October Arabic

Design Concept

Teshrin is a warmer version of Kanun. It keeps the same rational structure of its sibling but its rounded edges become increasingly prominent with the weight and give it a friendlier character.

Teshrin Teaser

Teshrin & October

Teshrin is the Arabic counterpart of Typotheque's October. Like its Latin counterpart, the full Teshrin type system includes, in addition to the normal width family, Compressed and Condensed widths in 9 weights each. Teshrin Compressed and Condensed are coming later this year.


Icons & Arrows

Teshrin is well equipped for information signage and wayfinding projects, and includes a collection of transportation and travel-related signs, symbols, icons, and various sets of arrows.

october icons

Note on the name

The names Kanun and Teshrin are not direct translations of November and October, just as the design concepts are not. Literally, November and October would both be Teshrin in Arabic: Teshrin One & Teshrin Two. Kanun is the only other name of two months in Arabic (December & January). Kanun and Teshrin are connected in many familiar sayings. It made more sense to call the Arabic families as such.


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.