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Type design in Belarus

[Imaginary stamp made by Fiodor Sumkin]


Aleksandryna Smal

As a student in Minsk, Belarus, Aleksandryna Smal designed a fun Latin poster typeface (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Alena Dubinets

Belarussian designer of Cute Advertising (2017) and Simple Alphabet (2017). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Alesia Kutsian

In 2013, the Belarussian designers Aliaksei Hvozdzeu and Alesia Kutsian founded Fat Hamster. In 2021, they released the brush script font Fluffy Tiger and Phlebodium (a 16-style minimalist organic sans).

Typefaces from 2022: Tiny Plum (hand-crafted), Rooster Scratch (hand-crafted), Agave Azul (an old typewriter font by Alesia Kutsian and Aliaksei Hvozdze). [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Alexander Swordman

Freelance designer in Minsk, Belarus, who created the muscular Cyrillic typeface Spectra in 2013. Geometric Sculpture (2013) is an angular straight-edged typeface for Latin and Cyrillic.

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Aliaksei Hvozdzeu

In 2013, the Belarussian designers Aliaksei Hvozdzeu and Alesia Kutsian founded Fat Hamster. In 2021, they released the brush script font Fluffy Tiger and Phlebodium (a 16-style minimalist organic sans). [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Aliaksei Koval
[Koval Type Foundry]

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Aliaksei Zokharau

Homel, Belarus-based designer of these handcrafted vintage style typefaces in 2017: Harsh, Denim Industry, Urban Jeans, Farm Fresh, Custom Motor, Q ueen Victoria, Sweet Honey, Beach Party, Speedracer, Fine Antiques. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Alice Vecher

Minsk, Belarus-based designer of a Cyrillic pixel typeface in 2016. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Alina Zoryna

Web designer in Minsk, Belarus, who created the Cyrillic painted typeface Yel (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Anastasiya Anisovich

Borisov, Belarus-based designer of the Latin/Cyrillic typeface Motion (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Anastasiya Tarachenka

Design student in Minsk, Belarus. She created a few typefaces in 2012. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Andrei Donine

Graphic designer from Minsk, Belarus, who created the pixel-like font Mixtura (2003). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Andrei Isakau

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[Anna Markovets]

Homel, Belarus-based type designer. In 2017, she released the handcrafted typefaces Arumit, Poplava, Jopsy, Spaigo, Sputra, Munigva, Nimbostratus, Millennials, Tatima and Scopanik.

Typefaces from 2018: Magic Ivy (a floral font), Queenly (a signature font), Forgotten Melody (script), Autumn Embrace, Le Jardin (floral), Quaint Garden, Gentle Whisper (calligraphic, woith a Floral style), Odour (a calligraphic font with floral caps), Jubilation, Limerence (a free calligraphic typeface with floriated caps), Snip (a paper cutout typeface), Cranberry Jam, Seascape Script, Imperfect, Herbarium, High Spot, Malanko (a geometric color font).

Typefaces from 2019: Melancholie (a great handwriting font), Quaint Garden, Magic Ivy (a leafy decorative script), Star Dust, Deja Vu (Clean, Ink), Allure And Grace, Melancholie (a signature script). [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Anna Markovets

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Anna Stefkina

During her studies in Minsk, Belarus, Anna Stefkina designed a Cyrillic typeface (2017). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Anna Werigo

During her studies, Minsk, Belarus-based Anna Werigo designed the free Latin / Cyrillic avant garde typeface Minsk (2016) and the hipster typeface Minsk Accent (2016). The download link no longer works. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Anton Hurski

Minsk, Belarus-based designer of the free hipster (vector format) typeface Cosmic (2017). He also designed three free gorgeous Latin calligraphic brush typefaces in 2017. Designer of the handcrafted Handic (2017), the athletic lettering font Hardcore (2017), Stencil (2017, which, remarkably, is not a stencil font), the brushed Graffitist (2017), the display sans Interface (2017), the vintage typeface Old Time (2017), the brush script typeface Drive (2017) and the brushed calligraphic typefaces simply called 1, 2 and 3 (2017). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Anton Motuzov

Minsk, Belarus-based designer of the free alchemic / hipster Latin / Cyrillic typeface Mefestico (2015). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Anton Rubashko

Minsk, Belarus-based designer of the Latin display typeface Yakuba (2016). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Arthur Avtuhov

Minsk, Belarus-based designer of the free thin display typeface 2159 (2019), the clean monoline sans typeface Centralny (2019) and the free typeface Technique Sans (2018).

