Merel font family is one of those geometrical sans that you need a second detailed look to understand in depth their potential, originality and beauty. Based on pure geometry with simple axis and shapes Merel has smooth curves following the laws and logic of good typography in all its 6 weights inside the family. As we said above geometry defines only the main skeleton and look of the font – zoom in and you will discover for yourself those amazing cushioned terminals that add a lot of personality and human touch in every character. Mixing rational and engineered nature of this sans with elegant and gentle elements of humanist typefaces, turn Merel into a family inheriting best of its origins – strong geometrical presence, legibility and attractive hand-made character. Reduced x-height makes a bigger and more noticeable difference between upper and lower case letters which is seen best in text paragraphs where all the beauty of this design approach shines. Despite smaller lowercase letters, their pure geometry and professional optical optimization make Merel able to tackle both print and onscreen challenges in modern environment even in unfavorable one. OpenType features are another great extra of the whole family – along with well-balanced contrast, manual kerning and cushioned finish across the typeface, Merel offers and extended set of characters including alternates, ligatures, fractions, and impressive multilingual support with excellent working Cyrillic alphabet.
Designed with so many extras spread in 6 weights makes Merel a best solution mostly for editorial design as well as food & beverages packaging, labels, book covers, business cards & corporate identity, etc.
Merel font family is designed by Mariya V. Pigoulevskaya for The Northern Block type foundry. Follow the links to discover more of their great fonts: Tautz font, Acrom font, Qiber font, Schar font, Loew font, Aina font.
Merel won Bronze award (Latin Group) at 2014 Hiii international typography design competition (www.hiiibrand.com)
Supported languages: Albanian, Basque, Belarusian, Bosnian, Breton, Catalan, Croatian, Cyrillic, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Esperanto, Estonian, Faroese, Finnish, French, Frisian, Galician, German, Hungarian, Icelandic, Italian, Lithuanian, Malagasy, Maltese, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Serbian, Slovak, Slovenian, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish, Welsh
Designer: Mariya V. Pigoulevskaya
Publisher: The Northern Block Ltd