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Type design in Bulgaria
Bulgarian type designer, b. 1983, who runs a foundry by the same name in Yambol. Bulgaria. Typograph Pro (2010) is a clean almost geometric sans family with two hairline weights. Zip (2010) is a squarish techno family. Another URL: Amateur Media. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Freelance web developer in Bulgaria. With the help of Maria Borissova, he made the neatly hand-printed typeface Knicks n Knacks in 2012. Only free tools were used such as Inkscape and Fontforge.
Veliko Turnovo and/or Sofia, Bulgaria-based designer of the Latin and/or Cyrillic display typefaces Tulip (2011), Edoardo (2013, a school project font) and Puncho (2013). Devian tart link. Behance link. Aka Plaxy. [Google] [More] ⦿
Type designer, b. 1988, Sofia, Bulgaria, who works at Fontfabric, Svetoslav Simov's typefoundry. She completed her Bachelor's degree at The National Academy of Art in Sofia. In 2014 she obtained a Master's degree in type design.
Fontfabric type foundry published the free typeface family Uni Sans Free in 2014: four font weights (with heavy and thin included) set in caps from the best seller font family Uni Sans (2009). Uni Sans Free is designed by Svetoslav Simov (head of Fontfabric), Ani Petrova (Cyrillic alphabet) and Vasil Stanev (font development).
Nexa Rust is a set of 83 weathered letterpress emulation fonts that evolved from Nexa and Nexa Slab. This was a project by Radomir Tinkov, Ani Petrova, Svetoslav Simov and Vasil Stanev.
Together with Asen Petrov, she designed the extensive hand-crafted typeface family PH (2014, Fontfabric). This typeface family is accompanied by a nice set of hand-drawn icons such as PH Icons Food and PH Icons Goodies.
In 2015, Ani Petrova, Svetoslav Simov and Radomir Tinkov co-designed the 214-style mammoth font system Intro Rust, a rough version of Fontfabric's Intro. The fonts are partitioned over Intro Rust, Intro Script, Intro Head and Intro Goodies.
In 2016, she designed Mixa (FontFabric), a connected script font influenced by grotesques.
In 2016, a team of designers at Lettersoup that includes Ani Petrova, Botio Nikoltchev, Adam Twardoch and Andreas Eigendorf designed an 8-style Latin / Greek / Cyrillic stencil typeface, Milka, which is based on an original stencil alphabet from 1979 by Bulgarian artist Milka Peikova.
Armenian type and graphic designer and illustrator. She was a student at the National Academy of Fine Arts in Yerevan, Armenia (2005-2009). The Devian Tart site mentions that she lives in Bulgaria. Arevik created the dingbats font Fashion Plate (2007, Paratype).
At the University of Sofia (Bulgaria), several font zip files containing the Mongolian fonts CMsHuree, CMsUlaanbaatar and CMsUrga, and the Mongolian font family TimesNewRomanMon. See also here. [Google] [More] ⦿
Type designer from Dimitrovgrad, Bulgaria, b. 1974. Together with Ani Petrova, he designed the extensive hand-crafted typeface family PH (2014, Fontfabric). This typeface family is accompanied by a nice set of hand-drawn icons such as PH Icons Food and PH Icons Goodies. In 2015, he made free punch card /dot matrix typeface Perfograma for Latin and Cyrillic, which was inspired by the IBM Haravrd computer. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Asen Tiberiy Baramov
Bobby Nikolaev Marinov
Diana Elkina (Brand Carry) is a designer in Sofia, Bulgaria. She created the flower dingbat typeface Bloomy in 2010. In 2017, she designed the simple sans typeface Anika.
About 60 Cyrillic fonts at this Bulgarian FTP site. The majority are fonts by DemaSoft (1993), like the Lozen, EngineCyr, FreeStyleCyr_Bold, GermanCondensedX_Bold, and Iskar_Bold families. Also here are great families (HebarB, Journal, Karina), and nice individual fonts such as the Courier-like Maritsa, the display font FuturaEG_HH, and the artsy font Izhi. Great site. [Google] [More] ⦿
Bulgarian--Russian Cyrillic Fonts for MS-Windows
Ilya Talev's free original Bulgarian Cyrillic fonts: BookvarBold, BookvarItalic, BookvarNormal, Bulgarian-Ariel, Bulgarian-Courier, Bulgarian-DutchRomanItalic, Bulgarian-DutchRoman, Bulgarian-GaramondItalic, Bulgarian-Garamond, Bulgarian-Italic, Bulgarian-Kursiv, Palatia-Regular, Bulgarian-Roman, Bulgarian-RomanItalic, Bulgarian-Times, Bulgarian-TimesItalic, TimokBold, TimokBoldItalic, TimokItalic, TimokPlain. The fonts with names that start with Bulgarian are due to Talev, and were made in 1995. An older page of his also had Church, NewsPrint Fonts, Garamond, Courier, Roman, Stamp (kinda arty), Times, Tribune, Zora, fonts that were shareware from Galt Technology, accompanied by the notice The fonts are in Unicode ttf format and are suitable for MS-Word 97 and the new MS-Word 2000 for Windows NT, 95/98. [Google] [More] ⦿
Stefan Peev (Context Ltd, Plovdiv, Bulgaria) released the free Latin / Cyrillic sans typeface Selena, the free transitional text typeface Sibila, and the sans typeface Bretan in 2014 via the Open Font Library. Tipotype (2014, free at Open Font Library) is a roman type serif font family inspired by the well known fonts like Free Serif, Tex Gyre Termes and Omega Serif. Besides Latin and Cyrillic, Tipotype also includes the "Bulgarian" letterform model, which has been proposed by a group of Bulgarian designers in the 1960s. In 2015, he published the old Slavonic typeface Supralskija, the text typeface Sibila, and the commercial (and sometimes free) sans typefaces Tervel, Hemus, Repo, Omurtag, Gremi, Plovdiv, Libra Sans (based on Liberation Sans), Font Night (an art deco project with Krassimir Stavrev for an event in Plvdiv), and Coval.
