Arek is Rosetta’s award-winning type family for Latin and Armenian. The design draws on extensive research of traditional manuscripts, and it emphasises the distinctive, calligraphic roots of Armenian, especially in the highly original cursive style which breaks new ground for Armenian typography in the digital age. Details such as serif and terminal styles are shared between Latin and Armenian, and visual harmony is enhanced by common vertical proportions, sensitively engineered through the modest x-height in the Latin.
Originally designed for school books, Arek equips the typographer with ten styles suitable for the whole range of editorial and other typesetting environments. The family also provides expert features such as ligatures, lining and old-style figures, and contextual alternates.