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McGill University
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Aleksandar Petkov Aleksandrov

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]  ⦿

Aleksandra Georgieva

Sofia, Bulgaria-based designer of several unnamed typefaces in 2013. These include octagonal typefaces, as well as Hebrew, Arabic and oriental simulation typefaces. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Alexander Ivanov

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.

Devian tart link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Alexander Nedelev
[Typedepot]

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Ana Dobarova

Based in Sofia, Bulgaria, Ana Dobarova created the geometric solid typeface Ponyo (2014) for a children's book. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ana Nikolova

Veliko Turnovo, Bulgaria-based designer of the Latin and/or Cyrillic display typefaces Edoardo (2013, a school project font) and Puncho (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Anastas Petkov
[Hackum.com]

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Ani Petrova

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. 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. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Anton Zinoviev
[TopTeam Co]

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Arevik Shmavonyan

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).

Devian Tart link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Arisoft

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]  ⦿

Asen Tiberiy Baramov
[No Comment Group]

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Ashley&Holmes Sofia

Designers of the free Bulgarian Cyrillic face AshleyCapitaliSofia. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Bobby Nikolaev Marinov
[Evolutionfonts]

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Boris Bonev

Bulgarian graphic and type designer who made Versus (2008, pixelish). Also check out his colorful type poster. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Borislav Petrov

Bulgarian designer of the octgaonal typeface Stiff Staff (2012, free at Fontfabric). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Botio Nikoltchev
[Lettersoup]

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Boyko Taskov

Bulgarian typographer and graphic designer who created the flowing fat display face WonderBoys (2010). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Brand Carry
[Diana Elkina]

Diana Elkina (Brand Carry) is a type designer in Sofia, Bulgaria. She created the flower dingbat face Bloomy (2010). [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Bulgarian Academy

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]

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]  ⦿

Cerdanyola

BibleScrT (URW, 1994), SPTimeFig-Bold, SPTimeFig-Roman. The last two fonts are for chess, and were made in 1998 by SoftPlus Co, Sofia, Bulgaria. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Christo Velikov

Bulgarian designer of the great ZapfDingbats-inspired dingbat font Linotype Zigibacks, 1997, and of Linotype Partytime.

FontShop link. Linotype link. Klingspor link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Cyrillic.com

Lots of free fonts can be downloaded here. This includes Ilya Talev's Bulgarian truetype font series, as well as Gavin Helf's ER font series. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Daniel Djambov

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]  ⦿

Daniela Todorova

Graphic designer and illustrator in Sofia, Bulgaria. She created Moo Moo (2009). [Google] [More]  ⦿

David J. Birnbaum
[Repertorium Fonts]

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Deniz Mistepe

Plovdiv, Bulgaria-based creator of the experminental typeface Demist (2011). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Dess Bruseva

Sofia, Bulgaria-based creator of the prismatic typeface Phantasy (2014). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Deyan Sedlarski

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]  ⦿

Diana Elkina
[Brand Carry]

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Diana Mircheva

Bulgarian graphic and web designer. She created the modern display face Abion (2010). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Dimitar Toshkov Zhekov

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.

Download site. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Doychin Doychev

Designer in Sofia, Bulgaria, who created an art deco poster called Car Deco (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Elena Kadreva

Bulgarian illustrator who made the thin geometric monoline face You and I (2011). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Evolutionfonts
[Bobby Nikolaev Marinov]

Bobby Nikolaev Marinov (Evolutionfonts, est. 2010, Sofia, Bulgaria) designed Sofia City (2011, a decorative hand-drawn family), Dimitrina (2010, informal sans face 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".

Behance link. HypeForType link. Klingspor link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

EZ Things Studio

Studio in Karlovo, Bulgaria, that created a nice typegraphic poster caklled The Nomads (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Filip Boyadjiev

Sofia, Bulgaria-based creator of a great ink spill poster representing abstract expressionism (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Filip Zrantchev

Bulgarian ex-student at the University of Reading who designed Orfei (2002). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Fontan2.com
[Ivan Hristov]

Interesting geometric and experimental typefaces by Ivan Hristov in Bulgaria:

Behance link, where one can find tens of beautiful logotypes as well. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Fontfabric
[Svetoslav Simov]

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. Behance link. Dafont link. Typegoodness link. YWFT link.

