a new hebrew font

Daniel Levy's picture

my name is Daniel, and i'm from Israel. this is a new hebrew font that iv'e been working on the past weeks. i would like to hear your opinion.

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Borja's picture

Hey Dany,
Glad to see you here :)

Its' flow definitely makes a feel of forest as the name promises (heb. "yearot"). The right hand of "Ain" (2nd letter in the big word) looks like a leaf after rain :)

Sorry I can't say any smart typographic things :)
I'll leave it for professionals.
Good luck!

sebsan's picture

Can't read hebrew, but it looks lovely

AlisaK's picture

I really like it (can read hebrew at a crawl, but can't really understand much). The Lamed is very graceful, and the Ayin's slight droop on the right does feel like the fall of a leaf or branch. I love the way the Nun hugs the following letters in your example. I wonder if the quote marks are a bit too close to the Yod? At a smaller size, might they seem connected? I don't think there would be any confusion on what was written, but for purely asthetic reasons?

Nice job.

I'll admit, I don't haven't looked closely at any modern Hebrew fonts since I was living on a Kibbutz in the Northern Galilee...8 years ago.

Dav's picture

One more for the 'Cant read hebrew' :), I wish I could, but, I still think it got a lovely, smooth, organic feel to it, as well.. Very nice and quite impressive..

Dav, formlos

John Hudson's picture

There are a lot of nice forms in this, and the overall impression is very pleasant. There are a few letters, though, that seem a bit too shapeless. This is always a danger in soft designs: letters can become blobby and lacking in dynamism. For the most part, you have avoided this, and most of the letters are nicely rigorous. These are the ones I think need attention: tet, lamed, ayin, and shin. The top part of the tzadi is also a bit weak.

Compare, for example, the blobbiness of the left side of the tet with the much greater dynamism in he or chet.

As well as suffering from this shapelessness, the ayin is also a bit dark. You need to compensate the weight where the strokes cross. The adjacent double strokes of the alef also create a bit of a dark spot in text; I would try making the left stroke just a bit lighter to compensate.

The final forms look nice. It would be good to see another sample with these in context.

david h's picture

> This is always a danger in soft designs: letters can become blobby and lacking in dynamism

See Rolit script & Cursiva ( I'm sure you have the little out of print book by L. Toby)

raphaelfreeman's picture

I can read Hebrew, and I think the font is very nice to read! I can't give you educated comments on the weight etc., but have you thought about exploring the options that Opentype can offer in terms of ligatures. It might not be so appropriate in this font, but I'm sure that there are some character combinations that don't work so well that can be solved with Opentype.

Sans Serif is for Europeans's picture

Its a nice font. Looks familiar, not sure what it reminds me of but I'll post again when I figure it out.

brad silverman's picture

Looks great, a real fresh look to hebrew!

hrant's picture

Just for reference, with no allusions to plagiarism:


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