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[Putin poster designed in 2009 by Simon Givois. This page covers type design in Russia / the Soviet Union / the old USSR. There is a separate page for Cyrillic in general.]








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[Alexei Vanyashin]

Russian graphic and web design studio in Moscow, run by Alexei Vanyashin, Fedor Balashov and Kate Semenova. Alexei Vanyashin studied typography at Stroganov University under Dmitry Kirsanov from 2002 until 2003. He graduated in graphic design from the Institute of Design in Moscow in 2008. In 2009-2010, he worked on the Florian Diploma project at the Type and Typography course at the British Higher School of Art and Design in Moscow under Ilya Ruderman. Florian is a 9-style angular (wedge serif) text family. Florian and Geo Text won First Prize at Granshan 2010 in the Cyrillic text typeface category. Alexei designed the curlified Bodonito Display (2009), Eurotesque, Wire (2009, monoline sans), and ModL (2009). Schmale Antiqua (2010) is a very thin Latin and Cyrillic didone typeface that revives a 19th century typeface widely used for setting book titles. Behance link.

Cofounder in 2011 of Cyreal, a Russian foundry. There, he designed typefaces such as Rationale (2011, with Olexa Volochay and VladimirPavlikov), Vidaloka (2011, a didone done with Olga Karpushina), Alike (2009, with Svetlana Sebyakina), and Adamina (2011, a text typeface for small print: free at OFL). I am not sure if Iceland (2011, Cyreal: free at Google Web Fonts) is also his.

Typefaces made in 2012: Junge (a delicate roman face, free at Google Web Fonts, which was inspired by the calligraphy of Günther Jung), Merge Pro Greek and Cyrillic (codesigned with Kosal Sen, Philatype), Jacques Francois and Jacques Francois Shadow (Cyreal: codesigned with Manvel Shmavonyan, they are revivals of Enschedé No. 811 by J.F. Rosart; free at Google Web Fonts).

Suisse International Condensed Cyrillic won an award at Modern Cyrillic 2014.

Sumana (2015, free at Google Web Fonts, and published by Cyreal) is a family of Latin and Devanagari fonts for text setting and web usage. The Latin counterpart is derived from Lora by Olga Karpushina, Cyreal. Its vertical and horizontal metrics are adjusted to better match with the Devanagari. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

7GUN

Design site in Moscow. Creators of the geometric figure (Latin) stencil typeface Caribe Modular (2013), which was created as a project for the British Higher School of Art & Design. Intrnal Hybrid (2013) was also completed at the British Higher School of Art & Design in Moscow. Deriz (2013) is a high-contrast didone titling face. Intrnal Hybrid (2013) is a grungy techno Cyrillic typeface. Vintage and Coupage Font emulates various wood type and letterpress styles. [Google] [More]  ⦿

A. Grachev

Russian designer of the deco typeface Plein (1993, with A. Kustov). [Google] [More]  ⦿

A. Shchur

Russian designer of Rublenaya Shadow (1957). [Google] [More]  ⦿

A. Shishkin

Designer at Soft union of the Cyrillic fonts Half-Ustav (1994) and Evangelie (1994), with Nikita Vsesvetskii. [Google] [More]  ⦿

ABSTRKT
[Roman Gornitsky]

St. Petersburg, Russia-based foundry. All fonts are by Roman Gornitsky (b. 1986, Leningrad).

Their fonts include Nowie Vremena (2011), Fun City (2010, an extensive family of typefaces designed for multi-layered use; each letter is designed on the same grid, so overlays can create great effects), The Stroke Sans (2010, a computer-generated nibbed pen family), Differentura (2010, grotesk), Krisis Sans (2008), Lawyer Gothic (2008), Littera Plain (2008), Littera Text (2008, an interpretation of the most popular sans family in Russia) and Proto Sans (2008, a 42-style constructivist family). Vremena (2009) and Vremena Grotesk (2009) each has 8 styles, and are their interpretation of Times and Arial, respectively.

In 2011, Gornitsky published a great art deco-meets avant garde family called Lineatura.

Typefaces from 2013: Twentytwelve (in styles Slab N, Sans R, Sans C, Serif C, Sans G, Sans : created at the Jan van Eyck academy in The Netherlands).

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

Academy
[Lyubov Kuznetsova]

Cyrillic font available from Paratype. Academy was designed circa 1910 at the Berthold type foundry (St.-Petersburg). It was based on Sorbonne (H. Berthold, Berlin, 1905), which represented the American Type Founders' reworking of Cheltenham of 1896 (designed in turn by Bertram G. Goodhue and Morris Fuller Benton) and Russian typefaces of the mid-18th century. Paratype: A low-contrast text typeface with historical flavour. The modern digital version was designed at Polygraphmash type design bureau in 1989 by Lyubov Kuznetsova. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Adrian Englert

Swiss type technology expert of Russian origin. At ATypI 2005 in Helsinki, he spoke on Church Slavonic. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Africaan

Russian designer of the decorative hacker font Cabra (2016). Dafont link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Agafonov Stephan

Creative designer in Moscow who made a Cyrillic font called Origami (2013). This typeface was obtained by scanning cut and folded strips of paper, and has a hand-made dadaist appearance. I am not sure that it has been digitized. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Aigul Gilmutdinova

Codesigner with Jovanny Lemonad of the free squarish sans typeface Bully (2016). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Airunreal Storchilov

Stalingrad, Russia-based designer of the free AI-format Eco font (2017), which consists of foliated caps. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Akina686

Anna (Akina 686) is the Russian designer of the spiky almost medieval typefaces Cactus (2011) and Cactus Cyrillic (2011). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Alan N. Po
[TNAIA]

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Albert Kapitonov

Russian type and graphic designer. Creator of PT Reforma-Grotesk (ParaType, 1999). This typeface is based on the letterforms of the Russian pre-revolutionary hand composition typefaces, Uzky Tonky Grotesk ("Condensed Thin Sans"), Poluzhirny Knizhny Grotesk ("Semibold Book Sans"), and Reforma, of H. Berthold and O. Lehmann foundries (St. Petersburg). An extra compressed sans serif, typical for display fonts of the end of 19th and early 20th centuries, it received the Galina Prize for the creative exploration of the Russian typographic tradition at the Kyrillitsa'99 international type design competition in Moscow.

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

Aleksander Koltsov

Moscow-based designer of the Latin / Cyrillic text typeface Ringvaart (2012). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Aleksander Moskovskin

Moscow-based designer. During his studes there in 2016, he codesigned the free constructivist / art nouveau / pre-Petrine Latin / Cyrillic typeface Dobrozrachniy with Misha Panfilov (Russian Fonts). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Aleksander Shevchuk

Art director in Moscow, b. 1985. His (mostly free) typefaces include the ultra fat art deco typeface Beyond Cyrillic (2009) and Eyelevation Pro (2009, for Eyelevation magazine (in Russian): free at dafont since 2012), Bifurk Asmod (2006, display face), FatC (2010, a rounded curly didone display face), Kodzini (2008, a great asian simulation face) and SheruPro (2009, another great (free) faux oriental face), AleksandraC (2010, +Vintage: free at Dafont), Beyond (2014).

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

Aleksander Smolnikov

In 2014, Pavel Efremov, Danil Plyutenko and Aleksander Smolnikov (Saint Petersburg) codesigned the Praktik typeface during their studies at BHSAD in Moscow. In 2017, Aleksander designed the free EPS format Rusty Georgia, which is based upon Carter's Georgia. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Aleksandr

Russian typefoundry, est. 2016. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Aleksandr Andreev
[Church Slavonic Initiative]

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Aleksandr Savenkov

Novosibirsk, Siberia-based creator of the free pixelized typeface Upheaval Pro (2012), which is a Greek / Cyrillic extension of Upheaval by Brian Kent. In 2013, he created the pixelish typeface Dusty Pro for Latin, Greek, Cyrillic and Hebrew. It is an extension of Andreas Nylin's Dusty.

Symvola (2014) is a free typeface containing basic Latin and Greek characters. The design is inspired by the time machine's interface from Space Quest IV and puzzle panels from The Witness.

Omnic Sans (2016) is a free artificial language font that is based on the Omnic script used in the Overwatch by Blizzard Entertainment. In 2016, he also designed the free typeface Starseed Pro.

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Aleksandra Egorova

Russian type designer in St. Petersburg who made the faux oriental font Han Zi in 2008 at Paratype. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Aleksandra Gundorova

Based in Saint Petersburg, Russia, Aleksandra Gundorova created an unnamed Latin alchemic typeface in 2013, and a frid-based constructivist typeface in 2014. Restoran (2012) is a very original symbol font: each glyph represents in iconic abstract form an item on a restaurant menu.

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Aleksandra Korolkova

Graduate of Moscow University of Printing Arts in 2006 where she studied under Alexander Tarbeev. She teaches type design and typography there. In 2007, her book for Russian students on typography was published (English title: Alive Typography). She received many awards for her work and is a frequent speaker at type design conferences. In particular, she received the prestigious Prix Charles Peignot in 2013. After that she became Type Director at ParaType in Moscow.

Designer of the beautiful Cyrillic serif family Leksa (a winner at Paratype K2009) and the accompanying Leksa Sans family from 2004 until 2007. This was followed by equally gorgeous families such as Fence (2009, an ultra-fat artistic beauty). Skoropix is an experimental pixel typeface done with FontStruct.

She also made Belladonna (2008, a stunning modern typeface for Latin and Cyrillic; a winner at Paratype K2009 and Grand Prize winner at Granshan 2011), Skoropix (with FontStruct), and the experimental typeface Cless (2009). She spoke about Cyrillic at ATypI 2008 in St. Petersburg. She received a TypeArt 05 award for the display family Fourty-nine face. Alternate URL.

At MyFonts, one can buy Gorodets [2009: a Russian decoration typeface based on traditional wood-painting style from the town Gorodets on the Volga river, Russia], Leksa and Leksa Sans], Blonde Fraktur (2010: written with a quill by Alexandra Korolkova and prepared in digital form by Alexandra Pushkova), Airy (2010, a curly script), Airy Pictures (2010, animal and plant dingbats), Bowman (2010: a blackboard children's script), PT Serif (2011, Paratype's superfamily of 38 fonts, codesigned with Vladimir Yefimov and Olga Umpeleva; Open Font Library link), PT Circe (2011, a geometric sans family with a neat Thin weight; Third Prize for Cyrillic text typefaces at Granshan 2011), and Cless (2010: ultra fat and counterless).

Together with Isabella Chaeva, she made PT Mono (2012, Google Web Fonts and Open Font Library).

In 2012, Vasiliy Biryukov and Alexandra Korolkova codesigned the Christmas dingbat font Gingerbread House, together with a plump display face, Gingerbread.

In 2013, Vasily Biryukov and Alexandra Korolkova codesigned the soft roundish sans typeface Kiddy Kitty (link).

In 2014, she cooperated with Maria Selezenava on a revamped Journal Sans typeface at Paratype, called Journal Sans New (Latin and Cyrillic). This geometric sans in the style of Erbar Grotesk and Metro Sans is a major extension of the Journal Sans typeface (1940-1956, SPA, in metal form, and 1990s in digital form). Still in 2014, she codesigned Stem, a geometric large x-height Latin / Cyrillic sans serif with optical sizing, with Isabella Chaeva and Maria Selezeneva at Paratype. This was followed in 2015 by Stem Text.

In 2015, she and Alexander Lubovenko codesigned Circe Rounded, which is an extension of her earlier Circe typeface (2011), both published by Paratype. Still in 2015, Alexandra Korolkova and Alexander Lubovenko published Aphrosine at Paratype, a typeface based on pointed pen script and situated somewhere between handwriting and calligraphy. Many alternatives and smart OpenType features help Aphrosine look like real handwriting.

Codesigner of Kudryashev Display (2015, Isabella Chaeva, Alexandra Korolkova and Olga Umpeleva). Kudryashev Display is a set of light and high-contrast typefaces based on Kudryashev text typeface. In addition to Kudryashev Display and Kudryashev Headline typefaces, the type family includes also two Peignotian sans-serif typefaces of the same weight and contrast, with some alternates. The serif styles were designed by Olga Umpeleva in 2011, the sans styles were created by Isabella Chaeva in 2015 with the participation of Alexandra Korolkova.

In 2016, she designed FF Carina, a delicate and absolutely stunning decorative didone.

MyFonts interview. Kernest link. Klingspor link.

View Alexandra Korolkova's typefaces. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Aleksandra Parkhomenko

Graphic designer and illustrator in Moscow, who the Cyrillic decorative caps alphabet Chameleon (2015). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Aleksandra Slowik

Saint Petersburg, Russia-based designer.

Typefaces from 2015: Sacred (alchemic, mysterious), LAM and Larch Brush.

Typefaces from 2016: Line Flat (circuit font), Line Flat Icons. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Aleksei Archipov

Russian designer of the blurry Latin/Cyrillic font FD Median (2003). He calls himself the "Flying Dutchman". [Google] [More]  ⦿

Aleksei Derin

Russian designer of the (vector format) decorative typeface Robot (2016) and the ironwork typeface Twig (2016). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Aleksei Kalinin

Nizhny Novgorod, Russia-based designer of the free Latin / Cyrillic poster font Lumberjack (2015, with Jovanny Lemonad). See also at Dafont. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Aleksei Kondakov

Russian creator of the ornamental caps typeface Fusion II. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Aleksei Labsin

Aleksei Labsin is a graphic designer in Moscow. In 2015, he created the Cyrillic typefaces Beda and Hruschoby. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Aleksei Pashnin

Packaging designer in Moscow, who created the free Cyrillic weaving vector format typeface Water Plant in 2016. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Aleksey Grigoriev

Russian designer of the Cyrillic/Latin font PremudryCyr, based on an original by Tom Murphy. He also made Rublik (2001). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Aleksey Kostin

Moscow-based designer of the vernacular Latin / Cyrillic typeface Lingo Way (2016). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Aleksey Maslov

Russian codesigner (with Ivan Gladkikh and Alexandr Kalachëv) of Days and Days One (2009, a display sans face), and with Jovanny Lemonad of Metro (2009, constructivist) and Stalin One (2012, constructivist face, free at Google Web Fonts). Behance link. Typetype link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Aleksey Mednov

Russian designer of the old Slavonic-inspired display typeface Kramola (2015, Latin and Cyrillic). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Aleksis Rudakov

Novomoskovsk, Russia-based designer of the custom techno typeface Vis-a-Vis (2015) and the StarWars font Warcase (2015). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Alena Generalova

Moscow-based designer of the connect-the-dots Cyrillic typeface Air (2016). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Alena Marusena
[Madam Saffa]

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Alena Skarina

Designer in Toronto (b. 1986, Siberia) who has some nice botanical illustrations in her Erobotanica (2012), including some called Nepeta Lactone.

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Alena Zhokina

Moscow-based designer of Cross Type (2014: an artsy display typeface). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Alena Zhokina

Moscow-based designer of these Cyrillic typefaces in 2014: Cross Type, Art Type (all-caps ornamental typeface on the theme of breasts). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Alenka Karabanova

Nizhny Novgorod Oblast, Russia-based designer of the Chalk Eco font in 2015. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Alex Bait

Moscow-based designer of the Cyrillic typeface Gore (2015), which is a hybrid of Kekur and Paratype's Rodeo. In 2015, he designed the free vector format font Shadow Cross. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Alex Cotton

In 2016, Saint Petersburg, Russia-based Alex Cotton and Stepan Lyaptsev codesigned the free hand-crafted Cyrillic typeface Alcotton. Behance link for Stepan Lyaptsev. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Alex Dadaev

Saint Petersbug, Russia-based designer of a rounded monoline Latin titling font (2014). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Alex Etewut

Moscow-based artist who created these typefaces in 2016: Buena Onda, Londa (a connected script), Foie Gras (signage script), Fuego, Cama (a thick connected script), Blackthorn, Savoiardi (connected monoline script), Savoiardi Sans, Savoiardi Display, Zimbra (a zebra stripe font), Signal, the Vincent Van Gogh-inspired Absinth, the Russian fairy tale font Anchor, the hand-crafted Swan, the weathered Cliché Font, the constructed extraterrestrial font Structure, the geometric solid typeface Forma, the semi-calligraphic Absinthe and Glasgow, the calligraphic oriental brush typeface Yakudza, and the brush typefaces Augenblick and Barbada.

Typefaces from 2017: Geometry Pair, Venzel (an interesting experimental deco all caps typeface), Batllo (inspired by Gaudi), Pluma (handwriting). Creative Market link. Behance link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Alex Frukta
[Nord Collective (or: Fontfirma)]

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Alex Gart

Aka Alex Gorilla. Alex Gart (Chelyabinsk, Russia) created the commercial alchemic typeface The Elementarity (2013). It can be bought here. He also made Weather Icons (2013).