In 2020, he released the severe-looking wedge serif typeface Rassvet. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Blue Devils

Blue Devils is a multi-disciplinary freelance studio based in Minsk, Belarus. Creators of the squarish typeface NeoFont (2015). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Carolina Gazzola

Buenos Aires, Argentina-based designer of the wedge serif typeface Lilium (2015). [Google] [More]  ⦿

[Roger S. Nelsson]

Started in 2008, this web place by Norwegian entrepreneur Roger S. Nelsson (based in Honningsvåg, Norway) sells fonts by Ray Larabie, Brian Kent, Nick Curtis, Derek Vogelpohl and Kevin King that were originally freeware fonts. Nelsson reworked them (more glyphs, more multilingual) and asks about 10 dollars per font now. He says his fonts now cover these Latin languages: Afrikaans, Albanian, Basque, Belarusian (Lacinka), Bosnian, Breton, Catalan, Chamorro, Chichewa, Cornish, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Esperanto, Estonian, Faroese, Filipino (Tagalog), Finnish, French, Frisian, Galican, German, Greenlandic, Guarani, Hungarian, Icelandic, Indonesian, Irish (Gaelic), Italian, Kashubian, Kurdish (Kurmanji), Latvian, Lithuanian, Luxembourgian, Malagasy, Maltese, Maori, Northern Sotho, Norwegian, Occitan, Polish, Portuguese, Rhaeto-Romance, Romanian, Saami (Inari), Saami (Lule), Saami (North), Saami (South), Scots (Gaelic), Serbian (latin), Slovak(ian), Slovene, Sorbian (Lower), Sorbian (Upper), Spanish, Swedish, Tswana, Turkish, Turkmen, Ulithian, Walloon, Welsh, Yapese.

Designer at FontStruct in 2008 of cowboy_hippie and Syndrome X (DNA-look typeface inspired by Syndrome BRK by Brian Kent). Nelsson's fonts are Classic Trash BRK Pro, Dynamic BRK Pro, Galapogos BRK Pro, Genotype BRK Pro, King Cool KC Pro (kid's hand; done with Kimberly Geswein), Lamebrain BRK Pro, Matrise Pro and Matrise Text Pro (dot matrix), Phorfeit BRK Pro, Syndrome BRK Pro, Technique BRK Pro, Vigilance BRK Pro, Grapple BRK Pro. The "BRK" refers to Brian Kent, the original free font designer.

In 2009, he added a number of fonts that were done by Nick Curtis some years before that (hence the "NF"): Boogie Nights NF Pro (art deco face), Copasetic NF Pro, Coventry Garden NF Pro, Pro, Fontleroy NF Pro, Hamburger Heaven NF Pro, Monterey Popsicle NF Pro, and Wooden Nickel NF Pro. Trypewriter Pro (2009) is based on Kevin King's Trypewriter. Helldorado Pro (2009) is a Tuscan wood type style typeface based on a font by Levente Halmos.

Designer of Isbit Pro (2012, a magnificent melting ice cube-shaped superlliptical typeface family), Familiar Pro (2011, designed with the same metric as Helvetica but "better than Arial"), Bloco Pro (2010, fat counterless face), Trump Town Pro (2009, athletic lettering slab serif), Geometric Soft Pro (2009), Geometry Script Pro (2010, upright connected script), DIN Fun Pro (2011), Infantometric Pro (2012), Foobar Pro (2012) and Cheap Pro Fonts Serif (2009).

Typefaces from 2013: Adultometric Pro (narrow monoline sans).

Dafont. Fontspace link. Fontsquirrel link.

Catalog of Nelsson's bestselling typefaces. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

[Tatiana Kovaleva]

Illustrator and designer from Belarus who specializes in handcrafted typefaces for Latin and Cyrillic. In 2020, she released Apple Jam (monoline) and Haworthia. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Cyrillic Fest 2008

Annual typography and calligraphy festival, which took place from 24-25 May 2008 in Kharkiv (Ukraine). This year it included type seminars, a presentation by Vitalij Mitchenko, type games and exhibition of typefaces and calligraphy from Ukraine, Russia, Belarus and Bulgaria. Photo reports: 1, 2, 3, 4. Report in the Ukrainian newspaper Novynar. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Cyrillic Fonts Plus

Belarussian site. Arial, Courier and Times in Cyrillic versions. They have the Cyrillic vowels (a,o,u,e,y,ja,jo,ju,je,i) with accents, the Belarussian Latin "u short" and the letter "Jat" added on. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Daria Sheeborsee

Minsk, Belarus-based designer of a Cyrillic brush school project typeface (2015). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Denis Serebryakov
[Serebryakov Type Foundry (or: Serebryakov TF, S TF; was Onetypethree Foundry, or: Dzianis Serabrakou)]

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Diana Petrovich

Minsk, Belarus-based designer of a tall thin deco typeface in 2016. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Dima Buko

Dima Buko (Minsk, Belarus) created the children's typeface Bookie (2011) for Latin and Cyrillic. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Dima Lokamp

Or Dmitry Lokamp. Minsk, Belarus-based designer of the free hipster typeface Serve Inspire (2016) and the blackletter font Gothic Lokampwow (2017). Instagram link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Dmitry Fisher

Dmitry Fisher (Fisher Design, Minsk, Belarus) is the creator of the hipster font family Freak Show (2014, free at Dafont: Latin and Cyrillic). Dafont link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Dmitry Fisher

Art director in Minsk, Belarus, who created many geometric designs, including an experimental typeface for Latin and Cyrillic called Sang Bleu (2013, free download). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Egor Suvorov

Belarussian typographer and type designer. His typefaces include Slim (2010) and Kvadrocircle (2010, an angular Latin/Cyrillic typeface done while studying with Ilya Ruderman). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Far PluGRinG Site

