Meet Arlen, a funky, variable and indescribably charming type family in 36 styles. Loosely inspired by 20th century hand-painted signs and the visual culture of the 80, Arlen adds a little extra to this already charismatic mix. Originally conceived as a much smaller family, Arlen slowly developed into a large type system with 6 widths (from Tight to Wide) and 6 weights (Light to Heavy). A variable font that encompasses all these weights and widths is also part of the Arlen family.
Arlen is a display sans serif that can, however, be freely used for larger bodies of text, especially when lighter styles are used. Among its most prominent visual features are high contrast, flaring stems and dynamic letterforms.
With 860 characters in each font, Arlen supports most Latin-based languages and offers a large number of extra characters, dingbats, alternate glyphs, ligatures, and punctuation marks. Some of the most useful OpenType features are included too, such as Case-Sensitive Punctuation, Stylistic Alternates, Tabular Figures and Currencies, Fractions, Localisation, and a lot more. Some letters and characters come in two versions: thin and bold, and you can easily alternate between the two using a corresponding stylistic set.
Arlen is a typeface that conveys kindness, good cheer, and only good vibes. It would feel at home both in digital and print mediums; it can be used in advertising, editorial design, social media, web design, or personal design projects. With versatility at its heart, Arlen would be a perfect typeface for large design systems that require multiple styles for typesetting.