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Type design in Bulgaria

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Adam Temsi

Bulgarian designer of the free decorative typeface Kingsley Common Modern (2017). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Albena Budinova

Sofia, Bulgaria-based designer of the thin avant garde sans typeface Lounge (2017) and Animal Pictograms (2017). [Google] [More]  ⦿

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

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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 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]  ⦿

Anastas Petkov

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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 (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.

Typefaces from 2017: Attractive (a free sans, done with Botio Nikoltchev), Kardinal (a humanistic sans published at Lettersoup).

Typefaces from 2018: Vocal. [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]  ⦿

[Marius Tomov]

Marian / Marius Tomov (Argonavts) is a Bulgarian art director. His.typefaces feel like logotypes, and include the monoline futuristic typeface Argonauts (2012).

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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 Petrov

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
[No Comment Group]

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Ashley&Holmes Sofia

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

Atanas Dinchev

Plovdiv, Bulgaria-based designer of the socialist typeface Kosmos (2015). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Betina Todorova

During her graphic design studies in Stara Zagora, Bulgaria, Betina Todorova created the avant garde typeface Orbita (2016) for Latin and Cyrillic. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Bobby Nikolaev Marinov

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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

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Boyko Taskov

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

Brand Carry
[Diana Elkina]

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.

. Behance link. Klingspor link. [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]  ⦿


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]  ⦿

Chrys Petrova

Sofia, Bulgaria-based designer of Chrys Handwriting (2016). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Context Ltd
[Stefan Peev]

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).

Behance link. Open Font Library link. [Google] [More]  ⦿


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]  ⦿

Daiana Dorosieva

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]  ⦿

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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Dayana Dineva

In 2015, Dayana Dineva (Sofia, Bulgaria) created a squarish Cyrillic font. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Dear Type
[Veneta Rangelova]

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).

Typefaces from 2017: Galiano (Text, Serif and Regular: the Text is italic, the Regular is a swashy script, and the Serif is a didone), Odds (a casual sans and dingbat family), Moments, Timeout.

Creative Market link. Behance link for Dear Type. Behance link for Veneta Rangelova. Another Behance link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Deni Deneva

Plovdiv, Bulgaria-based designer of the Cyrillic typeface Modernist (2017). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Deni Todorova

During her studies at New Bulgarian University in 2016, Deni Todorova (Bremen, Germany) designed a few Cyrillic sans typefaces. [Google] [More]  ⦿

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 typeface 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]  ⦿

Doychin Doychev

Graphic designer in Sofia, Bulgaria, who designed the squarish spurred typeface Lost Soul (2015), and Old School (2015, a tattoo font and icon set). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Elena Kadreva

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

Elitsa Dimitrova

Sofia, Bulgaria-based student-designer of the thin Cyrillic sans typeface Nomay (2018). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Eti Vassileva

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]

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".

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

EZ Things Studio

Studio in Karlovo, Bulgaria, that created a nice typographic 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]  ⦿

[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]  ⦿

[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. 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: Uni Sans (first called United Sans), 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 typefaces), 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 typefaces), 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 in the Futura style) 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).
  • Typefaces from 2015: Bronn Rust, Bronn Script and Bronn Rust Extras is a hand-crafted collection of 22 typefaces created on the coat tails of the hugely popular Nexa Rust and other typefaces in the grungy worn letterpress and layering vogue. The roundish tightly set broad-ranged sans typeface family Panton is sure to make waves for years to come---it is the typeface for mobile devices. Sensa (2015, Radomir Tinkov and Svetoslav Simov) is a hand-crafted 21-style family divided into the subfamilies Sensa Brush, Sensa Pen, Sensa Wild, Sensa Sans, Sensa Serif and Sensa Goodies.