Russian page. Download various Latin/Cyrillic bitmap files, typically in ".fon" format. These include families by Vladislav Kornienko (Terminal Font Cyr, 2001), Oleg Melnikov (OS-2 warp Font 8x18, 2003), Alexander Abrosov (Terminal Fonts, 2003), Sergey Dindikov (Console Font, 2002), Igor Palkin (Terminal Fonts Belarus, 2001), and Alex Pakhotin (DOS Terminal Font, 1999). It has one Latin/Cyrillic truetype typewriter face, Sourier New (based on, or identical to Courier New). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Fat Hamster

In 2013, Belarussian designers Aliaksei Hvozdzeu and Alesia Kutsian founded Fat Hamster. In 2021, they released the brush script font Fluffy Tiger and Phlebodium (a 16-style minimalist organic sans).

MyFonts reports that the foundry is located in Aasiaat, Greenland. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Fiodor Sumkin

Byelorussian illustrator who fled his country when he was 18 years old. He sold paintings in Moscow and now lives in Amsterdam. His drawings are straight out of the 19th century, ornamental and playful. He is also inspired by the psychedelic lettering of the 1960s. Discussion of his work by Coles. Typefaces, all made or drawn in 2006-2007: Rodopi, Fashion Condensed, Farringdon, Hopkins, Rondell (Western style face), Abramesque (ornamental caps), Mansard Trimmed (19th century emulation), Wedlock, Silverado, Shimmer Wide (cyrillic), Mona (extra-wide slab serif), Flirt Chloe (more 19th century ornamental glyphs), Jubilee (constructivist Cyrillic lettering), Big Cyrillic pixels (many great pixelized alphabets), Cuba, Gingerbread (Victorian), and St. Clair. Alternate URL. Check out his gorgeous country maps designed for the aeroflot in-flight magazine in 2008. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Franciscus Skaryna

Also Francysk Skaryna, Francisk Skaryna and Franciscus Scorina de Poloczko, b. 1486 Polazk (white Russia), d. 1541 Prague. Scientist and educator from Polotsk (current Belarus). First printer in white Russia (Belarussia). Skaryna was one of the first to publish in the Cyrillic alphabet, but not the very first as Oktoikh was published by Schweipolt Fiol in 1491.

Digital revivals of his typeface include Skaryna 2017 Title (2020, Aliaksei Koval). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Hanna Branouskaya

Minsk, Belarus-based designer of the monoline circle-based typeface Lime Font (2014, Cyrillic). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Here East Fonts
[Nastia Piven]

Anastasia Piven is a designer from Minsk, Belarus and founder of Here East Fonts in 2018. Piven is currently based in Amsterdam. Her initial typefaces include the logotype Carpazzi Soft (2014). In 2018, she created Grossweight Stencil, Turnu (2018: a squarish logofont for a new Danish taxi service), One Manchester (squarish), Tech Tape, OCR Camp, Pretty Much Fur, and Fat Porn.

Typefaces from 2020: Lorcan Mist (a caps only display typeface), Buck (a very wide squarish block font), Beier Third, Fatporn 2.0, Flatten, Galcher, Lorcan Mist, Papa Bear (counterless), Rolling Script, TT Techtape Font, Turn Denmark (squarish), Wallnutt Corps (hipster, dystopian, caps only). [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Hleb Zhyhunou
[Mr. Typeman]

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Irina Anashkevich

Minsk, Belarus-based designer of a geometric display typeface for Cyrillic in 2016-2017. She also designed a cool set of icons in 2016. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Irina Chikovnaya

Belarussian designer of these vector format fonts in 2017: Constellation (triangulated caps), Flower Embroidery, Chalk, Iridescent, Biscuit, Space (3d mesh font), Embroidery. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Irina Kryvets

Illustrator and graphic designer from Belarus. Creator of the marker pen font Flatmarker (2020). [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Irina ModBlackmoon

Minsk-based Belarussian, b. 1987. Creator of "gothic" and "broken" Latin and Cyrillic fonts like Wings of Darkness (2015), Bad Behaviour (2015), Ancient Runes (2015), Last Words from Earth (2015, ink splatter script), Blood Blocks (2015, a dripping blood font), Gothic Spell (2015, blackletter/tattoo font), MB Thin Worms (2013, a spiked horror black metal font), MB Think Twice (2012, gothic face), MB Demonic Tale (2012), MB Underground (2012), MB Forever Raw (2012), MB Element (2012, +Brutalized: horror fonts), MB Real Grinder (2011), MB Evil Ghost (2010), MB Slavonic Minsk (2010), MB An Old Witch (2010), MB Before The End (2010), MB Horror House (2010), MB Poisoned Type (2010), MB Gravitation (2010), MB-Alien Report 72 (2010), MB-Graveyard-Designs (2010), MB-TheGreatReaper (2010), MB Arcane Gothic (2009), MB-Back for Death (2009), MB-Lords of Evil (2010), MB-BlackBookType (2009), MB-ElvenType (2009), MB-GothicDawn (2009), MB-InDigit (2009), MB-RustyIron (2009), MB TyranT (2009), MB-DigitalReality (2009).

