An organic, low-contrast Hebrew font family that is flexible and personable in global text environments
Adelle Sans Hebrew is Liron Lavi Turkenich’s translation of the Latin’s forms into the voice of more than nine million people. The original Adelle Sans, José Scaglione and Veronika Burian’s award-winning sans serif, provides a more clean and spirited take on the traditional grotesque sans. As is typical with TypeTogether typefaces, the most demanding editorial design problems were taken into consideration when creating Adelle Sans Hebrew. The combination of lively character and unobtrusive appearance inherent to grotesque sans serifs make it an utterly versatile tool for every imaginable situation. Whether for branding, signage, editorial, or advertising, the keyword behind Adelle Sans Hebrew’s use is flexibility.
Adelle Sans Hebrew is available in seven weights that capitalise on legibility and provide the designer a wide range of text emphasis within their layout. By creating weights from Ultra Thin to Heavy, the Hebrew is a perfect counterpart to the Latin in tone, vertical proportions, and functionality. This ensures an harmonious fit between both type families in the same block of text and a pleasing change of texture when used at similar point sizes.
Rooted in the belief that broad language support is crucial to modern type design, Adelle Sans Hebrew is yet another push in TypeTogether’s ongoing multilingual efforts. Adding language support is not a simple act of matching geometry stroke for stroke; each script must harmonise with the others while still maintaining its own identity. Hebrew script is inherently more square than Latin, with a mix of rounded corners and straight stems that are built with discrete strokes. The rigidity of Adelle Sans Hebrew is therefore as expected for its Latin counterpart. The Adelle family’s naturally clean and spirited shapes lend themselves to an agile Hebrew translation of the colour and feel of the Latin, matching the overall functionality, purpose, and cultural awareness.
Across the entire multilingual family — Arabic, Armenian, Chinese, Cyrillic, Devanagari, Greek, Georgian, Lao, Latin, Latin Extended, Thai, and now Hebrew, with more on the way — each has been engineered to optically match the proportions of its counterparts. Adelle Sans Hebrew’s exhaustive character set and OpenType support delivers consistent, flexible, and personable results in digital and printed multilingual documents and multicultural branding.
Lead Design and Concept
Veronika Burian & José Scaglione (Latin)
Liron Lavi Turkenich (Hebrew)
Joancarles Casasín (Latin & Hebrew)
Azza Alameddine (Latin & Hebrew)
Adi Stern (Hebrew)
Shani Avni (Hebrew)