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Newspeak

Newspeak Full family

Includes: Newspeak Light, Newspeak Heavy

About Newspeak
A typeface based upon Soviet architectural forms from the Stalinist period. It hints at utopia while functioning to buttress a dictatorshipInspiration was also drawn from the Cyrillic alphabet representing the exotic, familiarity-twice-removed universe of Eastern Bloc states – letters that reinforced your sense of alienation and unease that there existed a real, if imperfect, working alternative to consumerism. The name comes from the fictional language in George Orwell’s 1984. A language invented by the state to stop unrest – if words do not exist to describe a concept, then that concept cannot be imagined.
Designed by
Jonathan Barnbrook
Current release
Sep 1, 1997
Initial release
Sep 1, 1997
Script(s)
Latin
Language support
Afar, Afrikaans, Albanian, Basque, Bosnian, Breton, Catalan, Crimean Tatar (Latin), Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Esperanto, Estonian, Faroese, Finnish, French, Frisian, Friulian, German, Greenlandic, Hawaiian, Hungarian, Icelandic, Indonesian, Interlingua, Irish Gaelic, Italian, Karelian, Kirundi, Kurdish (Latin), Ladin, Latvian, Lithuanian, Luxemburgish, Malagasy, Malay, Maltese, Māori Norn, Norwegian (Bokmål), Norwegian (Nynorsk), Occitan, Palauan, Polish, Portuguese, Rhaeto-Romance, Romani, Romanian, Sango, Sámi (Northern), Scottish Gaelic, Serbian (Latin), Shona, Slovak, Slovene, Sorbian, Spanish, Swahili, Swati, Swedish, Tagalog (Filipino), Tahitian, Tokelauan, Tsonga, Turkish, Umbundu, Veps, Welsh, Wolof, Zulu
Features
Stylistic Alternates, Discretionary Ligatures, Superscript, Proportional Figures, Tabular Figures
Font formats
.OTF
Individual weights & styles (2 fonts)
Light, Heavy
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