Devian Tart link. Dafont link. Another link. Home page. Old link. Abstract Fonts link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Iste Fonts
[Yuri Zabavchik]

Foundry in Belarus, run by Yuri Zabavchik (b. 1986, Rudensk, Belarus). He designed the piano key typeface The Closed Door (2011, +Cyrillic). [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Julia Kruk
[Julia Visht]

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Julia Visht
[Julia Kruk]

Belarussian designer inspired by mathematics and painting. Creator of La Belle Zabriella (serif and script) (2021), Vicky Nelly (a scrapbook script) (2021), Galyna Leaffe (script) (2021), Vivizza (a stencil serif) (2021). [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Karolina Kolei

Minsk, Belarus-based designer of a modified Latin / Cyrillic didone font for a school project in 2018. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Kate Bushuk

Graphic designer and illustrator based in Minsk, Belarus. Her type design work thus far comprises one fascinating type experiment called No 74 (2009). In it, she uses compass and ruler to create spectacular art deco outlines. In 2019, she published Lettering Games, Just Ritual, Abstract Shapes and Just Monsters, created the fun poster series Just Fontfactory, and updated Just No 74. In 2020, she released Chinese Zodiac New Year Postal Blocks. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Katerina Aleshchyk

Grodno, Belarus-based designer of the deco typeface Razrabotka (2018). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Katerina Stepanenko

Graphic designer and illustrator in Minsk, Belarus. Creator of Chopsticks Font (2012) and of Foxy Type (2012).

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Katherine Khimenets

During her studies at Accademia Delle Arti e Nuove Technologie in Rome, Italy, Katherine Khimenets (b. Belarus) created the Trajan typeface Laurentia (2015). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Kathrina Pokidova

Minsk, Belarus-based graphic designer who created the Latin / Cyrillic typeface Silver (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Katsia Jazwinska

Slutsk, Belarus-based designer (b. 1992) of the thick brush script typefaces Portobesto (2016), Blacktear (2016), Carlitos (2016, called chaotic), Marsfield (2016), Mayton (2016), Worthy (2016), Buffy (2016), Hubster (2016), Just Believe (2016), Berow (2016: absolutely lovely), Advetime Brush Script (2016), Shrewdy (2016), Bastina (2016), Sunbreath (2016, +Cyrillic), Mythbuster Script (2016) and Markella (2016).

Typefaces from 2017: Scandilover (inspired by monochrome Scandinavian style kid rooms full of handcrafted graphics), Million Notes, Better Together (rough connected brush script), Whortle, Jenthill (a 4-style handcrafted script family for memos and notes).

Typefaces from 2018: Shrewdy, Elowen (a bold script font).

Typefaces from 2019: Hygge Home (an inky script), Wonsmith. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Katya Komarova

Homel, Belarus-based designer of several great typegraphic illustrations in 2019. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Katya Nesterova

Belarussian designer in Minsk who drew the octagonal techno typeface Font Constructor in 2008 in Ilya Ruderman's class. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Kazimir Severinovich Malevich

A pioneer of geometric abstract art and the originator of the avant-garde suprematist movement, Kazimir Severinovich Malevich was born in 1879 in Kiev, and died in 1935 in Leningrad. In 1915, Malevich laid down the foundations of Suprematism when he published his manifesto From Cubism to Suprematism. After the October Revolution (1917), Malevich became a member of the Collegium on the Arts of Narkompros, the Commission for the Protection of Monuments and the Museums Commission (from 1918 until 1919). He taught at the Vitebsk Practical Art School in Belarus (1919-1922), the Leningrad Academy of Arts (1922-1927), the Kiev State Art Institute (1927-1929), and the House of the Arts in Leningrad (1930). He wrote The World as Non-Objectivity, which was published in Munich in 1926 and translated into English in 1959. In it he outlines his Suprematist theories.

Typefaces based on his work include:

  • Malevich (2010, Artem Moiseev).
  • NCD Black Square family (2008, by Nippa Downy). Downey writes: The Black Square of Kazimir Malevich is one of the most famous creations of Russian art in the last century. The first Black Square was painted in 1915 to become the turning point in the development of Russian avant-garde..
  • Dynamich (2012, by Giuseppe Cacciatore).
  • Black Square Typeface (2012, Jekabs Osins). A nihilist experiment in which each letter is a black square, as in Kazimir Malevich's Black Square painting.
  • Suprematic (2008). An ultra-constructivist typeface by Henric Eugen Bergström.
  • Dick Pape created the scanbat font KazimirMalevichArt2. Download here.
  • Tom Davidson's Malevich (2013).
  • Kama made in 2015 by Ninze Chen-Benchev.
  • Malevich (2015, Olga Tereshenko, BBDO Studio).
  • Anafor (2018) by Erman Yilmaz.
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Koval Type Foundry
[Aliaksei Koval]

Aliaksei Koval is a type designer and corporate identity artist from Minsk, Belarus (b. Minsk, 1984). He created the techno typeface Softrobo (2008). He went commercial in 2009 as Koval TF, where he published Calidor KVL (2013), Softrobo Pro (2009), Eqlaser (2010, gridded), Hleba Soli Ziamli Voli (a 10-style tall all caps typeface for Latin and Cyrillic) (2020), and Skaryna 2017 Title (2020). He writes: Skaryna 2017 Title is a revival of the original typeface designed and cut by Francisk Skaryna in 1517-1519.

