Monark is inspired by newspaper types with low contrast letterforms, large x-height, small ascenders & descenders, heavy serifs, as well as large internal spaces. It is designed to be very legible when set in small sizes.
Monark aims to capture the theme from Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoyevsky. Internal conflicts are presented by counterforms of glyphs.
Designed to be a bit bold, the regular book weight provides a uniform texture when set in book sizes. Heavy serifs would connect glyphs together, forming consecutive flows throughout the entire page.
Till now, only Monark Regular is completed. An entire family set is planned with bold, light, regular display, bold display and italics of each weight respectively.