In 2016, he designed the free Libra Serif Modern (based on Libra Serif), the free text typeface Pliska, the free Veleka (a modification of Charis SIL to cover Bulgarian Cyrillic and Greek), the free font Linguistics Pro (based on Andreas Nolda's Utopia Nova), Maritsa, Perun (a modification of Free Universal (Stephen Wilson, 2009) and SIL Sophia (1994-2008)), Arda (a condensed sans), Libra Sans Modern, HK Grotesk (he added Cyrillics to Pradil's Latin font), and Bogorov (Cyrillic font).
During her studies at National Academy of Art in Sofia, Bulgaria, Daiana Dorosieva designed a Cyrillic art deco typeface (2016), a Cyrillic zebra-stripe typeface (2016), and an octagonal ironwork typeface (2016). [Google] [More] ⦿
Small Bulgarian archive: Bulgarian-Ariel, Bulgarian-Courier, Bulgarian-DutchRoman, Bulgarian-Garamond, Bulgarian-GaramondItalic, Bulgarian-Italic, Bulgarian-Kursiv, Bulgarian-Roman, Bulgarian-RomanItalic, Bulgarian-Times, Bulgarian-TimesItalic, ComicSansMS-Bold, ComicSansMS, Hebar, HebarBold, HebarBoldItalic, HebarItalic, HebarNormal, Palatia-Regular, TimokBold, TimokBoldItalic, TimokItalic, TimokPlain. All fonts have Latin and Cyrillic character sets. The fonts starting with "Bulgarian" were generated by Ilya Talev. [Google] [More] ⦿
David J. Birnbaum
Dear Type is run by Bulgarian type designer Veneta Rangelova, who is based in Sofia. In 2015, she created the creamy signage typeface, the accompanying Lifehack Sans, Lifehack, the casual script typefaces Hello Headline and Brunette, and the bold brush script Renovation.
Typefaces from 2016: Blooms, PhotoWall (casual connected script), BeachBar (a large signage script family), Amberly (a connected script), Amberly Sans, Guess (a connected script set accompanied by an all caps geometric sans family, Guess Sans).
For a school project at the National Academy of Art in Sofia, Bulgaria, Deyan Sedlarski created the geometric Latin / Cyrillic typeface Klamer (2014). He also created an extensive series of car wash pictograms. Behance link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Bulgarian designer of the Terminus bitmap fonts, which were later truetypeified, first by Eric Cheng in 2004, and then by Simon Schubert. See the truetype font Terminus Re33 (2006) here.
Graphic designer and illustrator in Sofia, Bulgaria. Creator of Capitalis Monumentalis (2017, a Cyrillic version of the roman capital style) and Penta Type (2017, an octagonal typeface---unclear why the name refers to a pentagon). [Google] [More] ⦿
Bobby Nikolaev Marinov (Evolutionfonts, est. 2010, Sofia, Bulgaria) designed Sofia City (2011, a decorative hand-drawn family), Dimitrina (2010, informal sans typeface redesigned in 2012) and Smallstep (2011, Peignotian).
In 2012, he created the didone-based signage script family Alecko [Alecko Plain is free], and the rounded typeface Boffin: A simple little typeface for all things technical. A faux monospaced, semi-serif with rounded corners that you will never forget. The name comes from a British slang word that means "tech-savy person". Or simply "nerd".
Interesting geometric and experimental typefaces by Ivan Hristov in Bulgaria:
Fontfabric is the foundry of Svetoslav Simov, a visual designer who is located in Sofia, Bulgaria, b. 1984. Highly innovative designer whose creations have lots of style and flair. Many fonts are for both Latin and Cyrillic. Picture. Typegoodness link. YWFT link.
View Fontfabric's typefaces. In 2015, Ani Petrova, Svetoslav Simov and Radomir Tinkov co-designed the 214-style mammoth font system Intro Rust, a rough version of Fontfabric's Intro. The fonts are partitioned over Intro Rust, Intro Script, Intro Head and Intro Goodies. Still in 2015, we find Nexa Script.
In 2017, Plamen Motev and Svetoslav Simov co-designed Uni Neue, a total remake of Fontfabric's earler typeface Uni Sans (2009). Svetoslav Simov, Plamen Motev and the Fontfabric team (Vladislav Jordanov, Stan Partalev, Mirela Belova, Jacklina Jekova, Nikolay Petroussenko) produced Zing Rust, Zing Sans Rust and Zing Script Rust in the same year: it consists of 521 handmade typefaces.
