October Compressed Devanagari

Design Concept

October is a geometric signage font with a soft corner terminal and friendly character suitable for complex signage and information display, as well as for packaging and branding projects. October’s 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 concept

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 font 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.

october icons

International Typography

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

october 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

Latin and Greek version designed by Peter Biľak and released in 2016. Nikola Djurek assisted with the production of the fonts. Irina Smirnova designed the Cyrillic version. Kristyan Sarkis designed the Arabic, Peter Biľak with Daniel Grumer the Hebrew, Arya Purohit the Devanagari and Tamil versions, Akaki Razmadze the Georgian, the Armenian designed by Biľak with consulation by Gor Jihanian and Khajag Apelian.