Rakesly is a zesty compact grotesque headliner. Well-balanced, charismatic letterforms will season your message with their newsy, piquant charm. Rakesly’s upright styles have tasty features, cherry-picked from a variety of late nineteenth-century and early twentieth-century sans-serif metal typefaces. The italics draw upon the unique industrial essence of the Art Deco era. Rakesly is available in six weights and italics including the wispy and delicate Rakesly Ultra-Light.

Rakesly includes OpenType fractions and numeric ordinals. Mathematical symbols and a wide variety of currency symbols are incorporated.

There are four grainy, letterpress texture styles called Rakesly Iron which are available in Regular, Italic, Bold and Bold Italic. If your application supports OpenType contextual alternates (most do), three letter/numeral variations will automatically shuffle for a more convincing effect. If you prefer to swap alternate characters manually, the Iron styles contain private use (PUA) encoding. This allows you to access alternate characters via a glyph table or character table. To reduce the file size, the Iron styles have a slightly reduced character set which omits some infrequently used mathematical symbols and precomposed fractions. The OpenType fractions feature is still available in the Iron styles.

Rakesly’s peppery blend of classical elements is a rare flavor that you’re not going to find in a stringent historical revival—a secret ingredient for your typographic spice rack.