By Chalermpol Jittagasem · San Francisco, California, USA


Vaja is a sans-serif typeface. A translation of Vaja in Thai means ‘Speech’. The typeface is based on Gothic Sans but infused with Geometric Sans’s personality, providing a clean and contemporary feel. Vaja also adds the terminal cut which gives a unique personality to it. Vaja was created to mainly use aiming the text to be easier to read in small sizes, especially in the Dictionary. Currently comes with 3 styles: Thin, Oblique, and Bold. Vaja focuses on pronunciation improvement for English learners, the IPA characters are added to represent speech sounds in written form to facilitate English learners to pronounce words accurately.

About Chalermpol Jittagasem

I am Thai. I am fascinated with languages, typography, and the power of visual communication as a force for change. I constantly explore and investigate ways to utilize typographic systems as a powerful tool to support and empower non-native English speakers.

Font Style: Regular, Oblique, and Bold
The International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) Symbols
Vaja in use: In a dictionary
Vaja in use: Stylized Newspaper Format
Vaja in use: Academic Writing
IPA and Definitions
Vaja family: Regular-Bold-Oblique
IPA vs Respelling