From the designer: "The type design is inspired by my meeting with the people of Orkney Island and their culture, and it’s my tribute to the St Magnus Cathedral in Kirkwall."
Kirkwall Pro OpenType features:
Stylistic set 1 (ss1) access the stylistic alternate ‘g’ in all styles, a more traditional looking ‘g’.
Stylistic set 2 (ss2) gives access to the serif alternates on ‘a’ ‘d’ ‘i’ ‘l’ ‘u’ in the upright styles.
Stylistic set 3 (ss3) access an alternate set of lower case in the upright style. This set of lower case is a subdued version, without the long leading serifs and the end-hooks. The alternate set is similar to the lower case letters in the single font Kirkwall Trim.
Stylistic Alternates (salt), Standard Ligatures (liga), Discretionary Ligatures (ding), Fraction (frac), Denominators (dnom), Numerators (numr), Superscript (sups) - primarily for footnote indication, Scientific Inferiors (sinf) - primarily for chemical or mathematical notation.
Designed by Torleiv Sverdrup.