Behance link. Graphic River link for buying his typefaces. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Alex Ivanov
[Vates Design]

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Alex Mihaylov

Born in Russia in 1995, Alex Mihaylov designed the octagonal typeface Reflectors (2013, FontStruct) and the hexagonal typeface Hexamatter (2013). One Smear (2013) simulates an oriental brush. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Alexander Alexandrowitsch Roth

Alexander Alexandrowitsch Roth was born in the Tajik Soviet Socialist Republic and immigrated to Germany in 1993. He is a Berlin-based graphic designer who holds a bachelor degree in Media Production from the Hochschule Ostwestfalen-Lippe University of Applied Scienes. Alexander is one of the founders of Ghostarmy---a conglomerate of several designer who are working among others for Erik Spiekermann, FSI FontShop International, FontShop Germany and the city of Wardenburg. In 2012, he graduated from TypeMedia at KABK in Den Haag. His graduation project was the high-contrast Uoma typeface which comes to life in large display sizes. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Alexander Arhipov

Russian type designer. His Colmena (2009, ParaType) was designedfor books for children. This font used to be called FD Harvey. Klingspor link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Alexander Bobrov
[Indians]

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Alexander Kaputsa

Russian creator of Psi Hoe Pate's Altern-8 (2012, a squarish typeface for Latin and Curillic created using FontStruct). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Alexander Kazantsev

Russian designer of the Cyrillic/Latin version of Allen R. Walden's font Terminator. Obsolete home page. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Alexander Kiselev

Illustrator in Petrozavodsk, Russia, who designed the hand-crafted Cyrillic poster typeface Heikko Script (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Alexander Kokorin

Russian codesigner with Olga Chekina of Tsar Saltan, a display font which won an award at Paratype K2009. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Alexander Kuliev

Behance link. This graphic designer from Moscow made typographic compositions of Vladimir Yefimov's Cyrillization font called Mason (2010), which is based in turn on earlier work by Jonathan Barnbrook). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Alexander L. Romanov

Designer of Techno (1993) and RussianH (Bersearch). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Alexander Lubovenko

Russian graphic and type designer who works for ParaType in Moscow. His typefaces:

  • In 2015, he and Alexandra Korolkova codesigned Circe Rounded, which is an extension of the Circe typeface (2011), both published by Paratype. Circe is named for the circular nature of many of its glyphs.
  • In 2015, Alexandra Korolkova and Alexander Lubovenko published Aphrosine at Paratype, a typeface based on pointed pen script and situated somewhere between handwriting and calligraphy. Many alternatives and smart OpenType features help Aphrosine look like real handwriting.
  • Carol Gothic (2015, Alexandra Korolkova and Alexander Lubovenko, Paratype) is a traditional blackletter face closest to Linotype's Old English.
  • Liberteen (2015) is a playful tongue-in-cheek take on 19th century slab serifs, including Clarendons. For Latin and Cyrillic, from Thin to Black. Dessert Script (2015, Paratype). A smooth-outlined advertising script for Latin and Cyrillic.
  • In 2016, Alexander Lubovenko and Manvel Shmavonyan codesigned the 30-style Latin / Cyrillic workhorse sans typeface family Mediator. Later in 2016, Alexander Lubovenko designed the heavy slab serif family Bombarda.
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Alexander Minchuk

Russian designer of the Cyrillic/Latin version of Friedrich Poppl's font Laudatio. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Alexander Pro

Designer in Saratov, Russia, who created a multilined caps typeface in 2012. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Alexander Ricachov

Saint Petersburg, Russia-based designer of Art Font (2016), Rustica (2015, calligraphic alphabet), Rust Cursiv (2015), Antiqua Cvadrato (2015), Capitalis Roman (2014, a calligraphic alphabet), Futurista (2015). In 2016, he designed the hand-drawn typeface Krita. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Alexander Rodchenko

Aleksandr Mikhailovich Rodtschenko (1891-1956), or Rodchenko, emerged in the 1920s as one of the most influential Russian constructivists. Their lettering is always austere and geometrical, and they influenced all visual arts. A typical Cyrillic family of typefaces was recreated by Tagir Safayev at ParaType in 1996-2002, called PT Rodchenko. Other reincarnations include the Latin&Cyrillic family Rodchenko Constructed ML and Rodchenko Grotesk ML (2010, Tom Wallace). At Gaslight, the Teco Sans and Teco Serif typefaces (2012) are also said to be influenced by Rodchenko. Also, check P22 Constructivist by Richard Kegler (1995).

MyFonts link.

A list of digital typefaces influenced by Rodchenko's constructivist alphabets. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Alexander Samburov
[Lurex Design]

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Alexander Sapozhnikov

Russian designer of the Russian Road Sign Font (2013), in which the Cyrillic part is based on standards GOST 10807-78 and GOST R 52290-2004. This font is used on Russian road signs. There is a Latin part, which is not standardized. Free download. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Alexander Sergeyevich Pushkin

Alexander Sergeyevich Pushkin (1799-1837) was a Russian author of the Romantic era who is considered to be the greatest Russian poet and the founder of modern Russian literature. His handwriting has been used in several digital fonts, such as Letter 1882 (1996, Paratype), Pushkin (1999; based on Pushkin's handwriting from 1875; free download here), and newPushkin (2009, free). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Alexander Sheliketo
[No Regular Fonts]

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Alexander Sizenko

Russian creator of the free chess font Chess 7 (2008), the free pixel fonts LED Stadion 7 (2013), Dash Dot Square 7 (2013), Enhanced Dot Digital 7 (2013), Small Dot Digital 7 (2013), Modern Dot Digital 7 (2013), Square Dot Digital 7 (2013), Bold Dot Digital 7 (2013), Serif Dot Digital 7 (2013), Serif LED Board 7 (2013), Modern LED Board 7 (2013), Half Bold Pixel 7 (2013), Dash Pixel 7 (2013), Serif Pixel 7 (2013), Power Pixel 7 (2013), Enhanced LED Board 7 (2013), Thin Pixel 7 (2013), Smallest Pixel 7 (2013), Modern LCD 7 (2013), Advanced LED Board 7 (2012), Digital 7 (2008, LED face), Post Pixel 7 (2013), Triple Dot Digital 7 (2013), Dash Dot Square 7 (2013), Enhanced Dot Digital 7 (2013), Dash Digital 7 (2013), Light Pixel 7 (2013), High Pixel 7 (2013), Mini Pixel 7 (2012), Long Pixel 7 (2013), LED Counter 7 (2013), Digital Counter 7 (2013), LED Digital 7 (2013), LED Board 7 (2013), Light LED Board 7 (2013), Advanced LED Board 7 (2013), Printed Circuit Board 7 (2013), Brick LED 7 (2013), Rounded LED Board 7 (2013), Pixel Dingbats 7 (2013), Square Wood 7 (2013), Small Bold Pixel 7 (2013), Rounded Pixel 7 (2013), Line Pixel 7 (2013), Bold LED Board (2013), Narrow Rectangle 7 (2013), Dot Digital 7 (2013, +Advanced), Square Metal 7 (2012), Stencil Pixel 7, Computer Pixel 7 (2012), Small Pixel 7 (2012), LED Counter Plus 7 (2013), LED 7 Display (2012, +Light), Neon Pixel 7 (2012), Old Pixel 7 (2012), Square Stone 7 (2012), Square Pixel 7 (2012), Pixel Font 7 (2012, +Outline), Pixel LCD7 (2012), Advanced Pixel 7 (2012), Ice Pixel 7 (2012), Void Pixel 7 (2012), Dash Dot LCD 7 (2012), Dash Dot Square 7 (2013), Enhanced Dot Digital 7 (2013), Double Pixel 7 (2012), Advanced Pixel 7, Advanced Dot Digital 7 (2013), ZX Spectrum 7 (2012), Bubble Pixel 7, Cyrillic Pixel 7, Basic Square 7 (2013), Basic Sans Serif 7 (2013), Effective Way 7 (2013), Arrow 7 (2013), Abricos 7 (2013), Computer 7 (2013), Disco 7 (2013), Software Tester 7 (2013), Elegant Line 7 (2013), Soft Lines 7 (2013), Effective Way 7 (2013), and the free LED display font Digital-7 (2008).

Typefaces from 2014: Game Font 7, Square Sans Serif 7, High Sans Serif 7, Smooth Line 7, Bright Line 7, Double Line 7, Rounded Line 7, Rounded Sans Serif 7, Android 7, Arial Narrow 7, Bold Sans Serif 7, Light Sans Serif 7 (avant-garde sans), Modern Sans Serif 7, Software Kit 7 (dingbats), Advanced Sans Serif 7m Strong Line 7.

Typefaces from 2015: Steel Blade 7, Semi Rounded Sans Serif 7, Bold Game Font 7, Double Force 7, Roman Font VII, Game Sans Serif 7, Sans Serif Plus 7, Soft Sans Serif 7, Smooth Pixel 7, Clear Metal 7, Military Font 7 (stencil).

Fontspace link. See also here. Dafont link. Aka Chess 7 and as Style 7. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Alexander Tarbeev
[TFaces]

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Alexandr Dragin

Graphic designer and illustrator in Krasnodar, Russia. He created some experimental typefaces in 2009-2010. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Alexandr Kalachëv
[Intelligent Design]

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Alexandra Chudinova

Saint Petersburg-based designer of a few display typefaces in 2014, including Cat, Avi, Look, Holes, Cara, Ho, Minich, and SK. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Alexandra Dmitrieva

Moscow-based graphic designer. During her studies in 2015, she revived the Venetian typeface Cloister Lightface from a scan, which is described by McGrew as follows: Cloister Lightface was designed in 1919 [by ATF] but not cut until 1924, with Italic the following year. It is considered the most faithful reproduction of Jenson's original type [Eusebius]; substantially the same as Cloister Oldstyle but cut lighter to allow for the heavying which results from printing on rough or dampened papers with a strong impression, as was done in the fifteenth century. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Alexandra Dolgopolova

Illustrator in Togliatti, Russia. She created the Latin / Cyrillic typeface Archway (2011). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Alexandra Kozlova

Ivanovo, Russia-based designer of Science Things (2016, +dingbats) and the children's font My Family (2016). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Alexandra Leopoldovna Gophmann

Russian designer of typefaces who collaborates with Ivan Zeifert and specializes in revivals, cyrillizations and beautiful digitizations, some of them done with Anatole Gophmann. There have been complaints about her practice of borrowing fonts from type designers without asking. One typophile writes: I have cracked open fonts she claims as hers, Bolero, Bickham and others, she has copied and pasted glyphs, copyright data, added Cyrillic and changed the copyright string. As an example, Angelica is a copy of Alejandro Paul's Miss Fajardose. Alejandro has drawn the numerals in his font in 2004 to accompany the letters found in an old catalog of alphabets. There is no other source of the numerals, and Angelica has them. Michael Clark writes: I initiated a battle with the illustrious Alexandra "Bitch" from Russia who has renamed Pouty (FontBureau) and copyrighted [it as] Bolero. She and her partner Anatoly shithead. Available on Fonts101.com for anyone who wants it free. The ass's site, Jagdesh, is in Pakistan and we cannot touch him. 260+ viewings and 140+ downloads. Let's see that is 1400$ I will never see! Others have complained as well about her practice of taking and extending fonts without permission. Anyway, her "fonts" are:

  • A: Adine_Kirnberg (2005, the Cyrillic version), Advokat Modern (2008), Afisha, Afisha Cap, Agatha-Modern, AlexandraScript, Amadeus, American Text C, American-Retro (2008), Ametist [based on Lorelei] (2008), AmpirDeco, Andantino-script (2008), Andantinoscript, Anfisa Grotesk (2008), Angelica, Annabelle, Antikvar (2008), Antikvar Shadow (2008), Antonella Script (2008), Antonella Script X (2008), Antract, Aquarelle, Ariadnascript, Ariston-Normal, Arkadia (2008), Arkhive, Arlekino, Art-Decoretta (2008), Art-Decorina (2008), Art-Metropol, Art-Nouveau Initial (2008), Art-Nouveau1895, Art-Nouveau1895-Contour, Art-Nouveau1900, Art-Nouveau1910, Art-Victorian (2008), ArtNouveau-Bistro, ArtNouveau-Cafe, Artemis Deco (2008), Artemon (2008, psychedelic), Arthur Gothic, Artist-Modern, Astoria Deco (2008), Atlas Deco A (2008), Atlas Deco B (2008), Auction, Augusta One, Augusta Two, AvalonMedium.
  • B: Ball-Point Pen, Bankir-Retro, Barocco Floral Initial (2008), Barocco Initial (2008), Baron Munchausen, Batik Deco (2008), Belukha, BelukhaCapital, BickhamScriptAltFour, BickhamScriptAltOne, BickhamScriptAltThree, BickhamScriptAltTwo, BickhamScriptOne, BickhamScriptThree, BickhamScriptTwo, Birusa (2008), Bodoni Initials (2008), Boleroscript, Bonapart-Modern, Briolin, Brokgauz&Efron, Brokgauz&Efron-Italic.
  • C: Caberne, Cafe Paris C, Calligraph-Medium, Campanella (2008), Capitol Deco (2008), Carmen, Carolina, Casanova (art nouveau) (2008), Cassandra, Castileo (2008), Certificate of Birth (2008), Chocogirl (2008), ClassicDecor (ornaments), Classica-One (2008), Classica-Two (2008), Cleopatra (2008), Conkordia (2008), Cordeballet, Corinthia, Corleone, CorleoneDue.
  • D: Dama Bubey (grunge) (2008), Debut (art deco in the style of Broadway) (2008), Decadance Cursiv (2007), Decor Initial (2009: decorative caps, a Cyrillic extension of a typeface by Pampa Type), Decor Line (2008), DeutschGothic (blackletter), Donaldina (2008).
  • E: Edisson (blackletter), Egipet-Bold, Ekaterina_Velikaya_One (2005), Ekaterina_Velikaya_Two (2005), English Rose (2008), EnglishScript, EseninscriptOne, EseninscriptTwo, Evgenia Deco (2008).
  • F: Fairy Tale (2008), Fantasia (2008), Fata Morgana, Favorit, Favorit Grotesk (2008), Flamingo (2008), Fortuna Gothic FlorishC (2009, blackletter).
  • G: Geisha (2006), Gertruda Victoriana (2008), Globus (2006), Gloriascript, Goudy Decor InitialC (2009, ornamental caps), Goudy Decor ShodwnC, Goudy OrnateC, Graceful Mazurka (2008).
  • H: HeatherScriptOne, HeatherScriptTwo, HeinrichText, Hogarth_script (2005).
  • I: Isabella-Decor, Italy-A (2008), Italy-B (2008), Izis One (monoline sans), Izis Two.
  • K: Kabriolet Decor (2009), Kamelia (2009, Victorian face), Kareta-A (2007), Kareta-B (2008), KarnacOne, KarnacTwo, Konkord-Retro, Konrad-Modern (2008), Konstrukto-Deco (2008) (2008), Kot Leopold (2008), Kumparsita.
  • L: Lastochka (2008), Le Grand, Leokadia Deco (2008), Lombardia, Lombardina One, Lombardina Two, Lombardina-Initial-One (2008), Lombardina-Initial-Two (2008), Lombardina-One-Roman (2008), Lombardina-Two (2008), Ludvig_van_Bethoveen (sic) (2005).
  • M: Majestic X-2, Majestic-, MajesticX, Malahit-Bold, Margaritascript, Marianna, MarkizdeSadscript, MartaDecor One and Two, MartaDecorTwo, Martina Script C, Masquerade (2008), Matilda, Matreshka, Maya (2008), Medieval English, Melange Nouveau (2008), Menuetscript, Metro Modern, Metro Retro B (2008), Metro Retro C (2008), Metro-Retro A (2008), ModernistNouveau, ModernistOne, ModernistThree, ModernistTwo, ModernoNouveau, ModernoOne, ModernoThree, ModernoTwo, Modestina (Victorian), Mon Amour Two (both jointly copyrighted with David Rakovsky) (2008), Mon Amoure One (2008), Monte-Carlo, Monte-Kristo, Monti-Decor A B, Moonlight, Moonstone, Moonstone Stars, Morpheus, Moulin Rouge (2008).
  • N: Nocturne (2005), Nostalgia (2008).
  • O: Old Comedy, OldBoutique, Olietta-script-BoldItalic (2008), Olietta-script-Lyrica-BoldItalic (2008), Olietta-script-Poesia-BoldItalic (2008), Orpheus, Ouverture Script (2004, calligraphic).
  • P: Parisian, Picaresque One, Picaresque-Two (2008), Pilotka (2008), Plimouth, Port-Arthur (2008), Poste Retro (2008), Postmodern One, Postmodern Two, Promenad Deco (2008), Prospect-Deco (2008), Pudelina (2008), Pudelinka (2008).
  • R: Red Sunset, Regina Kursiv (2008), Renaldo Modern, Rochester, RochesterLine, RockletterSimple, RockletterTransparent, Romantica Script, Romashka Deco (2008), Romashulka (2008), Rondo Ancient One (2008), Rondo Ancient Two (2008), Rondo Calligraphic (2008), Rondo Twin (2008), Rosa Marena, Rosalia (2008), RosamundaOne-Normal, RosamundaTwo, Rotterdam, Rubius, Rurintania (sic) (2005).
  • S: Samba DecorC (2006), San Remo, Sapphire C (2008), Scriptorama (a clone of Scriptina), Secession-Afisha, Sevilla Decor X, SevillaDecor, Sladkoeshka (2008), Stereovolna (2008), Stereovolna Black (2008), Stradivari Script (2008), Stradivari Script [the Latin part copyrighted by Grosse Pointe Group] (2008), Stravinski Deco (2008).
  • T: Taverna, Teddy Bear [Latin by House Industries] (2008), Telegraph, TelegraphLine, TelegraphShodwn, TelegraphSmall, Terpsichora (2008, psychedelic), Theater (2009, Victorian), Theater Afisha, Topaz, Trafaret Kit (2008), Trafaret Kit Hatched (2008), Trafaret Kit Transparent (stencil) (2008), Traktir-Modern, Traktir-Modern3-D, Traktir-ModernContour, Turandot.
  • V: Valentina (2008), Variete (2008), VenskiSadTwo-Medium, VenskisadOne-Medium, Vera Crouz, VeronaGothic (blackletter), VeronaGothicFlourishe (blackletter), Veronica-script-One (2008), Veronica-script-Two (2008), Victorian-Gothic-One (2007), Victorian-Gothic-Two (2008), Victoriana, Vizit (2010, engraved face).
  • W: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (2005), Wonderland (2008), Wonderland Star (2008).
  • Z: ZanerianTwo, [Google] [More]  ⦿

Alexandra Muravey

Artist and graphic designer in Moscow. In 2014, she created the Latin / Cyrillic display sans typeface Salut. In 2012, she created the Latin / Cyrillic display typeface Lotsman. Earlier, during her studies at the Higher Academic School of Graphic Design in 2010, she created an untitled Cyrillic alphabet. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Alexandra Pavlenko

During her studies at the British Higher School of Design in Moscow, Alexandra Pavlenko created an onion print typeface (2017). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Alexandra Pushkova

Digital type artist at ParaType. Among her contributions is the digital version of a bastarda blackletter alphabet (Blonde Fraktur, 2010) that was drawn with a quill by Alexandra Korolkova. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Alexandra Savelkaeva

Moscow, Russia-based designer of a rhombic Latin typeface in 2016. She also made the hand-crafted Cyrillic typeface Native Type (2016), and a set of Olympic Icons (2016). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Alexandra Shibalova

Moscow, Russia-based designer of the fantastic modulated Latin/Cyrillic sans typeface Glypt (2015). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Alexandra Tarnavskaya

During her studies at Stroganov Moscow State University of Arts and Industry, Alexandra Tarnavskaya created the Cyrillic display typeface Glitch (2015). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Alexei Accio

Or Aleksey Achyo. Omsk, Siberia-based designer of the free Pacman-inspired typeface Accio Beta (2016). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Alexei Chekulayev
[Double Alex Team]

[MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Alexei Tsvetkov

Russian in Munich who designed the Mac font "Russian" in 1993. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Alexei Vanyashin
[110design]

[MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Alexej Kryukov

Developer of these free font families, quite exquisite and complete:

  • Old Standard TT (2008-2010): a high quality didone 2-style family, suitable for classical, biblical and medieval studies as well as for general-purpose typesetting in languages which use Greek or Cyrillic script, as well as Latin. Many math symbols are included. Old Standard is part of the Google open font directory of free web fonts, and was adapted for TeX use. He writes: Old Standard is supposed to reproduce the actual printing style of the early 20th century, reviving a specific type of Modern (classicist) style of serif typefaces, very commonly used in various editions of the late 19th and early 20th century, but almost completely abandoned later. It supports typesetting of Old and Middle English, Old Icelandic, Cyrillic (with historical characters, extensions for Old Slavonic and localised forms), Gothic transliterations, critical editions of Classical Greek and Latin, and many more. People have also started using it for mathematical typesetting.
  • Tempora LGC Unicode: Kryukov writes Tempora LGC Unicode was my first attempt to create a multilingual font supporting Latin, Greek (including polytonic characters) and Cyrillic scripts. This family is based on two well-known free typefaces similar to Adobe Times: Nimbus Roman No 9 L by URW (russified by Valek Filippov), and the Omega Serif family, developed by Yannis Charalambous. However, all basic components of the font, and especially its Greek and Cyrillic parts, have suffered serious modifications, so that currently Tempora LGC Unicode represents an independent typeface, quite different from its predecessors. Free download site. Many updates were made to the font package, with copyright notices to Michael Sharpe (2015), Alexey Kryukov (2005), URW++ Design & Development (1999), Valek Filippov (2001), Dmitry 40in (2001), The Omega Project (1996), and the Free Software Foundation (2002, 2003).
  • Theano Classical fonts: Theano Didot is a classicist face, with both its Roman and Greek parts implemented in Didot style. Theano Modern has Greek letters designed in the Porsonic style. It is based on Figgins Pica No. 3 / Small Pica No. 2, one of the most successful Porsonic Greek typefaces. Theano Old Style is a modernized "Old Style" Greek font with a large number of historic ligatures and alternate forms, modelled after some early 19th century types designed by Figgins' type foundry. It is accompanied by a Latin typeface based on some "Old Style" Roman fonts of the late 19th and early 20th century.
  • CM-LGC (2003): The CM-LGC package contains Type 1 fonts converted from METAFONT sources of the Computer Modern font families. The following encodings are supported: T1, T2A (Cyrillic), LGR (Greek) and TS1. This package includes also Unicode virtual fonts for use with Omega/Lambda. CM-LGC is the first Type 1 font package for LaTeX which supports all European scripts (LGC means Latin, Greek and Cyrillic). Alexej Kryukov used Textrace to create CM-LGC.

