The New Hermes Family

For its 10th anniversary, we gifted our well-known typeface ‘Hermes’ with a new condensed version, available in three weights and their italics cuts, perfect for dealing with dense graphic environments. 

Avoiding overly sophisticated adjustments, the compact forms of this savvy typeface recall simple geometrical shapes and low contrasted strokes from its original design. Intended to work well in long texts and at small sizes, the spacing has intentionally been widened. This brings also a high quality level when used as a webfont.

The case covers the same full Latin A language, small caps, proportional/tabular figures, arbitrary fractions and case-sensitive variants as its previous version. It also includes 100 additional glyphs, featuring small caps figures, ordinal lowercases, superiors/inferiors lowercases and figures. With this new condensed version and all the necessary opentype features, the Hermes family widens its abilities for future graphic applications. Hermes Condensed was achieved with the help of Matthieu Cortat and Louise Paradis.

About the original Hermes

Hermes is a reinterpretation of a type sample from a 1966 typewriter, the Hermes 3000, which was manufactured by the Swiss firm Paillard. The model photographed below was notably Jack Kerouac's last typewriter, which he used from 1966 until his death in 1969, and hit the auctions at Christies in 2010. Through its simple geometrical shapes, the typeface epitomizes modernism in the mechanical writing.

Reduced price for former Hermes customers

Your previous purchase will be deducted from the license fee by adding your original invoice number during the purchase process (Step 4).

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