29LT AZAL: A Free Geometric Display Font
29LT Azal is a sturdy geometric font with contemporary Arabic features that are modeled after the old manuscripts hand-drawn with the “qalam”, a type of pen made from a dried reed, used for Islamic calligraphy. The structure of each letter reflects a striking balance between solid base forms and elegant terminals. Azal is a unique blending of high contrast between thick and thin pen strokes, diagonal skeleton, small counters, thick baseline, and sharp edges contrasted by circular dots. To give emphasis to the usage of the “qalam” technique, each set of novel letter structures is designed in such a way that it has a different angle.
WHY IT IS A TOP PICK
Azal – which means old in Arabic – is a blast from the past that looks impactful in the present. It has both the flair of old eastern Kufic manuscripts and the modern-day touch, making it a clear and boisterous display font.