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Nomad Fonts [Kaja Slojewska]

During her graphic design studies at PJWSTK in Warsaw, Poland, Kaja Slojewska created Bubble Alphabet (2014) and Tilton (2014, a headline all caps sans typeface).

Graduate of the type design program at the University of Reading, class of 2017. Her graduation typeface there was the Latin / Greek / Cyrillic text typeface Alkes (2017). She is presently located in Vancouver, Canada, where she runs Nomad Fonts, which specializes in non-Latin script extensions.

In 2020, she published the free reverse contrast / Western font Larrikin, VanSans (a 17-style minimalist humanist sans), Nuber Next (published at The Northern Block; Slojewska's role was to expand Jonathan Hill's Nuber from 2013), Strajk (for demonstration signs), and Capilano (a humanist sans family with a organic voice, inspired by nature and the native wilderness of Canada's parks and forests).

In 2020, her graduation typeface was published in 14 styles by Fontfabric as Alkes. She received help from Plamen Motev and Nikolay Petroussenko. Designed to harmonize between Latin, Greek and Cyrillic, it features a generous x-height, wide letter spacing, large open counters and angled stress contrast so that the typeface is quite readable and friendly.

She assisted Tiro Typeworks' John Hudson's and Paul Hanslow with the development of the text typeface Castoro (2020). Hudson writes: Castoro is a libre font family released under the SIL Open Font License. Castoro is a specific instance of an adaptive design developed for Tiro Typeworks' internal use as a base from which to generate tailored Latin companions for some of our non-European script types. The instance that has been expanded to create the Castoro fonts was initially made for the Indic fonts that we produced for Harvard University Press. In the Castoro version, we have retained the extensive diacritic set for transliteration of South Asian languages, and added additional characters for an increased number of European languages. The parent design here presented as the Castoro instance began as a synthesis of aspects of assorted Dutch types from the 16th through 18th Centuries. Castoro roman was designed by John Hudson, and the italic with his Tiro colleague Paul Hanslow, assisted by Kaja Slojewska. It is named Castoro after the busy beaver, a real workhorse in the Canadian forests.

Typefaces from 2021: Rupert (a 16-style geometric sans).

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Luc Devroye ⦿ School of Computer Science ⦿ McGill University Montreal, Canada H3A 2K6 ⦿ lucdevroye@gmail.com ⦿ http://luc.devroye.org ⦿ http://luc.devroye.org/fonts.html