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MegumiDesigner: Dave Rowland
Publisher: Eclectotype
Megumi was designed by Dave Rowland and published by Eclectotype. Megumi includes 2 designs and household plan options. The typeface is presently # 36 in Hot New Fonts. p >

Megumi was initially commissioned as a headline face for a fashion and lifestyle magazine with a heavy Japanese impact. The uppercase letters are narrow and have a practically monospaced aesthetic, being influenced by Romaji letterforms. Serifs are severe, and curves sinuous. Although experiments were made with additional weight, it was decided that just this ultra lightweight would be established, to be set large in headings. The italic has an excessive 35 ° slant (so slanted in truth that the backslash from the italic is the precise very same shape as the forward slash in the Roman) and a discretionary ligature function that can be engaged to add extra interest to headlines. The Roman has a few broad alternate glyphs for round uppercase characters. Both designs have a stylistic set (ss03) function which changes routine parentheses for angle brackets, which the Art Director believed "looked cool".

In a mess of venture capitalist pull-outs and Covid associated issues, the publication never became, but the Hipster Japanophile Publication World's loss is your gain, as this magnificently crafted, editorial curiosity is now readily available to license. Utilize it editorially, undoubtedly, but it would likewise look great on posters, fragrances, postmodern publications, and perhaps some other things that do not begin with p.

Font Family:
· Megumi Ultra Light
· Megumi Ultra Light Italic

Tags: alternates, editorial, fashion, fine, headline, high fashion, japanese, ligatures, light, magazine, publication, serif, sharp, slanted, stylish, thin, unique

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