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29LT Zarid Display Variable

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Size
120
Weight
360
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29LT Zarid Display Variable

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Size
120
Weight
360
Type

29LT Zarid Display Bold

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Size
48
Weight
144
Type

29LT Zarid Display Bold

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Size
48
Weight
144
Type

29LT Zarid Display Regular

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Size
20
Weight
60
Type

29LT Zarid Display Regular

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Size
20
Weight
60
Type

29LT ZARID Display: A Contrasted Typeface

Zarid Display is bold by nature and extreme in character which makes it perfect for display purposes. Its’ evident strong contrast between the thick and thin pen strokes is abrupt and dramatic. However, the application of this contrast had to be applied differently on the distinctive Arabic and Latin scripts since they stem from different calligraphic routes. The concept of transition from a broad-nibbed pen to a pointed-pen in order to achieve the desired contrast doesn’t apply to the Arabic letterforms as it does to the Latin complements. In Arabic, the writing notion is “translation with rotation” using only the “qalam” that is similar to the broad-nibbed pen. The writing theory in the Latin is based either on the broad-nibbed pen (translation principle) or the pointed-pen (expansion principle).

Consequently, not all the Arabic glyphs acquired a thin pen stroke as in the Latin letterforms. The thin strokes in the Arabic script are only applied to the letters that contain right slanted teeth in their anatomy. The other letters with typography bowls, heads, eyes, arms, legs, bellies, tails, etc… only acquired high contrast in their structure.

It retains a balance between calligraphic angular cuts and unadorned construction. The contrast in the letters was coupled with strong cuts and edges to give the font its vigorous attitude. The letterforms are inspired by calligraphic makeup but drawn in a modern-day feel. The Arabic ligatures and elongated stylistic sets give the typeface more calligraphic characteristics. These were meant to provide the script’s robustness, and robust is, after all, what Zarid means.

The design approach, with open counters, the terminals, and finials, and the weight and contrast, are all elements that bring the Arabic and Latin scripts together. Which is no surprise as both scripts were created in synergy and were inspired by each other simultaneously.

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Script Set
LatinArabic
Type Category
LatinSerifDisplayArabicCursive
Proportion
WidthNormalContrastHigh Contrast
Type Style
CleanClassicCorporateGracefulSturdyVersatile
Use
DisplayAdvertisingTitlesBrandingPublicationFormat
Features
Localized FormsInitial FormsMedial FormsFinal FormsIsolated FormsMarkMark-To-MarkKerningRequired LigaturesStandard LigaturesDiscretionary LigaturesCase-Sensitive FormsLining FiguresTabular FiguresOld Style FiguresFractionsSuperscriptSubscriptStylistic Set 1Stylistic Set 2Stylistic Set 3Stylistic Set 4
Designers

Ramiro Espinoza (Latin)

Pascal Zoghbi (Arabic)

Name Meaning
Strong / Robust / Bold
Number of Glyphs
1800+
Year Published
2019

Languages

The font covers all Middle Eastern, North African, Eastern European, Central European, Western European, and North and South American Languages.


Afrikaans, Albanian, Arabic, Asu, Azerbaijani, Basque, Bemba, Bena, Bosnian, Catalan, Chiga, Colognian, Cornish, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Embu, English, Esperanto, Estonian, Faroese, Filipino, Finnish, French, Friulian, Galician, Ganda, German, Gusii, Hungarian, Icelandic, Inari Sami, Indonesian, Irish, Italian, Jola-Fonyi, Kabuverdianu, Kalaallisut, Kalenjin, Kamba, Kikuyu, Kinyarwanda, Latvian, Lithuanian, Low German, Lower Sorbian, Luo, Luxembourgish, Luyia, Machame, Makhuwa-Meetto, Makonde, Malagasy, Malay, Maltese, Manx, Mazanderani, Meru, 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.
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Size
80
Weight
240
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Localized Forms
Initial Forms
Medial Forms
Final Forms
Isolated Forms
Mark
Mark-To-Mark
Kerning
Required Ligatures
Standard Ligatures
Discretionary Ligatures
Case-Sensitive Forms
Lining Figures
Tabular Figures
Old Style Figures
Fractions
Superscript
Subscript
Stylistic Set 1
Stylistic Set 2
Stylistic Set 3
Stylistic Set 4
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29LT Zarid Display Light

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29LT Zarid Display Regular

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29LT Zarid Display Medium

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29LT Zarid Display Bold

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