  • Typefaces from 2008: Cubic (3d face), Clou (cloud-like letters), Colo (double-lined and geometric), Snail, Blou (very thick and counterless letters).
  • Typefaces from 2009: United Sans (sans family), Uni Sans (another (the same?) sans family), Kare (psychedelic), File (fat face), Zag (7-style monoline sans with tear drop terminals; it include Zag Drps and Zag Deco), Clou (cloudy letters), Facet (Black and Ultra: paper fold faces), Noveu (psychedelic, art nouveau), Pastel (brush face), Rolka (round ultra-fat and curly lettering), Val (rounded fat), Kvant (severe and octagonal), Duplex (fat techno), Avatar (ultra fat black), Dovde (bubbly, co-designed by Maria Karkova), LOT (fat art deco), MOD (ultra-fat), Oval (rounded sans), Quad (octagonal outline), Portal Strips and Portal Black (hyper-experimental geometric faces), Prisma (more ultra-fat experimentation) and Wigan (Wigan Thin and Bold of this paperclip typeface appeared in 2014).
  • Creations in 2010: Hero (free sans family), Null (ultra fat, free), Aston (a modern high-contrast rounded display face), DAN (free piano key font; Dan Pro is not free though), Solomon (headline sans family) [Images of Solomon: i, ii, iii, iv, v, vi, vii, viii], Dox (ultra fat geometric poster face), Sudoku (a geometric display family with several biline and triline styles, done with Fontan2), VAL Stencil (a stencil in which repeating letters makes them tilt the other way; free), Code (2010, a fantastic monoline sans family; images: i, ii, iii, iv, v), Dekar (techno), Clipdings Web, Clipdings Travel, Clipdings Graphic Arts, Babydings, Artdings, Reader (Light, Bold: avant garde sans), SAF2010 (comic book/signage: well, Jan Erasms, the designer in 2006 of Menyaka for FIFA WC 2010 is not happy, calling SAF a blatant imitation), Age Free (free fat organic face), GOTA (a free fat finger sans face).
  • Typefaces from 2011: Gabriel Sans (grotesk family), La Boheme (signage face), Qero Mite (an organic monoline sans), Code Pro (caps only clean sans headline family), Solomon Sans (a headline monoline sans family).
  • Typefaces made in 2012: Nexa (a geometric sans in 16 styles), Nexa, Rex (free octagonal family for Latin and Cyrillic), Hagin (free), Intro (26-style superfamily) and Intro Inline (free Futura-style family for Latin and Cyrillic). Intro Condensed was created in 2014.
  • Typefaces from 2013: Nexa Slab, Nexa Slab XBold, Nexa Slab Bold, Nexa Slab Book, Nexa Slab Light. [Recognize the typeface by the a and the g (an 8 with a small piece missing).
  • Typefaces from 2014: Nexa Rust (a weathered letterpress emulation family of 83 typefaces by Radomir Tinkov, Ani Petrova, Svetoslav Simov and Vasil Stanev).

View Fontfabric's typefaces.

Klingspor link. Dafont link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Ganka Vlacheva

Ganka Vlacheva (Sofia, Bulgaria) created an unnamed Cyrillic typeface in 2013.

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Georgi Georgiev
[Jore]

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Georgi Jivkov

Bulgarian type designer who made the copperplate font Mu Online (2012). Aka Bacardi. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Georgi Krumov

Designer in Varna, Bulgaria, who made the fashion mag extreme-contrast face Profile (2011), the free didone face Dotty (2012), and the elliptical Latin/Cyrillic typeface Google] [More]  ⦿

Georgi Stoyanov

Bulgarian designer in Plovdiv of Coffein (2009, experimental). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Hackum.com
[Anastas Petkov]

Bulgarian foundry and graphic design and logo firm run by Anastas Petkov. Designer of this thin slab serif (2005) in the style of Lubalin Graph. Image. [Google] [More]  ⦿

HermesSoft Type Library
[Ivan Neytchev]

Maker of high quality (expensive) Cyrillic, Western, Greek, Central European, and Baltic typefaces, plus multiple master fonts. All platforms supported. Universum MM: Free demo of a limited character set of the new Universum multiple master font, developed by HermesSoft. They also make the sans serif font Grotesk MM. The company is 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. The javascript code in their web page is targeted to some browsers only.

