November Devanagari

Design Concept

November is a rational, utilitarian typeface for highly legible and effective street wayfinding and information systems. Unlike most signage types it also handles long texts with ease. While most tool-based typefaces feature angled terminals, November’s end strokes are always straight, anticipating the following letter, creating distinctive counterspaces that support the visual rhythm of the words.

terminals loop

Widths

November is available in three logical widths, which offer complete typographic palette for the most demanding designers. The Condensed and Compressed versions solve setting long words and sentences next to short words set in the regular width version of November.

november widths sketch

Symbols & Arrows

November 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.

november symbols

International Typography

When the job takes you around the globe, November is ready to go with you. Supporting not only Latin script, but also Cyrillic, Greek, Hebrew, Arabic, Armenian, Georgian, Devanagari, and Tamil. November is a font with a global language support ready to get down to business in over 200 languages. Further writing scripts are in development.

november multilingual

Indic Text Shaping

With this project we have redesigned our production workflow, calling on Liang Hai, a Unicode expert and independent researcher into complex writing scripts, to draft a tutorial for the production of Indic fonts. Having tested this method on November and October, we have now published the document under an open source license. It provides detailed background on the text shaping of Brahmic languages, explaining their logic and outlining techniques for turning encoded Indic letters and diacritics into rendered text. See more on GiHub. IndicTextShaping

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.