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.

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