November Arabic

Design Concept

Kanun is an Arabic signage type family carefully crafted to also handle long texts. With its rational character, pure and clear forms, it is present but not too imposing. The straight-cut terminals, perfectly vertical axis and large counters make for a comfortable rhythm and a compact texture.

Kanun About1

Icons & Arrows

Kanun is ideally suited for the information signage and wayfinding projects, and includes a collection of transportation and travel-related signs, symbols, icons, and various sets of arrows.

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Kanun & November

Kanun is the Arabic counterpart of Typotheque's November. Kanun and November draw from different inspirations. While November is inspired by street signage in Europe, the standards of street signage in the Arab world do not offer a solid starting point. Instead, Kanun explores the idea of rational and mechanic Arabic forms. It builds on different structures of the Arabic script rather than referring to a specific style.

Kanun Hello

Like its Latin counterpart, the full Kanun type system includes, in addition to the normal width family, Compressed and Condensed widths in 9 weights each.

Kanun About2

Author

The Latin and Greek versions of November were designed by Peter Biľak and released in 2016. In 2021, Eirini Vlachou consulted on and helped to review the Greek update, which is currently in use. Nikola Djurek assisted with the production of the Latin fonts. Irina Smirnova designed the Cyrillic version. Kristyan Sarkis designed the Arabic, and Peter Biľak with Daniel Grumer designed the Hebrew. Arya Purohit designed the original Devanagari and Tamil versions, which were updated in 2021. The Tamil version has been redesigned from the ground up by Aadarsh Rajan. Hitesh Malaviya led the redesign of the Devanagari version, with contributions from Shuchita Grover and Parimal Parmar. Akaki Razmadze designed the Georgian version. The Armenian was designed by Peter Biľak in consultation with Gor Jihanian and Khajag Apelian. Hai Liang provided his invaluable linguistic and technical knowledge to improve the fonts, and produced the current version in each of the languages.