Herald Gothic from Font Bureau

Harald Gothic Specimen2Squarish, tall and all caps — Herald Gothic is an incisive typeface for headlines and display typography, designed by Matthew Butterick. The family is based on a single condensed ATF sans-serif from the late 19th century. Butterick added two more weights, and for each weight an alternative style of capitals, and small caps.

The caps mapped to the uppercase characters on the keyboard feature bevelled corners, a practice common for news heads in the 1870s. An alternate set of capitals with less chamfered, more diagonal forms (third line of the specimen) are on the lowercase letters of the keyboard. Additionally, Butterick included small caps that match this second design of capitals. Here’s a sample set of CSS code to access the small caps font-feature on the web (viewable in OpenType savvy browser such as Internet Explorer 10+, Chrome 21+, and Firefox 15+):

-moz-font-feature-settings: "smcp=1";
-moz-font-feature-settings: "smcp" 1;
-ms-font-feature-settings: "smcp" 1;
-webkit-font-feature-settings: "smcp" 1;
font-feature-settings: "smcp" 1;

Herald Gothic is a strong design that combines with a variety of temperate text faces such as Ibis RE, Scout RE, or Giza RE. Like all fonts on Webtype, it can be tested free of charge for 30 days. For more details, see the Herald Gothic webfont page.

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