Graphik Armenian

Designed to be a blank slate; Graphik is a “vanilla-flavored” typeface that is perfectly suited for whatever style of expression is needed. This concept has been translated to Armenian by Khajag Apelian. The Armenian adaptation of the typeface has different vertical proportions from the original Latin, in order for Armenian text to look visually balanced both on its own and in multilingual applications, with a reduced x-height and longer descenders. In order to apply the concept of Graphik to the Armenian script, some stroke endings or letter additions, classically considered to be fundamental parts in letters like the Za, Eh and Jheh, were simplified and in some cases entirely removed. A number of contextual alternates help to split the difference between using traditional structures while preventing distracting collisions between letterforms.