29LT is progressing from a bi-script Arabic and Latin digital type industry into a multi-script fonts entity. The global market we live in and the continuous integration of different cultures is demanding the need for multi-script type systems.
First additions are the Cyrillic and Greek scripts to 29LT Zarid Sans typeface making it cover four scripts; the Arabic, Cyrillic, Greek, and Latin scripts.
29LT Zarid Stencil typeface is the cut version of 29LT Zarid Sans and comes in 8 weights: Thin, Extra Light, Light, Regular, Medium, Semi Bold, Bold and Black. It is the sixth inline family member within the 29LT Zarid superfamily ongoing development since 2016.
29LT Zawi is a present-day simplified typeface drawn with extreme refinement incorporating a mono-linear structure that unveils causality within a corporate atmosphere. A mixture of straight vertical, horizontal, and diagonal letter structures fused in-between sharp corners and edges give the typeface a dynamic characteristic and rhythmic feel. Its straight terminals and mono-spaced Latin letters lend the typeface a young and contemporary image that makes it suitable for diverse number of projects from fun and urban to serious and corporate.
29LT Zarid Display is the valiant version of 29LT Zarid Text. In the Arabic script, the neo-Naskh glyphs transform into amalgams inspired by both the Thuluth and the Naskh calligraphic styles. Thuluth is considered as the most elegant style in classical Arabic calligraphy that was crafted for important writings. Naskh is however known as the common style designed for standard copy text. The design decision adopted to blend these two realms together gives the typeface a unique characteristic and makes it offer a new Arabic typographic hierarchy option. In the equivalent Latin script, the letters gain vertical contrast inspired by the pointed-pen expansion principle, whilst keeping a hint of the broad-nibbed pen translation structures in the bowls and finials. This design choice gives Zarid Display Latin a unique appearance and preserves consistency with the rest of the type family as well as bridging the Latin and Arabic scripts together.
29LT Zarid Slab type family consists of 16 styles: 8 Standard styles and 8 Slanted styles, covering the following weights: Thin, Extra Light, Light, Regular, Medium, Semi Bold, Bold and Black. The range of weights provides suitable typographic hierarchical solutions in bi-script Arabic and Latin layouts. Its design approach makes it ideal for display text as well as short copy text. A hybrid Arabic typographic design that lives between the geometric and cursive realm echoes a strongly built Latin slab serif type design of firm and agile qualities. The design of the two distinct scripts agreeably coexists while each one of them retains its’ own structure and characteristics.
29LT Zarid Sans is direct and fresh. It is a combination of an Arabic Neo Naskh accompanied with a unique Sans Latin counterpart. It respects and inspires from the calligraphic writing systems while drawn with modern features and graphical qualities.
29LT Azer type family consists of 14 styles, 7 Standard styles, and 7 Slanted styles, covering the following weights: Thin, Extra Light, Light, Regular, Medium, Bold, and Black.
The Arabic and the Latin mirror each other’s appearances much like fraternal twins with compatible attitudes. Azer Latin is earnest and sincere; Azer Arabic is direct and austere.
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