Typefaces from 2021: Akoyster (a cyberpunk font). [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Kseniya Ivanova

Graphic designer in Minsk, Belarus, who created the art deco caps typeface Jeeves & Wooster (2012). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ksenya Shtalenkova

During her graphic design studies at European Humanities University, Department Of Development And Communications in Lithuania, Ksenya Shtalenkova (Minsk, Belarus) created the constructivist Cyrillic typeface Chipmunk (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ksusha Ksu

Minsk, Belarus-based designer who created the hand-printed Cyrillic typeface The Black Cat Font (2011). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Larysa Zabrotskaya

Minsk, Belarus-based illustrator who created the handcrafted Halloween typeface Wonderland Night (2015), the handcrafted Wild Blueberry (2017), and drew a roundish Cartoon Alphabet (2015). Creative Market link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Liliya Hanusevich

Graphic designer in Minsk, Belarus, who created a black geometric Cyrillic typeface in 2018. [Google] [More]  ⦿


Belarussian site with Cyrillic versions of Arial, Courier and Times. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Maksim Zhuk

Illustrator and designer in Baranavichy, Belarus. Behance link. Creator of the hand-printed comic book typeface Ridendus Optimus (2011). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Maria Chervinskaya

Minsk, Belarus-based designer of the Cyrillic display typeface Mortise (2015). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Marina Kryazheva

Vitebsk / Minsk, Belarus-based designer of the handwritten Cantus Arcticus (2018) and the pixacao font Virocco (2018) for Latin and Cyrillic. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Marina Kuznetsova

Belarussian designer of the connected script typeface Oleander (2016) and the brush typefaces Momento (2016) and Hardcore (2016, Latin and Cyrillic) and the handcrafted typeface Enjoy (2016). She operates as Marie Smith Lettering & Design. Creative Market link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Mariya Vasiljevna Pigoulevskaya

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Mary Voronetskaya

Minsk, Belarus-based designer of the experiental typeface Constructivism (2017). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Maryia Hilep

Maryia Hilep is a designer and photographer, based in Vilnius, Lithuania. She grew up in Homel, Belarus, and moved to Vilnius in 2013 to study Visual design and Media at European Humanities University. In 2015, she designed the rough military stencil typeface Trafaret for Latin and Cyrillic. In 2016, she published the free triangle-themed font Delta. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Maryna Ivanets

Minsk, Belarus-based designer of the Latin / Cyrillic marker pen typeface Super Duper (2017). [Google] [More]  ⦿

[Mariya Vasiljevna Pigoulevskaya]

Mariya (b. Belarus) joined The Northern Block Type Foundry in 2012 after successfully completing a Master of Arts in Future Design at Teesside University. In 2014, she set up Metype. Based in Hexham, UK(and before that, Wylam, UK and Middlesbrough, UK), Mariya designed the humanist sans Latin/Cyrillic typeface family Baufra (2012, The Northern Block).

In 2013, she published the 8-style geometric sans typeface family Neusa at The Northern Block (which was extended to Neusa Next in 2017). Hapna Mono (2013, The Northern Block) is a free mini-slabbed typeface. Its commercial companion is Hapna Slab Serif. The nine-style geometric sans Latin / Cyrillic typeface family Tabia was inspired by the work and principles of the iconic german industrial designer Dieter Rams, who is closely associated with the consumer product company Braun and the Functionalist school of industrial design. Still in 2013, she published the brush typeface Velik, the geometric condensed sans serif ink-trapped typeface family Kizo and the neutral sans family Uninsta at The Northern Block.

Typefaces from 2014 at The Northern Block: Merel, Finlek (an industrial post-punk script font), Acrom (a 6-style geometric sans with minimal stroke contrast), Tautz (a wedge serif text typeface with elegantly small x-height), Qiber (poster lettering typeface).

Typefaces from 2015: Rutan (a neutral geometric sans), Stolzl Display (a Bauhaus-inspired headline type published by The Northern Block and named after Gunta Stölzl, the Bauhaus's only female master), Webnar, Aesthet (a warm brush-inspired sans that was updated in 2020 to Aesthet Nova).

Typefaces from 2016: Boita (a wedge serifed Latin / Cyrillic typeface designed with Tom Sutton), Calder (an informal typeface family), Erbaum.

Typefaces from 2017: Tomarik (an informal smorgasbord family including Serif, Display, Poster, Brush and other styles), Apoka (a rounded sans co-designed with Tom Sutton).

Typefaces from 2018: Hefring Slab (a large geomtric slab serif family; followed by Hefring Slab Variable in 2021), Ordax (an industrial sans typeface by Pablo Balcells, Mariya Vasiljevna Pigoulevskaya and Donna Wearmouth). Manofa (a calligraphic sans inspired by Warren Chappell's Lydian).

Typefaces from 2019: Hegval Display (a hybrid of Gridnik and Helvetica), Ruddy (a dancing letter font family).

Typefaces from 2020: Solway (a free rounded slab serif family at Google Fonts), Vartek (a 20-style techno or sci-fi sans).