Note: Most fonts were made ca. 2004. Some can be found now on standard font archives, such as Helen BG (Helvetica clone). [Google] [More]  ⦿

idit.bg

Bulgarian type blog. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ilia Gruev
[Moire]

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Ilya Talev
[Bulgarian--Russian Cyrillic Fonts for MS-Windows]

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Ina Bachvarova
[Login Studio]

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International Vegetarian Union

Cyrillic/Bulgarian versions of Times and Courier. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ioanna Hristova

Sofia, Bulgaria-based designer of several Cyrillic calligraphic alphabets (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ivan A. Derzhanski

Ivan A. Derzhanski works at the Institute for Mathematics and Computer Science of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences in Sofia. His fonts include

  • CASYL: CASYLTEX (Canadian Aboriginal Syllabics TeX) enables you to typeset Cree/Inuktitut text. The package by Ivan A. Derzhanski was developed in 1999 and is based on James Evans' syllabic script.
  • eiad (IAD's Computer Modern Irish Family of Founts): a metafont family for Gaelic, dated 1993. It was modelled on Irish Texts Society "An Irish Corpus Astronomiae".
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Ivan Hristov
[Fontan2.com]

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Ivan Manolov

Burgas, Bulgaria-based brander and typographer. He has created some fine signpainting alphabets. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ivan Neytchev
[HermesSoft Type Library]

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Ivan Petrov

Bulgarian codesigner with Julia Zhdanova of the free face 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 face Prata (2011). He also created a number of beautiful experimental typefaces in 2011.

Bolgariy (2012) is a warm display face 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.

Behance link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Ivan Phillipov
[Neogrey]

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Ivona Stankova

What a way to start a beautiful day---ogling the African-themed Cyrillic font Afrikita (2012) made by Sofia, Bulgaria-based Ivona Stankova. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Jacklina Jekova

Calligrapher and graphic designer in Sofia, Bulgaria. Creator of the experimental geometric typeface Square (2013, Latin and Cyrillic). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Jelio Dimitrov

Bulgarian designer of Socialico (2012), a free set of social icon fonts, published at Fontfabric. Home page. Another URL. [Google] [More]  ⦿

John Curedove

Bulgarian youngster, b. 1991, who used FontStruct to create the pixel face Lexipr (2008). Home page. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Jordan Jelev
[The Fontmaker]

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Jordan Jelev

Graphic designer from Varna, Bulgaria. Designer of the blackletter face Ekrine (2007). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Jore
[Georgi Georgiev]

Georgi Georgiev (aka Jore) is the Bulgarian designer in London who created some calligraphic and lettering pieces in 2013.

Behance link. Linked In link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Julja Petrushevska

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]

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Kalin Kult
[Kalin Borisov]

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]  ⦿

Kalin Varbanov

Sofia, Bulgaria-based grapohic designer and photographer Kalin Varbanov designed a geometric compass-and-ruler modular Glagolitic alphabet (2009). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Kaloyan Kanchev

Bulgarian designer of the extended headline face Elada (2011) and of the Trajan caps face Anna (2012). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Kamen Kamenov

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
[Vassil Nikolaev Kateliev]

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.

FM Bolyar (2012) is a copperplate typeface jointly designed by Jordan Jelev and Vassil Kateliev at The Fontmaker.

In 2013, Vassil Kateliev and Jordan Jelev codesigmned the lively script typeface FM Ephire, which comes with a useful caps companion, FM Ephire Frames.

