Summa Inline is a fascinating stylistic variation that takes the original Roman design of Summa to another place entirely. It is nothing short of a complete re-imagining of the structure of the forms found in the regular. The inline seems to twist in places, dropping out where strokes cross over each other and creating an almost three dimensional, ribbon-like appearance at times.
After a career in the design industry and as an educator, Don Sterrenburg brought his wealth of knowledge and experience to bear in creating Summa. Sterrenburg is truly a master in the art of pen and ink. “There was excitement and renewed effort with each arrival of new art for Summa from Don.” relates Delve Withrington, principal at Delve Fonts. He continues: “It was a pleasure to work with Don. The artwork he prepared for production of the digital typeface was confident, and precise — leaving no room to misinterpret the intent. That alone made work go very smoothly on our end.”
In addition, the inline variant of Summa includes a set of swash capital letters that allow designers to easily give their setting that extra little dash of calligraphic flare and exuberance. Summa’s height and compact measure make it an ideal choice for use in headlines, book titles, on posters, for drop-caps, and other instances where large display sizes are needed in tight spaces but heavy weights are not desired.