29LT Zarid Text type family consists of 8 styles: 4 Standard styles and 4 Slanted styles, covering the following weights: Light, Regular, Medium, and Bold. The range of weights provide suitable typographic hierarchical solutions in bi-script Arabic and Latin layouts. Zarid Text is the lucid neo-calligraphic version of Zarid Serif after numerous design and technical modifications were executed on the latter. Improved legibility in small point size and habitual appearance are its key characteristics. Its purpose revolves around continuous reading and aims to be friendly to the reader’s eyes in conventional typesetting; hence making it ideal for diverse editorial typographic layouts such as newspapers, magazines, and books in digital and print applications.
Type offers so many possibilities to give depth and atmosphere when reading a book– just like our voices would when telling stories. In designing Riwaya I set out to create a family of type suitable for comfortable continuous reading, as well as eloquent storytelling; a typeface that would not be neutral, but lend a pleasant voice to the author.