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WT Monarch Nova
Monarch Nova
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Available Styles
WT Monarch Nova

OpenType Features
Small Caps
Stylistic Alternatives
Standard Ligatures
Discretionary Ligatures
Tabular Lining
Tabular Oldstyle
Stylistic Set 01
Stylistic Set 02
Case-sensitive Forms
Ordinals

Glyph Count
541

Release

WT Monarch — 2017
WT Monarch Nova — 2020

Designed by
Jacob Wise

 

With special thanks to Margot Lévêque for her help with development

Description

Monarch Nova provides a comprehensive update to the original ‘Monarch', first released back in 2017. The original cut was the first real attempt at a full digital font and thus inevitably suffered from the hallmarks of poor typographic judgement. However what it lacked in skill it by far made up for in character, combining a unique bodge of historical pastiche to create something thoroughly original in spirit.

To ensure a degree of longevity for the font, a fully redrawn update began in 2019 — Monarch Nova. This update sought to bring a sense of sophistication and subtlety to the face, toning down aspects of its character to create a more harmonious, balanced and legible revision. This was aided by the invaluable help of Margot Lévêque in the Spring of 2020 who assisted in its further development.

Monarch Nova is a Neohumanist, titling Roman, distinctly rich and antiquated in nature. Its architecture is innately Neoclassical in construction yet has the air of a more distant, bygone age. Its strokes are clean, sharp and unserifed, with wide open counters adding elegance and lightness of colour. Its forms are generous in width, aided by a tall x-height and short ascenders — its descenders gentle, tapered and crisp. Monarch Nova is equipped with text and titling figures, primary and discretionary ligatures, small caps, multiple stylistic sets and an extended range of pan-European Latin character set. Please check the 'PDF Specimen' below for a comprehensive overview of Monarch Nova's glyph set.

Language Support
Afrikaans
Basque
Breton
Catalan
Croatian
Czech
Danish
Dutch
English
Estonian
Finnish
French
Gaelic (Irish - Scots)
German
Hungarian
Icelandic
Indonesian
Irish
Italian
Latvian
Lithuanian
Norwegian
Polish
Portuguese
Romanian
Saami (Southern)
Serbian
Slovak
Slovenian
Spanish
Swahili
Swedish
Turkish
View PDF Specimen
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License
WT Monarch Nova
CategorySubtotal
€ 32,00
€ 32,00