In 2018, Mirela Belova and Svetoslav Simov co-designed the 20-style geometric sans typeface family Mont. Simov also published the free all caps flared terminal font Colus in 2018. Gilam was designed in 2018 by Ivan Petrov, Plamen Motev and Svetoslav Simov---it is based on DIN, but is more geometric and has obliquely cut terminals. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Ganka Vlacheva (Sofia, Bulgaria) created an unnamed Cyrillic typeface in 2013.
HermesSoft Type Library
Company and font vendor run by Ivan Neytchev from Plovdiv, Bulgaria. The fonts are designed by a team of Bulgarian type designers who used to work for Monotype in the 1980s. Makers of high quality (expensive) Cyrillic, Western, Greek, Central European, and Baltic typefaces, plus multiple master fonts.
Discussion of some typefaces: Universum MM: Free demo of a limited character set of the new Universum multiple master font, developed by HermesSoft. They also made the sans serif font Grotesk MM.
Note: Most fonts were made in 2004 and 2005. Some can be found now on standard font archives, such as Helen BG (Helvetica clone).
The font list: Bell House Bg, Brilliant Bg (a very nice didone; closest to Berthgold or URW Bodoni), Egyptian Bg, Erika Bg, Fresco Bg, Grotesk Bg, Helen2 Bg, Helen Bg, Hermes Bg, Helen Pro, HS Compact Bg (close to Nimbus Sans Cond Black by URW++), HS Garamond Bg, KK3045 Bg, M06 Bg, Platinum Bg, Renault Bg, School Bg, Tempora Bg, Universum Bg, Viol Bg. [Google] [More] ⦿
Sofia, Bulgaria-based designer of the hand-crafted typeface Fude (2017) and the skittish serif typeface Velina, which was his graduation work in BA of Visual Arts for New Bulgarian University in 2010. Behance link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Ivan A. Derzhanski works at the Institute for Mathematics and Computer Science of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences in Sofia. His fonts include
Ivan Petrov is based in Saint Petersburg, Russia. Bulgarian codesigner with Julia Zhdanova of the free typeface Artifika at Cyreal and Google Font Directory in 2011. He is currently located in Moscow.
At Cyreal, he published the free font Volkhov (2011; download at Fontsquirrel), a low-contrast serifed typeface with a robust character, and the didone typeface Prata (2011). He also created a number of beautiful experimental typefaces in 2011.
Bolgariy (2012) is a warm display typeface made for advertising Bulgaria.
In 2014, he published the 18-style sans serif typeface system Glober at Fontfabric. Inspired by strong German grotesques such as DIN and Dax, it has a great spectrum, from hairline (called Thin) to Heavy. Glober won an award at Modern Cyrillic 2014.
Typefaces from 2015: Stimul (a monoline unicase san).
Typefaces from 2016: Tavolga (a curvy sans family), Rossiya (a corporate Peignotian Cyrillic / Latin typeface for the rebranding of Rossiya Air Company).
Typefaces from 2018: Gilam (by Ivan Petrov, Plamen Motev and Svetoslav Simov: based on DIN, but more geometric and with obliquely cut terminals).
Calligrapher and graphic designer in Sofia, Bulgaria. She completed her BA in design and an MA in calligraphy at the National Academy of Art in Sofia MA. After her graduation she started working as a type designer at Fontfabric Type Foundry and embarked on a PhD, still at National Academy of Art.
Creator of the experimental geometric typeface Square (2013, Latin and Cyrillic) and the script typefaces Madelyn (2016, brush style, produced by Svetoslav Simov and published by Fontfabric; +Madelyn Doodles) and Solena (2016, free at Fontfabric). She was part of the Fontfabric team that designed the 521-font family Zing Rust, Zing Sans Rust and Zing Script Rust in 2017. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Georgi Georgiev (aka Jore) is the Bulgarian designer in London who created some calligraphic and lettering pieces in 2013.
Aka Jules Pascin, 1885-1930, a painter born of an Italian Serbian mother and a Spanish Jewish father, in Bulgaria. Around 1910, he designed the rather primitive and light-hearted Pascin Alphabet. [Google] [More] ⦿
Graphic designer in Sofia, Bulgaria. Creator of the experimental triangular typeface 3Angle (2013). She also created a set of icons for an app called Xpensy that keeps track of household expenses. [Google] [More] ⦿
Kalin Borisov (Kalin Kult) is the Bulgarian designer of the free Latin/Cyrillic pixel font series BulgariaBourgasCyr, BulgariaFantasticaCyr, BulgariaGloriousCyr, BulgariaLineExtendedCyr, BulgariaOutLineCyr, BulgariaRaxelCyr (2003). Faulty web page. [Google] [More] ⦿
Phenomenally imaginative graphic designer from Sofia, Bulgaria. He created some great typographic posters in 2010, such as those of a pipe, a hand, and a title, called Home Faber, as well as a poster called Hide And Seek. [Google] [More] ⦿
Karandash is a type and graphic foundry in Varna, Bulgaria, established in 2010 by designer Vassil Kateliev (b. 1980, Varna). The Fontmaker series is a collaborative project with Jordan Jelev, a well known Bulgarian calligrapher and cult wine label designer. The type designs are done on paper, using traditional calligraphic and artistic methods and then digitally recreated.