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. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Gabriela Popstoyanova

Sofia, Bulgaria-based designer of two experimental Cyrillic typefaces in 2018. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Galin Kastelov

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Ganka Vlacheva

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

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Georgi Georgiev

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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 typeface Profile (2011), the free didone typeface Dotty (2012), and the elliptical Latin/Cyrillic typeface Google] [More]  ⦿

Georgi Stoyanov

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

[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]

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]  ⦿


Bulgarian type blog. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ilia Gruev

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Iliyan Nachev

Varna, Bulgaria-based designer of Alleval Serif (2017). [Google] [More]  ⦿

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]  ⦿

Ivailo Popov

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

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

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Ivan Kamburov

Burgas, Bulgaria-based designer of the display typefaces Geometrica (2015) and Zefira (2015, blackboard bold). [Google] [More]  ⦿

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

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 2017: Fungis, Creata (a wide sans family), Kvyat (a speed emulation sans typeface named after Russian racer Daniil Kvyat, developed for branding at ONY), Fungia (display style).

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Ivan Phillipov

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Ivaylo Hristov

Sofia, Bulgaria-based designer of the free Cyrillic logotype Sluchka (2017), which has just a few letters. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Iveta Nikolova

Sofia, Bulgaria-based designer of a Cyrillic font in 2015. [Google] [More]  ⦿

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. 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]  ⦿

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 typeface 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 typeface Ekrine (2007). [Google] [More]  ⦿

[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]  ⦿

Julius Mordecai Pincas

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]  ⦿

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 typeface Elada (2011) and of the Trajan caps typeface 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]  ⦿

[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. See also the spurred version FM Bolyar Ornate Pro.

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, 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 2015: Sybilla (humanist slab serif, extended to Sybilla Pro in 2016, and Sybilla Multiverse in 2017). Sybilla Shade Pro is free.

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).

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

[Galin Kastelov]

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).

Typefaces from 2017: Axiforma (a large geometric sans typeface family that covers Latin, Cyrillic and Bulgarian Cyrillic). Behance link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Katerina Kiricheva

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]  ⦿

Katina Nedeva

Sofia, Bulgaria-based designer of the Cyrillic typeface Origami (2015). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Kiril Semkov

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]  ⦿

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]  ⦿

[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 typeface 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 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.

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 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).

Home page Old URL. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Kristina Stoyanova

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

[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, +Arabic, +Ropa Soft, 2014). 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 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.

Typefaces from 2017: Attractive (a free sans, done with Ani Petrova), Ropa Mix Pro.

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

Local Fonts
[Stefan Peev]

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]  ⦿

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]  ⦿

Lydia Ta

As a student at National Academy of Arts, Sofia, Bulgaria-based Lydia Ta designed an angular Cyrillic typeface in 2016. In 2017, she created the Cyrillic sci-fi typeface Kosmos. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Manuel Markov

Veliko Turnovo, Bulgaria-based photographer who drew a Trajan Latin/Cyrillic typeface called Handmade in 2014. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Maria Kalashnik

Burgas, Bulgaria-based designer of the hand-drawn Latin serif typeface Veneziano (2018). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Maria Karkova

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

Maria Krusteva

During her studies at National Academy Of Art (NHA), Maria Krusteva (Sofia, Bulgaria) designed a dotted Cyrillic poster typeface (2017). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Maria Siderova

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

Mario Dimitrov

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]  ⦿

Mario Pandeliver

Sofia, Bulgaria-based designer of the free hand-crafted Latin and Cyrillic all-caps typeface Yarin (2015, Fontfabric). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Marius Tomov

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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

Graphic designer at the Sofia University Press "St. Kliment Ohridski" in Sofia, Bulgaria. 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]  ⦿

Martina Shatova

At the National Academy Of Art, Sofia, Bulgaria-based designer of a neo deco Cyrillic typeface in 2017. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Matey Devedzhiev

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]  ⦿

Miglena Spasova

During her studies in Sofia, Bulgaria, Miglena Spasova designed the brush script typeface Slay (2016), Blase Brush (2016), 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). Creative Market link. [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]  ⦿

Mila Veselinova

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]  ⦿

Milena Nenova

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

Milka Peikova

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]  ⦿

Mirela Belova

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.

In 2018, Mirela Belova and Svetoslav Simov co-designed the 20-style geometric sans typeface family Mont. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

[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

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]

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.

