LDN Merton Sans started out as a design by Paul Hickson’s wife Pat, a typeface from the 1970’s called Modern Lightline. This was based on an old ATF design called Lightline Gothic published by Face Photosetting.

“I started to “modernise” it further using Modern Lightline as the skeleton and expanding the weights”, says Paul. “The renaming to LDN Merton Sans retains the London connection and reflects my appreciation of the work of comedian Paul Merton (who changed his name from Paul Martin).”

LDN Merton Sans is an ultra modern neo-humanist sans brimming with distinctive characteristics: open apertures, short descenders and a large x-height which boosts legibility.

Of particular note are the lower case stroke junctions in certain glyphs (a, b, d, g, h, m, n, p, q, u), more prominent in the lighter weights, where the horizontal stroke narrows sharply as it meets the upright, optically piercing the vertical stem.

The fonts also feature a variety of terminal styles, some angled, some chamfered and others curved. Different terminal styles even co-exist on the same glyph in certain cases.

Italic styles are bundled free with their respective uprights offering great value for money. Take the fonts for a test drive further down this page.



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