Typefaces: Myriad Pro Bulgarian and Cyrillic (2011), Rotis Semi Serif Bulgarian Cut (2011), and FM Clog (2011, with Jordan Jelev, done at The Fontmaker: has Openface, Shadowed and Engraved styles). Callista is a fat cursive typeface that was inspired by the work of François Boltana in the early 1970s and of Milka Peykova in late 1970s.
Gaytan (which means braid in Bulgarian) is a sans and serif family created in 2012. It was inspired by Old Church Slavonic Cyrillic, Bulgarian Ustav and the Russian Vyaz stiles, as well as the avant-garde works of Bulgarian typedesigners in late 1970s. But the result is definitely Victorian. He closes 2012 with Estimo, an organic typeface family for Latin and Cyrillic that has no diagonal strokes.
In 2014, Kateliev designed a Valentine-inspired set of calligraphic ornaments, LoveHearts, Love Christmas (Christmas ornaments, done with Stella Ivanova Katelieva), and the humanist slab serif typeface Basil (the Regular weight is free). Basil won an award at Granshan 2014.
Typefaces from 2017: Versatile Bold (a Latin / Greek / Cyrillic font family for layering with plenty of hatched, shadow, rust and 3d options; by Charles Borges de Oliveira and Vassil Kateliev).
Bulgarian type designer now based in London. Typefaces from 2015: Nolan Next, Nolan (a wide-eyed headline and display sans family). Typefaces from 2016: Intelo (a useful grotesque typeface family for scientific and technical publications).
Sofia, Bulgaria-based designer of the Cyrillic typefaces Quirinus Cyrillic (2015) and Onyx Cyrillic (2015, extending Gerry Powell's original from 1937), and the Latin / Cyrillic piano key stencil typeface Zebra Sans (2015, a school project). [Google] [More] ⦿
Winner of a type design contest organized by Eight Magazine limited to Bulgarian Cyrillic typefaces. His winning entry was further developed by Typdepot and Vassil Kateliev into the free rounded sans typeface family Ossem (2016), which covers Latin and Cyrillic. [Google] [More] ⦿
KODEKS is the German slavistics server run by Professor Sebastian Kempgen from the University of Bamberg. Kempgen's fonts include Eckige Glagolica and Runde Glagolica, both for Glagolitic. He also made a mediaeval Cyrillic face, Preslav. He also created Kliment (2005; old church slavonic, covering all of these: Altkirchenslawisch, Altrussisch, Altbulgarisch, Altserbisch, Old Russian, Old Bulgarian, OCS, Old Serbian), which can be downloaded here and here. Kiril, RomanCyrillicStd (2003) and CampusRomanStd (2008) are free fonts designed for slavic language specialists. The latter two fonts are quite complete and unicode-compliant since 2007. The BukyVede font (2008) is the typeface used by the journal "Polata knigopisnaja" (Mario Capaldo and William R. Veder, eds.), published by William R. Veder&Michael Bakker, Slavisch Seminarium, Amsterdam. It is based on CyrillicaOhrid and GlagolicaBulgarian (with additions from Rumen Lazov), and adapted to Unicode 5.1, and enhanced by William R. Veder, Chicago. Final touches, additional characters and font generation by Sebastian Kempgen, Method Std is the Unicode 5.1 version of the Method font series originally created by the author, Sebastian Kempgen, in the 1980's. The blueprint for this font is the classic printing type devised by slavists and used in learned editions of Old Church Slavonic texts.
Krista Radoeva (b. Bulgaria) studied graphic design at Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design in London and type design at the KABK in Den Haag, class of 2013. She is based in London.
In 2012, she created a beautifully integrated Latin / Cyrillic display typeface Moesia, with a tip of the hat to Old Slavonic.
Her gradaution typeface at KABK was the rounded sketched broad nib stencil typeface Amanita (2013, Latin and Cyrillic).
Speaker at ATypI 2013 in Amsterdam on the topic of the difference between Russian and Bulgarian Cyrillic. In 2014, the Society of Typographic Aficionados gave Krista Radoeva the 2014 SOTA Catalyst Award. Created in 2010, the award recognizes a person 25 years of age or younger who demonstrates significant achievement and future promise in the field of typography.
In 2014, Maria Doreuli, Krista Radoeva, and Elizaveta Rasskazova co-designed Sputnik Display for Sputnik News. This organic sans typeface family covers Latin, and various brands of Cyrillic, including the ones used in Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Abkhazia and Mongolia.
In 2016, Krista Radoeva put the finishing touches on the luxurious fashioon mag typeface FS Siena that Jason Smith had started drawing 25 years earlier. It is delicate, oozes style, and shows touches of Peignot in its contrast.
In 2014, she created the Cyrillic hand-printed typeface Maluk and the display typeface Free Time and the Latin / Cyrillic pixel typeface Aprior. In 2015, she created the informal rounded monoline sans typeface Bavanti Sans (Latin and Cyrillic).
