Acuta is a new all-purpose text serif with a good readability and a contemporary, robust look thanks to its low-medium contrast. The differences between thick and thin are less strongly marked than in oldstyle text faces; yet the diagonal stress needed to facilitate reading is partly provided by the letter shape itself: sharp angles and italic construction give the right dynamism to the text.
Acuta becomes very distinctive as headline, while its big x-height makes it suitable for texts at rather small sizes too.
The family consists of 7 weights & correspondent italics, with a large character set. The Book and Medium weights, relatively close to each other, can both be used as "plain" weight depending on the size of the text, background color or backlighting.
Small caps, oldstyle and tabular figure alternates, superiors and inferiors and ligatures are available in all styles through OpenType features.
The real italics include unobtrusive swash alternates to emphasise the written feeling.
Acuta Display Hair & Acuta Display Condensed Fat are complementary faces still under development.
Acuta is available at MyFonts, FontHaus and Phil’s Fonts and also for web use at Typekit!
Acuta’s specimen as PDF.