He contributed to the GNU Freefont project via FreeSerif Cyrillic, and some of the Greek symbols. He also provided valuable direction about Cyrillic and Greek typesetting.

Kernest link. Fontspace link. Another URL. Google Plus link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Alexey

Russian graphic and type designer. His mostly experimental typefaces include Isopronto (2011, geometric), Vampire (2011), Blamed Neverland (2011, a connect-the-dots face), Lighter (techno), and Coffee (2011, ultra-condensed). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Alexey Babenkov

Rostov-on-Don, Rissia-based designer of the artsy typeface Pozds (2016), and the ghastly Horror Font (2016). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Alexey Bokov

Russian designer of TypeWriterNormal and EuroStyle. In 2010, he made the perforated plate font Performance (ParaType). FontShop link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Alexey Carlove

Alexey Carlove (Carlove Design) is the Dzerzhinsk, Russia-based creator of the tri-lined prismatic Latin / Cyrillic typeface Gorod Spotra (City of Sports), which is somehow related to the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi.

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Alexey Dombrovskiy

Alexey Dombrovskiy was born in 1964 in Russia (Uzlovaya, Tula region). He graduated from the Tula Polytechnical Institute in 1986. He works in book design. He cooperates with various publishing houses and designs books for the Russian Academy of Sciences, the Russian Entomological Society, the Moscow State University, the Tula State University, and printed matter for the Bolshoi Theatre, the Moscow Kremlin Museums, the State Hermitage Museum. Author of some articles on the history of initials, a topic about which he spoke at ATypI 2008 in St. Petersburg. In that talk, he covered these phases of initial caps development in Russia:

  • Cyrillic printed initial caps by 15-17th centuries as the Civil prototype.
  • First slavic capitals as serif (1494).
  • Francisco Scorina's modernization of Cyrillic type and capital letters (1517-1525).
  • Gothic motives in Moscow floriated letters by Ivan Fyodorov and his followers (1564-1677).
  • Alternative Cyrillic typefaces at Moskovia's western remote area (17th cent.).
  • Sobornoye Ulozhenie by czar Alexey Mikhaylovich: Ltin style of capital letters in Russian corpus juris (1649).
  • The Civil type's initials in Peter the Great's editions (1708-1725).
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Alexey Fetisov

Aka Alexey Blogoodf. Designer in Moscow. In 2017, he designed the decorative blackletter font Kaligry, the bilined titling typeface Blogoodf, and the vintage script font Jewel. Creative Market link. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Alexey Frolov

Designer in St. Petersburg, Russia, b. 1992, aka Alexey Frukta. He made the free fonts Kankin (2012, a heavy display typeface for Latin and Cyrillic), Silverfake (2012), Tetra (2011. +Cyrillic), Pacifica (2011), Perforama (2010), Velvet Drop (2010) and Bardelin (2010), Sumkin (2010, a fat signage typeface for Latin and Cyrillic), SumkinfreetypeMRfrukta2010, TotShrift-BoldBold (2010), Bext (2010), the leaf-themed display typeface Kaori (2010, Latin and Cyrillic), Grandnover (2010), and the futuristic typefaces Kvadro (2009), Brava Novella (2010, heavy slab serif) and Kardon (2010), downloadable here.

Some of his fonts are commercial, including the beautiful fat display typeface Houston (2013).

Behance link. Klingspor link. Hellofont link. Gumroad link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Alexey Gunin

Russian type designer. In 1992, he and Alexey Chekulaev formed Double Alex. They codesigned Bastion Kontrast at Double Alex Font Studio, a family based on Helvetica, and a number of other typefaces. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Alexey Kustov
[Type Market]

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Alexey Lysogorov

Russian graphic designer. Does some corporate identity design. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Alexey Makarov

Type designer from Novosibirsk, Russia, b. 1985, Altay, whose design and branding company is called Newface Studio. He designed the ball terminal typeface Asheron in 2013 and the display sans typefaces Higenson and Berkslund in 2015. Typefaces from 2016: Bjornson, Tiirson, Yaarve, Owuro, Appalachi (hand-crafted), Kraftwied, Sungent. Behance link. Creative Market link. His foundry is called Newface. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Alexey Persh

Digital artist in Tagil, Russia. He creates innovative geometric alphabets and has published great typographic posters. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Alexey Potapov
[Doffdog]

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Alexey Rud
[Karandashev]

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Alexey Shevtsov

Designer at Type Market (Moscow) of the Cyrillic font family EuropeCond (1995). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Alexey Zhurov

Industrial designer in Moscow. He created some funny and original stick figure dingbats called Lettrism (2009). Bones (2011) is a Cyrillic display face. Pseudo LCD (2011) is a hexagonal LCD face. Serpenta Serif (2011) is labyrinthine. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Alexy Velichkin

Alexey Velichkin (Moscow) created the rough Cyrillic army stencil font Ist Bridzh (2014). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Alice Retunsky

Designer in Moscow. In 2016, for a type design course given by Tagir Safaev, she designed Dutch Plus, a typeface with considerable contrast based on Egmont (a serifed typeface, designed by Sjoerd Hendrik DeRoos for Amsterdam Typefoundry in 1933). She writes: The main goal was to create a unique Cyrillic version of the typeface and to make a modern interpretation of Latin letter forms. [...] It is a Modern serif typeface with long ascenders, perfect for titles or texts. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Alice Traum

Graphic designer and illustrator in Moscow who created some Latin typefaces in 2013.

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Alina Radetsky

Graphic designer in Moscow, who created the grid-based Cyrillic typeface Po-Russki (2015). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Alina Smolina

During her studies at the British Higher School of Art in Moscow, Alina Smolina created a layered Cyrillic typeface called Colored (2013). Blow to Didot (2013) is a deconstructed didone typeface. Stick Wand (2013) is a Cyrillic stick font. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Alina Stepanenko

Saint Petersburg, Russia-based designer of the experimental prismatic Cyrullic typeface simply called Decorative (2016). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Alisa Katrevich
[Red Studio]

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Alisa Morozova

Moscow, Russia-based designer of an op-art typeface for the 26th Brno biennal in 2014. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Alisa Vorobyova

Moscow-based designer of the Cyrillic display typeface Graphical (2013). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

All About Type's Journal

Russian language type news and blog site managed by the Jakovlev Type Foundry. Subpage on Russian fonts. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Alya Boldovskaya

Moscow-based type and graphic designer who was born in 1991 in Ardatov. Creator of Alya Hand (2010, a curly typeface based on her handwriting, which was done with Konstantin Boldovskiy of the Russian foundry Konst.ru. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Alya Kuznetsova

Moscow-based designer of the Cyrillic display typeface Kanitel (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Alyona Serdyuk

Moscow-based creator of the low contrast Latin / Cyrillic sans typeface Ami (2015), which was a school project at Stroganoff Art Academy in Moscow. Other school projects include a sketched typeface and a Cyrillic origami typeface. She created a great Treefrog-style Latin / Cyrillic alpghabet in 2015. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Amazingmax
[Maxim Avdeev]

Maxim Avdeev (aka Amazingmax) is the Kazan, Russia-based creator (b. 1997) of some futuristic/game fonts in 2009: AmazXakep, AmazDooMLeft, AmazDooMLeft2, AmazDooMLeftOutline, AmazDooMRight, AmazDooMRight2, AmazDooMRightOutline, AmazS.T.A.L.K.E.R.Italic, AmazS.T.A.L.K.E.R.v.2.0. In 2010, he made the AmazGoda family of comic book typefaces.

In 2011, he added AmazHand_First, AmazHand_First_Alt, AmazHand_First_Alt_X, AmazHand_First_Hard, AmazHand_First_Smooth.

Fonts from 2012: Amaz Mega Grunge. [Google] [More]  ⦿

An An
[Anik Ya]

Anik Ya (An An) is the graphic designer in Saint Petersburg, Russia, who created the design culture typeface Rasoir (2014), named after the Miu Miu Rasoir sunglasses. She also created the experimental typeface Kaiv (2014), which is named after sunglasses by Paul Smith. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ana Babii

Irkutsk, Siberia-based designer of Simple Ink (2016, brush script), Double Ink (2016), Grunge Dry Brush (2016), Sponge (2016, a high-contrast calligraphic script), Christmas Snowy (2016), Grunge Stamp (2016), Simple Handdrawn (2016), Grunge Display (2016: a dry brush font), Grunge Display Formal (2016), Rhubarb Pie (2016), Yndina (2016, script), Boriska (2016, watercolor grunge), 3D Sketch Font (2016), Blooming Sally (2016), Pride & Prejudice (2016), Ribbon Display (2016), Melted Font (2016), Leaves Display Font (2016, a floral decorative caps typeface), Concept Round Font (2016), Quick Handwritten Font (2016), Snabbyshoe (2016, grungy hand-crafted typeface), the Latin typeface Old Typewriter (2016), Old Destroyed Typewriter (2016), Retro Typewriter (2016), and Heart Font (2016).

Typefaces from 2017: Ink Brush, Bold Brush, Bold Grunge Display, Dry Brush, Bold Dry. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Anastacia Novik

Moscow-based student who created the Latin/Cyrillic renaissance antiqua typeface family Orlando (2012). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Anastasia Aiguzina

During her studies at British Higher School of Art and Design in Moscow, Anastasia Aiguzina designed the straight-edged techno typeface Kurskaya (2016, for Latin). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Anastasia Allakhverdova

Prolific art director from Moscow who is now located in New York. Her work includes the fashion mag Latin/Cyrillic typeface Cadre (2014), the prismatic custom typeface Icon Face (2014, done for a make-up school) and a few other fashion industry fonts. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Anastasia Babalyan

Russian designer at TypeMarket of AllegroScript (1995), Palladium (1994-1995), SonetSerif (1996, based on Stone Serif from 1987), Anastasia Script (1996: based on Shelley Script (Matthew Carter, 1972)), and Oliver New (1995, TypeMarket: based on Antique Olive by Roger Excoffon, Olive, 1962-1968). ParaType link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Anastasia Belozerova

Russian graphic designer. She made the neon-sign based Cyrillic typeface Provoloka (2009). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Anastasia Kuznetsova

Anapa, Russia-based designer of a curly connected Latin / Cyrillic script typeface and of the sketched Chalk Cyrillic in 2016.

Aka Inky Owl. Creative Market link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Anastasia Larina

Russian poet who designed the handwriting fonts 47 (2008) and Denistina (2007). Aka X-tina and as Christina-S. Dafont link, where the designer is called Chrissette. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Anastasia Lila

Illustrator and graphic designer in Saint Petersburg, Russia. Creator of the girlish Latin / Cyrillic script typeface Lila Paris (2015) and of the hand-crafted Ampersands (2015). Creative Market link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Anastasia Linkova

Moscow-based designer of an eperimental Cyrillic typeface (2015). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Anastasia Malinovskaya

Creator of the great Cyrillic poster font Author (2014). Anastasia is based in Samara, Russia. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Anastasia Mikhaleva

Designer, with Ivan Gladkikh (Jovanny Lemonad) of the free typeface USSR Stencil (2016), published by Typetype in Russia. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Anastasia Nekrasova

Aka Wewhitelist. Blagoveshchensk, Russia-based graphic designer who created the brush script typefaces Whitey (2017), Sandrine Brush (2017), Darkshine (2017) and Luuna (2017, an emotional brush font). She also designed Iolanthe (2017). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Anastasia Ovsyannikova

Moscow-based designer of the experimental Latin / Cyrillic typefaces Grungedidot (2013), Multilayer Font (2013), and Modular Font (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Anastasia Popova

Saint Petersburg, Russia-based designer (b. 1993) of the sketched Latin / Cyrillic typeface Stripe (2016). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Anastasia Yakovleva

Saint Petersburg-based creator of Milan (2012) and Kidot (2013). She writes: Kidot font was created as a corporate font for KIDSTUDIO. It was born from professional passion to design & typography. A child of bauhaus and modernism. Honest & pure. Created by Anastasia Yakovleva & Marco Innocenti. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Anastasia Yeski

Saint Petersburg, Russia-based designer of the squarish typeface So Close (2015). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Anastasija Davydchik

Russian type designer who received a TypeArt 05 award for the display family EZZ. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Anastasiya Koba

Russian designer of Dry Brush (2017). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Anastasiya Shtern

During her graphic design studies at BHSAD in Moscow, Anastasiya Shtern designed the Latin display typeface Modul (2013) and the mechanical ornamental caps typeface for Cyrillic called Reconstruction (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Anatoliy Kudryavtsev

Also written Anatolij Kudrjavcev. Russian type designer who developed the extensive Cyrillic sans family PT Parangon from 1996 until 2002. Paratype states: This type family belonges to Neogrotesque subclass of closed Sans Serif. Letterforms of lower case is based on the tradition of 1710 Civil type and some modern Italic types. For Parangon Poluustav and Parangon Ustav, he received two awards at TypeArt 05. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Anatoly Serpilin

Krasnoyarsk, Russia-based designer of a constructivist octagonal Latin / Cyrillic typeface in 2016. He also designed the free dot matrix typeface Cadet (2016).

Typefaces from 2017: Eight Line Grecian Condensed (wood type revival). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Anatoly Vyalikh

Graphic designer and illustrator in Moscow. Creator of a colorful type poster (2009) for a children's book based on Futura. From it he derived a painted-look version of Futura (2009). Home page. Another URL. Another typeface. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Anatomy of a typeface

Russian type glossary and links. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Andre Varvarin

Russian creator of an experimental font obtained by combining several fonts made by students at the British Higher School of Art and Design in Moscow. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Andrei Gorshkov
[Drem Bike Shop]

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Andrei Izotov

Andrei Izotov (Moscow State University) is the creator of the old Slavonic typeface Church AI (1995), which can be found here. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Andrei Nesterov

Russian designer of the beautiful Open Font Library uncial Cyrillic typeface Ostromirovo (2008), which is based on Ostromirovo evangeliye [Ostromir Gospel] (1056-1057). Other typefaces there include Rus Sans Pokrytie (2009, based on Luxi Sans; withdrawn in 2010) and Rus Sans 3 (2010). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Andrei Zaripov

Russian designer of the vector format typeface Watercolor (2017). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Andrei Zhitkov

Russian type designer. Agfa/Monotype designer of the Cyrillic fonts Bodoni Poster Cyrillic, Nevsky (Western style), Pskov (octagonal font), Tatlin (in the style of early Russian constructivism). [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Andrej Derbenev

Moscow-based designer of a geometric experimental Cyrillic typeface in 2012. More magnificent, often geometric, Cyrillic typefaces followed in 2014. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Andrew Belousov

Russian creator of a nail-themed all caps Cyrillic typeface in 2012. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Andrew Morev

Moscow-based motion graphics designer. He created the comic book style typeface Fence Font (2009). Home page. Another URL. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Andrew Sigurow

Moscow-based designer of Probe 10px (2014, Open Font Library), Omnibus Regular (2015, a sans; +Cyrillic), a free pixel typeface, and Omnibus Serif (2015, also free). Behance link. Open Font Library link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Andrey Andreev

Designer at ATRI, Graphic bureau Az-Zet of the Cyrillic/Latin font AZ NewsPaperC (1990-1995), which is similar to News Gothic by Morris Fuller Benton, ATF, 1908. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Andrey Belogonov

Russian type designer. His typefaces:

  • Nerpa (2014, with Yana Kutyina).
  • Kalimantan (2012-2013: an award-winning calligraphic typeface designed together with Yana Kutyina)> It is unclear if this was a joint project or if Yana did this by herself.
  • Powerview (2010, with Yana Kutyina), a scanbat font with portraits of Bush, Castro, Gorbachev, Osama Bin-Laden, Reagan, Martin Luther King and other leaders.
  • Brusque (2008, Paratype: a brutalist face). Brusque was originally named Rouble and under this name it was awarded a first degree diploma of the Typefaces nomination at the Graphite Graphic Design Festival, 1999, and a diploma at the ATypI International Type Design Contest Bukva:raz!, 2001.
  • Astera,
  • Cliche,
  • FastFingers,
  • Vataga (2008, Paratype, with Yana Kutyina). A really funny dingbat face.

