Akin is a monolinear script typeface designed in a single weight. Its letters’ designs combine geometric elements with a retro aesthetic, swashes, and a steep slope. Characters’ sides are straight, giving the typeface a condensed feeling overall. Akin’s design language feels reminiscent of both the 1950s and the 1990s, but there isn’t just one specific style that it cites: Akin is a timeless face, which looks like it could have always been a part of graphic design. Like almost every good OpenType script font, Akin has a lot of alternates. The most prominent feature is the font’s swashes. Swashes of various lengths can be automatically applied via an OpenType feature that reads the surrounding characters – in both directions – and inserts swashes that sweep above or below two or even three other letters (the font knows better than to let its swashes collide with capital letters, ascenders or descenders). Another technical feature in Akin substitutes specially-designed ‘final’ glyphs in for letters that come at the end of a word. Akin supports all European languages written with the Latin script.
|Designer(s)||Diana Ovezea, Sabina Chipară|
|Release Date||June 6, 2019|
|Supported Languages||Afar, Afrikaans, Albanian, Aranese, Aromanian, Aymara, Azeri (Latin), Basque, Bemba, Bislama, Bosnian, Breton, Catalan, Chamorro, Cheyenne, Chichewa, Chuukese, Cofán, Cornish, Crimean Tatar, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Esperanto, Estonian, Faroese, Fijian, Finnish, French, Frisian, Friulian, Galician, Ganda, German, Gikuyu, Greenlandic, Guaraní, Guarani , Gwich’in, Haitian, Hawaiian, Hungarian, Icelandic, Ido, Igbo, Indonesian, Interlingua, Irish Gaelic, Italian, Javanese, Karelian, Kashubian, Kinyarwanda, Kiribati, Kirundi, Kituba , Kurdish (Latin), Ladin, Latvian, Lithuanian, Luxemburgish, Malagasy, Malay, Maltese, Maninka, Manx, Māori, Marshallese, Náhuatl, Nauruan, Navajo, Ndebele (Northern), Ndebele (Southern), Norfuk , Norn, Norwegian (Bokmål), Norwegian (Nynorsk), Nyanja, Occitan, Oromo, Otomi, Palauan, Papiamento, Pedi , Polish, Portuguese, Quechua, Rarotongan, Rhaeto-Romanic, Romaji, Romani, Romanian, Sámi (Inari), Sámi (Lule), Sámi (Northern), Sámi (Southern), Samoan, Sango, Sardinian, Scottish Gaelic, Serbian (Latin), Seychelles Creole, Shona, Silesian, Slovak, Slovene, Somali (Latin), Sorbian, Sotho, Spanish, Swahili, Swati, Swedish, Tagalog (Filipino), Tahitian, Tetum, Tok Pisin, Tokelauan, Tongan, Tsonga, Tswana, Turkish, Tuvalu , Twi, Ulithian, Umbundu , Veps, Vietnamese, Welsh, Wolof, Xhosa, Zulu|