Capitolium Headline 2 is the titling companion to this editorial type family, beautifully engineered for large sizes and compact setting. The large x-height combined with narrow letter shapes and Capitolium’s naturally high stroke contrast allow for elegant yet striking multi-line headlines.
Soon after the completion of this project Unger began contemplating the possibility of bringing the atmosphere of this design to newspapers. Though Capitolium works well in most modern production processes and also on screens, it is too fragile for newsprint. For newspapers sturdier shapes were required as well as more characters to a line of text, and Capitolium News has a bigger x-height than Capitolium. Capitolium News is a thoroughly modern newsface, with classic letterforms linked to a strong tradition.
Capitolium News for running text comes in the variations regular, italic, semibold, semibold italic, bold and bold italic.
As is possible with most of Unger’s type designs, Capitolium News can be condensed and expanded without any harm to the letterforms.The update to this beautiful font family, Capitolium News, includes the addition of over 250 glyphs featuring full Latin A language support, new ligatures, 4 sets of numerals, arbitrary fractions and superiors/inferiors. Furthermore, kerning was added and fine tuned for better performance.