Serif typeface

from Huerta Tipográfica
designed by Andrés Torresi, Carolina Giovanolli

4 Styles

2 Weights: Regular and Bold
with matching italics

Best for

  • Headings (display text)
  • Long reading text (body text)
  • User Interfaces (functional text)


Free and Open Source


A soft, free serif typeface with, with modern influences, ideal for interesting headlines or approachable running text.

My thoughts on Caladea

Caladea is a free, soft serif typeface, that is interesting enough for beautiful headlines and robust enough for running text. What struck me first is how gentle and classic it seems. But then again, it also creates a stable and modern impression. How can this be?

A Gentle Touch
soft terminals meet stable serifs and gorgeous, lively Italics
Long reading text set in Caladea is very readable, feels friendly, approachable and a bit playful. Since it is equipped with four styles, consisting of a Regular and Bold weight, and matching italics, the typeface is suited for text heavy applications.
Caladea performs well in headlines and body text

I think the essence of Caladea is shown in the letter “S”. It illustrates this combination of soft and stable with the calligraphic, curly top terminal and a stable bottom serif. You can find this at the “G” and “a” as well, if you look closely. Also, the Italics are so incredibly beautiful, especially the twisted terminal of the lower case “y” and the ampersand are my favorites.

The uppercase S with a soft top terminal, edgy bottom serif. Lower case a with a calligraphic, curly terminal. Italic y with
playful terminals. Calligraphic, open

The design of Caladea is based on the single style typeface Cambo. Besides the additional bold weight and italics, also other things got enhanced. I will show them to Patrons in the upcoming Font Friday video digest.

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How Caladea compares to its precursor Cambo. See it in Font Friday Video Digest.

Because Caladea is tightly spaced, and the strokes are quite sturdy, it works for large and regular text sizes. But I would not set it smaller than 16 px, since it becomes too delicate. So for functional text like captions or UI components, I recommend pairing it with another typeface.

Font Pairings for Caladea

Caladea is a quite rational, contrasting serif typeface. This means it will work well in combination with other rational typefaces, like Roboto, Inter, or wonderful Magnet or Familjen Grotesk.

Caladea (free)
Caladea (free)
  • Headings
  • Copy

Learn more about pairing typefaces using the Font Matrix.

Edition #140, published


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