Mercury

Mercury is a serif typeface family designed by Jonathan Hoefler and Tobias Frere-Jones. It was the product of nine years of research and development by H&FJ. Mercury is unique in that it’s available in four “grades.” The grades have the same width but are progressively darker in color. This was originally created for different newspaper printing needs, however, it could be useful in digital contexts as well.

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Mercury Specimen

Mercury Type Specimen

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Brand New
Feb 28, 2017
Fonts — Mercury, Operator
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Charlie Gleason
Feb 11, 2017
Fonts — Mercury, Whitney
Wildfire Studios
Sep 12, 2016
Fonts — Quarto, Mercury, Graphik
Wildfire Studios
Sep 29, 2015
Fonts — Quarto, Mercury, Gotham, Sentinel
The Nation
Jul 14, 2015
Fonts — Mercury, Knockout
Not To Scale
May 18, 2015
Fonts — Quarto, Akkurat, Mercury
Mount Vernon
Sep 4, 2014
Fonts — Gotham, Mercury
Greg Washington
Jul 30, 2014
Fonts — Univers, Mercury
Matthew Buchanan
Apr 12, 2014
Fonts — Mercury, Forza, Sentinel, Dala Floda
Pemberton
Feb 25, 2014
Fonts — Mercury, Whitney
Rey+Naranjo
Sep 14, 2013
A Memoir Project
Jul 27, 2013
Fonts — Mercury, Gotham


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