Stag Stencil takes the maculinity of the original slab serif to almost comical extremes by making the implicit ‘constructedness’ of the characters explicit. Although it was a relatively late addition to the family, it seemed to be a natural fit.
The Bold was commissioned by the US edition of Esquire magazine for their 75th anniversary issue, while the Light was commissioned by Red Bulletin magazine. Stag Stencil differs from most existing stencil faces because the original slab serif has is no clear basis in geometry, so many of the stencil components end up being unusual organic forms, leading to especially interesting solutions in Berton Hasebe design of the italics.
V1.0—Initial release version; 2007.07