Hebrew typography is not a commonly used font, especially in the world of internet marketing. However, it became an important part of the discourse of visual culture in the past 10 years. Because of its significance, Hebrew fonts have made the masses both critical and appreciative towards visual communication.
In fact, many media writers have started to use Hebrew typography in writing their blogs and creating other content on their websites. On that note, here are a few Hebrew font designers who have made significant contributions in the development of Hebrew fonts. They deserve the acknowledgment as they keep this special typography alive.
Founded by Avraham Cornfeld in 2011, AlefAlefAlef is comprised of five freelance font designers along with the founder. The five independent designers include Liya Ophir, Nadav Barkan, Noy Naiman and Shani Ivgi. They were able to launch eight first-versions of Hebrew fonts, namely Ambivalenti, Atlas, Noyland, Almoni, Sypnosis, and more.
AVraham, has designed other bilingual and Hebrew fonts. Some of his designs include Caravan, Asimon and Mekomi which is based on Frank Ruhl’s Skeleton. He also designed the simple yet popular Almoni, which was one of the first fonts to be used on display.
Ben Natan (Hafontia)
At the young age, visual communications graduate Ben Natan started designing Hebrew fonts, which he shared for free. He designed Hebrew italics known as Shabtai, as Days and Nights, Sans-serif-based font Danidin, and Basalt. He also created Assistant and Emetics, which are Hebrew Fonts for Google Fonts. As of the present time, Ben teaches typography in Holon, Israel.
Graduated with a degree in visual communication at Bezalel, 32-year-old Daniel Grumer created a different version of the Abraham font. He was able to recreate the font when he completed his master’s degree at the Royal Academy of Art, The Hague (KABK). He also made Hebrew versions of Latin fonts like October, Ping, and Zico.
Having a strict adherence to beliefs and teachings of Orthodox, Eliyahu Freid creates Orthodox-based Hebrew fonts. He is a self-taught designer and had no proper education in design or visual communication. In 2004, he sold fonts that were designed based on Mstrfont, including China, Jewel, Manifesto, Mishkenot, and Undergraduate Standings poster.
In 2009, he and his partner Shimon Bergman founded Fonteype, an online fonts store. They offer an array of multi-weight fonts such as Soul, Newsletter, Pearl, and Frankfurt. In 2012, they made another catalog of fonts and have continuously displayed and sold their Hebrew fonts through their online company.