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Type design in Kyrgyzstan

[This map of Kyrgysztan by Damien Gautier and Quentin Margat uses their Maax typeface which was designed in 2011]


Alex M. Davidov

Designer of some Kyrghyz typefaces such as Kyrghyz-AdverGothic, Kyrghyz-Antiqua, Kyrghyz-Avalon, Kyrghyz-Baltica, Kyrghyz-Bengaly, Kyrghyz-Century, Kyrghyz-FreeSet, Kyrghyz-Letterica, Kyrghyz-Times.

This old download link has further Kyrghyz fonts, including Kyrgyzfnt, MenchikMemo, MenchikOn, MenchikStyle, MenchikUno, MenchikText. [Google] [More]  ⦿


Designer from Osh, Kyrgyzstan, who made the fun ransom note typeface Puchakhon (2011), Puchakhon Hypnosis (2011, + dingbats), the texture typeface Puchakhon Rain (2011), the sketch typeface Pucha Dawn (2011), the halftone texture typeface Puchakhon Magnifier3 (2011), and the dusty texture typeface Pucha Smoke Telegraph (2011). Aka Fine Line Progressive Decorating Band. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Aziret Nurlanov

Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan-based graphic designer who created Mega Sans in 2019. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Brian Wofford

Born in 1951 in Kyrgyzstan, but now located in the boring safety of midwest Florida, Brian Wofford created the gothic/metal typeface TransMutation in 2009. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Dastan Miraj

Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan-based designer of the free lava lamp typeface Tangak (2016, Latin and Cyrillic).

Typefaces from 2018: Borsok (a free plump sans typeface), Karabala (a poster typeface), Koyon (a soft brush style for Latin and Cyrillic), Kurut (a rough-edged script), Tez Type (dry brush), Kaimak (heavy upright script). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Eugene Bunin

Graphic designer based in Kyrgyzstan. In 2020, Eugene Bunin and Christine Beginskaya released the futuristic partly stencil typeface family Gluon.

In 2020, Eugene released Kellion (a cyberpunk typeface), Hellebore (inspired by the logo and the game Mortal Shel), the dystopian typeface Dredger, the futuristic typeface Akrux, the retro-modern all caps sans typeface Inlow and Esm (a 6-style low contrast Swiss sans for Latin, Greek and Cyrillic).

Typefaces from 2021: Interite (a modern typeface with didone elements), Covenante (a display serif), Tp1972 (futuristic), Cradock (a 10-style almost monospaced sans), Razorback (techno), Metal Morphosis (octagonal), Neuromancer (a glitch font), Monumentum (a squarish monumentalist typeface), Dissidia, Arkham (an all caps tattoo font), Transmetropolitan (a piano key typeface), Aurelac (a sharp-edged display font).

Typefaces from 2022: Np1972 (a futuristic font that looks like a matrix), Robert Moore (a comic book typeface family). [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Extending Cyrillic

Article by Adobe's Thomas Phinney on how to tackle extensions of Cyrillic in future Adobe releases (in line with the Unicode specs), in the hope of covering these languages as well (population numbers in parentheses): Abaza (45K), Adyghian (300K), Avar (600K), Buryat (440K), Chechen (1M), Dungan (50K), Ingush (230K), Kabardian (650K), Kalmyk (160K), Kara-Kalpak (200K), Kazakh (8M), Kyrgyz (1.5M), Lakh (145K), Lezgi (400K), Mongolian (5M), Tabasaran (100K), Tajik (4.4M), Tatar (7M), Turkmen (6.4M), Tuvan (200K), Uzbek (16.5M). [Google] [More]  ⦿


FontStructor who made Basmachi (2009): Basmachi is a Central-Asian flavoured typeface inspired by Cyrillic titling fonts in popular use in Kazakhstani public schools. In 2009 he made Brokenscript Rectangular (+Smooth, +Regular: nice blackletter font), Young Young Turkic (2009, a Cyrillic FontStruct based very loosely on the Serbian Cyrillic Bedrock typeface, designed specifically for the Kazakh and Kyrgyz alphabets), and LeanLeft (2008). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ruslan Sadykov

Kyrgyzstan-based designer of the pointillist typeface Point (2019). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Sanjar Kasmamytov

Kyrgyzstan-based designer (b. 2004) of the Latin pixel font The Impostor (2020). [Google] [More]  ⦿