Britannic Bold is a bold sans serif headline with a very pronounced difference between thick and thin strokes, which gives it a more lively look than its compact nature might suggest. The letters are narrow, while the strokes that make them up are either fat and emphatic or, by contrast, thin and understated. Some of the curved strokes curl back on themselves, as in the ‘r’ and ‘c’. It’s a demonstratively British style, with the traditional forms of ‘a’, ‘e’, and ‘g’ that you might expect in a text typeface, despite its boldness and compression.
Britannic Bold lends itself well to headlines, where it makes a statement while being very easy to read. It works equally well in sentence case or all in capital letters.
Britannic began its life as a metal typeface published by the Stephenson, Blake type foundry. It has no italic style, and it is already very bold.