Back Story: Adelle Sans Arabic is part of the foundry TypeTogether’s ongoing typographic evolution of the Adelle family, first released in a serif version in 2009, followed by a sans in 2012. “Our approach to the design of Adelle Sans was that the families were to work together in harmony, and each would retain its own personality to maintain tension between them,” says studio principal José Scaglione. “In other words, we did not just chop off the serifs.”
The same sensitive approach was taken for the latest addition to the family: Adelle Sans Arabic is based on the Naskh style of scripts, whose fluid shapes are preferred for reading long texts in Arabic. The foundry thoughtfully adjusted the Adelle Sans characters to make them a better visual fit with Arabic letterforms.