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

Andrey Belonogov

Russian designer (b. 1975, Moscow) who won an award at Bukvaraz 2001 for Handmade (hand sign font), and for Rouble, a minimalist Latin/Cyrillic font made in 1999-2001. He received a TypeArt 05 award for the dingbat family Astra. Other typefaces include Lenta, Moloko and Svoboda. He graduated from Moscow State University of Art (named after S. Stroganov in 2001). The astronomical signs font Astera was published by Paratype in 2008. Other Paratype fonts by him include Brusque (2008, renamed Rouble), Cliche (2008, stencil face), FastFingers (2008, remake of Handmade), Powerview (2010, with Yana Kutyina), Chetwerg (2014, which won an award at Modern Cyrillic 2014), and Vataga (2008, a human typefaces dingbat font co-designed with Yana Kutyina). [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Andrey Chernevich

Russian designer in St. Petersburg, aka Mister Chek, b. 1983. Dafont carries his free demos. He sells his typefaces here: Horizons, Trueper (tattoo face), Black Queen (metal band face), King Arthur (blackletter).

He created the free typefaces MCF Revolution Ink (2012, a Treefrog-style handwriting all-caps face), MCF Zelfis (2011, a tattoo font), MCF Bad Manners WW (2009, blackletter), MCF Star Worms (2012, blackletter / tattoo face), and MCF Funera (2010).

Typefaces from 2016: Legion of Darwin, Galler, Petarda (tattoo font), Geroin (a rough brush), MCF Empire Cave, MCF Perun, Tawer, Barklay, Krechet (tattoo style), G Style, Amega Star, Pobeda, Brather Script, MCF Iraida Script.

Typefaces from 2017: Alien Delon (hipster and trekkie styles).

Dafont link. Devian Tart link. Abstract Fonts link. Creative Market link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Andrey Davydov

Moscow-based creator of Mary Poppins (2011), a legible text family for Latin and Cyrillic. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Andrey Drobitko

Artist and founder and CEO of Kula Tech who is based in Moscow. In 2010, he created the abstract typeface Tot Kexit. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Andrey Kochetov

Russian designer of the rounded Latin / Cyrillic sans typeface family Inglobal (2014), together with Denis Davydov and Evgeny Yurtaev. This typeface was either commissioned for Inglobal, or was based on its logo. In any case, it can be freely downloaded at Dafont. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Andrey Kryukov

Moscow-based graphic and type designer (1923-1997). Designer of ParaType Magistral (1997, digitized by Dmitry Kirsanov), a geometric display sans based on the artwork of Kryukov (1923-1997). Also available at URW. Both Latin and Cyrillic versions exist.

During 20 years starting from the early 60s, Andrey Kryukov headed the Studio of Applied Graphics at Moscow Artists' Union. He worked as a designer for large Russian companies and organizations like Vneshtorgizdat, Trade Chamber, Muzyka Publishing and Melodia. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Andrey Kudryavtsev
[Andrey Kudryavtsev Type Foundry (or: AKTF)]

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Andrey Kudryavtsev Type Foundry (or: AKTF)
[Andrey Kudryavtsev]

Foundry in Irkutsk in Siberia.

Andrey Kudryavtsev designed Spacexplorer (2012), Necromant (2012), Flexy Sans (2011), Otrada (2011, signage script), Micronica (2008), a font shaped like old TV screens, Karlson (2009), Imperator (2010, a Trajan face), Alter (2010), Sommelier (2011), Alebarda (2009), Rubicon (2009) and Flexy Sans (2009).

Typefaces made in 2012 include the macho slightly flared Antey (Latin and Cyrillic) and the strong display sans typeface Tambov.

In 2013, AKTF published Softipen Script. In 2014, he created Qwincey FY (a high-contrast slightly flared almost Peignotian sans family, published by FontYou), Warren Narrow and Achille II Cyr FY (together with the Fontyou team of Alisa Nowak and Gregori Vincens).

Typefaces from 2015: Smile Pro (a fat multi-style hand-crafted poster family of exceptional beauty; together with Rodrigo Araya), Ardilla Small (a rounded small x-height sans done together with Rodrigo Araya; inspired by the children's show Peppa Pig), Plumps, Antey, Crisper.

Typefaces from 2016: Pequena Pro Cyrillic (Rodrigo Typo), Robest (unicase).

Typefaces from 2017: Kreker (a rounded poster sans), Stickout (comic book style).

Behance link. Creative Market link. Myfonts link. Klingspor link.

View the typefaces made by AKTF. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Andrey Makarov

Russian type designer. He created the free monospaced Anka Coder family in 2010, which was developed for printing of source code. The fonts cover Latin and Cyrillic, among other things. The font names: AnkaCoder-C75-b, AnkaCoder-C75-bi, AnkaCoder-C75-i, AnkaCoder-C75-r, AnkaCoder-C87-b, AnkaCoder-C87-bi, AnkaCoder-C87-i, AnkaCoder-C87-r, AnkaCoder-b, AnkaCoder-bi, AnkaCoder-i, AnkaCoder-r. Download sites: Google, . [Google] [More]  ⦿

Andrey Martynov

Ekaterinburg, Russia-based calligrapher. Creator of a Latin Kanzlei-style blackletter alphabet (2015). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Andrey Mel'man

Russian designer of the Cyrillic/Latin version of Ray Larabie's fonts Monofonto and Neuropol, and of Newland Black (after Rudolf Koch's Neuland, 1923). He also made OCR B (a Cyrillic version) and Dollar. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Andrey Shmaliy

Graphic designer in Saint Petersburg, Russia, who created the 3d Cartoon Font in 2013. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Andrey V. Panov
[Computer Modern Unicode fonts]

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Andrij Shevchenko
[Andrij Type]

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Andrij Type
[Andrij Shevchenko]

Andrij Shevchenko (b. 1973) (aka Andrij Che) is the Berdyansk-based Ukrainian designer of the following typefaces, somne of which can also be had from MyFonts. Behance link.

In 2012, he started Ukrainian Type.

  • Agarsky (2006, a bold casual script face) which used to be called Agara until Berthold complained about the possible confusion with Agora.
  • Zion Train (2007, an experimental sans in 20 styles).
  • Andrij Script. See here.
  • Andrij Hand (a Cyrillic handwriting font, 2002-2006; see discussion).
  • Strudel (2002, informal handprinting).
  • ALS Agrus (2005-2006, a script face, Art Lebedev Studio).
  • Machinegun (2005, octagonal military look).
  • Magela (2003, a Cyrillic sans).
  • Hajdamaka (2004, a bouncy Latin/Cyrillic script).
  • Also check out his lettering (not fonts) in Kozaku (2005, a flowing Cyrillic script), XLibna (2005, another Cyrillic script) and here (2005).
  • The semi-serifed Oksana (2007, 6 styles), Oksana Sans (2007, +Condensed), Oksana Text (2008), Oksana Cyrillic (2007), Oksana Greek (2007), and Oksana Text Swash (2008). This was followed by Oksana Text Narrow (2011), Oksana Sans (+Wide) and Oksana Sans Compressed (2011), which have hairline weights.
  • Osnova Pro (2010): a sans family that covers Cyrillic, Greek and Latin.
  • Ababa (2002, Cyrillic lettering).
  • Turbota (2010) is a rounded Latin / Cyrillic type family that was was developed as part of an identity system for Turbota, a center for disabled children in the Ukraine.
  • Arsenal (2011). A free typeface that won a national Ukrainian type competition called the Mystetsky Arsenal contest.
  • Seaside (2011) is a Peignotian face.
  • Bandera Pro (2011) is a useful workhorse square serif type family that covers Latin, Greek and Cyrillic. Accompanied by Bandera Text (2014) and Bandera Display (2014).
  • Arsenal (2012) is a workhorse sans family for Latin and Cyrillic. It won the Mystetsky Arsenal contest, and is free.

    Zion Train Pro (2012, +Stencil): Originally ZionTrain was built as a (probably first in Cyrillic!) navigation typeface for the Kharkiv identity project and Kharkiv subway and airport navigation systems. We wanted comprehensible, distinctive letterforms, that can help everybody on the way from Babylon to Zion. The project was used in Kharkiv promotion at homeland and abroad, but was rejected by the new government. As a corporate typeface it was used for a few cultural projects. Now it is equipped with Slavic Cyrillic and Monotonic Greek.

Additional URL.

MyFonts interview.

Showcase of Andrij Shevchenko's typefaces at MyFonts. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Andryushkin Artem

Russian co-designer with Jovanny Lemonad of Flow (2010, a free pair of Latin hand-printed typefaces). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Andrzej Wartkowsky

St. Petersburg (Russia)-based designer of Lemur Light (2007) and Berta Drug (2008). Dafont link. Another URL. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Anferov Artem

Magnitogorsk, Russia-based graphic designer who created Simple Line Icons (2015) and the grid-based squarish typeface Mebius (2015). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ania Leonova

Illustrator who studied at the British Higher School of Art and Design in Moscow in 2012. She created several beautiful lettering posters. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Anik Ya
[An An]

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Ann Zemlyankina

Graphic designer and food stylist in Moscow. Creator of an avant-garde Latin / Cyrillic typeface (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Anna Alekhina

Moscow-based designer of the artsy typeface Kandinskiy (2013), the octagonal Cyrillic typeface Type Bolt (2013), and the multilayered geometric font Structura (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Anna Arbatova

Graphic designer in Moscow. Creator of an unnamed artistic Latin script typeface in 2013. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Anna Bulka

Moscow-based designer of the shaky hand-crafted typeface Lefty (2015), which emulates left-handed writing of a right-handed person. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Anna Chaykovskaya

Anna Chaykovskaya was born in Severodvinsk in 1961. An art-critique, journalism, teacher. Since 2001 Anna Chaykovskaya is an assistant editor-in-chief of the "Kuitpohod" magazine in Moscow. At ATypI 2008 in St. Petersburg, she spoke about the end of the era of wood type. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Anna Chebakova

Designer of the playful typeface Redrum (2014), and of the experimental typefaces Muscari (2014), Eat (2014), Milk (2014), Forest Fish (2014) and Polychrome (2014). Anna is based in Saint Petersburg, Russia. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Anna Churkina

Yekaterinburg, Russia-based designer of the free Latin / Cyrillic sans typefaces AC Line (2013) and AC Boucle (2015). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Anna Grosh

Anna Grosh was born in Krasnoyarsk City, Siberia and now resides in San Francisco, California. She earned a Bachelor degree in Architecture from the Krasnoyarsk State Academy of Architecture and Construction, and completed a Masters in Interior Design at the Open Social Academy of Design in Moscow. She is in the process of getting her second masters in graphic design at the Academy of Art University. She specializes in typographic design, illustration and graphic design. In 2010, she embarked on an ornamental typeface. She is working on an ornamental caps typeface.

Old Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Anna Kipot

During her studies, Kursk, Russia-based Anna Kipot created Display Face 32 Bit (2015). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Anna Kirisyuk

FontStructor who made the elegant bilined caps typeface Anakiri (2012). During her graphic design studies at BHSAD in Moscow in 2013, she made a great silhouette icon set.

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Anna Kuptsova

Student at the British Higher School of Art and Design in Moscow. Behance link.

Creator of Bradbury Disgrace (2012, grungy) and Outer Space Crime (2012). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Anna Lyubimova

This Moscovite designed Band Regular and Band Rounded, a pair of angular typefaces for Latin and Cyrillic. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Anna Morgan

During her university studies in Moscow, Anna Morgan created the Latin / Cyrillic typeface New Gothic (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Anna Ozerina

Russian designer of a magnificent set of 600 (vector format) vintage frames and emblems (2016), and of 350 Line Business Icons (2016). In addition, she designed the brush typefaces Bobervons (2016) and Momentique (2016) and the script typeface Likonder (2016). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Anna Pavlova

Graphic designer in Moscow, who created a circle-based typeface for Latin and Cyrillic in 2015. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Anna Po

Moscow-based designer of a typographic John Lennon poster in 2013. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Anna Postum

Moscow, Russia-based designer of the decorative caps typeface Paul Klee (2016). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Anna Raven

Type designer in Moscow. At WDC Fonts, she created the Venetian serif typeface Stiana (2013, with Eugen Sudak), based on models by Nicholas Jenson and William Morris. Stiana covers Latin, Greek and Cyrillic. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Anna Rolskaya

Moscow-based designer. In 2015, she made the Flos typeface. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Anna Ruf

Moscow-based designer of the decorative Cyrillic caps typeface Accidental (2016). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Anna Ryagskih

Saint-Petersburg, Russia-based teacher at Saint Petersburg University Of Technology And Design. Creator of elaborate hand-drawm ornamental caps (2013). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Anna Seslavinskaya
[Popkern]

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Anna Shmeleva

Anna Shmeleva is a freelance journalistic author. She has worked with a number of local and professional periodicals in Russia on machine translation of texts, speech recognition, artifical intelligence, computer graphics and type design. Together with Vladimir Yefimov, she is the author of a series of books entitled Great typefaces, volumes 1 and 2. At ATypI 2008 in St. Petersburg, she spoke about Script typefaces and graphology. She is associated with ParaType. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Anna So

Moscow-based student designer of a counterless blocky modular typefaces for Latin and Cyrillic, 2012. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Anna Stadnik

Moscovite who created a brush / comic book style Cyrillic typeface in 2012. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Anna Vasilieva

Moscow-based designer of the round brush typeface Boom Boom Type (2012). She also made Pur Type (2012) and Freelove (2012, designed on a circle grid). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Anna Xenz

Saint Petersburg, Russia-based designer of the colorful typographic identity of the Metropolis Film Festival (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Annastasia Samsonova

Russian codesigner with Jovanny Lemonad of the free Latin / Cyrillic hand-crafted typeface Hitch Hike (2015). Other free typefaces: Steamy (2014, pure steampunk beauty), Insektophobiya (2012). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Anton Antonyuk

Moscow-based designer of a modular monoline typeface in 2012. In 2013, at the British Higher School of Art and Design in Moscow, he created the paperclip typeface Stepan, the shaky typeface Artquake, the display typeface Duchess, and Sketch Font (alphadings). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Anton Bisiajew

Designer at Graphic bureau Az-Zet of the Cyrillic/Latin font AZGaramondC (1990-1995). Anton published Dikovina and DikovinaBildchen at Type Market in Moscow in 1995. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Anton Chernogorov

Graphic and web designer in Volgograd, Russia, who created the free Latin / Cyrillic hand-crafted typeface Bemount (2015) and the free font Highliner (2015). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Anton Geroev

Russian designer of Kuzma, a typeface that won an award at Paratype K2009. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Anton Izorkin
[Xaotik]

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Anton Kharitonov

Art director in Kazan, Russia, who created the electronic circuit font Circuit TYZ (23014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Anton Krylov

Russian designer in the South Ural. Creator of the Western font families IFC Wild Rodeo (2010), Rio Grande (2010), IFC Railroad (2010), I.F.C.LOSBANDITOS-Bold (2010, Tuscan), IFC Hotrod Type (2011, nuts and bolts face), IFC Hardball (2011), IFC Boothill (2012, Western face), and IFC Insane Rodeo (2010). IFC stands for Inked Font Customs. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Anton Kudin

Anton Kudin (Abstrukt) is the Russian co-designer with Jovanny Lemonad of Hardpixel (2010, free). He also made Bicubik (2010). All his fonts are for both Latin and Cyrillic. His typefaces can be downloaded from Fontspace and Typetype. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Anton Mikaskin

Saint Petersburg, Russia-based designer of Monster Alphabet (2017). He specializes in childen's book illustrations. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Anton Shelko

Moscow-based designer (with Denis Mas) of the decorative Cyrillic caps typeface Entertaining Mechanics (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Anton Shlyonkin

Russian type designer who has his own typefoundry. His typefaces include the free blackboard bold French Forge (2013). [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Anton Sokolov

St. Petersburg-based graphic designer who made the experimental typeface Can You Read Music (2010), in which letters are replaced by music notes. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Antony Zonne

Russian designer of the Victorian typeface Chelyabinsk Trucker (2009, copyright RockSquare). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Anya Pro

Anya Pro (Moscow) created the circle-based monoline Latin sans typeface Monocle (2012). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ardak Mukanova

At Saint Petersburg State University (in Saint Petersburg, Russia), rdak Mukanova designed the experimental typeface Cumulus (2016). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Arisugava

Russian creator of the (free) calligraphic script fonts Allegretto Script One and Two (2004). Designer of the Cyrillic font Champignon Script (2004), which can be found here. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Arkady M

Russian designer of Propisi7 (2004, a connected Cyrillic school script). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Arkady Matryoshkin

Kirov, Russia-based creator of the free Latin / Cyrillic slab serif typeface Alkonaut (2014). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Armine Chilingaryan

Graduate of the Academic Art College in Moscow, who now works as a designer in Moscow. Creator of the amoebic experimental Cyrillic typeface Clara (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Arsenal Company

The old pages were shareware: Arsenal Font Collections Volumes 1 through 7 (25MB in total). With the new page, I have no idea any longer how to download. They say that all their truetype fonts support European Number, estimated symbol, Spain, France, Italy, UK currency symbols and seventeen European languages: English, Albanian, Breton, Dutch, Danish, Irish, Icelandic, Spanish, Italian, Catalan, German, Norwegian, Portuguese, French, Finnish, Swedish, as well as Speech-Romance. The font families: Lanset, Simpler, Technocrat, Triangler, Algidus, Campus, ReportSans, Broker, Frudger, LineaSans, Plakat, Dodger, Calyx, Glade, Kena, Lugger, Bento, Vizora, Writ, Noter, Meccano, Runder, Simpler 3D, Harder 3D. Many of the fonts in the Arsenal collection were designed by W. Chufarofsky, and some jointly by W. Chufarofsky and I. Slutsker, ca. 1998. List of 1206 fonts that I compiled for the historic record. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Art Lebedev
[Artemius Lebedev]

Art Lebedev is Artemis Lebedev's design studio in Moscow. It has a subsection on Russian typography. Designers of nice script typefaces such as ALS Agrus and ALD Dulsinea (by Vera Evstafieva). He also made the Latin/Cyrillic sans family ALS Ekibastuz (2007, art director Roma Voroneschkin).

