FINALLY getting to use our own webfonts, now that Cloud.typography is up! Here's something we're redesigning, using one of my favorite fonts: Mercury ScreenSmart Light, 14/22. Really nice getting to see those thorny bastards like the § and ¶ working in small sizes; this is a screen shot from Safari.
More about the fonts: http://www.typography.com/fonts/mercury-text/styles/screensmart/
4 months ago
I'm loving the insane amount of detail and precision you all are putting into your web fonts. It's been worth the wait!
Lovely to see such typographic niceties on the web. Impeccable work. Perhaps the oldstyle numerals would be more effective in the body text?
@Jake Giltsoff I’m an advocate of oldstyle figures in text, too, but since the lining figures here are fairly short (matching the short cap height) I think they work just fine in this context.
We didn't design Mercury with old-style figures, both for the reasons Stephen suggests (large x-height + short capitals = a limited opportunity for OSFs), and because, as a news face, I thought OSFs looked a little twee. But toward the end of the design process we did tinker with some, and they looked more promising than I imagined…
Mercury's figures are actually smaller than its caps, btw: http://www.typography.com/fonts/mercury-text/features/mercury-efficiency
I appreciate beautiful fonts as much as the next guy, but unfortunately not on a dedicated level. But Mercury is so damn beautiful I will buy the webfont for starters
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