A work of art does not have to be beautiful, but it will need to be displayed with some discretion if it is to have the desired impact. Runic condensed should be seen as belonging to this category. Seen at its best when viewed from about thirty degrees above the horizontal it is a design that should not be taken too seriously. Used with care nevertheless, it has considerable merit where attention is being courted. A very narrow face with small, triangular serifs, the Monotype Runic Condensed font is best used in large sizes, for advertising etc.