Mackay is a powerful transitional serif in 12 styles. Inspired by Alexander Kay’s “Ronaldson” from 1884, Mackay combines historical shapes with modern proportions and is well suited wherever a dynamic and honourable tone is needed.

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Characteristics

The design is defined by a high stroke contrast, powerful serifs and closed shapes resulting in a compact appearance. This is supported by a large x-height, short descenders and a same height of uppercase and ascending lowercase glyphs.

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Ligatures

Next to the standard ligatures for letter combinations like f/i or f/l, preventing shape collisions, the family is equipped with decorative discretionary ligatures for g/i or i/t, excellently suiting short text passages.

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Initial Swashes

Unlike the roman cuts, the italic weights are equipped with additional initial swash characters – according to their dynamic architecture – to subtle accentuate its calligraphic background.

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Opentype Features

The family comes with a variety of opentype features like case sensitive shapes, old style figures, fractions, ordinals and many more. Additional attention was given to the standard and discretionary ligatures, extending the structure of the basic glyphs with elegantly designed letter combinations for g/i, i/t or s/t.

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