DIN Next Arabic Complete Family Pack

$813.00

 
DIN Next LT Arabic UltraLight
DIN Next LT Arabic UltraLight
DIN Next LT Arabic Light
DIN Next LT Arabic Light
DIN Next LT Arabic Regular
DIN Next LT Arabic Regular
DIN Next LT Arabic Medium
DIN Next LT Arabic Medium
DIN Next LT Arabic Bold
DIN Next LT Arabic Bold
DIN Next LT Arabic Heavy
DIN Next LT Arabic Heavy
DIN Next LT Arabic Black
DIN Next LT Arabic Black
DIN Next is a typeface family inspired by the classic industrial German engineering designs, DIN 1451 Engschrift and Mittelschrift. Akira Kobayashi began by revising these two faces-who names just mean "condensed" and "regular"-before expanding them into a new family with seven weights (Light to Black). Each weight ships in three varieties: Regular, Italic, and Condensed, bringing the total number of fonts in the DIN Next family to 21. DIN Next is part of Linotype's Platinum Collection.Linotype has been supplying its customers with the two DIN 1451 fonts since 1980. Recently, they have become more popular than ever, with designers regularly asking for additional weights.The abbreviation "DIN" stands for "Deutsches Institut für Normung e.V.," which is the German Institute for Industrial Standardization. In 1936 the German Standard Committee settled upon DIN 1451 as the standard font for the areas of technology, traffic, administration and business. The design was to be used on German street signs and house numbers. The committee wanted a sans serif, thinking it would be more legible, straightforward, and easy to reproduce. They did not intend for the design to be used for advertisements and other artistically oriented purposes. Nevertheless, because DIN 1451 was seen all over Germany on signs for town names and traffic directions, it became familiar enough to make its way onto the palettes of graphic designers and advertising art directors. The digital version of DIN 1451 would go on to be adopted and used by designers in other countries as well, solidifying its worldwide design reputation.There are many subtle differences in DIN Next's letters when compared withe DIN 1451 original. These were added by Kobayashi to make the new family even more versatile in 21st-century media. For instance, although DIN 1451's corners are all pointed angles, DIN Next has rounded them all slightly. Even this softening is a nod to part of DIN 1451's past, however. Many of the signs that use DIN 1451 are cut with routers, which cannot make perfect corners; their rounded heads cut rounded corners best.Linotype's DIN 1451 Engschrift and Mittelschrift are certified by the German DIN Institute for use on official signage projects. Since DIN Next is a new design, these applications within Germany are not possible with it. However, DIN Next may be used for any other project, and it may be used for industrial signage in any other country! DIN Next has been tailored especially for graphic designers, but its industrial heritage makes it surprisingly functional in just about any application.

Keywords: DIN Next Arabic Complete Family Pack

SKU: 149116910

Product ID: 25250

DIN Next LT Arabic UltraLight Font Information

Version:1.00
Family Name:DIN Next LT Arabic
Weight:250
Glyphs:561
Fixed Pitch:No
Symbol Encoded:No
Embedded Bitmaps:No
Creation Date:1/15/2009
Modified Date:10/25/2011
Unicode Ranges:Basic Latin
Latin-1 Supplement
Latin Extended-A
Latin Extended-B
Spacing Modifier Letters
Greek and Coptic
Arabic
General Punctuation
Currency Symbols
Letterlike Symbols
Mathematical Operators
Geometric Shapes
Dingbats
Alphabetic Presentation Forms
Arabic Presentation Forms-A
Arabic Presentation Forms-B
Code Pages:1252 Latin 1
1256 Arabic
Mac Roman Macintosh Character Set (US Roman)
Hinting:0-6 Smoothed
7-12 Hinted
13+ Hinted and Smoothed