Sawad which is Arabic for ‘blackness’ is a typeface drawn by emotion, an exploration of grief and the darkness it brings. Designed in the days that followed the passing of my father, it is a bold, dark design, which comes into its own in the ExtraBlack version where the counters completely disappear. Sawad supports the Arabic language and has proportional and tabular numerals.

You can get Sawad on I Love Typography. The Black weight is available for free.

You can text Sawad here. Just type into the box below:

قلت له إنت من وين قال لي من حدود السماء
قلت له جاي من وين قال لي من بيت الجيران
قلت له خايف من مين قال لي من القفص هربان
قلت له ريشاتك وين قلي فرفطها الزمان