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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.