Also written Botjo Nikoltchev, b. 1978, Sofia, Bulgaria. Botio studied graphic and type design in Potsdam. He is living and working as a freelance designer in Berlin. He studied communication design at the University of Applied Science Potsdam and took type design classes with Luc(as) de Groot. After his studies Botio worked with Ole Schäfer (Primetype) on the Cyrillic characters of PTL Manual, PTL Manual Mono and PTL Notes. Since 2010 he has been collaborating with Ralph du Carrois and Erik Spiekermann as type designer and art director at Carrois Type Design, focusing on Cyrillic, Greek and Arabic language extensions and CI projects. In 2014, he set up the commercial typefoundry Lettersoup.
Share Tech Mono (2012, Google Web Fonts) is a monospaced sans face. Share Tech (2012, Google Web Fonts) is its proportional version. Both are derived from Share (2012, Google Web Fonts). He helped with the Greek and Cyrillic portions of FF Meta Serif.
Corporate fonts by Botio include MMH Netrange Cyrillic + Greek + Arabic, Cisco, Meta Science and Exploratorium Sans. He designed the icons for Museo de Art de Ponce.
In 2014, Botio designed the humanist sans typeface family PTL Manohara (Primetype) for Latin and Cyrillic.
In 2016, a team of designers at Lettersoup that includes Ani Petrova, Botio Nikoltchev, Adam Twardoch and Andreas Eigendorf designed an 8-style Latin / Greek / Cyrillic stencil typeface, Milka, which is based on an original stencil alphabet from 1979 by Bulgarian artist Milka Peikova. Later in 2016, he published the nearly geometric sans family Quasimoda, which covers a full range of weights, from Hairline to Heavy.
Stefan Peev set up Local Fonts and wrote: This site Local Fonts is dedicated to fonts and their localization. Its main concern is the versatility of the Cyrillic Script forms. Here you will find different typefaces carefully classified as traditional (international) Cyrillic, Bulgarian Cyrillic, Serbian Cyrillic, Macedonian Cyrillic as well as Unicode Fonts for Ancient Scripts, Medieval Cyrillic fonts, links to Greek typefaces. Our everyday task is to identify the fonts in their adaptation of the different forms of written languages. [Google] [More] ⦿
Studio located in Sofia, Bulgaria, run by graphic designers and illustrators Ina Bachvarova and Vladimir Vencharsky. In 2010, they created an ornamental caps alphabet with mythological creatures. [Google] [More] ⦿
Graphic designer in Dobrich, Bulgaria, who created the Latin / Cyrillic typeface Gora Sans in 2016. Done for his graduation project, it is loosely based on the Nesebar font by Todor Popov. [Google] [More] ⦿
Bulgarian designer. During his studies at University of Huddersfield in the UK, he created a set of numerals that were inspired by bicycle chains (2017). Earlier, in 2014, he designed a 3d Bulgarian Cyrillic typeface. [Google] [More] ⦿
During her studies in Sofia, Bulgaria, Miglena Spasova designed the brush script typeface Blase Brush (2016; also called Slay), Byrgos (2016), the hand-crafted typeface Wasteland (2016), and the monoline rounded sans typeface Prodigy (2016).
Typefaces from 2017: Sweet Home Savannah (calligraphic script), The Loyal Watchman (Script, Sans), Louisiana Couture, Mortisha (brush script), Monroe, Glimmer Script, Beloved (formal calligraphy).
Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria-based designer of the art deco typeface Smike (2017), the poster typefaces Edge (2017, octagonal style) anfd Jazz (2017), and a set of icons called Infographics (2017). [Google] [More] ⦿
Milka Peikova (b. 1919, Pavel, Bulgaria, d. 2016, Sofia, Bulgaria) was a famous Bulgarian artist. She created paintings, posters, book covers, portraits of famous Bulgarians, textile designs and alphabets, both individually and together with her husband Georgi Kovachev-Grishata (1920-2012). She is a graduate of the Bulgarian National Art Academy, class of 1948. She founded Cosmos magazine and designed for the Women Today and Problems of Art magazines.
In 1979, she designed an alphabet that was extended to an 8-style Latin / Greek / Cyrillic stencil typeface---Milka (2016)---by a team of designers at Lettersoup that includes Ani Petrova, Botio Nikoltchev, Adam Twardoch and Andreas Eigendorf. The basic Milka font is a clean stencil design, while the Aged, Baked, Brittle, Crunchy, Dry and Soft styles are inspired by stencil and letterpress techniques and expand the usefulness by adding various degrees of warmth or roughness.
Milka Peikova also designed the first Bulgarian typeface for phototypesetting called Grilimil with her husband Georgi Kovachev-Grishata. She is the recipient of the first prize for a typeface at the Bulgarian National Book Exhibition and Illustration [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Type designer in Sofia, Bulgaria, who first studied mathematics and then graphic design (at New Bulgarian University). During her studies, Mirela Belova created the Latin / Cyrillic blackboard bold typeface Cheque (2017), which is free at Fontfabric. She was part of the Fontfabric team that designed the 521-font family Zing Rust, Zing Sans Rust and Zing Script Rust in 2017.