View the typefaces designed by Art Lebedev Studio. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Art of Sun

Russian designer of the beautiful hand-crafted poster typeface Crafty Caps (2015) that emulates watercolor. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Artcoast Design (was: Mankoff)
[Dmitry Mankoff]

Dmitry Mashkin (or Dmitry Mankoff, or Artcoast Design, located in Sochi and/or Krasnodar and/or Moscow, Russia) created the absolutely wonderful restaurant menu deco typeface Montclar (2015, +food icons), the vintage letterpress emulation typeface family Stampbor (2015), the hand-crafted Karmina (2015), the brush typeface Hypsletters Script (2015, with Nadi Spasibenko), the vintage letterpress typeface Marktype (2015), and the sans typefaces Albori Sans (2015, rounded and monoline) and Brentwood Sans (2015).

Since 2016, he operates as Art Coast Studio. His free bilined hipster typeface Brokes (2016) outhipsters even the coolest hipsters. He also created the letterpress emulation typeface Jameson (2016), the appealing (regular and rough) poster typeface Weisshorn (2016), the grungy letterpress font Ovsyanka (2016), and the hand-crafted typeface Norquay (2016). Creative Market link. Behance link. Old URL. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Artem Andrushkin

Or Artem Andryushkin. Designer, with Ivan Gladkikh (Jovanny Lemonad) of the free typeface Flow (2010), published by Typetype in Russia. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Artem Gerasimov

Russian designer (b. Arkhangelsk, 1977) at AType of the paperclip font Scripio A (2003), Doughnut (2005), Scripio A Simple (2004) and Fatman (2003). Klingspor link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Artem Moiseev

St. Petersburg-based Russian designer of Reflex, a typeface that marries old ustav influences with modern scripts, SirSerif, Line Font (pixelish), Taliman (angular), Griffit, Malevich (totally experimental), Zavitok Font (upright script), and Face (script). Alternate URL. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Artem Yakovlev

Russian designer of Artcity (2014), a military stencil typeface that won an award at Modern Cyrillic 2014. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Artemius Lebedev
[Art Lebedev]

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Artemy Perevertin

Designer located in Moscow. Behance link. Creator of the free alchemic typeface Indi Bonga (2012). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Artur Chochaev

Russian designer of the all caps typeface Header (2016). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Artur Nakhodkin

Saint Petersburg, Russia-based designer of an experimental typeface in 2015. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Artyom Utkin

Russian designer of Solution, a type family that won an award at Paratype K2009. His Metrofont Regular (2012) won an award at New Cyrillic 2012. [Google] [More]  ⦿

ASCON
[Sergey Komarov]

Russian outfit, credited with the Latin/Cyrillic sans serif typefaces GOST-2.304-81typeA and GOST-2.304-81typeB (1996 and 2000). Check also here for GOST 26.00885 and Symbol 26.00885, also semi-technical drawing typefaces, possibly derived from CAD applications. Designer: Sergey Komarov (Ukraine). This site has GOST-forDrawing, GOST-2.304-81typeA, GOST-typeA, GOST-2.304-81typeB, GOST_type_B. See also here. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Asya Alexandrova

Talented Russian illustrator in Saint Petersburg. Flickr page. She made some nice ornamental caps alphabet [perhaps not a font] and drew interesting typographic posters such as Logoman (2011). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Asya Alexandrova

Drawing artist and illustrator from St. Petersburg, Russia. Flickr page. She created some beautiful illustrated caps in 2009. Also of interest is her Logoman ink on paper drawing (2010). [Google] [More]  ⦿

ATRI

Russian type foundry. Their Cyrillic/Latin fonts include: AZ HighWay (Leonid Silkin, 1990-1995, based on Broadway by Morris Fuller Benton, ATF, 1928), AZ LatinWide (1990-1995, by Kirill Tchouvashew, based on Stephenson Blake's Wide Latin), AZ LifeSigns (1990-1995, Serge Agronsky: astrological symbols), AZ McLeud (1990-1995, by Victor Kuchmin, based on American Uncial by Victor Hammer, 1943), AZ NewsPaper (1990-1995, by Andrey Andreev, based on News Gothic by Morris Fuller Benton, ATF, 1908), AZ ParagonNord (1990-1995, by Serge Agronsky, based on Elizavetinskaya, Lehmann type foundry (St. Petersburg, 1904-1907), which in turn was based on Russian metal typefaces of the mid-18th century), AZ Poligon (1990-1995, by Leonid Silkin: a kitchen tile font). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Avalon

(Extinct?) Russian foundry that produced Latin, Armenian and Cyrillic fonts. Fonts included Chiseled 1 and 2, Stratos, Jacker, Serpentine Bold and Domingo. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Aya Sukhorukova

Moscow-based designer. While studying at the British Higher School of Art and Design in Moscow, she created an ink spot typeface (2012). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Bakoma fonts
[Basil K. Malyshev]

The Bakoma fonts were made by Basil Malyshev, author of Bakoma TeX. BaKoMa TeX uses fonts in ATM compatible PostScript Type 1 format These fonts was produced by automatical conversion from Knuth's Computer Modern MetaFont codes. The conversion technology was designed by Basil K. Malyshev in 1994-1995. Later, the technology was improved to handle hint replacement, and the collection was extended by additional fonts. Some of Bakoma TeX is commercial now, but the fonts are still free. They are originally in type 1, but subsequent truetype and opentype versions have been developed too. Here is a grouped listing:

  • Roman (+italic, +bold, +slanted): cmb10, cmbx10, cmbx12, cmbx5, cmbx6, cmbx7, cmbx8, cmbx9, cmbxsl10, cmbxti10, cmcsc10, cmcsc8, cmcsc9, cmr10, cmr12, cmr17, cmr5, cmr6, cmr7, cmr8, cmr9, cmsl10, cmsl12, cmsl8, cmsl9, cmti10, cmti12, cmti7, cmti8, cmti9.
  • Typewriter: cmcitt10, cmtt10, cmtt12, cmtt8, cmtt9, cmvtt10, cmsltt10, cmitt10, cmtcsc10.
  • Sans: cmss10, cmss12, cmss17, cmss8, cmss9, cmssbx10, cmssdc10, cmssi10, cmssi12, cmssi17, cmssi8, cmssi9, cmssq8, cmssqi8.
  • Computer Modern Exotic: cmdunh10, cmff10, cmfi10, cmfib8, cminch, cmu10, cmtcsc10, cmtex10, cmtex8, cmtex9.
  • Math fonts: cmbsy10, cmbsy5, cmbsy6, cmbsy7, cmbsy8, cmbsy9, cmex10, cmex7, cmex8, cmex9, cmmi10, cmmi12, cmmi5, cmmi6, cmmi7, cmmi8, cmmi9, cmmib10, cmmib5, cmmib6, cmmib7, cmmib8, cmmib9, cmsy10, cmsy5, cmsy6, cmsy7, cmsy8, cmsy9.
  • LaTex fonts: circle10, circlew10, lasy10, lasy5, lasy6, lasy7, lasy8, lasy9, lasyb10, line10, linew10, LCMSS8, LCMSSB8, LCMSSI8.
  • Metafont logo fonts: logo10, logo8, logo9, logobf10, logosl10.
  • AMS fonts 2.1, Euler font family: euex10, euex7, euex8, euex9, eufb10, eufb5, eufb6, eufb7, eufb8, eufb9, eufm10, eufm5, eufm6, eufm7, eufm8, eufm9, eurb10, eurb5, eurb6, eurb7, eurb8, eurb9, eurm10, eurm5, eurm6, eurm7, eurm8, eurm9, eusb10, eusb5, eusb6, eusb7, eusb8, eusb9, eusm10, eusm5, eusm6, eusm7, eusm8, eusm9.
  • AMS fonts 2.2: msam10, msam5, msam6, msam7, msam8, msam9, msbm10, msbm5, msbm6, msbm7, msbm8, msbm9.
  • LamsTeX Commutative Diagram Drawing Fonts, dated 1997: lams1, lams2, lams3, lams4, lams5.
  • Xy-Pic Drawing Fonts, dated 1997: XYATIP10, XYBSQL10, XYBTIP10, XYCIRC10, XYCMAT10, XYCMAT11, XYCMAT12, XYCMBT10, XYCMBT11, XYCMBT12, XYDASH10, XYEUAT10, XYEUAT11, XYEUAT12, XYEUBT10, XYEUBT11, XYEUBT12, XYLINE10, XYMISC10, XYQC10.
  • Computer Modern Cyrillic Fonts, with the Cyrillic extension due to N. Glonty and A. Samarin in Institute for High Energy Physics (IHEP) in 1990: cmcb10, cmcbx10, cmcbx12, cmcbx5, cmcbx6, cmcbx7, cmcbx8, cmcbx9, cmcbxsl10, cmcbxti10, cmccsc10, cmccsc8, cmccsc9, cmcinch72, cmcitt10, cmcsc10, cmcsc8, cmcsc9, cmcsl10, cmcsl12, cmcsl8, cmcsl9, cmcsltt10, cmcss10, cmcss12, cmcss17, cmcss8, cmcss9, cmcssbx10, cmcssdc10, cmcssi10, cmcssi12, cmcssi17, cmcssi8, cmcssi9, cmcssq8, cmcssqi8, cmcti10, cmcti12, cmcti7, cmcti8, cmcti9, cmctt10, cmctt12, cmctt8, cmctt9, cmcu10, cmcyr10, cmcyr12, cmcyr17, cmcyr5, cmcyr6, cmcyr7, cmcyr8, cmcyr9.
Related links: message by Sebastian Rahtz). Mirror. Polish mirror. TTF versions. Alternate URL. Another URL. Yet another URL. Yet another URL. 1500 non-free fonts have been developed as well. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Basil K. Malyshev
[Bakoma fonts]

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Bersearch
[Dmitry Akindinov]

Bersearch is a distributor of Cyrillic typefaces. RussianH has four weights, and was made in Moscow by Russian typographers Dmitry Akindinov and Alex Romanov. Free demo fonts. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Besed

Russian page with scans of several Russian ornamental and display alphabets. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Bmeluyek Mschupztpch

Russian designer of the Latin/Cyrillic font Ocean (2002). He works at Portfolio.kg. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Bo Kibza

Stained glass windows inspired the design of the Latin / Cyrillic display typeface Khin (2013) by graphic design student Bo Kibza (Moscow, Russia). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Bodlek Nemshnbo

Russian designer of the Cyrillic font OCR B. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Bolt Cutter Design (or: Mahoney Fine Arts)

Creators in 2008 of a series of detailed free fonts: Eutemia (connected calligraphic script), Deborah Extra Ornaments, Prozac Buzz (grungy and neurotic), Phat Grunge Bold, Metal Macabre (scary), Kremlin-Advisor-Display-Kaps-Bold, Kremlin-Samovar-Extra-Bold, Kremlin-Samovar, KremlinAlexander-Bold, KremlinBolshevik-Bold, KremlinDuma-Bold, KremlinEmpire, KremlinGeorgianI3D, KremlinGrandDuke, KremlinKiev, KremlinOrthodoxChurch, KremlinStarets (all Cyrillic simulation typefaces), Deborah Fancy Dress (saloon font), Deborah (1880s style).

Full list, at the end of 2008: AngstRidden (angst-ridden handwriting, dated 2002 under the label Mahoney Fine Arts), Bolt-Cutter-Light, Bolt-Cutter-Nasty, Bolt-Cutter, CSAR-Italic, CSARVESTMENT (illuminated caps), Bloody Irish Bastard or Congeal (2001), Deborah (Western), DeborahCondensed, DeborahExtrasOrnaments, DeborahFancyDress, Dominatrix, EutemiaI-Italic, EutemiaII-BoldItalic, EutemiaIII-BoldItalic, EutemiaOrnaments, GeneticEngine, GideonPlexus, KREMLINMINISTRY-DemiBoldItalic, Kremlin-Advisor-Display-Kaps-Bold, Kremlin-Samovar-Extra-Bold, Kremlin-Samovar, Kremlin-Soviet-Italic, Kremlin-Tsaritsa-Italic, Kremlin, KremlinAdviser, KremlinAlexander-Bold, KremlinBolshevik-Bold, KremlinComrade, KremlinCzar, KremlinDuma-Bold, KremlinEmperor-Bold, KremlinEmpire, KremlinGeorgianI3D, KremlinGrandDuke, KremlinImperial, KremlinKiev, KremlinKommisar, KremlinKourier-II, KremlinKourierII-Bold, KremlinMenshevik-Bold, KremlinMenshevik-BoldItalic, KremlinMinister-Black, KremlinMinister-Bold, KremlinMinister, KremlinMinisterBlack3D-Bold, KremlinOrthodoxChurch, KremlinPravda-Italic, KremlinPravda, KremlinPremier, KremlinStarets, KremlinSynod, MarquisDeSade, MarquisDeSadeAlternates, MarquisDeSadeOrnaments, Kremlin Chairman, Metal-Macabre, NewSymbolFont, ODINS-SPEAR-HOLLOW (2002, runes), ODINS-SPEAR (runic), OurSacredRights-Bold, PhatGrunge-Bold, Precious, StarmanCrusader, TEK-HED-AGGRESIVE (the TEK (techno) series is from 2003), tEK-HED-ANGRY, TEK-HED-BOLIMIC, TEK-HED-LAZY, TekHedRegular, ThorsHammerCarved (2008, chiseled look), csar, csarparadedress. Fonts from 2009: Vlad tepes II (creepy).

Fonts from 2010: Sarcophagus.

Fonts from 2012: Baris Cerin (a bastardized Garamond caps face).

Fonts from 2013: Precious (connected formal script).

Fontspace link. Dafont link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Boris Brodsky

Russian creator of Titling (1986). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Boris Kuznetsov

Lyubertsy, Russia-based graphic designer. Creator of the free font Polkadog (2009), designed in memory of his dog Artur. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Boris Popov

Russian designer of the experimental font PT Duetto (2001-2002, Paratype).

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

Brandia Central

Designer of Dusha V5 (2014) for the FIFA World Cup in Russia in 2018. Free download. [Google] [More]  ⦿

BraveBros
[Yaroslav Samoilov]

Tolyatti, Samara Oblast, Russia-based designer of Maker (2016, a creepy hand-crafted typeface). His main products are icons, however. Creative Market link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

British Higher School of Art and Design, Moscow

18-month program in Russian type design, also called Type and Typography. Teachers: Vladimir Yefimov (type history), Tagir Safayev (personal experience), Vladimir Krichevsky (type&typography), Alexander Tarbeev (type technologies), Eugeny Dobrovinsky (calligraphy&typography), Yury Gordon (personal experience), Valery Golyzhenkov (modern typography), Vera Evstaf'eva (calligraphy), Ilya Ruderman (modern typography; coordinator of the program), Denis Serikov (FontLab course), Alexey Shevzov (type copyrighting, type as a business), Yury Yarmola (FontLab, future type technologies), Andy Clymer (modern production technologies). The class of 2010 got together and made a free font, Amperisk [PDF file], which is a composite of 11 fonts made by them during their studies. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Brownfox
[Gayaneh Bagdasaryan]

Brownfox is independent type foundry based in Moscow, and managed by Gayaneh Bagdasaryan. They specialize in the design and production of Latin and Cyrillic fonts for print and for screen. They are the organizers of the first Russian international type conference Serebro Nabora. Their first typefaces in 2012, all posted at Google Web Fonts, include Simonetta (readable angular typeface: see here), Sevillana (curly upright script by Olga Umpeleva), Geometria (a geometric sans by Vyacheslav Kirilenko and Gayaneh Bagdasaryan), and Henny Penny (a playful decorative typeface, also by Olga Umpeleva).

In 2013, we also find Super Disco (an art disco layered typeface family by Gayaneh Bagdasaryan). Institut (2013) is an industrial-strength sans typeface designed by Vyacheslav Kirilenko with participation of Gayaneh Bagdasaryan.

In 2013-2014, Gayaneh Bagdasaryan and Dmitry Rastvortsev created the Latin / Cyrillic sans typeface family Brutal Type (Brownfox) that is genetically linked to DIN.

Typefaces from 2014: Gerbera (a sans face codesigned with Vyacheslav Kirilenko), Formular (by Vyacheslav Kirilenko and Gayaneh Bagdasaryan: a Swiss sans family for Latin and Cyrillic), Activist (a minimalist all caps typeface commissioned by the Anticorruption Foundation).

Typefaces from 2015: Nolde (a Latin / Cyrillic titling typeface named after german-Danish printer Emil Nolde; by Vyacheslav Kirilenko and Gayaneh Bagdasaryan).

Typefaces from 2016: Wermut (a dagger-serifed transitional Latin / Cyrillic text typeface family by Gayaneh Bagdasaryan and Vyacheslav Kirilenko, published at Brownfox).

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

Callig.ru

Russian calligraphic blog. Russian type and calligraphy glossary and links. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Calmius Software
[Vladislav V. Dorosh]

Calmius Software is a Russian company at which Vladislav V. Dorosh designed the Cyrillic font family Irmologion in 1996. This includes Evangelie-Ucs, Feofan-Ucs, Indiction Unicode (1996-2017), Indycton-ieUcs, IndyctonUcs, Irmologion-Caps-Ucs-SpacedOut, Irmologion-Caps-Ucs, Irmologion-Caps-ieUcs-SpacedOut, Irmologion-Caps-ieUcs, Irmologion-Caps-kUcs-SpacedOut, Irmologion-Caps-kUcs, Irmologion-Ucs-SpacedOut, Irmologion-Ucs, Irmologion-ieUcs-SpacedOut, Irmologion-ieUcs, Irmologion-kUcs-SpacedOut, Irmologion-kUcs, Pochaevsk-Caps-Ucs-SpacedOut, Pochaevsk-Caps-Ucs, Pochaevsk-Caps-ieUcs-SpacedOut, Pochaevsk-Caps-ieUcs, Pochaevsk-Caps-kUcs-SpacedOut, Pochaevsk-Caps-kUcs, Pochaevsk-Ucs-SpacedOut, Pochaevsk-Ucs, Pochaevsk-ieUcs-SpacedOut, Pochaevsk-ieUcs, Pochaevsk-kUcs-SpacedOut, Pochaevsk-kUcs, Psaltyr-Ucs-SpacedOut, Psaltyr-Ucs, Psaltyr-ieUcs-SpacedOut, Psaltyr-ieUcs, Psaltyr-kUcs-SpacedOut, Psaltyr-kUcs, Render-Script, Slavjanic-Ucs-SpacedOut, Slavjanic-Ucs, Slavjanic-ieUcs-SpacedOut, Slavjanic-ieUcs, Slavjanic-kUcs-SpacedOut, Slavjanic-kUcs, Triodion-Caps-Ucs-SpacedOut, Triodion-Caps-Ucs, Triodion-Caps-ieUcs-SpacedOut, Triodion-Caps-ieUcs, Triodion-Caps-kUcs-SpacedOut, Triodion-Caps-kUcs, Triodion-Ucs-SpacedOut, Triodion-Ucs, Triodion-ieUcs-SpacedOut, Triodion-ieUcs, Triodion-kUcs-SpacedOut, Triodion-kUcs, VertogradUcs, Zlatoust-Ucs-SpacedOut, Zlatoust-Ucs, Zlatoust-ieUcs-SpacedOut, Zlatoust-ieUcs, Zlatoust-kUcs-SpacedOut, Zlatoust-kUcs. Pochaevsk was made after an original by Nikita Simmons. See also here. Here we find some Old Slavonic fonts made in 2008 by Dorosh: Wilno-Ostrog.ttf, Wilno-Ostrog_2.ttf, WilnoCapsUcs.

