Monument Roman: Modified
Usage & History
The ScotchKut Modified Roman Heavy Bar was designed by the SKS Company as a slightly bolder weight of their Modified Roman alphabet, but unlike most alphabets was only available at the smallest 3 sizes: .75″, 1″, and 1.25″. Easily confused with the Raised Modified Roman, the original SKS letters were typically a darker grey color, and along with the SKS diamond logo, contained a small H.B. inscription on each letter. The later sets produced by 3M after they purchased the company did not include the inscription.
Unlike most alphabets, other than the slight increase in boldness of the letter bodies and serifs, there are no features which distinguish this alphabet from the regular SKS Modified Roman.
The punctuation for the ScotchKut Heavy Bar was the same as the punctuation for the regular ScotchKut alphabets. The MLC has created all remaining punctuation based on other Modified Roman fonts and thickening to match the weight of the Heavy Bar letters.