In 2014, Kateliev designed a Valentine-inspired set of calligraphic ornaments, LoveHearts and the humanist slab serif typeface Basil (the Regular weight is free).

MyFonts link. Behance link. Klingspor link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Kiril Zlatkov

Sofia-based designer (b. 1969) who created the free Latin typefaces Barkentina (2012, a typeface characterized by open counters) and Multima Strong (2012, unicase).

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

KODEKS
[Sebastian Kempgen]

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.

FontShop link. Via MacCampus, which he seems to run, he published Breitkopf Fraktur (2008, with Sascha Selke) and Trubetzkoy (2005, a serif face for phonetics). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Kremena Pehlivanova

Burgas, Bulgaria-based designer of an untitled octagonal Cyrillic constructivist typeface (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Krista Radoeva

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 AmsterdamC 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.

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Kristin Likasa

Sofia, Bulgaria-based designer of the circle-based Bulgarian-cyrillic typeface Wave (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Kristina Kaleva

Sofia, Bulgaria-based designer of an unnamed Curillic typeface in 2013. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Kristina Kostova

During her studies at the National Academy of Art in Sofia, Bulgaria, Kristina Kostova designed the Cyrillic display typefaces Blgari (2013) and Hunting (2013).

In 2014, she created the Cyrillic hand-printed typeface Maluk and the display face Free Time and the Latin / Cyrillic pixel typeface Aprior. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Kristina Stoyanova

During her fine arts studies in Sofia, Bulgaria, Kristina Stoyanova created Hero Light Cyrillic (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Lettersoup
[Botio Nikoltchev]

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.

Creator of the free font Ropa Sans (2012, Google Web Fonts). The typeface is in DIN's circle of friends.

Sofadi One is a scriptish font that is free at Google Web Fonts.

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 humanistic sans typeface family PTL Manohara (Primetype) for Latin and Cyrillic.

FontShop link. Fontsquirrel link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Login Studio
[Ina Bachvarova]

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]  ⦿

Love Your

Foundry in Sofia, Bulgaria. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Maria Karkova

Graphic designer in Sofia, Bulgaria, who cooperated with Svetoslav Simov on the round typeface Dovde (2009, Fontfabric) and the sans face Zag (2009, Fontfabric). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Maria Siderova

Plovdiv, Bulgaria-based designer of the curly Cyrillic typeface Spiral (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Marian Tomov

Marian is a Bulgarian art director. His.typefaces feel like logotypes, and include the monoline futuristic face Argonauts (2012).

Behance link [Google] [More]  ⦿

Marinela Teneva

During her studies at the Technical University in Sofia, Bulgaria, Marinela Teneva created Curly Font (2013), an organic monoline sans. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Mariya Tomova

Burgas, Bulgaria-based graphic designer who created several Cyrillic typefaces in grotesk and display styles, a sports pictogram, and an animal pictogram, all in 2011. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Mariya Valkova

Bulgarian creator of the Cyrillic teardrop typeface Chai (Tea) in 2013. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Martin Karaminkov

Designer interested in architecture who created the grid-based techno typeface AlfaBeta (2012). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Mihail Mihaylov

Graphic designer, illustrator and art director in Sofia, Bulgaria, who is now based in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. Creator of Funkadelic (2009) and Quotes Alphabet (2009).

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Mikael Ishnanian

Based in Sofia, Bulgaria, Mikael designs brands, logos, posters, logotypes and typefaces. He created the tall-legged art deco beauty Grozen (2008). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Milena Nenova

Graphic designer in Sofia, Bulgaria. Creator of the Latin/Cyrillic foliate typeface Daflorn (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Moire
[Ilia Gruev]

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]  ⦿

Monotype

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 faces. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Neogrey
[Ivan Phillipov]

Ivan Phillipov (Neogrey, also written as Ivan Filipov) s offices in Plovdiv, Bulgaria and Turkey. He designed the techno faces 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 round monoline face Syntha and the techno face Arkitech Medium were published. Multicolore (2012) is a free EPS-format round sans face 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).

