Stag is characterized by many distinctive details, so the trick in designing a companion sans was to pinpoint the right balance between the rounded terminals, which connect it to the original Stag, and the blunt terminals, which give the family a no-nonsense muscularity. The end result is a sans that is interesting in headlines but not distracting at text sizes. Stag is emphatically a headline face, not a text face, but Stag Sans was drawn – at Esquire’s request – to bridge this gap. Extremely short ascenders and descenders are easier to swallow in a sans serif, as demonstrated by many classic agate typefaces, and Stag’s open counterforms, designed originally to faciliate heavy, blocky terminals, adapted well to readability at more normal weights in the sans.
Case sensitive forms, standard ligatures, tabular lining figures, fractions, subscript / inferiors, superscript / superiors, six stylistic sets
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