Inspiration Lab

Font of the week
October 13, 2008, 8:27 am
Filed under: Typography

This weeks font input has a softer human touch. It’s called Mercurius and was designed in 1988 by Adrian Williams. It is based on the scripts style of circa 1642, but this style has really had it’s renaissance with fonts like Sauna from Underware in 2002 drawing on bit of the same inspiration.

Here you see the Bold Italic version which I think is really great for displaytypography. I love this font because it’s soft and human but it still has lots of contrast with sharp edges and round curves.

Buy Mercurius at Linotype.