Here we find these fonts by Dorosh: Irmologion-Caps-Ucs-SpacedOut, Irmologion-Caps-Ucs, Irmologion-Caps-ieUcs-SpacedOut, Irmologion-Caps-ieUcs, Irmologion-Caps-kUcs-SpacedOut, Irmologion-Caps-kUcs, Irmologion-Ucs-SpacedOut, Irmologion-Ucs, Irmologion-ieUcs-SpacedOut, Irmologion-ieUcs, Irmologion-kUcs-SpacedOut, Irmologion-kUcs, Pochaevsk-Caps-Ucs-SpacedOut, Pochaevsk-Caps-Ucs, Pochaevsk-Caps-ieUcs-SpacedOut, Pochaevsk-Caps-ieUcs, Pochaevsk-Caps-kUcs-SpacedOut, Pochaevsk-Caps-kUcs, Pochaevsk-Ucs-SpacedOut, Pochaevsk-Ucs, Pochaevsk-ieUcs-SpacedOut, Pochaevsk-ieUcs, Pochaevsk-kUcs-SpacedOut, Pochaevsk-kUcs. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Captcha Code

Free Latin and Cyrillic captcha-inspired font made in 2011 by one hundred Russian designers: Andrey Konstantinov, Daniel Chernoguz, Ivan Pashenko, Dmitriy Zagidullin, Roman Ershov, Anatoliy Gromov, Ruslan Lobachev, Alexey Kondakov, Artem Moiseev, Olga Tjukova, Dmitry Akva, Maxim Deyev, Evgeniy Ivanov, Andrey Taranenko, Boris Grigorjev, Ivan Sharenkov, Artem Mazurchak, Andrey Kolpakov, Konstantin Kakovkin, Ivan Lyanguzov, Daria Uskova, Konstantin Golovchenko, Yulya Leonova, Artem Kazakov, Vasilev Eugeny, Alexey Rud, Protey Temen, Vladimir Lev, Alexey Krylov, Mikhail Simakov, Andrew Arbenin, Petr Mukhin, Lubov Fedorova, Aleksandr Kirillov, Dmitriy Knyazev, Shashi Martynova, David Fedulov, Alexey Murashko, Maria Raschypkina, Vasilij Podtynnikov, Ashot Palanjyan, Aleksandr Korovin, Mikhail Rozov, Anna Hodorkovskaya Aleksandra Titova, Konstantin Groznov, Siarhei Stashkevich, Ksenika Dobrovitskaya, Aleksandr Dolgiy, Ksenia Nunis, Andrey Ilyaskin, Kostsei Koulematon, Semen Krymov, Fiodor Sumkin, Andrew Petrushenko, Nina Holmanskih, Oleg Zhuravlev, Igor Evgrafov, Artem Kolbich, George Konyaev, Maria Ivanova, Vladislav Zhukovets, Loma Sukin, Dmitrij Lukyanenko, Sergey Shvetsov, Aleksandr Solomennikiv, Vladimir Nemchenko, Dmitry Rastvortsev, Vladimir Sedykh, Peter Zharnov, Egor Myznik, Valeriy Uryukov, Egor Akhmetzyanov, Kirill Martianov, Anton Shilinets, Pavel Voloshin, Artem Oberland, Lily Kavlyuk, Oleg Azletskiy, Yana Kutyina & Andrey Belonogov, Stepan Litvinov, Pyotr Bushuev, Egor Deev, Katerina Plas'ka, Nikita Shekhovtsov, Dima Tkach, Alexander Vershinin, Tatyana Shilyaeva, Ivan Kireyev, Vitaliy Zhestkov, Maxim Petov, Marina Butchman, Eugenia Pestova, Alexandr Anisimov, Anatoly Karasov, Gleb Androsov, Vitaly Kuzmin, Sergey Barkov, Sergey Afonkin.

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Character webzone
[Sergey Vladimirovich Kuznetsov]

This site is devoted to Russian characters: the history of the written language, paleography, Cyrillic characters, Glagolitic characters, photos of manuscripts, fonts made in Russia, miniatures, dropped characters, vignettes. Even though in Cyrillic, this is a superb site to look at! By Sergey Vladimirovich Kuznetsov. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Chekart

Illustrator based in Ust Sysolsk, Northern Russia, whose first name is Katya. In 2016, she designed the brushy Yoshiko, the connected Neoscopic, Dissentio, the dry brush typeface Sungai, the brushy Elvissa Script, and Arlin Brush.

Typefaces from 2017: Aksinya (thick brush), Inversus, Raisia Script, Disquise Brush. Creative Market link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Church Slavonic Initiative
[Aleksandr Andreev]

As part of the Church Slavonic Initiative, we find a set of free church slavonic style typefaces at the CTAN site, with TeX support. Church Slavonic (also called Church Slavic, Old Church Slavonic or Old Slavonic; ISO 639-2 code cu) is a literary language used by the Slavic peoples; presently it is used as a liturgical language by the Russian Orthodox Church, other local Orthodox Churches, as well as various Byzantine-Rite Catholic and Old Ritualist communities. The fonts are designed to work with Unicode text encoded in UTF-8. The package is maintained (in 2016, at least) by Mike Kroutikov and Aleksandr Andreev. The main people of the Church Slavonic Initiative are Aleksandr Andreev, Yuri Shardt and Nikita Simmons. The fonts:

  • Fedorovsk Unicode. Fedorovsk Unicode is based on the Fedorovsk font designed by Nikita Simmons. It has been re-encoded for Unicode, with added OpenType and Graphite features by Aleksandr Andreev (2013-2015). The Fedorovsk typeface is supposed to reproduce the typeface of the printed editions of Ivan Fedorov produced in Moscow, for example, the Apostol of 1564. The font is intended primarily for typesetting pre-Nikonian (Old Rite) liturgical texts or for working with such texts in an academic context.
  • Menaion Unicode. This typeface is supposed to be used for working with text of Ustav-era manuscripts. It contains the full repertoire of necessary Cyrillic and Glagolitic glyphs as well as glyphs of Byzantine Ecphonetic notation of the kind used in Cyrillic or Glagolitic manuscripts. Menaion was originally designed by Victor A. Baranov at the Manuscript Project. It was re-encoded for Unicode by Aleksandr Andreev in 2013-2015 with permission of the original author.
  • Pomorsky Unicode. The Pomorsky Unicode font is a close (idealized) reproduction of the decorative calligraphic style of book and chapter titles, which was most likely developed in the 1700s by the scribes of the Old Ritualist Vyg River Hermitage. It is seen extensively in the chant manuscripts, liturgical manuscripts, hagiographic and polemical works of the Pomortsy and Fedoseyevtsy communities, and is a traditional and organic style of lettering lacking any obvious influence from western European and Latin typography. The Pomorsky typeface was originally designed by Nikita Simmons in 1999-2000. It was edited and re-encoded for Unicode by Aleksandr Andreev in 2015. It is intended for use with bukvitsi (drop caps) and decorative titling.
  • Ponomar Unicode. Ponomar Unicode is a font that reproduces the typeface of Synodal Church Slavonic editions from the beginning of the 20th Century. It is intended for working with modern Church Slavonic texts (Synodal Slavonic). Ponomar Unicode is based on the Hirmos UCS font designed by Vlad Dorosh. The current version is by Aleksandr Andreev, Yuri Shardt, and Nikita Simmons (2011-2015).
  • Monomakh Unicode (2011-2017). By Alexey Kryukov and Aleksandr Andreev. Monomakh Unicode is based on the Monomachus font designed by Alexey Kryukov. It has been modi ed with permission. Monomakh Unicode is a Cyrillic font implemented in a mixed ustav/poluustav style and intended to cover needs of researches dealing with Slavic history and philology. It includes all historical Cyrillic characters currently de ned in Unicode font also includes a set of Latin le ers designed to be stylistically compatible with the Cyrillic part.
  • Indiction Unicode (1996-2017). By Vladislav V. Dorosh. e Indiction Unicode font reproduces the decorative style of drop caps used in Synodal Slavonic editions since the late 1800s. The original Indyction font was developed by Vladislav V. Dorosh and was distributed as Indyction UCS as part of CSLTeX, licensed under the LATEX Project Public License. It was reencoded for Unicode and edited by Aleksandr Andreev, and is now distributed as Indiction Unicode under the SIL Open Font License. It is intended for use with bukvitsi (drop caps) in modern Church Slavonic editions.
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Citkit.ru

Russian type technology site with articles. [Google] [More]  ⦿

CM-Super font package
[Vladimir Volovich]

CM Super is a huge type 1 family of fonts released under the GNU license by Vladimir Volovich in October 2001. For the cognoscenti: The CM-Super package contains Type 1 fonts converted from METAFONT fonts and covers entire EC/TC and LH fonts (Computer Modern font families). All European and Cyrillic writings are covered. Each Type 1 font program contains ALL glyphs from the following standard LaTeX font encodings: T1, TS1, T2A, T2B, T2C, X2, and also Adobe StandardEncoding (585 glyphs per non-SC font and 468 glyphs per SC font), and could be reencoded to any of these encodings using standard dvips or pdftex facilities (the corresponding support files are also included). Fonts were created using TeXtrace (based on AutoTrace and Ghostscript), t1utils and a bunch of Perl scripts, and were optimized and hinted using FontLab 3.1. The set of UniqueID values was registered at Adobe. Each font shape comes in 14 font sizes ranging from 5pt to 35.83pt (or 11 font sizes for typewriter fonts ranging from 8pt to 35.83pt). The developers offer this overview:

The list of provided font shapes is included below: rm, Modern Roman sl, Modern Slanted ti, Modern Italic cc, Modern Caps and Small Caps ui, Modern Unslanted Italic sc, Modern Slanted Caps and Small Caps ci, Modern Classical Serif Italic bx, Modern Bold Extended bl, Modern Bold Extended Slanted bi, Modern Bold Extended Italic xc, Modern Bold Extended Caps and Small Caps oc, Modern Bold Extended Slanted Caps and Small Caps rb, Modern Roman Bold bm, Modern Roman Bold Variant ss, Modern Sans Serif si, Modern Sans Serif Slanted sx, Modern Sans Serif Bold Extended so, Modern Sans Serif Bold Extended Slanted tt, Modern Typewriter st, Modern Typewriter Slanted it, Modern Typewriter Italic tc, Modern Typewriter Caps and Small Caps vt, Modern Variable Width Typewriter vi, Modern Variable Width Typewriter Italic dh, Modern Dunhill Roman fb, Modern Fibonacci Medium fs, Modern Fibonacci Slanted ff, Modern Funny Roman fi, Modern Funny Italic Each font shape comes in 14 font sizes ranging from 5pt to 35.83pt (or 11 font sizes for typewriter fonts ranging from 8pt to 35.83pt). Also, the following 13 one-sized font shapes are included, Computer Modern SliTeX Sans Serif Quotation sfli8, Modern SliTeX Sans Serif Quotation Inclined sflb8, Modern SliTeX Sans Serif Quotation Bold sflo8, Modern SliTeX Sans Serif Quotation Bold Oblique sfltt8, Modern LaTeX Typewriter isflq8, Modern SliTeX Sans Serif Quotation Invisible isfli8, Modern SliTeX Sans Serif Quotation Inclined Invisible isflb8, Modern SliTeX Sans Serif Quotation Bold Invisible isflo8, Modern SliTeX Sans Serif Quotation Bold Oblique Invisible isfltt8, Modern LaTeX Typewriter Invisible sfsq8, Modern Sans Serif Quotation sfqi8, Modern Sans Serif Quotation Inclined sfssdc10, Modern Sans Serif Demi Condensed Also, the following 14 fonts from Computer Modern Concrete family are included (font file names correspond to the scheme used in EC Concrete fonts), .. sform10, Modern Concrete Roman sfosl5 .. sfosl10, Modern Concrete Slanted sfoti10, Modern Concrete Italic sfocc10, Modern Concrete Caps and Small Caps Also, the following 19 fonts from Computer Modern Bright family are included (font file names correspond to the scheme used in European Computer Modern Bright fonts), Computer Modern Bright Roman sfbmo{8,9,10,17}, Modern Bright Oblique sfbsr{8,9,10,17}, Modern Bright Semibold sfbso{8,9,10,17}, Modern Bright Semibold Oblique sfbbx10, Modern Bright Bold Extended sfbtl10, Modern Typewriter Light sfbto10. Modern Typewriter Light Oblique Fonts were created using TeXtrace (based on AutoTrace and Ghostscript), t1utils and a bunch of Perl scripts, and were optimized and hinted using FontLab 3.1. The set of UniqueID values was registered at Adobe. We use AGL compliant glyph names when possible (there are some glyphs which are neither present in AGL nor in Unicode). It should also be noted that the fonts use precise (non-integer) glyph widths which better match the TFM widths than just rounding to the nearest integer. These widths are generated using the best approximation (based on continued fractions) with the denominator not exceeding 107 to fit in 1 byte in CharString. Apparently, such subtle technique was used first in BSR/Y&Y CM fonts. I'd like to thank Peter Szabo for TeXtrace, Martin Weber for AutoTrace, and FontLab Ltd. for providing a copy of FontLab. It should be noted that while creating these fonts we intentionally and on principle used only automatic methods which do not require font designers talents. The aim was to use TOTALLY automatic conversion of METAFONT fonts to Type 1 format, automatic optimization and hinting, with the best achievable quality of final Type 1 fonts, to be able to re-generate the fonts if necessary (e.g., when a new version of original METAFONT fonts will be released). Undoubtedly, there are fields for improvement of this approach, which we will use in future versions of the fonts, but even now the fonts seem to look and print quite good (we hope :-). It appears that careless approach to FontLab's optimization and auto-hinting facilities could lead to loss of quality of the original font (some glyph shapes could be broken), so we used the most precise optimization, and hope that optimized and hinted fonts are indeed better than original traced fonts (also, they are significantly smaller in size). So far, we did not find any bugs in optimized fonts. There are 434 Type 1 outline fonts (*.pfb) in the CM-Super font set, and they cover 2536 TeX fonts!

