29LT RIWAYA: Nested Stories
29LT Riwaya is a contemporary multiscript typeface family created with a focus on reading easiness and effortlessness. Its name stands true for its purpose as it allows comfortable continuous reading of long text formats. 29LT Riwaya balances delicate elegance and reliable stability. The overall typeface looks modern and graceful without outshining the text content.
With distinct features and textures, Arabic and Latin character sets uphold the fundamentals of their respective writing systems. However, they maintain an overall visual harmony and cohesiveness in structure and details — including stroke quality and flow as well as letter color and proportions. Regular style comes in three weights — Regular, Medium and Bold — and offers an informal style across both scripts.
What sets Riwaya Arabic apart is that it offers rich ligatures, variable contextual alternates, such as shifting dot positions and elongated teeth features, as well as full vocalization marks across all styles and weight, all of which enhances legibility and eye comfort.
Riwaya Latin additionally offers a range of characters allowing typographic hierarchies, to include small caps for regular style, titling capitals, and italics. Riwaya Italic follows the conventional idea of calligraphy-based italic style, while Riwaya Informal’s typographic interpretation of contemporary handwriting offers a more unconventional approach. Both styles give a different stylistic voice.
WHY IT IS A TOP PICK
29LT Riwaya is a practical and intelligible multiscript typeface family with character and voice. Each script has its own signature harmoniously articulated with the overall typeface family specifics. 29LT Riwaya brings clarity and accessibility to lengthy and encumbered texts while allowing for typographic hierarchy that creates contrast between elements. The differentiation of narrative levels and the natural, pleasant and readable textures make this typeface ideal for literature and story-telling.
Katharina Seidl (Arabic & Latin )
Eastern European, Central European, Western European, North American, and South American languages written in the Latin script.
Afrikaans, Albanian, Arabic, Asu, Basque, Bemba, Bena, Bosnian, Catalan, Chiga, Colognian, Cornish, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Estonian, Faroese, Filipino, Finnish, French, Friulian, Galician, Ganda, German, Gusii, Hungarian, Icelandic, Inari Sami, Indonesian, Irish, Italian, Jola-Fonyi, Kabuverdianu, Kalenjin, Kinyarwanda, Kurdish (Kurmanji), Latvian, Lithuanian, Low German, Lower Sorbian, Luo, Luxembourgish, Luyia, Machame, Makhuwa-Meetto, Makonde, Malagasy, Malay, Maltese, Manx, Mazanderani, Morisyen, North Ndebele, Northern Sami, Norwegian Bokmål, Norwegian Nynorsk, Nyankole, Oromo, Farsi [Persian], Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Romansh, Rombo, Rundi, Rwa, Samburu, Sango, Sangu, Scottish Gaelic, Sena, Shambala, Shona, Slovak, Slovenian, Soga, Somali, Spanish, Swahili, Swedish, Swiss German, Taita, Teso, Turkish, Turkmen, Upper Sorbian, Urdu, Vunjo, Walser, Welsh, Western Frisian, Wolof, Zulu.