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concept

Since 113 A.D. the glyphs of the »Capitalis Monumentalis« boast at the roman Trajan’s Column – then for the emperor expression of his triumph, today for type-design’s history the first Latin alphabet engraved in stone. The letters A, O, Q and V match exactly a quadrat, further glyphs derives from the quadrat right up to the half width of the quadrat.

The »Capitalis Nova« provides every majuscule in two different proportions: lower-case keys are assigned to narrow majuscule, upper-case keys are assigned to wide majuscule.

Hence contemporary announcements lo longer are engraved in stone, but published via social networks like twitter, Facebook or personal blog, the appearance of »Capitalis Nova« is a digital one, too.

characteristics

While usage, the different proportioned glyphs could be mixed manually, even a combination of both variants within the same word is possible:

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Furthermore by selecting an OpenType-feature (case), the automatic compound of narrow and wide glyphs is possible  – depending of the frequency of the letter used in the applied language, the majuscule are sorted in a balanced relation between narrow and wide glyphs:

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Through duplicating and decent shifting of text, further styles could be realized:

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character set

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