Where do you use Merriweather?

I have found some really pleasing uses of Merriweather over the last few years. I would love to show you a few I particularly like.

I also wonder where you use Merriweather or what uses you think are good ones. Please post some URLs!


Google ventures – http://www.googleventures.com/

WordPress – http://wordpress.com/

Methodologie – http://www.methodologie.com/

Kerem – http://kerem.co/

Camp Sharrow – http://www.campsharrow.com/

March 6th 2014 – a few more







About Merriweather

Merriweather: a type family being developed by Eben Sorkin.
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30 Responses to Where do you use Merriweather?

  1. Merriweather says:

    Nice use! This inspires me to get the next edition out to make the page even better!

  2. Hello! Thank you for this very pleasant font. I use the Dropplets framework for my blog and all Dropplets themes are merriweathered 🙂 http://dropplets.com/demo/
    I first intended to replace the default Dropplets font with PT Serif (the font I used for my previous blog) but eventually I came under the spell of Merriweather (a cool name, too).

    • Merriweather says:

      Wow! This is quite lovely. Thanks for showing me this! I expect it will get even better soon ( especially for windows) as I replace these fonts with the improved versions.

    • Merriweather says:

      I can see where you would say that. It isn’t quite a Renaissance type is it? I would probably not make the claim that it is “transitional” per se even though the serif version clearly does have some of the those formal characteristics. The reason is that that I don’t think that this particular category is very well defined and so it isn’t as useful as some of the others. But also the extent to which it is useful, to my way of thinking, is mostly in helping to describe trends in type design that happened in a particular time. Merriweather isn’t a good example of those either. It isn’t a revival. So no, it is not meant to be transitional per se. It is meant to be a bridge between the even older things like Venetian, Italian Renaissance or “Humanist” as Thinkingwithtype calls it and a Dutch approach to serif type that is probably too new to be in the Thinkingwithtype list. Examples of the Dutch Types that influenced me range from older stuff stuff like Elsevier types- see: http://typefoundry.blogspot.com/2011/11/elzevir-letter.html which are admittedly transitional and relatively new things like Colis http://www.teff.nl/fonts/collis/ and Swift – see http://www.gerardunger.com/fontstore/store-swift.html. I would not take the Thinkingwithtype breakdown of type styles seriously. It contains at least one mistake and is also too simple to be really useful.

  3. Awesome responses. Thanks for the feedback!

  4. ashtarbalynestry says:

    Has there been any progress with the updated Merriweather?

    • Merriweather says:

      There has been. The updated upright or roman serif is very close to being released. I have been adjusting the Cyrillic. The Serif Italic will be getting a Cyrillic next.

      • ashtarbalynestry says:

        Would it be possible for you to release a version of the serif without the Cyrillic for the time being? It is the basic serif roman where extended characters are needed most.

      • Merriweather says:

        Even if I did split the Latin off from the Cyrillic it would not take any less time. It makes the best sense to just finnish up at this point.

  5. Great font – using it on my website, andreaslarsen.dk
    Would use it even more if there was an alt version with regular figures:)

    • Merriweather says:

      Nice site! There is a commercially licensable version of the Serif and Sans for web & print that will come out in a few months. It will have these features and many others. When you say ‘regular’ do you man lining or old style? Based on your text and example it is ambiguous.

  6. Wendy Williams says:

    Hi Eben,

    Here’s my recent use of Merriweather

    I’m proposing the Sans for the interface for a small Snapfile app. Lots of the data is numeric, in tables. Do you have an aligning version of the numerals?

    Unfortunately the client is not able to support the project financially at the moment. I’ll keep pressing though!



    PS Hugely enjoyed ‘Crafting Type’ in Dublin recently!

    • Merriweather says:

      I have started doing some non-libre licensing of new versions of Merriweather with a variety of numbers including the tabular kind that you are asking about. They also have other OpenType features and kerning. They are being built for the first customer now.

      When they are all ready for other customers I’ll post notice about it here in case that it is useful later.

      I am sorry I didn’t get to meet you in Dublin. I heard amazing things about you guys.


  7. Hey Eben, I’m now pairing Merriweather with Open Sans and a bit of Roboto Slab at http://bnonn.thinkingmatters.org.nz

  8. 0gres says:

    http://www.cosmopolitan.com/ This is a really well-known magazine using your fonts!

    • Merriweather says:

      Hey! That’s awesome. I had not found that one yet. I am so close to getting the revision out it is painful. I think Monday!

    • Merriweather says:

      That is a very good looking site you have there. Nice work as well. I am excited to hear back from you when the new version hits Google. I am just working on making it play nicely with MS office and Adobe Apps.

  9. Great links,thanks for your information

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