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As a graphic designer I work with fonts daily. Sometimes it can feel like you are responsible for someone else's child, or having an intimate lunch with someone you can't see. I was just curious to hear the type designer's personal view on the use of their own fonts – interested to see if anything came up that I hadn't considered before. It's been educational so far, cool to hear some positives as well.
Jens Kutilek said:
I didn’t design italic small caps for FF Hertz because I thought they aren’t ever used.Yet in the two instances where I’ve seen FF Hertz small caps in use, italic small caps were required. Luckily the typographers involved were quite good at faking them convincingly (not just by scaling the caps down, but scaling caps from a bolder weight).
I would appreciate if you could share a reasonable use of italic small caps. I'm always torn myself about whether it makes sense to include them and would be interested in seeing how they might be used by, as you say, able typographers.