Alternate URL. Dafont link. Fontspace link. Abstractfonts link. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Nikolay Vanchev

Stara Zagora, Bulgaria-born designer (b. 1988) who works in Sofia and Barcelona. Creator of FF Null (2012, with Svetoslav Simov). [Google] [More]  ⦿

No Comment Group
[Asen Tiberiy Baramov]

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).

IN 2012, Baramov designed the contrasted semi-serif typeface Mart, which was influenced, he says, by Rotis Semi Serif (Otl Aicher) and Apple Garamond. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Patric Hadzsinicsev
[Pvisual]

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Patrick Hadzsinicsev

Graphic, web and app designer in Sofia, Bulgaria. Creator of the modular face Fox (2009-2011). Home page. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Pavel Pavlov

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]  ⦿

Plamen Bliznakov's page

Plamen Bliznakov's page on Glagolitic (Bulgarian) and Cyrillic fonts and font issues. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Plaxy

Anna ("Plaxy") is the Sofia-based designer of Tulip (2011). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Pvisual
[Patric Hadzsinicsev]

Patric Hadzsinicsev (b. 1989, Budapest) runs Pvisual in Bulgaria. In 2011, he designed the typefaces Ozone (an organic typeface) and Fox (fat and counterless). [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Radislav Krumov

Graphic and web designer in Sofia, Bulgaria. Creator of a minimalist sans typeface called Light Face (2012). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Radomir Tinkov

Bulgarian type designer. Creator of these typefaces:

  • The clean monoline sans faces Usumaru (2009) and Shinbi (2009).
  • RST (2009, techno).
  • Chibi (2009).
  • Toast (2009, ultra-black).
  • The military stencil Pondera (2009).
  • The fat counterless face Tenshu (2010).
  • The monoline extended sans family Cillian (2010).
  • The fat geometric face Tenshu Extra Black (2011).
  • The monoline sans face Selly (2011).
  • The headline sans Alasar.
  • Nexa Rust (2014, Fontfabric) 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.

Behance link. Klingspor link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Ralph Cleminson

Professor at the University of Portsmouth, UK. Designer of the old Bulgarian font Dilyana (2005), which can be downloaded here and here. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Repertorium Fonts
[David J. Birnbaum]

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]  ⦿

Roberta Grudeva

Designer in Florence, Italy. She created a font based on old Bulgarian lettering in 2011. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Rosen Todorovsky

Bulgarian designer (b. 1982) of dLi Studio SQ (2009, +Bold). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Rumjan Lazov

Designer of the old Bulgarian fonts Lazov and Lazov Bold (2005), which can be downloaded here. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Sah War

Bulgarian creator of the pixel fonts Lexipr (2008, FontStruct), MikrinF-5x5 (2008, FontStruct) and Alegro 7 Pro (2008, FontStruct). Alternate URL. Blog. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Sebastian Kempgen
[KODEKS]

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Sergei Georgiev

Talented photographer and art director in Sofia, Bulgaria. He created the experimental typeface Roll (2009), and Poker (2010). No downloads or sales. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Siyana Stoinova

Sliven, Bulgaria-based designer of the chamfered 3d school project font Linear (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Slavka Bozhinova

Graphic designer in Sofia, Bulgaria. Creator of a circular arc experimental Cyrillic typeface in 2012. She also created the experimental typeface Former (2012). The Plant (2012) is a modular geometric font experiment. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Snezhina Doncheva

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.

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Sorin Paliga

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]  ⦿

S-pov

Bulgarian illustrator and digital artist in Varna who made the jazz room face 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]  ⦿

Stefan Vasilev

Bulgarian branding designer and type designer who lives in Sofia. His oeuvre includes organic futuristic faces such as Modulizm (2008), Ovalizm (2008), and the kitchen tile face Pixelizm (2008). No downloads. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Studio Letterstock

Bulgarian creators of the greeting card fonts FM Christmas 1.0, 2.0 and 3.0 in 2012. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Svetoslav Atanasov

Bulgarian creator of the free pixel font Puke Force 8 (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Svetoslav Simov
[Fontfabric]

