Mercator Nieuw takes inspiration from the original 1958 cut of Mercator by Dutch typographer Dick Dooijes. Created against the backdrop of my personal journey into Dutch citizenship.

Role: Designer

It builds upon the original cut of Mercator, adding a broader diacritic range and lange ij ligature for Dutch language usage.

Built as a 2 axes variable font it allows flexibility for modern use in digital application in 8 weights and italics. Extreme Light and Heavy weights have been expanded upon to offer an extended range in usage options.

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