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About Merriweather

Merriweather: a type family being developed by Eben Sorkin.

The italics for the serif version of Merriweather are live! http://www.google.com/fonts/specimen/Merriweather

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The Sans Serif italics have shipped to Google.

The Sans Serif italics have shipped to Google. I am not sure when they will go live as usual but perhaps sometime in the next week or two. Although as always I still see things I would like to improve … Continue reading

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Merriweather Italic has shipped to Google

Merriweather Italic has shipped to Google. It supports a wide range of languages and is hinted with TTFA for better legibility on Windows and in FreeType. This edition comes in 4 weights: light, regular, bold and heavy. A revised version … Continue reading

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Merriweather Sans is live on Google fonts

Merriweather Sans is live on Google fonts http://www.google.com/fonts/specimen/Merriweather+Sans I’ll be interested to hear your reactions and to see URLs where it is used. Thanks!

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Merriweather Sans and the basic weight of Merriweather Italic are done

Merriweather Sans in 4 weights and the 1st weight of Merriweather Italic have been released to Google. These editions covers all of the Adobe Latin 3 glyph set. It is quite broad. My guess is that you should see them in … Continue reading

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Gelasio samples

Here are some mac rendering samples of Gelasio. When the letterforms are large it is fairly easy to tell the two apart. When they are small it may be more difficult but there is still a clear difference in personality. … Continue reading

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A short intensive course on type design Feb 2-4 2012 – Boston

I am teaching at Crafting Type, a 3 day intensive course on type design in Boston area. It is from Feb 2-4 2012. It will be held at the MIT Media Lab. http://craftingtype.com If you are interested or have questions … Continue reading

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New web site for Sorkin Type

I have recently made a new web site for sorkin type. It is in many ways a placeholder for what’s coming ( a store and blog ) but it provides some context for Merriweather and shows some of the new … Continue reading

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Merriweather Sans preview

To see these image full size click on them. The windows rendering may actually be better than the Mac OSX in Safari which is what you see here in the last example.

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The new Merriweather italic

After starting and rejecting a few different approaches the new Italic for Merriweather is properly underway now. This italic is a kind of midpoint between a floridly italic design and a slanted version of the roman. It takes on many classic … Continue reading

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