Typefaces from 2021: Toroka (a geometric sans for Latin and Cyrillic).

Behance link. Interview in 2014. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Mihail Bayaryn

Minsk, Belarus-based designer in 2005 of the Hindi fonts Chandas and Uttara. Latin and Cyrillic glyphs were added from DejaVu font and modified according to GPL by Dharmo Raksati Raksitah. I quote: The font contains 4347 glyphs: 325 half-forms, 960 half-forms context-variations, 2743 ligature-signs. It is designed especially for Vedic and Classical Sanskrit but can also be used for Hindi, Nepali and other modern Indian languages. The font includes Vedic accents and many additional signs and provides maximal support for Devanagari script. In version 1.1 were added Latin and Cyrillic characters and corresponding Open Type tables for Sanskrit transliteration. Chandas font represents Southern (most commonly used today) style of Devanagari script. And Uttara font represents Northern style of Devanagari Script. These styles are sometimes also called Bombay (Southern, contemporary) and Calcutta (Northern, old) pen families accordingly. Uttara is today the only Devanagari OTF font which supports Northern variations in simple glyphs and in ligatures.

He also created the free Devanagari Unicode opentype font Siddhanta. Siddhanta font home page. The font can be used for Sanskrit, Vedic, Hindi, Nepali and other languages which use the Devanagari script. Siddhanta supports many ligature variations and script variations---Calcutta, Bombay and Nepali styles.

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Mikalai Manyshau
[Red Monkey]

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Cyrillic truetype fonts with some characters added: Cyrillic vowels (a,o,u,e,y,ja,jo,ju,je,i) with accents, Belarussian Latin "u short", "Jat" letter. [Google] [More]  ⦿

[Andrei Isakau]

Belarus-based designer of monogram fonts. In 2020, he released Baseball Monogram. This typeface cleverly combines three letters within a circle where the three letters are separate glyphs. So, instead of needing 26 to the power three glyphs, it essentially gets away with three times 26 glyphs. And the facility of combinations is further enhanced by the use of contextual alternates in opentype.

Typefaces from 2021: Romanesque Monogram, Gemstone Monogram, Initial Monogram, Jungle Monogam, Mermaid Monogram, Round Branch Monogram, Shield Classic 2 Letters, Six Sided Monogram, Strap Monogram, Western Monogram, Heart Monogram, Round Squeeze Monogram, Shield 2 Letters Monogram, Rounded Square Monogram, Shield Monogram, Oval Scalloped MNG, Super Monogram, Block Monogram, Oval Monogram, Square Diamond Monogram, Octagone Monogram, Shell Monogram, Liquid Monogram, Round Monogram. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Mr. Typeman
[Hleb Zhyhunou]

Aka Mr. Typeman, Hleb Zhyhunou (Vitebsk, Belarus) designed the handcrafted typefaces Syberic, Halbrein, Darflow (brush script), Rither, Shamber, Albret, Burston, Willful (a fat finger font), Arthard, Winflo and Chokle (free) in 2017.

Typefaces from 2018: Mendy, Rishangle (script), Arkley (signature script), Tadworth (script), Mr. Monty, Rhiner, Puckipsy, Redbus, Olster (script), Muscat, Vingiloth, Fowler (brush script).

Typefaces from 2019: Vingiloth, Black Dolphin, Zuris, Yugen, Patrik, Pogba (script), Albiol, Raush (a brush script), Sun Catcher, Warm Memories.

Typefaces from 2020: Sarebbe Bellissimo (a wild script), Jorge, Embarla Firgasto. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Nadzeya Vasilyeva

Minsk, Belarus-based designer of a colored textured EPS format Latin alphabet in 2017. She also designed various sets of icons. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Nastassia Kuchynskaya

During her studies in Minsk, Belarus, Nastassia Kuchynskaya created two fantastic typographic posters against high school bullies. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Nastasya Popkova

Minsk, Belarus-based designer of the square-shaped Cyrillic typeface Constructivizm (2015). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Nastia Piven
[Here East Fonts]

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Nastya Sokolovskaya

Grodno, Belarus-based designer of Seashell Typeface (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Natasha Kalyuta

Minsk, Belarus-based designer of a geometric Cyrillic typeface in 2017. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Nik To

Minsk, Belarus-based designer of the brushed handcrafted typeface Discordantly (2016). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Nikita Sergyshkin

Photographer in Minsk, Belarus. He created a Cyrillic display typeface in 2013. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Oksana Nalivaiko

Minsk, Belarus-based designer of the handcrafted brush typeface Nesterka (2016-2017). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Oksana Shatilo

Minsk, Belarus-based designer of the futuristic Cyrillic typeface Android (2015). [Google] [More]  ⦿


Oleg (aka red Dragon) is the Belarussian designer of the Classic Amiga CLI Font v1.1 Amiga Topaz Unicode Rus (2010) [note: the original (Binary) Topaz font is copyright of Amiga Inc. The truetype version is copyright (2009) by dMG of the Trueschool and Divine Stylers. The Russian unicode version was created with the help of Fontforge in 2010 by Ol\eg] [Google] [More]  ⦿

