Libri is a family of 11 styles across the Latin, Cyrillic and Arabic scripts. The name Libri refers to volumes or books in the bible, a term medieval scribes would have used.
Stylistically, the family is a nod to both Insular calligraphy and the English tradition of stone cutting. Libri is intended for use in cultural projects and brands; or anything that refers to history, for use in a contemporary context.
Just as the Libri Latin family is a combination of calligraphic and inscriptional influences, so is its Arabic counterpart. The script is in Naskh style, the preferred convention for continuous reading. Its calligraphic stroke construction was preserved, while the sharp, angular details were inspired by Islamic inscriptions.
Submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the Master of Arts in Typeface Design, University of Reading, June 2019.