Magneta
DESIGNER
Neil Summerour
RELEASED
2009
WEIGHTS/STYLES
Thin, Black Italic, Black, Bold Italic, Bold, SemiBold Italic, SemiBold, Medium Italic, Medium, Book Italic, Book, Thin Italic, Ornaments
FORMAT OPTIONS
OpenType (OTF)
TrueType (TTF)
LOCALIZATION
Extended Latin
Purchase
PRINT/DESKTOP
MyFonts
TypeTrust
Veer
FontShop
WEBFONT
MyFonts
design inspiration
To quickly describe what inspired Magneta would be to add a little Dwiggins, throw in some Benton with a hint of Austin, wrap it up in a crisp, contemporary package and serve… and all of it came from a quick 'e' that I did. This 'e' was quickly brushed as a doodle while on a conference call (I do that a lot). I saw this 'e' with an obvious overbite and decided I needed to 'make a quick face' to go with it. Early on, the flavor of the italic was sketched out first with the complementing roman coming secondary.

design information
The skeleton of the family is a Garalde (like my earlier Epic) but with a desire to produce something much more transitional and contemporary, I sought to simplify, simplify, simplify. Cap and ascenders share the same height, the x-height is slightly larger than expected which should make a functional typeface for editorial, headlines or where more visually complex systems are needed. The modulation is much more intentional than historical and creates some interesting interactions between the various weights.
Light: Epic Medium, Dark: Magneta Medium, both @85pt

There are both Normal and Condensed widths available with 6 different weights and matching italics, small caps, oldstyle figures, swashes, stylistic and discretionary ligatures (that includes some fun majuscule ligatures in the roman styles), there is no lack of typographic goodness for the designer. To add some spice, a set of Decorative Ornaments have been created that include geometric, floral, curvilinear patterns and much more.

  Ligatures
(liga)

  Discretionary Ligatures
(dlig)

  Small Capitals
(smcp)

  Swashes
(swsh)

  Numerator/Denominator
(numr/dnom)

  Old Style Numerals
(onum)

  Superiors/Inferiors
(sups/sinf)
Basic Character Set
Small Caps
Numerals, Currency, Math, Fractions, Superiors & Inferiors
Ligatures & Discretionary Ligatures
Diacritics
Swashes
Symbols
  Latin-1 Support
Albanian, Danish, Dutch, English, Faroese, Finnish, Flemish, German, Icelandic, Indonesian, Irish, Italian, Malay, Norwegian, Portuguese, Scottish Gaelic, Spanish, Swahili, Swedish, Tagalog,

Latin Extended-A Support
Afrikaans, Basque, Bosnian, Breton, Catalan, Croatian, Czech, Esperanto, Estonian, Fijian, French, Frisian, Greenlandic, Hawaiian, Hungarian, Latin, Latvian, Lithuanian, Maltese, Māori, Polish, Provençal, Rhaeto-Romanic, Romanian, Moldavian, Romany, Sámi, Samoan, Slovak, Slovenian, Sorbian, Turkish, Welsh

Supported ISO codepages
8859-1 Latin 1 (West European)
8859-2 Latin 2 (Central European)
8859-3 Latin 3 (South European)
8859-4 Latin 4 (Baltic)
8859-9 Latin 5 (Turkish) 8859-10 Latin 6 (Scandinavian)
8859-13 Latin 7 (Baltic 2) 8859-15 Latin 9
8859-16 Latin 10
Magneta Complete Specimen
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Magneta Specimen Poster
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