Fedra Arabic

Design concept

Fedra Arabic was designed in 2005 to consider the contemporary uses of Arabic type. Fedra Arabic was a pragmatic solution for multilingual typesetting. The simplified forms of Arabic are stripped of all decoration while keeping the intrinsic structure of the Arabic writing system.

Ten years later Fedra Arabic was rereleased by TPTQ Arabic, our sister foundry. It has been completely redrawn and remastered, featuring new styles and weights.
More about the updated design▸

Fedra Sans Sketch


Fedra Sans Arabic is available in five styles: Light, Book, Demi, Medium and Bold. The Italics are not available in this version, should you need it, you'll need to get Fedra Sans Std. A completely new weight — Light — has been created to match the structure of the already published font family.

Fedra Arabic Sans

Sans & Serif

AAlthough the notion of Sans and Serif doesn’t exist in Arabic typography, we created two different packages for Fedra Sans and Serif. Obviously only the Latin characters are serrifed or not; Arabic glyphs have higher contrast between the thick and thin strokes, and more detailed end strokes. The ‘Sans’ version has lower contrast of letterforms. Both versions have been carefully redrawn without losing the original characteristics of the design — sturdiness, contemporaneity and directness.

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Fedra Arabic was designed by Peter Biľak and published 2007, with consulting by Tarek Atrissi, and final mastering by Titus Nemeth. Kristyan Sarkis drew the missing Light version. In 2015, Bahman Eslami has remastered all Fedra Arabic fonts.