Small Caps

Genuine small caps are not simply shrunken versions of the full caps. They differ from large caps in stroke weight, letterfit and internal proportions as well as in height. Any good set of small caps is designed as such from the ground up. Thickening, shrinking and squashing the full caps with digital modification routines will only produce a parody.


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