Some time ago, when we were working on our Merrivale family, it occurred to us that an adaptation of
the design, incorporating selected Blackletter elements, would be in the best traditions of 19th and 20th century blackletter revivals, which combine all the spirit of the middle ages with modern legibility-think
of Goudy Medieval as an example. In the case of Merrivaux (best quality faux-medieval name there!) we've produced a typeface which has the ready legibility of Roman titling, but which gives a subtle blackletter feel. The regular form of Merrivaux is incised with a visible midline, a solid form with identical metrics is also offered. Both forms include a range of opentype features including ligatures, fractions,
old style numerals and terminal forms. Merrivaux is ideal for posters, signage and design work, where
a touch of that 'Olde-Worlde' feel is needed.