Moire (Ilia Gruev) is a small graphic design studio in Sofia, Bulgaria, specialized in visual identity, graphic design, typography and type design. Their work is quite delicate and refreshing. I particularly like their type family Moderato (Latin, Cyrillic), which was presented over at Behance in 2011. It contains serif, sans (in both grotesk and humanist sub-styles), roman (Trajan style) and slab serif in many weights. See this book cover Kiril Zlatkov, based on Moderato. [Google] [More] ⦿
Cyrillic fonts by Monotype: Andalé, Andalé Mono, Andalé Sans, Arial, Arial Narrow, Arial Rounded, Book Antiqua, Bookman Old Style, Century Gothic, Century Schoolbook, Monotype Corsiva, Courier, Cumberland, Gill Sans, Gill Sans Light, Haettenschweiler, Impact, Letter Gothic, Monotype News Gothic, Nimrod, Parma (=Bodoni), Perpetua, Plantin, Rockwell, Thorndale, Thorndale Mono, Times New Roman. They also have Monotype Glagolitic and Monotype Old Bulgarian and Old Bulgarian Slawjanski, two old church Slavonic typefaces. [Google] [More] ⦿
Ivan Phillipov (Neogrey, also written as Ivan Filipov) has offices in Plovdiv, Bulgaria and Turkey. He designed the techno typefaces Research Remix (1993), Neogrey (2004) and Red October (2004, inspired by Soviet poster art; can be used for Cyrillic simulation; followed by Red October Stencil, 2009). Release Yourself (octagonal), Research Remix (rounded octagonal), Arkitech Light, Discophat and Neogrey Medium appeared in 2009. In 2011, he published Artitech Round and Syntha.
In 2012, the free round monoline typeface Syntha and the techno typeface Arkitech Medium were published. Multicolore (2012) is a free EPS-format round sans typeface for coloring (a monochromatic version is free in truetype format).
In 2013, he designed Arkitech Bold.
In 2014, he created the free roundish squarish typeface Ronduit (+Capitals).
Typefaces from 2015: Tricolore (multicolored rounded sans), Lausanne (a free font inspired by the Prada and Louis Vuitton fashion house logos).
In 2017, he designed a free color font called Color Tube.
Graduate of National Academy of Arts, Sofia, and University of Arts and Industrial Design Linz. Amsterdam-based designer of the transitional text typeface Sapienza (2016). He was part of the Fontfabric team that designed the 521-font family Zing Rust, Zing Sans Rust and Zing Script Rust in 2017. [Google] [More] ⦿
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Asen Tiberiy Baramov (No Comment Group, Sofia, Bulgaria) is a Bulgarian type designer. His typefaces: Tichy Black (2012: an octagonal typeface for Latin and Cyrillic. The Cyrillic glyphs are influenced by the work of the great Bulgarian typographers Boris Angelushev, Vassil Yonchev and Alexander Poplilov, who developed Cyrillic further in the 1960s and 1970s).
Free Cyrillic font download site based in Bulgaria, and presumably run by Svetlin Balezdrov & Ventsislav Yordanov since 2016. Fonts include Balkara (2016), Milka (2016: only one free weight; made by Ani Petrova, Botio Nikoltchev, Adam Twardoch and Andreas Eigendorf to honor Milka Peikova), Leks (2016), Knoway (2016), Socium (2016), SP Ariel BG, Barkentina, Ropa Sans, Uni Sans Free, Balezdrov11 (2013). [Google] [More] ⦿
Graffiti artist from Sofia, Bulgaria. He designed some typefaces, which can be viewed at Behance. Weston is a new free rounded slab-serif font designed by Pavel Pavlov in 2011 for Fontfabric. [Google] [More] ⦿
Type designer based in Sofia, Bulgaria. As a student working with Fontfabric in Sofia, Bulgaria, Plamen Motev designed the free circle-themed slightly condensed retro typeface Phenomena (done together with Radomir Tinkov) and the free 8-style narrow grotesque family Akrobat for Latin and Cyrillic in 2016.
Project led by David Birnbaum at the University of Pittsburgh: The Repertorium of Old Bulgarian Literature and Letters was conceived as an archival repository capable of encoding and preserving in SGML (and, subsequently, XML) format archeographic, palaeographic, codicological, textological, and literary-historical data concerning original and translated medieval texts represented in Balkan Cyrillic manuscripts. The Repertorium project grew out of an initiative of David J. Birnbaum (University of Pittsburgh), Andrej Bojadiev (University of Sofia), Milena Dobreva (Institute of Mathematics, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences), and Anisava Miltenova (Institute of Literature, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences) in 1994, with early SGML development assistance from Berend Dijk and Harry Gaylord (both then of the University of Groningen). Sub-page with several free fonts for early Cyrillic: Menaion and Menaion Medieval (Victor Baranov), Lazov and Lazov Bold (Rumjan Lazov), Dilyana (Ralph Cleminson), Kliment Std (Sebastian Kempgen), Titus Cyrillic and Titus Cyberbit Basic. [Google] [More] ⦿
Sofia, Bulgaria-based designers of the tweetware font family Wirebet (2015), which consists of a set of sans fonts and some web design icons. They also created several sets of tweetware icon fonts: Bar Icons, Game Icons, Dashboard Icons, Weather Icons, Wireframe Icons. The main designer is Svilen Petrov. Behance link. Home page of Svbilen Petrov. [Google] [More] ⦿
Graphic designer (b. 1988, Sofia) in Sofia, Bulgaria, who graduated from the National Academy of Art in Sofia in 2012. She created a Cyrillic display face in 2012.
