa, Comorian, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Esperanto, Estonian, Faroese, Fijian, Filipino, Finnish, Flemish, French, Gaelic, Gagauz, German, Gikuyu, Gilbertese / Kiribati, Greenlandic, Guarani, Haitian-Creole, Hawaiian, Hungarian, Icelandic, Igo / Igbo, Indonesian, Irish, Italian, Javanese, Kashuvian, Kinyarwanda, Kirundi, Latin, Latvian, Lithuanian, Luba / Ciluba / Kasai, Luxemburgish, Malagasy, Malay, Maltese, Maori, Marquesan, Marshallese, Moldovan / Moldovian / Romanian, Montenegrin, Nauruan, Ndebele, Norwegian, Oromo, Palauan / Belauan, Polish, Portuguese, Quechua, Romanian, Romansh, Sami, Samoan, Sango, Serbian, Sesotho, Setswana / Sitswana / Tswana, Seychellois-Creole, Silesian, SiSwati / Swati / Swazi, Slovak, Slovenian, Somali, Sorbian, Sotho, Spanish, Swahili, Swedish, Tahitian, Tetum, Tok-Pisin, Tongan, Tsonga, Tswana, Tuareg / Berber, Turkish, Turkmen, Tuvaluan, Uzbek / Usbek, Vietnamese, Wallisian, Walloon, Welsh, Xhosa, Yoruba, Zulu
Stylistic Alternates, Discretionary Ligatures, Standard Ligatures, Small Capitals, Small Capitals from Capitals, Case-sensitive Forms, Subscript, Superscript, Lining Figures, Old-style Figures, Proportional Figures, Tabular Figures, Slashed Zero, Fractions
Font formats
Individual weights & styles (10 fonts)
Light, Light Italic, Regular, Italic, Medium, Medium Italic, Bold, Bold Italic, Black, Black Italic
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