Pantograph was initially released in 2009 as a faithful redraw of one of the standard typefaces from the British pantograph sign engraving system.
A Pantograph is a device that utilises mechanical linkage, and is connected based on parallelograms. This enables the user to duplicate a drawing or form by tracing the first point with a second point being enlarged or miniaturised as a copy. This technique can be seen applied to signs that are dotted around our streets, buildings and workplaces warning you of impending danger or specific load limits.
Now, 11 years later, Studio Makgill have developed the original single style into a family of five widths (Compressed, Condensed, Regular, Wide and Extended) and five weights (Light, Regular, Medium, Semibold and Bold). It is open to licensing in both Standard ('STD') and Professional ('PRO') versions. The latter contains OpenType features, stylistic alternates, and numerous marks and symbols.