Blaka Font


Blaka is an experimental typeface, enriching the gothic feeling of blackletter by enhancing the geometric features to create midgrounds with the Arabic Kufic style for the Arabic letterforms.

The aesthetical matching process between the two scripts relies on the features of a being hand-drawn with a reed pen. While Latin letterforms maintain sharp edges, Arabic relies on sharp edges and thick strokes to create overlaps to replace a usual baseline in most letterforms, giving the Arabic letterforms contemporary features.

The font family comes in two styles, Blaka and Blaka-Holo, featuring an outlined version of the font. Blaka also comes in two variants, the usual monochrome variants as well as an Ink variant "Blaka-Ink". The Ink variants are color fonts where the colors are defined by the font itself.