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

Nev Petkova

Sofia, Bulgaria-based designer of the didone titling typeface Omantala (2017) an the thin Cyrillic sans / stencil typeface Kinetika (2017). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Nevena Trifonova

Architect and graphic designer in Sofia, Bulgaria, who created the Cyrillic wedge serif typeface Delta in 2017. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Nikolay Petroussenko

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]  ⦿

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]  ⦿

Nina Shileva

Sofia, Bulgaria-based designer of the space typeface Cosmos (2017). [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]  ⦿

Nora Karalambeva

Graphic designer and artist in Sofia, Bulgaria, who created the nice Latin and Cyrillic text typeface Schnorantiqua (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿


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]  ⦿

Orlin Valtchev

Orlin Valtchev (SoftPlus) designed the free Latin / Cyrillic typeface family SP Ariel BG in 2016. Free download at Npoekmu. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Patric Hadzsinicsev

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Patrick Hadzsinicsev

Graphic, web and app designer in Sofia, Bulgaria. Creator of the modular typeface 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]  ⦿

Petar Ivanov

Bulgarian illustrator and graphic designer in Varna. Creator of the multiline modular typeface Element (2011). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Peter Vlahov

Bulgarian designer of the (children's book) handwriting typeface A Little House (2017). Creative Market link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Plamen Bliznakov's page

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

Plamen Motev

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.

In 2017, Plamen Motev and Svetoslav Simov co-designed Uni Neue, a total remake of Fontfabric's earler typeface Uni Sans (2009).

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] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Poliksena Stamatova

Graphic designer in Sofia, Bulgaria, who created Poli (2010, an ornamental Cyrillic font) and Grotesk (2012, a Bulgarian Cyrillic sans typeface). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

[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
[RST Fonts]

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Radostin Peshev

Sofia, Bulgaria-based designer of these Latin / Cyrillic typefaces in 2015: ADEC (influenced by DIN and constructivism), Declare, Attorney Bold (slab serif), Sense (sans). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ralitza Sofronieva

Sofia, Bulgaria-based designer of a neon style Cyrillic outline font (2016) and an outlined art deco typeface (2016). [Google] [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]  ⦿

Romina Mihaylova

Sofia, Bulgaria-based designer of the Latin / Cyrillic typeface Cubano (2016). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Rosen Todorovsky

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

Rositsa Petrova

Sofia, Bulgaria-based designer of a Peignotian Cyrillic typeface in 2015. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

RST Fonts
[Radomir Tinkov]

Radomir Savov Tinkov (RST Fonts) is a Bulgarian type designer. Creator of these typefaces:

  • The clean monoline sans typefaces Usumaru (2009) and Shinbi (2009).
  • RST (2009, techno).
  • Chibi (2009).
  • Toast (2009, ultra-black).
  • The military stencil Pondera (2009).
  • The fat counterless typeface Tenshu (2010).
  • The monoline extended sans family Cillian (2010).
  • The fat geometric typeface 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.
  • Muller (2015, Fontfabric). This Hairline-to-Heavy 20-weight Latin / Cyrillic sans family was designed for universal use, and is a tad wider than normal. It is characterized by flush vertical or horizontal terminals. Muller Narrow was added in 2016.
  • 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.
  • Qanelas (2015). A 20-weight geometric sans typeface family (+Cyrillic). Made warmer and friendlier in the 2016 release of Qanelas Soft.
  • Sensa (2015, Radomir Tinkov and Svetoslav Simov) is a hand-crafted 21-style family divided into the subfamilies Sensa Brush, Sensa Pen, Sensa Wild, Sensa Sans, Sensa Serif and Sensa Goodies.
  • Maya Script.
  • Alasar (2015). A narrow sans family.
  • Ridley Grotesk (2016). A modern sans serif workhorse family.
  • Gilroy (2016). A 20style geometric sans typeface family.

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

Rumjan Lazov

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

Rumyana Sokolova

During her art studies in Sofia, Bulgaria, Rumyana Sokolova designed the thin Cyrillic display typeface Grand (2016) [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

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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]  ⦿

Simona Nasteva

Sofia, Bulgaria-based designer of the Cyrillic typeface Laik (2016). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Siqna Filatova

Sofia, Bulgaria-based designer of several Cyrillic display typefaces in 2015, including a calligraphic typeface. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Siyana Stoinova

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

SM Artists
[Svilen Petrov]

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]  ⦿

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.