Read about the package in CM-Super: Automatic creation of efficient Type 1 fonts from METAFONT fonts (Vladimir Volovich, TUGBoat, 24(1):75-78, 2003). The font names: ISFLB8, ISFLI8, ISFLO8, ISFLQ8, ISFLTT8, SFBBX10, SFBI0500, SFBI0600, SFBI0700, SFBI0800, SFBI0900, SFBI1000, SFBI1095, SFBI1200, SFBI1440, SFBI1728, SFBI2074, SFBI2488, SFBI2986, SFBI3583, SFBL0500, SFBL0600, SFBL0700, SFBL0800, SFBL0900, SFBL1000, SFBL1095, SFBL1200, SFBL1440, SFBL1728, SFBL2074, SFBL2488, SFBL2986, SFBL3583, SFBM0500, SFBM0700, SFBM0900, SFBM1000, SFBM1095, SFBM1200, SFBM1440, SFBM1728, SFBM2074, SFBM2488, SFBM2986, SFBM3583, SFBMO10, SFBMO17, SFBMO8, SFBMO9, SFBMR10, SFBMR17, SFBMR8, SFBMR9, SFBSO10, SFBSO17, SFBSO8, SFBSO9, SFBSR10, SFBSR17, SFBSR8, SFBSR9, SFBTL10, SFBTO10, SFBX0500, SFBX0600, SFBX0700, SFBX0800, SFBX0900, SFBX1000, SFBX1095, SFBX1200, SFBX1440, SFBX1728, SFBX2074, SFBX2488, SFBX2986, SFBX3583, SFCC0500, SFCC0600, SFCC0700, SFCC0800, SFCC0900, SFCC1000, SFCC1095, SFCC1200, SFCC1440, SFCC1728, SFCC2074, SFCC2488, SFCC2986, SFCC3583, SFCI0500, SFCI0600, SFCI0700, SFCI0800, SFCI0900, SFCI1000, SFCI1095, SFCI1200, SFCI1440, SFCI1728, SFCI2074, SFCI2488, SFCI2986, SFCI3583, SFDH0500, SFDH0600, SFDH0700, SFDH0800, SFDH0900, SFDH1000, SFDH1095, SFDH1200, SFDH1440, SFDH1728, SFDH2074, SFDH2488, SFDH2986, SFDH3583, SFFB0500, SFFB0600, SFFB0700, SFFB0800, SFFB0900, SFFB1000, SFFB1095, SFFB1200, SFFB1440, SFFB1728, SFFB2074, SFFF0900, SFFF1000, SFFF1095, SFFF1200, SFFF1440, SFFF2488, SFFI0900, SFFI1000, SFFI1095, SFFI1200, SFFI1440, SFFI1728, SFFI2074, SFFS0500, SFFS0600, SFFS0700, SFFS0800, SFFS0900, SFFS1000, SFFS1095, SFFS1200, SFFS1440, SFFS1728, SFFS2074, SFIT0800, SFIT0900, SFIT1000, SFIT1095, SFIT1200, SFIT1440, SFIT1728, SFIT2074, SFIT2488, SFLB8, SFLI8, SFLO8, SFLQ8, SFLTT8, SFOC0500, SFOC0600, SFOC0700, SFOC0800, SFOC0900, SFOC1000, SFOC1095, SFOC1200, SFOC1440, SFOC1728, SFOC2074, SFOC2488, SFOC2986, SFOC3583, SFOCC10, SFORM10, SFORM5, SFORM6, SFORM7, SFORM8, SFORM9, SFOSL10, SFOSL5, SFOSL6, SFOSL7, SFOSL8, SFOSL9, SFOTI10, SFQI8, SFRB0500, SFRB0600, SFRB0700, SFRB0800, SFRB0900, SFRB1000, SFRB1095, SFRB1200, SFRB1440, SFRB1728, SFRB2074, SFRB2488, SFRB2986, SFRB3583, SFRM0500, SFRM0600, SFRM0700, SFRM0800, SFRM0900, SFRM1000, SFRM1095, SFRM1200, SFRM1440, SFRM1728, SFRM2074, SFRM2488, SFRM2986, SFRM3583, SFSC0500, SFSC0600, SFSC0700, SFSC0800, SFSC0900, SFSC1000, SFSC1095, SFSC1200, SFSC1440, SFSC1728, SFSC2074, SFSC2488, SFSC2986, SFSC3583, SFSI0500, SFSI0600, SFSI0700, SFSI0800, SFSI0900, SFSI1000, SFSI1095, SFSI1200, SFSI1440, SFSI1728, SFSI2074, SFSI2488, SFSI2986, SFSI3583, SFSL0500, SFSL0600, SFSL0700, SFSL0800, SFSL0900, SFSL1000, SFSL1095, SFSL1200, SFSL1440, SFSL1728, SFSL2074, SFSL2488, SFSL2986, SFSL3583, SFSO0500, SFSO0600, SFSO0700, SFSO0800, SFSO0900, SFSO1000, SFSO1095, SFSO1200, SFSO1440, SFSO1728, SFSO2074, SFSO2488, SFSO2986, SFSO3583, SFSQ8, SFSS0500, SFSS0600, SFSS0700, SFSS0800, SFSS0900, SFSS1000, SFSS1095, SFSS1200, SFSS1440, SFSS1728, SFSS2074, SFSS2488, SFSS2986, SFSS3583, SFSSDC10, SFST0800, SFST0900, SFST1000, SFST1095, SFST1200, SFST1440, SFST1728, SFST2074, SFST2488, SFST2986, SFST3583, SFSX0500, SFSX0600, SFSX0700, SFSX0800, SFSX0900, SFSX1000, SFSX1095, SFSX1200, SFSX1440, SFSX1728, SFSX2074, SFSX2488, SFSX2986, SFSX3583, SFTC0800, SFTC0900, SFTC1000, SFTC1095, SFTC1200, SFTC1440, SFTC1728, SFTC2074, SFTC2488, SFTC2986, SFTC3583, SFTI0500, SFTI0600, SFTI0700, SFTI0800, SFTI0900, SFTI1000, SFTI1095, SFTI1200, SFTI1440, SFTI1728, SFTI2074, SFTI2488, SFTI2986, SFTI3583, SFTT0800, SFTT0900, SFTT1000, SFTT1095, SFTT1200, SFTT1440, SFTT1728, SFTT2074, SFTT2488, SFTT2986, SFTT3583, SFUI0500, SFUI0600, SFUI0700, SFUI0800, SFUI0900, SFUI1000, SFUI1095, SFUI1200, SFUI1440, SFUI1728, SFUI2074, SFUI2488, SFUI2986, SFUI3583, SFVI0800, SFVI0900, SFVI1000, SFVI1095, SFVI1200, SFVI1440, SFVI1728, SFVI2074, SFVI2488, SFVI2986, SFVI3583, SFVT0800, SFVT0900, SFVT1000, SFVT1095, SFVT1200, SFVT1440, SFVT1728, SFVT2074, SFVT2488, SFVT2986, SFVT3583, SFXC0500, SFXC0600, SFXC0700, SFXC0800, SFXC0900, SFXC1000, SFXC1095, SFXC1200, SFXC1440, SFXC1728, SFXC2074, SFXC2488, SFXC2986, SFXC358. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Compuart

Russian page about initial caps in Cyrillic, with images of examples from the XVIth century. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Computer Modern Unicode fonts
[Andrey V. Panov]

Andrey V. Panov developed Computer Modern Unicode fonts in 2003-2007 by conversions from metafont sources using textrace and fontforge (former pfaedit). He wanted to create free good quality fonts for use in X applications that support many languages. Currently the fonts contain glyphs from Latin1 (Metafont ec, tc), Cyrillic (la, rx) and Greek (cbgreek) code sets. There are 33 fonts in the family: CMUClassicalSerif-Italic, CMUSansSerif-Bold, CMUSansSerif-BoldOblique, CMUSansSerif-Demi-Condensed, CMUSansSerif-Oblique, CMUSansSerif, CMUSerif-Bold-Nonextended, CMUSerif-Bold-Slanted, CMUSerif-Bold, CMUSerif-BoldItalic, CMUSerif-Italic, CMUSerif-Roman-Slanted, CMUSerif-Roman, CMUSerif-Unslanted-Italic, CMUTypewriter-Bold, CMUTypewriter-BoldItalic, CMUTypewriter-Italic, CMUTypewriter-Oblique, CMUTypewriter-Regular, CMUTypewriterVariable-Italic, CMUTypewriterVariable. The fonts come in type 1, OpenType and SFD, the universal spline format used by FontForge. The CMU Bright subfamily was added some time later in 2007.

Istok Web (2011) was published at the Google Font Directory.

In 2008, he made Heuristica (or Evristika), a serif family that extends Adobe's Utopia (for Latin, Greek and Cyrillic). Heuristica was improved in 2014 by Andreas Nolda as Utopia Nova. Open Font Library link for Heuristica. Download site for Heuristica.

Free download. Direct download.

Alternate URL. Kernest link. Klingspor link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Constantin I. Spektorov

Russian type designer. This site has several old Slavonic fonts made by him, ca. 2008: Bukvica UCS has caps that were used in the Moscow "Pechatny Dvor" (Printing Yard) in the 1st half of the 17th century. Grebnev UCS (2009, with Nikita Simmons) is based on the Tushka font by an unknown author. This font was modified by the printing establishment of the Preobrazhensky Bogadelenny Don at beginning of the 20th century, which was founded by Luka Arefyevich Grebnev. Still in 2009, Constantin I. Spektorov created Ostromirov UCS [based on Ostromirov XCS&AC by Nikita Simmons, which in turn was based on the letters of "Ostromirovo Evangelie" (Ostromir's Gospel) of 1056-57] and Pechatny Dvor UCS [based on Fedorovsk XCS&AC by Nikita Simmons, which in turn were based on the Russian pre-Nikon church books of the Moscow Pechatny Dvor (printing court), 1st half of the XVII century]. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Contrast Type Foundry
[Lisa Rasskazova]

Maria Doreuli (Moscow) and Krista Radoeva (London) combine forces in Cyrillicsly, a site that deals with Cyrillic type and asks basic questions about it. Maria and Krista met while studying type design in The Hague. During their studies, they had many discussions about the peculiar differences between Russian and Bulgarian Cyrillics, which lead to further investigation of this topic.

Contrast Type Foundry (London) is a joint venture of Maria Doreuli, Krista Radoeva nad Lisa Rasskazova (Moscow).

In 2014, Maria Doreuli, Krista Radoeva, and Elizaveta Rasskazova codesigned 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.

Behance link for Lisa Rasskazova. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Creative Head Design Studio

Studio in Moscow. In 2015, it created the fat rounded display sans typeface Smartfont for Latin and Cyrillic. It has Inline and Outline versions. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Crowhouse
[Darya Moroz]

Darya Moroz (Crowhouse, Russia) designed the hand-crafted typefaces Congrat (2016) and Crowpaw (2016). Creative Market link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

CSTM
[Ilya Ruderman]

CSTM Fonts is a digital typefoundry in Moscow founded by Ilya Ruderman and Yury Ostromentsky in 2014. Educated as graphic designers, Ilya and Yury have created many custom typefaces and Cyrillic versions for a well-known Latin typefaces. Since 2008 Ilya Ruderman is curating the Type and Typography course at the British Higher School of Art and Design (Moscow).

In 2015, Ilya and Yury published Kazimir, a didone typeface family for Latin and Cyrillic, taking as a model the typeface used in The History of Russian Philology by P. N. Polevoy (1900, A. F. Marx Publishing House). It was followed in 2016 by Kazimir Text.

In 2017, they published the wayfinding sans typeface family Navigo.

Pilar (2015) is a poster sans for Latin and Cyrillic. Giorgio Sans Cyrillic (2016, Ilya Ruderman) is a cyrillization of Christian Schwartz's condensed fashion didone typeface Giorgio Sans.

Type Today link for CSTM Fonts. Behance link. Type Network link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Cyreal
[Gayaneh Bagdasaryan]

Cyreal is a type foundry with expertise in both Latin and Cyrillic scripts. Its founders are lecturers at the British Higher School of Art and Design in Moscow. They are

  • Gayaneh Bagdasaryan. Gayaneh began working as a type designer in ParaType in 1996. She has done cyrillization work at ParaType, Typotheque, Linotype, Bitstream, The Font Bureau, ITC, Berthold and Emigre. Her typeface Red Klin received a TDC2 2000 Award. Her New Letter Gothic won an Award for Excellence in Type Design at the Kyrillitsa 99 International Type Design competition in Moscow, 1999. Gayaneh graduated from the Print Design Department of Moscow State University of Printing Arts (2000), and Ryazan College of Art (1992). Designer in 1999 at Paratype of LetterGothic Baltic, LetterGothic Central European, LetterGothic Cyrillic Asian, LetterGothic Cyrillic International, LetterGothic Cyrillic Old Russian, LetterGothic Multi Lingual, LetterGothic Turkish, LetterGothic Western. She made the Cyrillic version of Licko's Base Nine and Base Twelve families (2003) and of Albert Boton's ITC Eras (called PT ITC Eras). Klin Black (2004, Paratype, decorative caps in the style of Russian fine art ca. 1900) is an original: Red Klin (2005) is inspired by Russian fine art from the beginning of the 20th century---lettering by Sergey Chekhonin (1878-1936), graphic design by El Lissitzky (1890-1941) and the Suprematism painting. Sketch design of the font (under the name Klin) was awarded a TDC2 2000 diploma. Finally, she designed ParaType New Letter Gothic (1999) and ParaType Original Garamond (2000).
  • Alexei Vanyashin. Type designer with expertise in Cyrillics. Winner at the Granshan 2010 International Type Design competition with Florian (Second place in the Cyrillic Text Typeface category). He completed the Type&Typography Master Level course in 2010, and studied typography at the Stroganov University of Arts and Industry.

Fonts:

  • Cyrillizations: Akzidenz-Grotesk Condensed, AG Book, Apack (Pisa), Base Nine, Charlie, Fedra Sans, Fedra Serif, Filosofia, Greta, Griffith Gothic, Eras (ITC), Lobster (free, 2011, after Pablo Impallari's Lobster), Neuland, Original Garamond, Renault.
  • Armenian: Newton Armenian, Pragmatica Armenian, Haykakan Kar.
  • Custom: GEO Text, GEO Display.
  • Retail: New Letter Gothic, Red Klin, Schmale, Florian.
  • Free at Fontsquirrel: Artifika (2011), Brawler (2011), Rationale (done with Olexa Volochay and Vladimir Pavlikov).
  • Free fonts at Google Font Directory: Jacques Francois and Jacques Francois Shadow (2012, codesigned with Manvel Shmavonyan, they are revivals of the Enschedé no. 811 type specimen (ca. 1760) by Jacques François Rosart (1714-1774), made for Enschedé Printing House), Artifika (2011, by Yulya Zhdanova and Ivan Petrov), Aubrey (2011, art nouveau by Gayaneh Bagdasaryan), Vidaloka (2011, a didone done by Alexei Vanyashin and Olga Karpushina), Lora (2011, a contemporary serif by Olga Karpushina), Federant (2011, by Olexa Volochay: this revives the Reklameschrift typeface Feder Antiqua by Otto Ludwig Nägele (1911)), Federo (2011, high-contrast sans by Olexa Volochay based on J. Erbar's 1909 font Feder Grotesk), Podkova (2011, slab serif), Wire One (2011, monoline sans by Alexei Vanyashin and Gayaneh Bagdasaryan).
Fontspace link. FontShop link. Klingspor link. Bagdasaryan Gayaneh. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Cyril Mikhailov

Based in Kaliningrad, Russia, Cyril Mikhailov created the free sans typeface Schist (2014, Latin & Cyrillic) and the free blackboard bold typeface Fakedes Outline (2014).

In 2015, he made the fatty free bubblegum font Jazzball, which covers both Latin and Cyrillic, and the free hand-crafted fat didone poster typeface Pelmeshka.

Behance link. Dafont link. Dribble link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Cyrillic Fest 2008

Annual typography and calligraphy festival, which took place from 24-25 May 2008 in Kharkiv (Ukraine). This year it included type seminars, a presentation by Vitalij Mitchenko, type games and exhibition of typefaces and calligraphy from Ukraine, Russia, Belarus and Bulgaria. Photo reports: 1, 2, 3, 4. Report in the Ukrainian newspaper Novynar. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Cyr-RFX
[Dmitry Yu. Bolkhovityanov]

Free PCF typefaces for Cyrillic. CYR-RFX started as a collection of Cyrillic fonts for X-Window ("CYR-RFX" stands for "CYRillic Raster Fonts for X"). Now it includes several Cyrillic encodings and two Latin ones (both with Euro sign). These fonts are modified (mainly with Cyrillics added) versions of standard X-Window fonts. Cyrillic and Euro glyphs in all of these fonts, and linedrawing glyphs in 75dpi fonts, as well as CYR-RFX distribution and "CYR-RFX" logo are copyright by Dmitry Bolkhovityanov. [Google] [More]  ⦿

D. Gulinoff

Designer at Type Market (Moscow) of the Cyrillic font family OfficeTypeSans (1995) and of Unicum Condensed (1998, based on Univers). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Dada

Russian creator of FontStruct fonts in 2009: the Paradigma Block family (dot matrix), the Paradigma family (squarish), Morgenstern Cyr (cyrillic pixel face), Kenaz Cyr (Cyrillic), Offer (Latin and Cyrillic), Old Gamer Cyr (pixelish game font), 8PixNew. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Daily Type
[Ilya Ruderman]

Daily Type is a creative project run by four Russian type designers. Regularly updated page with many new type designs and ideas. Based on a concept of Yury Ostromentsky & Dasha Yarzhambek, the site features designs by Yury Gordon, Yury Ostromentsky, Dasha Yarzhambek, Dmitry Jakovlev and Ilya Ruderman, and was launched in 2005. Daily Type is a creative project run by several Russian type designers. Day by day, they create original typefaces and post their results along with routine. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Danee She

Moscow-based designer of the decorative floral caps typeface Ghzel (2016) and Daneehand (2017). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Daniel Shurovich Chirkov

Dan Chirkov updated the FreeSerif font with the missing Cyrillic glyphs needed to conform to Unicode 3.2. The effort is part of the Slavjanskij package for Mac OS X. Bukvica (2003) is a free truetype font with over a thousand glyphs, adapted from a 1999 URW+ font. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Daniel Tagiroff

Kirov, Russia-based designer of an experimental typeface in 2013. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Danil Plyutenko

In 2014, Pavel Efremov, Danil Plyutenko and Aleksander Smolnikov (Saint Petersburg) codesigned the Praktik typeface during their studies at BHSAD in Moscow. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Danil Roudenko

Moscow-based designer of Sketch Style ABC (2015). His company is called Grey Coast Media. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Danya Orlovsky

Or Danila Orlovsky. Student at the Stroganov Moscow State Academy of Applied and Industrial Arts, 2006-2012. Danya (Danila) is the Moscow-based designer of the constructivist version of Didot called Circus Didot (2010, Paratype).

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

Daria

Daria (Saint Petersburg, Russia) created the school project font Aronautic (sic) in 2013. It is hand-drawn and inspired by vintage aeronautics. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Daria Grigorieva

Moscow-based designer of a pixelish typeface for Cyrillic in 2017. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Daria K

Located in Moscow, this graphic designer created a modular Cyrillic typeface in 2012. Her company is called Dashetcky. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Daria Kalenchuk

Student in Moscow, who created Neowood (2012) and Aliens' Alphabet (2012). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Daria Kalitskaya

Moscow-based student designer of an untitled modular experimental Latin typeface in 2014. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Daria Karachenteva

During her studies in 2012 in Moscow, Daria Karachenteva designed the army stencil typeface Ne Prislontsja and the hand-printed Net Istinyi. All fonts are for Cyrillic only. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Daria Kwon

Moscow-based designer of the free Latin / Cyrillic script typeface Lemon Tuesday (2016, with Jovanny Lemonad at Typetype). See also Dafont. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Daria Miazhevich

Moscow-based designer of the counterless hand-crafted poster typeface Strange Party (2016). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Daria Petrova

Moscow-born type designer who graduated from the Typemedia program at KABK, class of 2016. Her graduation thesis, Ritual, is intended for use on gravestones, with sandblasting machines. The multi-style typeface family is German expressionist. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Daria Prokuda

Daria Prokuda (Yekaterinburg, Russia) designed the elegnat super-condensed Skyline style Latin / Cyrillic typeface Theodore Glagolev Display (2016). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Daria Volyanskaya

After studies in saint Petersburg, Russia, and now located in Egypt, Daria Volyanskaya designed the funky hand-drawn fat poster typeface family Blue Bubblegum (2016). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Darja Deren

Moscow-based designer of the warm curvy comic book font Baccello (2017) for Latin and Cyrillic. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Darya Fomicheva

Russian designer of some experimental fonts (2011). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Darya Martynova

Graphic designer in Moscow who created the straight-edged stick-shaped Cyrillic typeface Mynah (2015) and the experimental 3d typeface Altai (2015). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Darya Moroz
[Crowhouse]

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Dasha Yarzhambek
[Yarzhombeck Kunst Group]

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David Hovhannisyan

Graphic designer in Moscow. Creator of the Latin / Cyrillic hipster typeface Night (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Decor

This site contains various versions (Latin and/or Cyrillic) of the formal script typeface Decor: Decor Cyrillic (1992, ParaGraph), DecorCTT (1994, TeamAXis Corp), Decor (1991, Atech Software). [Google] [More]  ⦿

De(-)fis

Ezine by ParaType in Russia. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Denis A. Serikov
[OT Lab]

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Denis Afonin

Art director in Moscow who created the multilayer font Cifricci (2013), the geometric solid typeface Modal Font (2013), and the decorative typeface Blitz Type (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Denis Bashev

Russian designer of Reflex, a typeface that marries old ustav influences with modern scripts. His LineFont is a pixel experiment. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Denis Disia

Moscow-based designer of the wonderful Theropoda dinosaur-themed decorative alphabet (2015). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Denis Izotov

Moscow-based designer of the Latin / Cyrillic typeface Spoloch (2013), which is inspired by the logo of emigre magazine Spolokhi, which was published in the 1920s. This beautiful display typeface, in all its exaggerated elegance, was created during Denis's studies at the British Higher School of Art and Design under the direction of Ilya Ruderman. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Denis Kara
[Tag Design]

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Denis Mas

Moscow-based designer (with Anton Shelko) of the decorative Cyrillic caps typeface Entertaining Mechanics (2014). He also made the potato print Cyrillic font Zhola (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Denis Masharov

Born in Moscow in 1973, he emigrated to Israel in 1990 and has a Bachelor of Arts degree from the Bezalel Jerusalem Academy of Arts, 1996. A professional designer since 1996, he designs type and is involved in typographic projects.

