Kawak is a sans inspired by Mayan glyphs from the Tzolk'in ritual cycle. Kawak marries modernist typographic tradition with Pre-Hispanic formalism, creating a perfect blend between cleanliness, readability, objectivity, and the Mayan super-ellipse.
Kawak was designed by Javier Viramontes during the Type@Cooper, Extended Program under the careful guidance of Jesse Reagan and an amazing repertoire of visiting critics. The project was finalized by Alfonso Garcia and the Latinotype team.
Kawak contains 454 characters and can support 128 languages through Latinotype’s standard set. The family consists of 6 weights and 6 italics. Kawak’s clean yet unique character, and features like fractions, old style and tabular figures, make it an ideal choice for a wide number of print and branding applications.