Magma™ II font family
Designed by Sumner Stone
With Magma II, Sumner Stone, the designer of the successful and popular ITC Stone, has created a revised version of his Magma. Added language support and alternate characters expand the potential of this diverse and friendly font.
Sumner Stone started to develop Magma with the goal of drawing a legible sans serif that looks good not only in headlines, but in continuous text as well. Like his role models, Stellar by Robert Hunter Middleton, Optima by Hermann Zapf, and Syntax by Hans Eduard Meier, he reaches back to the Renaissance Antiqua for the basic shape of the letters. The friendly and lively character of the font, provided by slight variations in the weights, is supported by stems that taper towards the middle. Moreover, this trick lends Magma an elegant flair in the large font sizes. In the smaller sizes – particularly on digital output devices – it prevents the impression of tapering to the ends of stems. The tapered and slightly grooved ends support the dynamic character of Magma, bringing to mind the nib of a fountain pen. The shape of the dots is also interesting in this context: they represent a mixture of a rectangle standing on end and an oval.
With Magma II, the refined version of Magma with an expanded character set, you not only get many new accents for the Eastern European language area, but also have some new alternative letters. The lower-case “a” is also included in the closed form, as well as a one-eyed version of the “g” and an “l” with a round foot. The upper-case “I” has an alternative with a crossbar, and an open version of the commercial “&” is included. Small caps and various number sets round out the offer.
Magma II is available in five finely graded weights, from Thin to Bold. The four strong styles have a genuine italic, strongly based on an Antiqua. The much narrower letters get a round and dynamic shape; slightly truncated ends emphasize the handwritten character.
Magma II is designed to be and is applicable as a universal genius. The lively and interesting details lend the font a very special charisma in headlines or in advertising. The sophisticated and well-balanced design ensures that you can use Magma II easily for long texts, and guarantees perfect readability in electronic display media.
The expanded character set not only gives you fresh potential for international projects; the new alternative characters offer you more room to play when it comes to logo and title design. And for added effect, you can combine Magma II with other fitting fonts, like Munc.
Magma II Light
be installed on a computer for
use with applications.
Licensed per computer.
@font-face rule. They are licensed
for a set number of page views with
no time limitation.
embedded in an eBook, eMagazine or
eNewspaper. Fonts are licensed per issue.
a server and e.g. used by automated
processes to create items.
A license is per server core CPU per year.
on which the font will be installed.
that you can use over time. We’ll let
you know when you’re running low.
installations you want to license.
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unlimited number of installations.
you intend to embed the font in. Each license
is valid for one issue for the life of that issue.
CPUs of the servers on which
the font will be installed.
A license has a term of 1 year.
number of monthly page views
anticipated. The license has no time
limit and does not need to be replaced.
You only pay for additional page views
if your site gets more traffic than expected.
you know when you’re running low.
language support of the font.
the font: W1G (98 languages),
COM (56 languages),
PRO (33 languages) or
STD (21 languages).
available in. These differ in contained
characters and file size. You get all
available versions with your license.
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Pro / OT TTF
supports at least
Windows menu name: Magma II Pro Light
PostScript name: MagmaIIPro-Light
PostScript full name: Magma II Pro Light
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