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Latin-Norwegian dictionary

Contributed by TypeTogether on Sep 16th, 2015. Artwork published in .
    Latin-Norwegian dictionary 1
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    Sirba, a typeface designed by Nicolien van der Keur, conceived especially for complex text environments, was used in the Latin-Norwegian dictionary published in 2015 by one of the country’s largest publishing houses, Cappelen Damm. This is the first of a series of three, developed for different target groups. Tank Design, responsible for the design of the dictionary, used a customised version of Sirba IPA (phonetic alphabet) for this complex project.

    One of the main challenges was to create a design that would ensure consistency throughout all the series and languages. Tank decided on the font Sirba after a thorough research process: “Sirba was chosen for its aesthetic qualities as well as its performance in small sizes. It is complex yet friendly, and provides the necessary weights and contrasts for a dictionary environment. The main entry words are set in the special Black style improving legibility and helping the reader in finding the word in question”.

    Credits
    Cappelen Damm — Managing director: Øyvind Martinsen; Managing editor: Inger-Ma Gabrielsen
    Tank — Creative leader: Helge Persen; Design: Åshild Knudsen, Tina Tømmeraas Aasvestad

    Latin-Norwegian dictionary 2
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    Latin-Norwegian dictionary 3
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    Latin-Norwegian dictionary 4
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    Latin-Norwegian dictionary 5
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    Latin-Norwegian dictionary 6
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