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Sofia Popiordanova

At National Art Academy in Sofia, Bulgaria, Sofia Popiordanova designed the clean Bulgarian Cyrillic sans typeface Chirilik (2016). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Sofiya Dobreva

Sofia, Bulgaria-based designer of a custom sans typeface (Latin / Cyrillic) for the TV show Dnes (2017). [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]  ⦿


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]  ⦿

Stan Partalev

Type designer at Fontfabric in Sofia, Bulgaria. 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]  ⦿

Stanislava Dimitrova

Plovdiv, Bulgaria-based designer of a Cyrillic rounded sans typeface in 2016. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Stefan Peev
[Local Fonts]

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Stefan Peev
[Context Ltd]

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Stefan Vasilev

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]  ⦿

Stefan Yatanski

Sofia, Bulgaria-based designer of some hexagonal Cyrillic typefaces in 2017. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Stella Ivanova Katelieva

Varna, Bulgaria-based codesigner, with Vassil Kateliev, of Love Christmas (2014, Christmas ornaments). [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Studio Letterstock

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

Svetlin Balezdrov

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]  ⦿

Svetoslav Atanasov

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

Svetoslav Simov

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Svilen Petrov
[SM Artists]

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Swetoslav Stoyadinov

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

Taner Ardali

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.

Typefaces from 2016: Santral (geometric sans), Antre (free hand-crafted monoline connected script typeface).

Alternate URL. Creative Market link. Home page. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Tea Velizarova

Sofia, Bulgaria-based designer of the hand-crafted 3d typeface Sketchbook (2017). [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 set up The Fontmaker in 2011. Their typefaces:

  • The calligraphic Cyrillic alphabet Kaloyan (2008).
  • The double-lined Grant (2009, with Svetoslav Simov, Fontfabric).
  • FM Clog (2011, with Vassil Kateliev, done at The Fontmaker). This font has Openface, Shadowed and Engraved styles.
  • FM Bolyar (2012). A a copperplate typeface jointly designed by Jordan Jelev and Vassil Kateliev at The Fontmaker. See also the spurred version FM Bolyar Ornate Pro.
  • FM Valentines Pro (2012). For Valentine's Day messages.
  • FM Christmas 2.0 (26 hand-lettered Christmas greetings), done in 2012.
  • FM Ephire (2013). A lively script family, done with Vassil Kateliev. It comes with a useful caps companion, FM Ephire Frames.
  • FM Easter Pro (2013). For Easter wishes.
  • FM Thank You (2014). Thank you hand lettering.
  • FM Birthday 1.0 (2015) consists of 26 birthday-related words and phrases.
  • The enormous typeface family FMBolyar TypeCraft (2016) Jordan Jelev and Vassil Kateliev. This family has Engraved, Shadow, Rust, Rough and Woodcut subfamilies. Many styles are spurred. Caps only, though.

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

Toma Varsano

Sofia, Bulgaria-based designer of the display typeface Sshh (2017). [Google] [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]  ⦿

Tsvetelina Todorova

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]  ⦿

[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 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.

Typefaces from 2017: Moreno (a large informal semi-serif typeface family with Rust and Rough subfamilies), Cormac (humanist sans).

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


Fontstructor who made the bilined caps typeface 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 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).

Typefaces from 2018: Ufont (an aliens font), Needlephabet. [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. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Vassil Nikolaev Kateliev

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Veneta Rangelova
[Dear Type]

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Ventsislav Yordanov

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]  ⦿

Veronika Slavova

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.

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]  ⦿

Vladimir Fedotov

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.

Typefaces from 2018: Golden Age (curly calligraphic script), Rose Gold (fashion mag serif), Godlike (monoline script). Creative Market link. Graphicriver link. Dafont link. [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 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.

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Volodymyr Vechirnii

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]  ⦿


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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Yoana Ivanova

Sofia, Bulgaria-based designer of a wineglass-themed Cyrillic typeface in 2016. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Zdravko Andreev

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).

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