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Swetoslav Stoyadinov

Sofia, Bulgaria-based graphic designer and illustrator. [Google] [More]  ⦿

SynthesisSoft

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]  ⦿

The Fontmaker
[Jordan Jelev]

Jordan Jelev (The Fontmaker) is the Varna, Bulgaria-based graphic and logo designer (b. 1975, Varna) who specializes in wine label design. He made the calligraphic Cyrillic alphabet Kaloyan (2008). At MyFonts, one can buy his double-lined Grant (2009, with Svetoslav Simov, Fontfabric) and FM Clog (2011, with Vassil Kateliev, done at The Fontmaker: has Openface, Shadowed and Engraved styles).

FM Bolyar (2012) is a copperplate typeface jointly designed by Jordan Jelev and Vassil Kateliev at The Fontmaker.

In 2013, Jelev published FM Christmas 2.0 (26 hand-lettered Christmas greetings), FM Ephire (a lively script family, done with Vassil Kateliev; it comes with a useful caps companion, FM Ephire Frames), FM Valentines Pro (Valentine's Day messages), FM Easter Pro (Easter wishes).

Behance link. MyFonts link. Klingspor link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

The Fontmaker

Foundry for Latin and Cyrillic fonts based in Varna, Bulgaria, est. 2011. They created FM Clog (2011, by Jordan Jelev and Vassil Kateliev), and FM Bolyar (2012, a copperplate font, also by Jordan Jelev and Vassil Kateliev). FM Bolyar Onate is a spurred version. FM Valentines (2012) are Valentine's Day greetings.

Studio Letterstock designed the greeting card font FM Christmas 1.0 and 2.0 in 2012.

Behance link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

TopTeam Co
[Anton Zinoviev]

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]  ⦿

Trayan Marinov

Ruse, Bulgaria-based designer of Telemetrica Mono (2014) and Weapon Pictograms (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Tsveta Velcheva

Based in Sofia, Bulgaria, Tsveta Velcheva created an unnamed op-art Bulgarian Cyrillic typeface in 2013 as a school project. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Typedepot
[Alexander Nedelev]

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 faces 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.

Behance link. MyFonts link. Old URL. Dafont link. Klingspor link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

v3x

Fontstructor who made the bilined caps face Vextype (2012), which covers Latin and Bulgarian Cyrillic. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Vasil Stanev

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 face Orthodox. In 2011, he created the ornamental caps face Floralis (which was finished by Svetoslav Simov) and the experimental face Negativ. Individual letters of Floralis: B, H, Q, Z.

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.

Behance link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Vasil Tonev

From Bulgaria, Vasil Tonev's fonts, all made in 1997: FuturisC-Demo, Futuris-Demo, Pixel-Demo, ThruBricks. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Vasilka Tulevska

During her studies at the Technical University of Sofia, Bulgaria, in 2013, Vasilka Tulevska created a constructivist stencil font for Cyrillic. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Vassil Nikolaev Kateliev
[Karandash]

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Veronika Slavova

Type designer from Nessebar, Bulgaria, b. 1984. She co-designed the über-organic face 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 face 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.

Behance link. Dafont link. Fontspring link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Veronika Tsenkulovska

Designer in Sofia, Bulgaria, who created a high-contrast Cyrillic sans typeface in 2014. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Victor Baranov

Designer of the old Bulgarian fonts Putiata (2004), Putyata (2004), Menaion Medieval (2004) and Menaion (2004). Alternate URL. Free downloads. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Vladislav Ivanov

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.

MyFonts link. Klingspor link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Vladislav Jordanov

Vladislav Jordanov (b. 1996) is based in Kyustendil, Bulgaria. He created he vector format stencil face Xperia (2013).

Dafont link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Xpome

Graphic designer and photographer in Sofia, Bulgaria. Behance link. He created the bullet hole alphabet Quadroval (2010). He also did some typographic posters. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Yanko Tsvetkov

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.

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Zdravko Andreev

Zdravko Andreev (Z-design, Bulgaria) created the free experimental faces 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).

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