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Complete family of 12 fonts: $125.00
Hydrargyrum Font Family was designed by Tucker Meyers and published by Type Minds. Hydrargyrum contains 12 styles and family package options.

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About Hydrargyrum Font Family

Hydrargyrum is the Latin form of a Greek word meaning "liquid silver" - mercury. The Hydrargyrum typefaces are designed with characteristics both of a metal and a liquid. The basic shapes of the letters are generally rigid and rectangular (particularly in style C), but the forms are enhanced by fluid curves and gently rounded corners. Hydrargyrum is not recommended for use at small sizes or in lengthy passages of text. It performs best in display-sized settings. Hydrargyrum consists of three styles, each in medium and semibold weights with matching obliques. The A style features solid, standard letterforms including the two-story a and g. Style B substitutes the a, g, M, and N (and related glyphs including numero and trademark symbols) for alternate shapes. The third subfamily takes the rectangular theme to an extreme, eliminating as many slanted strokes as possible from the letterforms. This makes some C-style letters ambiguous with one another, such as the U's and V's. As such, the C style is best used carefully even at larger sizes. The Hydrargyrum fonts are style linked within each style subfamily with, for example, Hydrargyrum A Medium as the regular style, Hydrargyrum A Medium Oblique as the italic, Hydrargyrum A SemiBold as the bold option, etc.

Designers: Tucker Meyers

Publisher: Type Minds

Foundry: Type Minds

Design Owner: Type Minds

MyFonts debut: Jul 19, 2011


About Type Minds

The Type Minds type foundry is the work of 17-year-old hobby type designer Tucker Meyers. He seeks to provide typefaces that are unique and usable. Type Minds fonts are currently developed in Adobe Illustrator CS5 and TypeTool 3, with OpenType features (where applicable) added in VOLT and AFDKO.

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