We are pleased to announce the release of Loniki, the latest typeface by award winning designer, author, and educator Steven Skaggs.
“Loniki” is the nickname locals use for their beloved ancient city – Thessaloniki – in Greece. The basis for Loniki is an inscription from the 5th century with rational geometry and sinuous curves that embodies the blend of cultures prevalent in the region at the time. The inscribed letterforms suggest a stirring mix of masculine and feminine, east and west, classical, byzantine and gothic. This admixture is highly emblematic – not only of late antiquity, but of our own time as well.
Available in two styles: Regular and Symbols, Loniki is a distinctive, beautiful, and versatile display font. The large glyph repertoire of Loniki supports 229 languages, including Greek, Polytonic Greek, Coptic, Vietnamese, and a panoply of African languages. Loniki allows for shifting stylistic expression to a remarkable degree simply by selecting among the discretionary ligatures and plentiful glyph alternates to easily change the mood. Loniki Symbols provides more than 140 symbols, devices, and ornaments including astronomical, alchemical, esoterica, vines, Greek keys, and runes.