October Hebrew

Design Concept

October is a warmer version of November font family. While November is a rational, utilitarian typeface inspired by street signage, October has a different relationship to its industrial past. Its round letter terminals were created by the rotary cutters of a CNC router. Changing the size of the cutters changed the stroke widths of the letterforms. The results were optically corrected to create a functional digital font family that works at a variety of medium to large text sizes.

october cnc machine

Widths

October 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.

october widths

Symbols & Arrows

October 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.

october icons

International Typography

When the job takes you around the globe, October is ready to go with you. Supporting not only Hebrew script, but also Arabic, Cyrillic, Greek and Latin, October is ready to get down to business in over 200 languages. The Arabic version is available at TPTQ Arabic under the name Teshrin.

october multilingual

Typographic Matchmaking

Unlike the Latin writing script, the Hebrew doesn’t have case, which makes it challenging to combine various scripts on same line of text. When setting the text in lower case, Hebrew may appear taller. When setting Latin in capitals, Hebrew looks too small. That’s why November Hebrew includes Small Caps, which are ideal for combining Latin and Hebrew next to each other.

october small caps

Numerals

The Latin version of October includes various numerals sets — lining numerals for use with capitals, ranging numerals for combining with lower case. Hebrew set includes a special hybrid set of numerals, higher than small caps, but lower than the Latin lining numerals.

october proportions

Authors

October Hebrew was designed by Daniel Grumer in colaboration with Peter Biľak. Published in 2017.