Olga Chumakova

Minsk, Belarus-based designer of the Cyrillic display typeface Author (2017). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Olga Glinskaja
[Olga Shcherba]

Olga Shcherba or Olga Glinskaja operates as Oligliya Art in Minsk, Belarus. Designer of the handcrafted typeface Questo (2018). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Olga Shcherba
[Olga Glinskaja]

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Palikseniya Aliakseyenka

Palikseniya Aliakseyenka studied architecture at Building College Belorussia in Mogilev in 2011 and design at European Humanitarian University Lithuania in Vilnius in 2015. Now in Ashalim, Israel, she created various Latin display typefaces, including Poliksenya (2012). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Pavel Boog
[Pavel Liapiokhin]

Pavel Liapiokhin (b. Belarus) works as a graphic designer out of Gdansk, Poland. In 2021, he released Japan Stamp (emulating Japanese stamps), Unconscious (grungy), Razlom (grungy) and Shabby Brush (sketched). [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Pavel Liapiokhin
[Pavel Boog]

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Red Monkey
[Mikalai Manyshau]

Mikalai Manyshau (Red Monkey, Belarus) created the EPS-format 80s style metal rock band font Old School (2015). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Roger S. Nelsson

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Sasha Chebotarev

Art director, designer and calligrapher in Minsk, Belarus. Designer of the nice free rough brush font Reys (2015) for Latin and Cyrillic. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Sasha Yakovlev

Art director in Minsk, Belarus who created the tweetware vector icon font Icony (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Serebryakov Type Foundry (or: Serebryakov TF, S TF; was Onetypethree Foundry, or: Dzianis Serabrakou)
[Denis Serebryakov]

Denis Serebryakov's Design studio in Minsk, Belarus creates logotypes and identity based on original lettering and own production fonts. Appetite (2011) is a black upright script family. It was followed by Appetite Contrast (2012) and the italic version, Appetite New (2012), the sketched version, Appetite Sketch (2013), and Appetite Rounded (2014). In 2016, it was updated to Appetite Pro. In 2017, it was extended to Appetite Pro Rounded.

Myster (2012) is a random font in which each glyph has three alternatives. General (2012) is an elegant casual sans family. Germes (2012) is a grotesk family with some contrast and with some reverse serifs added sparingly. Germes Sans (2012) is the sans version.

Statut (2012) is an elegant thin typeface that is based on calligraphic work by Belarusian artist Pavel Semchenko.

Oldsman No. 1 (2012) is a fashion mag typeface.

Displace (2013, +Displace Cut, +Displace 2.0 in 2019, +Displace Serif in 2019) is a sans typeface drawn with a tilted nib. Ultratype (2013) is an angular typeface designed for Ultralab.

Typefaces from 2014: Bouquet (a fat brushy script, with Cyrillic).

Typefaces from 2015: Ultratype Beta.

Typefaces from 2016: Nature Product.

Typefaces from 2017: Canapa (humanistic sans), Rozza (a curvy decorative stencil typeface).

Typefaces from 2018: Epos.

Typefaces from 2019: AMDG (a sans commissioned by Artox Media design Group).

Typefaces from 2020: Nekst (a 7-style geometric sans with a reference to bent metal tubing; +a variable style).

Typefaces from 2021: Taler (a 7-style avant-garde slab serif featuring plastic stiffness).

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Sergey Titov
[Titov Design Studio (or: Reformer)]

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Sergio Tortugin Malashenko
[Tortuga Studio]

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Struvictory Art
[Viktoryia Strukouskaya]

Struvictory Art (Hrodna, Belarus) is run by Viktoryia Strukouskaya and Viktor Strukovski. Most of their typefaces are jointly designed. Their creations include the patterned typeface Endless Hygge in 2017. In 2018, they designed the decorative Mexican flavor typeface Mexico, the textured Nordic Tale, the tribal font Solaris, the color font Jazz, the floral typeface Gardenia, Insectarium, Folk Tile, the alchemic typeface Majolica (released in 2019 as Maiolica), Rustic Spring, Africa, and the tribal African font Tabu.

Typefaces from 2019: Runista, Runista Symbols, Wigwams, Aronia, Norwolk (a Nordic folklore font, +Symbols), Solarica (a tribal font family), Agnostic Font (a hipster font), Modesto (arts and crafts style font), Wigwam and Wigwam Symbols (a tribal font), Sealife.

Typefaces from 2020: Moonwild (a celestial font and symbol set), Moonwild Decorative, Okaeri (a Japanese emulation foint), Quizles (a stencil serif), Doubleganger (a Peignotian typeface for fashion magazines that plays on two different widths), Hedonist (a great modern poster sans).

Typefaces from 2021: Hygge Adore (a hairline slab serif), Geonica (a great geometric deco typeface), Le Tarot (a spurred celestial font), Stonage (stone age letters and patterns), Foliart (floriated, blackboard bold; originally called Foliar), Mystyline Decorative, Ajoure (a folk art font that includes a set of symbols).

