project:

Sans-Skript Display Typeface

year:

2021

things:

typography

type design

javanese inspired

project

Jakarta Edition

things

undergrad thesis

year

2021

things

book
design

A Sansekerta inspired type

Sans-Skript is a display typeface inspired by Javanese Script (or Sanskerta in Bahasa Indonesia). Javanese script is one of Indonesia’s many traditional scripts, commonly used by Javanese people from mid-15th CE to mid-20th CE. Though not commonly used anymore, it is still taught and used in cities across East and Central Java.

 

Sans-Skript translates the high-contrast, modular and organic features of the Javanese Script into the Latin alphabet. (Hence the not-script naming)

 

The typeface is aimed to be used for large format prints, above 100 pt, and can be used alongside Javanese script fonts.