Liron Lavi Turkenich

Go bolder, just slant it—secondary styles in Hebrew

TYPO Labs 2017 New Dimensions in Type Engineering | Thursday, 06 April | 12:00 pm | Cupola | English

Hebrew italics, is there such a thing? And if so, which is the way to slant? What is considered bold to a Hebrew-reader’s eyes? And what does extra spacing and asterisks have do to with it?
Secondary styles in Hebrew are discussed very passionately. This talk will go beyond the default decisions that usually take place while deciding on the range of weights in a type family and the slanting direction of the italic. Approaches will be reviewed, pros and cons will be surveyed. Hebrew will serve as a case study, but several additional scripts will be looked into.


Liron Lavi Turkenich

Liron Lavi Turkenich is an independent typeface designer and researcher, based in Israel. She holds a B.Des in Visual Communications from Shenkar college in Tel Aviv and an MA in Typeface design from the University of Reading. Liron designs multilingual typefaces for international companies, and specialises in Hebrew and Amharic.…

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