Typefaces from 2022: Nomad Decorative (a decorative boho font). [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Tatiana Kovaleva

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Tatsiana Kandrashova

Balarussian designer of the alchemic or geometric doodle typeface Cosmic (2015). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Thomas T. Pedersen
[Transliteration of Non-Roman Alphabets]

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Titov Design Studio (or: Reformer)
[Sergey Titov]

Homel, Belarus-based designer of the lapidary Latin / Cyrillic typeface Persea SST (2017: free demo) and the fantastic techno typeface family Technoir SST (2017). Behance link. Creative Market link. Newest Creative Market link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Tortuga Studio
[Sergio Tortugin Malashenko]

Sergio Tortugin Malashenko (Tortuga Studio) is an identity designer, calligraper and lettering artist located in Gomel, Belarus. Designer of the hand-lettered sign painting typeface Signorita (2015) and of Desiderata (2015).

Typefaces from 2017: Westcraft Sans (vintage spurred and non-spurred typeface family). Creative Market link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Transliteration of Non-Roman Alphabets
[Thomas T. Pedersen]

From Copenhagen and Estonia, Thomas T. Pedersen's page on non-Roman alphabets. He specializes in all kinds of Cyrillic alphabets, such as Abaza, Abkhaz, Adyghe, Altay, Arabic, Armenian, Avar, Azerbaijani, Bashkir, Belarusian (Belorussian), Bulgarian, Buryat, Chechen, Chukchi, Chuvash, Crimean Tatar, Dargwa (Dargin), Dungan, Erzya Mordvin (Mordva), Eskimo - Yupik, Even, Evenki, Gagauz, Georgian, Greek, Hindi, Marathi, Nepali, Ingush, Kabardian, Kalmyk, Karachay-Balkar, Karakalpak, Kazakh, Khakass, Khanty, Kirghiz, Komi (Komi Zyryan), Komi-Permyak, Koryak, Kumyk, Lakh, Lezgian (Lezgin), Macedonian, Mansi, Mari: Hill Mari, Meadow Mari, Moksha Mordvin (Mordva), Moldovan (Moldavian), Nanai, Nenets, Nivkh, Nogay (Noghay), Ossetian (Ossetic), Ottoman Turkish, Russian, Rusyn (Lemko&Vojvodinian), Selkup, Serbian, Tabasaran, Tajik, Talysh, Tatar, Turkmen, Tuvinian, Udmurt, Ukrainian, Uzbek, Yakut, Yiddish. [Google] [More]  ⦿


Belarus site with two rar files having 22MB worth of fonts. The Arsenal Cyrillic font collection is there, for example, and hundreds of other Cyrillic fonts as well. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Valeria Yakunenskaya

Volkovysk, Belarus-based designer of the Cyrillic circle, cycle and bicycle-based typeface Grand Bi (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Victor Strukovski

Hrodna, Belarus-based designer of several display typefaces such as Organic (2017) and Agnostic (2019). All his typefaces are together with Victoryia Strukouskaya, with whom he runs Struvictory Art. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Victoria Kyruanovih

Minsk, Belarus-based designer of a red, blue and yellow-colored Bauhaus alphabet (2020) and an unnamed artistoc typeface (2020). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Viktar Autushka

Minsk-based Belarussian designer of the Cyrillic/Latin version of Friedrich Poppl's font Laudatio, of Zipper1Cyr (2000; after a font by FishDicks), and of Willamette SF (2001), after an original by ShyFonts in 1999. He also extended Faust Antiqua in 2005 to Cyrillic (he claims the artwork is by G. Klikushin, but the typeface itself is by Kapr, 1958). Creator of Asessor (2000). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Viktoriya Mastyka

Belarussian designer of a hedge-inspired Cyrillic typeface in 2016. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Viktorya Makovskaya

Minsk, Belarus-based designer of the geometric typefaces Dotted (2019: an interrupted glyph typeface with a molecular feel), Lines (2019), Area Lines (2019), the geometric solid typeface Area (2019) and the multiline typeface Cables (2019) for Cyrillic and Latin. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Viktoryia Strukouskaya
[Struvictory Art]

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Vitali Pruzhan

Vitali Pruzhan (olodechno, Belarus) created the pixel font family Construct (2013) out of Lego blocks. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Vladislav Krukovsky

During his studies in Minsk, Belarus, Vladislav Krukovsky designed the triangulated hyper-experimental Cyrillic typeface Constructivism (2016). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Yauhen Paleski

Minsk, Belarus-based designer of Toy Cartoon Font (2017). [Google] [More]  ⦿


Vilnius, Lithuania and/or Minsk, Belarus-based designer of the straight-edged rock band typeface AC DC (2016) and the hexagonal typeface Rock (2017). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Yuri Zabavchik
[Iste Fonts]

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[Zinaida Zaiko]

Illustrator and designer in Minsk, Belarus. Creator in 2018 of the modular squarish typeface family Domino, the geometric color font Love Birds, Xmas Cookies, the bicolored octagonal font Quarta, the stone carving font Brave Viking, the color stitching font Lovely Day, the color art deco typeface Trigon Wheel, the stitching font Crossstitch, Patriot, the brush font Red & Black, and the color SVG Opentype font Lavender Time.

Typefaces from 2019: Great Canadian (a textured all caps typeface). Fontplanet link. Creative Fabrica link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Zinaida Zaiko

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