Designer of Gimbutas (1999), a font for Vinca symbols (Mac, PC), found on many of the artefacts excavated from sites in south-east Europe, in particular from Vinca near Belgrade, but also in Greece, Bulgaria, Romania, Eastern Hungary, Moldova, Southern Ukraine and the former Yugoslavia. The artefacts date from between the 7th and 4th millennia BC and those decorated with these symbols are between 8,000 and 6,500 years old. Sorin works at the Department of Slavic Languages and Literature at the University of Bucharest, Romania. The drawings of the Gimbutas font were by Doina Mihaila. See also here. [Google] [More] ⦿
Bulgarian illustrator and digital artist in Varna who made the jazz room typeface Comans (2010, aka Komans). Other typefaces include Road (2010, constructivist), Soryanna (2010, rounded geometric avant garde monoline sans), and Debat (2010, constructivist), Abula (2010, a modular techno face). [Google] [More] ⦿
Bulgarian branding designer and type designer who lives in Sofia. His oeuvre includes organic futuristic typefaces such as Modulizm (2008), Ovalizm (2008), and the kitchen tile typeface Pixelizm (2008). No downloads. [Google] [More] ⦿
Graphic designer in Sofia, Bulgaria. In 2016, Svetlin Balezdrov and Ventsislav Yordanov co-designed the free geometric Latin / Cyrillic inline typeface Socium. They explain: The font is a fresh look at the aesthetics of Bulgarian socialism that interprets in a memorable way the achievements of the Bauhaus.
In 2015, Svetlin Balezdrov and Svetoslav Simov co-designed Simbal. In 2016, Svetlin Balezdrov & Ventsislav Yordanov co-designed Leks and the free font Balkara. In 2013, Svetlin Balezdrov designed Balezdrov11. In 2016, he designed the dot matrix typeface Knoway, and in 2017 Karano. Behance link. Npoekmu download site. [Google] [More] ⦿
Russian foundry active in the early 1990s. Fonts are shattered over the web. They include Cyrillica Bulgarian (1994), Glagolica Bulgarian (1993), OldCyr Bold (1992), TmsCyr (1993), UnvEe UnvCyr, CourierCyr, CourierEe, CyrillicaBgEpigraph, CyrillicaOchrid1, CyrillicaOchridEpigraph, CyrillicaShafarik, CyrillicaShafarikEpigraph, Etymolog1, Etymolog3, OldCyr. [Google] [More] ⦿
Turkish art director and graphic designer in Istanbul. He was born in 1985 in Kircaali, Bulgaria. In 2009 Taner Ardali graduated from Anadolu University, Faculty of Fine Arts. Creator of the Embrio family of typefaces in 2009. In 2015, Taner designed the brush type Flow Handscript and the rounded elliptical organic sans typeface family Iogen, an outgrowth of Embrio.
Bulgarian developer of the free type 1 font package t1-teams for Latin and Cyrillic, which is used in Bulgarian newspapers and magazines of the TopTeam Publishing House. The maintainer is Anton Zinoviev. [Google] [More] ⦿
For a graduation project, Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria-based Tsvetelina Todorova designed the neatly hand-crafted Latin / Cyrillic typeface Muffin (2016) and the mini-serifed Latin / Cyrillic typeface Klavish (2017). [Google] [More] ⦿
Typedepot is a small type foundry currently based in Sofia, Bulgaria, founded by MyFonts link and Veronika Slavova in 2009. Graphic designer from Sofia, Bulgaria, b. 1984 (Dimitrovgrad). Creator of the display typefaces Glide (2009, done with Veronika Slavova), Glide Sketch (outline version), and Slide (2009, ultra-condensed). With Veronika Slavova, he designed the multiline (prismatic) family Pista (2010) and the organic Oxo family (2010), which includes a stencil, Corki (2011, a condensed slab serif), and Oxo College Barrister Sans (2010) covers Latin, Greek, Eastern European languages, Cyrillic, Turkish and Baltic. Parallel (2010) is an ultra-condensed typeface for anorexics. Piron (2010, by Nedelev and Slavova) and Matilde (2010, by Nedelev and Slavova) are free. Banda (2011) is a 16-style semi-serif type family characterized by a tall x-height and rounded semi-serifs [one free weight]. Centrale Sans (2011, Slavova and Nedelev) is a modern sans family. Centrale Sans Condensed followed in 2012, and Centrale Sans Rounded in 2013. See also Centrale Sans Condensed Pro, Centrale Sans Inline, Centrale Sans Pro, all updated in 2016.
