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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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Arek

Designer: Khajag Apelian
Released on: November 2012
Scripts: armenian, latin
 
Arek is a powerful multi-weight type system with an innovative matching Armenian cursive. Originally designed for school books, it responds well to a range of editorial environments.

Arek has a strong calligraphic presence and the resulting serif and terminal styles are shared between both scripts, creating a harmonious whole. Its moderate x-height allows for shared vertical proportions between Latin and Armenian. Arek is the first type system to incorporate an Armenian cursive together with the regular styles. A design based on extensive research of old manuscripts, it is expected to enrich the expressive repertoire of Armenian typography.

The family offers a rich set of OpenType features, such as ligatures, lining and old‑style figures, and contextual alternates. Arek already won Granshan 2010 (Armenian text face) and received the prestigious Letter.2 award.


More info at: http://www.rosettatype.com/Arek