Stag mixes the contemporary taste for large x-heights and quirky details with influences from continental Egyptians of the early twentieth century. With more overt personality than a more sober family like Guardian Egyptian, Stag is perfect for situations that need a little more distinction in typographic dress. Stag was originally designed as a headline face for the US edition of Esquire in a very limited number of weights. Because it was originally intended to be used for just a handful of very large, very heavy words at a time, its designer focused on making the space between characters as interesting as the space inside them, ending up with an unusual mixed bracketing treatment on the serifs. This contrast between sharp and soft forms grew into the main design feature of the family, with the balance shifted more towards soft forms in the cursive-influenced italic.
Case sensitive forms, standard ligatures, proportional lining figures, tabular lining figures, subscript / inferiors, superscript / superiors, six stylistic sets, fractions
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