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Arek is Rosetta's award-winning type family for Latin and Armenian. The design draws on extensive research of traditional manuscripts, and it emp… Read More
Arek is Rosetta's award-winning type family for Latin and Armenian. The design draws on extensive research of traditional manuscripts, and it emphasises the distinctive, calligraphic roots of Armenian, especially in the highly original cursive style which breaks new ground for Armenian typography in the digital age. Details such as serif and terminal styles are shared between Latin and Armenian, and visual harmony is enhanced by common vertical proportions, sensitively engineered through the modest x-height in the Latin. Designed by: Khajag Apelian Read Less
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Designer: Khajag Apelian
Available for purchase at: www.rosettatype.com/arek

 
Arek is Rosetta’s award-winning type family covering Latin and Armenian. The design draws on extensive research in traditional manuscripts, exploring and emphasising the distinctive, calligraphic roots of Armenian. The highly original cursive style breaks new ground in Armenian typography for the digital age, offering an original secondary style for distinction and widening the existing sylistic repertoire. Details such as serifs and terminal styles are shared between Latin and Armenian.

The visual harmony is enhanced by common vertical proportions, and the modest x-height in the Latin is sensitively engineered alongside the Armenian. Originally designed for school books, Arek equips the typographer with eight styles covering a wide range for editorial and other challenging typesetting environments. The family also provides expert features such as ligatures, lining and old-style figures, and contextual alternates.