OurType Meret is a typeface family for newspapers – and a good deal more. It is the work of Nils Thomsen, a young type designer, whose undogmatic attitude to design and straight-on working methods are powered by research, perseverance, and the latest font development technologies. Meret is the fruit of this approach, formed during Nils's time on the Type]Media course at The Royal Academy of Art in The Hague.
The design of Meret carefully balances pointed-nib and broad-nib stroke contrast. It is styled to contemporary typographic requirements and fine-tuned throughout its range of weights. These perform faultlessly in text, while the Thin and Black weights are great for headlines. Meret's italics, mild in manner, are the perfect foil for its vivid romans. And the serifless figures stand out beautifully – among them are lining, old style, and small cap designs, and an intermediate variant whose height is well suited to newspaper texts of all kinds. Meret's uppercase height, slightly reduced, is similarly optimized for typesetting in languages that are capitals-intensive, such as German.
Apart from newspaper work, Meret serves any kind of design involving extended texts, from books to dictionaries to magazines. It is hardly coinci-dental that Florian Bachleda & Christian Schwartz chose Meret for the recent re-design of Fast Company, the magazine of entrepreneurial innovation.
The Meret family consists of roman and italic designs in seven weights:
Thin, Light, Normal, Medium, SemiBold, Bold, and Black. Its PRO character set includes small caps; lining, old style, small cap, and an intermediate height set of figures (each in tabular and proportional widths); fractions; comprehensive superiors, inferiors, nominators and denominators; case sensitive punctuation sets; mathematical and monetary symbols; arrows; standard and discretionary ligatures; and a complete range of accents covering all (Latin script based) Western, Central and East European languages.
Meret is a winner of the Letter.2 type design competition, organized by the Association Typographique Internationale in 2011.
Meret supports 108 different languages such as Spanish, English, Portuguese, German and French in Latin scripts. (Please note that not all languages are available for all formats.)