Design concept

Lava was designed for magazine use, but far transcends its original application. It’s a no-nonsense workhorse typeface that can handle large quantities of text with ease. It’s legible and harmonious at small sizes, sophisticated and elegant at large sizes.
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Lava in WTW magazine

Multiscript Typography

Typotheque OpenType Pro fonts support all European languages, covering Latin-based (Western, Central and Eastern European, Baltic, Turkish), Cyrillic-based, Greek-based languages and Vietnamese. Additionally, we’ve matched Lava to work with a beautiful Arabic typeface.

Lava Latin, Cyrillic, Greek and Arabic


All weights of Lava include nine different kinds of numerals. Default numerals are proportional old-style (ranging) numerals. The typeface includes: OsF (Old-style proportional Figures) for use in running text. Lining figures for use with capitals letters, because their proportions match the height of caps. Small Caps figures for use in all small caps setting, Tabular (both Lining and OsF), Superior and Inferior figures, and finally Circled and Circled inverted figures.

Lava numerals


Lava (Latin and Greek) was designed in 2013 by Peter Biľak. Cyrillic version was designed by Ilya Ruderman. Lava is paired with Harir, an Arabic typeface designed by Bahman Eslami.