Typographer and type designer in Sofia, Bulgaria, b. 1982, Sofia, who works mostly for Svetoslav Simov's typefoundry Fontfabric. In 2010, he made the ornamental all caps Cyrillic typeface Orthodox. In 2011, he created the ornamental caps typeface Floralis (which was finished by Svetoslav Simov) and the experimental typeface Negativ.
In 2012, he made Times New Roman Sans Serif.
Nexa Rust is a set of 83 weathered letterpress emulation fonts that evolved from Nexa and Nexa Slab. This was a project by Radomir Tinkov, Ani Petrova, Svetoslav Simov and Vasil Stanev.
In 2016 and 2017, he designed the mythological typefaces Bugazoo Letterbat and Etymonster, respectively.
Typefaces from 2017: Combax (rounded sans), Tengwar Sindarin Latin and Cyrillic, Hel Grotesk Gothiq Cyr (a cyrillization of Kevin Yuen Kit Lo's Hel Grotesk), Celtic Cyr, Jardin Ornatis (decorated caps).
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Graphic designer in Sofia, Bulgaria. In 2016, Svetlin Balezdrov and Ventsislav Yordanov co-designed the free geometric Latin / Cyrillic inline typeface Socium. They explain: The font is a fresh look at the aesthetics of Bulgarian socialism that interprets in a memorable way the achievements of the Bauhaus. Behance link. Npoekmu download site. [Google] [More] ⦿
Type designer from Nessebar, Bulgaria, b. 1984. She co-designed the über-organic typeface Glide in 2009 with Alexander Nedelev, with whom she set up the foundry Typedepot in Sofia in 2009. Together, they designed the multiline family Pista (2010) and the organic Oxo family (2010), which includes a stencil, Piron (2010, free), Corki (2011, a condensed slab serif), and Oxo College. Matilde (2010, by Nedelev and Slavova) is a free typeface with tall ascenders. Banda (2011) is a 16-style semi-serif type family characterized by a tall x-height and rounded semi-serifs. Centrale Sans (2011, Slavova and Nedelev) is a modern sans family. Centrale Sans Condensed was done in 2012.
Bulgarian designer (b. 1991, Varna) of these typefaces in 2017: Nova (a great logo font), Selfish Script, Delicious Yellow Script, Emanuela (a charming upright calligraphic script), Mikaela Script, Sailor (hand-crafted), Parrot, Octopus, Everest Script, Stork, Dork, Boxo, Pino.
Botevgrad, Sofiska-based Bulgarian designer (b. 1987) of Jamaistevie (2007, a nice grunge outline face). Alternate URL. He lives in Botevgrad, and started the commercial Vladislav Ivanov Font Foundry in 2008.
His fonts at the foundry include Panopticum (2010, sketch face), Jamaistevie, Masha (2008, outlined, 3d and grungy), Habana (2008, splashy grunge), Lost Souls (2008, ultra-condensed), and Oh No (2008). Bacchante (2009) and Circus Stars (2009) are grungy Far West fonts.
Vladislav Jordanov (b. 1996) is based in Kyustendil, Bulgaria. He created he vector format stencil typeface Xperia (2013). He was part of the Fontfabric team that designed the 521-font family Zing Rust, Zing Sans Rust and Zing Script Rust in 2017.
Varna, Bulgaria-based designer of Handdrawn Letters (2016), A Rope Black (2016, a rope font), Maryna 1 (2016, a script), Atanas Brush (2016, in vector format), AxWood (2016), and a textured decorative caps typeface (for Latin) in 2016. [Google] [More] ⦿
Yanko Tsvetkov (b. Bulgaria) is a graphic designer in Valencia. He created the free Old Slavonic / Glagolitic style Cyrillic and Latin typeface Bulgaria Moderna V2 (2012; see also Bulgaria Moderna V2). He explains: The origins of most alphabets are often shrouded in mystery, it is almost impossible to know for sure how, by whom and when it was introduced. The Cyrillic alphabet is no exception. It carries the name of Saint Cyril, a Byzantine missionary send to Moravia by the Empreror with the task to consolidate Byzantine influence against the German clergy. His most frightening weapon was an alphabet, especially customized for the Slavic language---the Glagolitic, which he created himself. Even though The Cyrillic alphabet is named after Cyril, most scolars agree this is a sign of homage instead of acknowledgement of an authorship. The alphabet itself originated in the First Bulgarian Empire, which welcomed Cyril's students after his mission to Moravia failed. From Bulgaria, the alphabet spread to Serbia and later to other Slavic states such as Kievan Rus, the predecessor of the Russian Empire. During the ages, the alphabet got simplified and reformed several times and Russia's influence spread it as far as Mongolia.
He also made Neoglagolitic Alpha (2010), another faux-modern version of the Glagolitic alphabet.
Magmawave (2012) is a modular headline typeface.
Zdravko Andreev (Z-design, Bulgaria) created the free experimental typefaces Diffuse Away (2011), Broken Squares (2011) and Sliced Tech (2011). He also made Girl Characters (2012), Suns and Stars (2011, dingbat face), Pet Animals (2012), Boy Characters (2012), White Outlines (2011), Radiation (2011, radiation symbols), Sexy Love Hearts and Sexy Love Hearts 2 (2012), Christmas Shapes (2011) and Christmas Trees (2011).