I made this on behalf of D&AD for Monotype
___________________________________

In our first video at Monotype's Archive, Type Director Dan Rhatigan unearths the original drawings for a typeface he's never seen before, Mercurius. Aside from earmarking it for a new addition to his typographic tattoo sleeves, Dan talks through the processes that the typeface would have gone through as it was developed from original drawings to a lead font.

You'll find out about the mysterious Steltzer, a shadowy figure that developed many of the typefaces of that time, and see for yourself the original marks made by the team of typographic artists working on Mercurius.

Loading more stuff…

Hmm…it looks like things are taking a while to load. Try again?

Loading videos…