Kalamos typeface

Task: to design a typeface.

Kalamos is a display typeface with reverse contrast characteristic of traditional Hebrew faces based on the Middle Easter calligraphy which employed qalam, a specially sharpened pen made of reed.

Qalam, a reed pen

The shape of the characters is inspired by French Renaissance typefaces.

The typeface does not have serifs in the traditional sense as they would not have been possible with such a tilt of the writing instrument.

Kalamos Regular 102 / 122

Regular
Italic
Bold
Bold Italic

French

Spanish

Turkish

German

Serbian

Azerbaijani

Latvian

Irish

Slovenian

The typeface does not have serifs in the traditional sense as they would not have been possible with such a tilt of the writing instrument.

art director

  • Artemy Lebedev

designer

  • Michael Gorenshtein

technical designer

  • Taisiya Lushenko

project manager

  • Svetlana Kost
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