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BREAK THE CURRENT, AND THE LITTLE NATURAL MAGNETS, THAT HAVE BEEN SO RUTHLESSLY TORN FROM THEIR HOME CIRCLE ATTACHMENTS, FLY BACK TO THEM AGAIN WITH THE SPEED OF LIGHTNING.
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Ampère’s theory is that electric currents are flowing around the molecules rendering them magnetic. The word molecule refers to the smallest particle of iron.
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Each molecular ring would have its magnetic attractions satisfied and would not attract other molecules outside of its own little circle. When this power is developed it will fall back to its natural state.
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Now, if we make a helix, or coil, of insulated wire and put a piece of iron into it, and pass a current of electricity through the helix, the iron becomes a magnet.
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The millions of little natural magnets have been forced to combine their attractions into one whole and exert it on something outside of themselves.
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PEOPLE OF ALL AGES HAVE INSISTED UPON MAKING A GEATER MYSTERY OF ALL ELECTRICAL AND MAGNETIC PHENOMENA THAN THEY DO OF OTHER NATURAL FORCES.

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Language Support & Font Formats

Format Options
OTF, WOFF, WOFF2, EOT, TTF

Designer
Sibylle Hagmann

Initial Release
2021

Language Coverage
Extended Latin

Styles
7

Version Number
v1.0

Extended Latin character set covering the following languages:

Latin 1 – 6 (ISO 8859 – 1, 2, 3, 4, 9, 10): Afrikaans, Albanian, Basque, Bosnian, Breton, Catalan, Cornish, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Esperanto, Estonian, Faroese, Finnish, French, Frisian, Friulian, Gaelic (Manx), Gaelic (Scottish), Galician, German, Hawaiian, Hungarian, Icelandic, Indonesian, Irish, Irish Gaelic, Italian, Karelian, Kurdish, Latin, Leonese, Latvian, Lithuanian, Luxembourgish, Maltese, Moldavian (Latin), Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Rhaeto-Romanic, Romanian, Sami, Serbian (Latin), Slovak, Slovenian, Sorbian, Spanish, Swahili, Swedish, Turkish, Welsh, Walloon

All Roman weights include the same set of glyphs.

Desktop Fonts
Desktop fonts are in OpenType (.otf) format.

Webfonts
Webfonts are provided for self-hosting in .woff, and .woff2 formats. All styles currently offered have been screen hinted to work in sizes 16 pixels and larger.

Mobile App Fonts
Mobile app fonts are in TrueType (.ttf) format.

Variable fonts provided upon request.

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Utile Narrow consists of seven Roman styles and extends the Utile collection with designs narrower than its normal-width counterpart. With a multipurpose aim in mind the type is suitable in applications such as titles, subheads, and data tables, as well as readable passages of text of various length. The two Utile widths, normal and narrow, work effortlessly together and include the same extended Latin character set. The Utile collection has an overarching typographic aim for clarity and optimal legibility. Designed in a clear and functional definition, the Utile families feature a solid letter build with carefully weighed spacing and form definitions compensating for trapped ink and low pixel density. The incised stem modulation, a characteristic of all Utile designs and uniquely asymmetrical in its application, attempts to maintain a balancing act between swelled strokes and the absence of such. Open Type features include figures for text and tables, stylistic alternates, fractions and more. The ample weight scale with the addition of width alternatives, and multifunction variety of text and display is intended but not limited for contemporary identity-branding, editorial and advertising for print and screen programs.

Utile started out as an extensive study of numerous sans-serif typefaces that have their roots in the type classification of static Grotesks and Neo Grotesks. In parallel to this exploration and during the design process, divergent consideration came into play, such as maximum flat-open apertures in upper cases (C, G, S) and lower cases (c, s), a concept that was later abandoned to return to more measured apertures with moderately open humanist lower case forms to enhance the reading experience for smaller set text.

Although the concept of flat-open apertures was set aside, it provoked an exploration of stroke contrast and an addition of glyphic details that led to lightly swelled terminals for both text and display styles. The asymmetrical incised stem definitions, applied with measure, help to render the type rhythmically animated with a touch of classical letter heritage. To keep reverberations of the pen at its lowest, the majority of upper cases are then also mostly spared of glyphic details generally maintaining a sans identity. The Utile collection is reminiscent of typefaces designed during the mid 20th century enunciating a certain elegance and fluidity.