Upper & lowercase
Text & Display Serif
The unique quality of this typeface comes from the construction, a hybrid of perfectly circular lines, right angles and straight lines set at 45° give a harmonic contrast between curves and points, sharp and blunt. Not a serif in the strict sense but the stylish flicks on arms, kicks on legs, finials and beaks make it more than a sans. The tittles of the i and j are angled lines rather than dots, accentuating the jagged flow of the text. The consistent angles—especially the bar of the lowercase e—quietly suggest the forms of an old style humanist serif, built with a modern uniform stroke weight. The majuscules vary in horizontal measure giving a unique rhythm while the minuscules are of more uniform width, making 48-Kin as suitable for paragraphs set in sentence case as it is headings.