Omtype is Oleg Macujev's Russian foundry and studio (est. 2008) located in Novokuznetsk in the Kemerovskaja region of Siberia, or more lately in Telbes, Russia. Graphic and type designer, calligrapher and typographer Oleg Macujev was born in Novokuznetsk in 1984. He graduated from Lomonosov Moscow State University (design of mass media specialization). In 2004-2007 he studied at the Alexander Tarbeev Type Design Workshop of Moscow State University of Printing. From 2004 to 2009 Oleg worked as a graphic designer in different Moscow design studios and publishing houses. In 2007-2008 he also lectured on type and calligraphy at the National Institute of Modern Design. He received the second prize for excellence in type and graphic design in a student competition organized by ParaType for his Epiphany typeface (2008). He has obtained the Certificate of Excellence in Type Design at the Modern Cyrillic 2009 competition for the Epiphany and Fry typefaces. Since 2009 he has been living in Novokuznetsk and working as a freelance graphic designer. Samples of his calligraphy. Alternate URL. Behance link. His name is also written Oleg Matsuev. Klingspor link. His great collection of typefaces:
- Default (2010). A condensed monospaced sans for Latin and Cyrillic.
- Epiphany (2008). A monoline script based on Old Russian skoropis (cursive writing) of the 15th, 16th and 17th centuries. Award winner at Paratype K2009).
- Fry (2008). A comic book style typeface that won an award at Paratype K2009 under the name Fray, and a Certificate of Excellence in Type Design at the Fry ProModern Cyrillic 2009 competition. Fry also received Second Prize in the display typeface category at Granshan 2011. Fry Pro (Latin, Greek, Cyrillic) was released in 2013. Oleg writes about this round sans: Fry was developed in 2008 specially for the Sky-Fish company (fish and seafood dealer). This type is designed for small texts and has a friendly and a fairytale historic flavor. Fry takes the openness and dynamism of humanist sans serif, the simple and softness of lubok's letters (primitive style) and the fluidity of shallow marine fry.
- Lansere. An art-deco typeface inspired by lettering of Russian graphic artist, painter and sculptor Evgeniy Lansere (1875-1946), whose name is also spelled Eugene Lanseray.
- Mamontov (2007-2008). A wood type with large incisions for ink traps. It has 25 weights and is based on Clarendon, except that the serifs are asymmetric (missing on one side). Mamontov won an award at Modern Cyrillic 2014.
- Pich (2014). Hand-drawn, almost a comic book typeface.
- Ryba Kit (Fish-whale). Designed for large headlines and display typography, and based on halfustav handwriting.
- Siberian (2013). A geometric unicase sans serif inspired by Russian avant-garde typography and old Siberian runic scripts (Orkhon-Yenisey script): The idea was to create a typeface so simple, cold and beautiful as the snow in Siberia. This typeface with its numerous stylistic sets could be used for Cyrillic simulation. Siberian won an award at Modern Cyrillic 2014.
- Slovolitnaya (2008). A pixel typeface based on the old forms of Cyrillic and works of the Russian style artists like Mihail Vrubel and Ivan Bilibin, who revived these forms in their design in the beginning of the 20th century.
Typeface catalog. Behance link.
Klingspor Museum page
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