At Google Font Directory, we can download his Latin/Cyrillic poster font Ruslan (or Rusland) Display (2011), the freehand lettering typeface Marck Script (2011, based on the hand of Marck Fogel), and the angular Kelly Slab (2011).

Bolster (2011) is a unicase fat Western face.

Forum (2011) is a classical roman face.

Ruslan Display (2011) was co-designed with Vladimir Rabdu, this decorative typeface is in the poluustav style dating from the 16th century.

In 2011, he set up the Denis Masharov foundry at MyFonts.

Free fonts published at Google Web Fonts in 2012: Ledger (Ledger was likened to Zapf's Melior by Nick Shinn, but Masharov says that it is closer to Swift), Glass Antiqua. This is a revival of the 1913 typeface Glass Antiqua by Genzsch & Heyse (original by Franz Paul Glass, 1912). Poiret (2012, free at Google Web fonts) is a Latin / Cyrillic geometric grotesque that combines art deco with avant garde.

Bolster (2012) is a great Italian wood type face.

Tenor Sans (2012) is a Peignotian typeface (free at Google Web Fonts).

Klingspor link. Behance link. Fontsquirrel link. Google Plus link. Fontspace link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Denis Petrov

Denis Petrov (Ekaterinburg, Russia) created the Latin / Cyrillic typeface Rupster Script (2013). Ruspter, he says, stands for Russian hipster. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Denis Sherbak

Russian designer. In 2008, he created a number of commercial Cyrillic/Latin typefaces, including Capitalist, NoName, Antarktika, and Alenoushka. In 2010, he made the fuzzy op-art typeface Guilloche. Dafont link where one can download Capitalist and Bird Cherry (2009, sans). In 2013, he added the sirupy typeface Wild Honey. In 2014, he created the constructivist typeface Buran USSR and the techno typeface Redpower (Latin and Cyrillic). In 2015, he published the squarish constructivist typeface family Snowstorm.

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

Denis Smirnov

Graphic designer in Cheboksary, Russia. He has designed some alphabets in 2001. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Denis Yatsutko

Russian designer of Yatsutko Glagolitsa. Home page. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Denis Zh

Moscow-based designer of the octagonal Latin display typeface Cut Piece (2015). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Deodamus Deos

Art director in Moscow who created the rounded Cyrillic display typeface Pears & Berries Cafe (2015). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Design Station
[Evgeny Bulash]

Evgeny Bulash (Design Station), is a Russian designer, b. 1978, who lives in Stavropol. He created the ornamental caps typefaces UniLeaf-Italic, Ornatix and Ornatique in 2009. He also did Bladeline (2009), Republic (2009) and Unileaf (2009). Another URL. Home page. Fontspace link. Dafont link. Another URL. [Google] [More]  ⦿

DEsign--Moscow
[Evgenij Dobrovinskii]

Russian foundry. Evgenij Dobrovinskii designed Faktor, Inessa Cyrillic (calligraphic handwriting) and Magister Cyrillic (book) there. Mac fonts. A. Kustov's Aksent (TypeMarket, 1993) was based on a design of Dobrovinskii. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Diana Gibadulina

Designer at Ria Novosti News Agency in Moscow. During her education at the British Higher School of Art and Design (Moscow), she created the modular typeface Melodia (2012, Cyrillic). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Diana Khozheva

Moscow-based creator of some striking painted Cyrillic alphabets in 2014. She also created Fishtail Font (2014) and Potato Script (2014, for Cyrillic). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Didenko Anton
[Kavoon]

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Dima Karlov

Graphic designerr in Moscow who made a colorful Cyrillic stencil alphabet dedicated to Neville Brody (2015). Other typefaces for Latin and Cyrillic include Hollow Pixels (2015), Adhesive Tape (2015), and Multicolore (2015, a rounded sans done for his graduation). He also designed the pictograms Olympic Gods (2015) and Sportsmen (2015). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Dima Pazuk

Moscow-based designer of the Russian church style typeface Russian Texture (2013), the Latin piano key typeface Crude (2013), and the Latin font Diorius (2013). In 2014, he created the hand-drawn Cyrillic typeface DM Sans, and the octagonal typeface DropFont. In 2015, he designed the Star Trek font Omega. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Dima Pole
[Slovolitni de Grande Tartaria]

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Dimitri Jakovlev
[Jakovlev Type Foundry]

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Dimitri K

Moscow-based designer of the Latin / Cyrillic text typeface Kamora (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Dimitri Shlyapa Yupavetshkii

Russian designer of the (free) Latin/Cyrillic multiple master font MagCMM. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Dimitry Ochakov

Rostov-on-Don, Russia-based designer of the circle-based Latin font Done (2014). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Dmitri Lavrow

Born in 1961 in Leningrad, Dmitri designed Hardcase at FontShop. He also made Hannover Milennial (sans; at Die Gestalten) and HardCase-Striped (free font at Die Gestalten).

From 2007-2008, he cooperated with Carrois Type Design in the development of a Latin / Cyrillic angular typeface for the Russian Railways called Russian Rail. It consists of Antiqua, Bureau and Grotesque subfamilies.

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

Dmitrii Belicov

Russian designer of the hand-crafted typeface Gabriell (2015) and the fat finger font Dmilid (2015). Creative Market link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Dmitrii Kaliasin

Saint Petersburg, Russia-based designer of a custom hand-crafted Latin typeface in 2015. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Dmitrii Vlasov

Moscow-based designer of the pixel typefaces Eight Beats (2017) and Jeebz (2016). Creative Market link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Dmitrij Greshnev
[Green Type]

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Dmitriy Aladkin

Nizhniy Novgorod, Russia-based illustrator and designer. Creator in 2012 of the Cyrillic typeface FEDR, and of MephodiyD (old slavonic). He also made Prut (2012) and Favor (2012). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Dmitriy Annenkov

Perm, Russia-based designer of the retro signage fonts Beauford (2015) and California Dreaming (2015), the connected script typeface Jennifer's Flowers (2015) and the heavy calligraphic typeface Magnificent (2015).

In 2016, he designed the retro signage script fonts Hollywood and Berry Juice. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Dmitriy Chirkov
[Media Lab]

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Dmitriy Ivanov

Creator of Franzisk (2001, with Ivan Arbatskiy). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Dmitriy Konovalov

Russian designer of these typefaces: Prokofe (elegant display face), eleQtronique (LED simulation). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Dmitriy Shchetinskiy

Russian type designer who made the calligraphic greetings typeface Gala 72 (2012) and Congratulatory (2010: Latin and Cyrillic) and the curly psychedelic all-caps typeface Lemonchello (2011). More greetings typefaces were added in 2015: Congratulatory 2.0, Congratulatory Happy Birthday, Congrats 36, Congratulatory New Year And Christmas, Congratulatory Womens Day. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Dmitriy Terskov

Russian designer of Killer's Sketchbook (2010, hand-printed Latin font). He also made the octagonal display typeface Counterstrike (2010) and the grunge typefaces Invaders Must Die (2010) and Draff (2010).

Dafont link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Dmitry Akindinov
[Bersearch]

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Dmitry Bag
[Dmitry Savin]

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Dmitry Bargatin

Lipetsk, Russia-based creator of Cherty Rezy (2014), a Cyrillic typeface based on Slavic runes found when he was researching the pre-Christian Slavic literature. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Dmitry Bazhanov

Russian type and book designer, 1902-1945 or 1946. His characters were made into alphabets in 1961 by Mihail Grigorevich Rovenskiy, who called the type family Bazhanov. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Dmitry Busarev

Vector artist in St. Petersburg, Russia. Creator of the hand-printed (Latin) outline typeface Mirvoshar Stroked (2010).

Dafont link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Dmitry Dervenjov

Russian designer with Nikolay Dubina of the Runic font series (2001). See also here. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Dmitry Goloub

Russian typefoundry, est. 2014 by Dmitry Goloub, the Moscow-based codesigner with Lucas Perdidaão of the free grid-based art deco typeface Bobber (2012, in ai format) and of Alpine (2014). From 2009 until 2010 and again in 2012, he lived in Firenze, Italy.

Typefaces from 2013 include Bolognese Sans, Moor (multilined art deco family), Bobber Script, and Bread & Milk Sans. Genplan (2013) is a great free layered inline typeface for Latin and Cyrillic that is based on 1930s Soviet poster types. See also TT Genplan Pro (2014).

Cittadino Symbols (2013) is a free rounded city traffic icon font related to a Milan subway project. In 2013, this was replaced, still for the Milan metro maps, by Meneghino Wayfind, a tweetware typeface that was influenced by PT Sans Caption.

In 2015, Goloub created Ardent: Ardent is my Sergey Chekhonin-inspired typeface. Ardent is an attempt to prove that the bizarre Cyrillic letterforms of 20s are still decent for use in modern design, even in Latin script. It is highly ornamental and lapidary. Still in 2015, he designed the sans typeface family Intersans (a multilingual Swiss army knife sans), which supports Extended Latin, Extended Cyrillic (including Bulgarian and Serbian Cyrillic), Polytonic Greek, Armenian (Asomtavruli, Nuskha-khutzuri, Mkhedruli, Mkhedruli Mrglovani), Georgian and Hebrew. It also includes true italics, small caps, small caps italics and a lot of pictograms.

Behance link. Creative Market link. Dmiry Goloub's home page. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Dmitry Idanov

Yakutsk, Siberia-based designer of Vintage Handwritten Font (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Dmitry Kachanov

Designer of the Latin/Cyrillic book family simply called Freedom Typeface (2010) while he was a student at the British Higher School of Art and Design in Moscow. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Dmitry Kinzerskyi

Designer from Vladivostok who created the modular octagonal typeface Pacific Strong (2014, Latin and Cyrillic). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Dmitry Kirsanov

Type designer Dmitry Kirsanov (b. Orenburg, Russia, 1965) graduated from the Orenburg Art School in 1987. He worked freelance for Yuzhnyi Ural publishing company in Orenburg. After attending the Moscow State University of Printing (1996), he joined its Department of Print Design in 1997 as an instructor of typographic design and computer graphics. From 1996 on he worked at ParaGraph International, designing typefaces. Since April 1998 Kirsanov works for ParaType. His page has essays on the history of serif and sans serif, and on font matching. Would be great for an introductory course. He designed a Cyrillic version of ITC Bodoni 72 (2000, called PT ITC Bodoni, Paratype) and ITC Bodoni 72 Swash (2001). PT Mas d'Azil (Paratype, 2002) and PT Mas d'Azil Symbols are prehistoric lettering and pictorial fonrs based on images discovered in a prehistoric cave of Mas-d'Azil, France. He created Magistral (1997, based on a clean look sans display typeface of Andrey Kryukov), Venetian 301 (2003, Paratype; a Cyrillic version of Bitstream's Venetian 301, which in turn was based on Bruce Rogers' Centaur, which in turn goes back to the 1470s alphabets of Nicolas Jenson), News Gothic (2005, a Cyrillic family based on the perennial News Gothic sans family), and Mag Mixer (2005, an industrial-look mechanical typeface based on Magistral).

His talk at ATypI 2008 in St. Petersburg is on the first didones in Russia.

Picture. Paratype page. FontShop link. Klingspor link.

View Dmitry Kirsanov's typefaces. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Dmitry Komissarov

Russian type designer who produced many cyrillizations of Western fonts. He was associated with the TeamAxis collection and later with ParaGraph. Creations include PigraphBTT and OrnamentTT (1994), QuantAntiquaCTT (1994), ArtSans, CourtierC, KarinaC, KursivC, TenseC (all 1994, TeamAxis), Izhitsa (1992, ParaGraph), KabelCTT-Medium. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Dmitry Liogenky

Dmitry Liogenky (Vologda, Russia) created the free Cyrillic display typeface Chehov (2015). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Dmitry Loshkin

Moscow-based designer of the hand-crafted Victorian typeface Snake End (2015) and a hand-crafted outline font simply called Handdrawn Font (2015). Creative Market link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Dmitry Mankoff
[Artcoast Design (was: Mankoff)]

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Dmitry Mikhaylov

Barnaul, Russia-based designer of the free hand-crafted typeface Star Fall (2017). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Dmitry Rodionoff

Moscow-based graphic designer and photographer. During his studies at the British Higher School of Design in Moscow, he created the Latin/Cyrillic packaging script typeface Convienta (2013), the psychedelic typeface Jimmi Hendrix (2013), and the blackletter poluustav hybrid typeface Frakstav (2013, Latin and Cyrillic). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Dmitry Romanovich

Moscow-based designer of squarish constructivist L:atin / Cyrillic typeface Groetsque (sic) (2016). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Dmitry Savin
[Dmitry Bag]

Russian designer in Arzamas (b. 1987) of the free Latin / Cyrillic typeface Juste (2012). Other Latin / Cyrillic typefaces from 2012 include Doux, Font Pont, Firma, Polina, Even (elliptical), Provincial, Jazzy (sans), Frank (curly), Palaver (serifed), Firma, JWH (a didone family), Katomka, and Rustaud.

In 2013, he published Pont (a slab serif typeface) and Woodburn (a Cyrillic constructivist typeface).

Dafont link. Behance link. Fontspace link. Aka Dima Bag or Dmitry Bag. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Dmitry Taranov

Rostov-based Russian designer of Ludmila023 (2003, sans serif) and Modern Usual Pixel Edit (2003).

Creator at FontStruct in 2009 of Lexip (pixel face) and 8080 (a stencil typeface for Latin and Cyrillic). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Dmitry Yu. Bolkhovityanov
[Cyr-RFX]

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Dmitry Yu. Bolkhovityanov

Cyrillic fonts for UNIX and Linux. Special attention paid to X11. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Doffdog
[Alexey Potapov]

Voronezh, Russia and/or Berlin, Germany-based designer of the (Latin) tattoo typeface Old School (2016).

In 2017, he designed the calligraphic brush typeface Roseline. Creative Market link. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Double Alex Team
[Alexei Chekulayev]

Cyrillic type outfit, whose fonts were mostly designed by Alexey Chekulaev in the mid 1990s as extensions of Latin fonts. Double Alex stands for Alexey Gunin and Alexey Chekulaev. The list of fonts, all in Cyrillic and many in Latin as well:

  • Decorative: Angelica (1996), Apostol, Arabskij (1993, Arabic simulation typeface based on an artwork of designer Oleg Snarsky), ArtScript, Blagovest (a series of Old Slavonic types), BorjomiDecor, CalipsoCyrillic, CalligraphRuss, Camerton, CooperDAT, CoventryCyr, Demosfen, Drops, E2, E4, Electronica, ElectronicaS, Eskiz, 1, Eskiz, 2, FavoritTraf, Finist, Hitman, Inicial, Italiansky, Jokey, Josephine, KeyFont, Kisty, Manuscript, Mistica, Mobul, Nelma, Ottisk, Petrovsky, PresentDAT, Radius, Repriza, SansDecor, Strob, SuvenirRus, TabloFont, Triline, Verbena, Vodevile.
  • Sans serif: Acsioma (1996), AcsiomaNext, Apical (1995, based on Agfa Aurora; Apical Bold is identical to Bitstream's Aurora Bold Condensed; for another version, see Castcraft's OPTI-Aurora Grotesk No. 9), Bastion, BastionKontrast (1992; codesigned with Alexey Gunin, and based on Helvetica), Blits, Block A, Block B, Bloknot, CyberCyr, Ecyr, Eurofont, Favorit, Favorit, Condensed, Freestyle, Kekur, Mania, MetRonom, Normalize, Orenburg, PaperGothic, Pinta, Plastica, Positiv, Pravda, Priamoj, PriamojProp, Regina, Rostislav, Rotonda, Rubrica, Sistemnyj, TornadoCyr.
  • Serif: Adamant, Alliance (1995, based on Berkeley Old Style by Frederic W. Goudy, 1938), APCCourier, APCGaramond, BaskervilleDAT, Bodoni Cyrillic (1970), Borjomi, ClassicRuss, Coliseum, DietDido (2006, published by Paratype in 2014 as DietDidot), Egypetskij, Grand, Grenader, Ideal, Jargon, Laguna, Latinskij, Legenda, Madrigal, Metropol, Shakula (1996, a heavy slab serif by Alexey Chekulaev, based on Monotype's Rockwell), Surpriz (1993, by Alexey Chekulaev, based on ITC Souvenir by Benguiat), Talisman, Vacansia.
  • Special: Interfont, Plumb.
Alexei Chekulayev is the Russian designer of Rubrica (1996, Double Alex Font Studio), Angelica (1996, Double Alex Font Studio), Acsioma (1996, Double Alex Font Studio) and Alliance (1995, Double Alex Font Studio, a Cyrillic version of Goudy's Berkeley Oldstyle). He worked on these Linotype families: Univers, Sabon, Wiesbaden Swing, Stencil (1997, after the 1937 original by Gerry Powell), San Marco, and Bariton (1997: a great poster typeface).

In 2014, he designed these typefaces at Paratype: Suvenir Rus (inspired by (psychedelic) artwork of Grigory Klikushin; the original at Double Alex is from 1994), Demosfen (Greek simulation font). Still in 2014, Chekulaev and Akira Kobayashi (Monotype) won a Granshan 2014 award for the Cyrillic typeface SST.

Linotype link. Klingspor link. Another MyFonts link. Paratype link.

View Alexey Chekulayev's typefaces. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

DP StudioArt Compiler

Russian foundry. In 2008, they produced these Old Slavonic typefaces: Archimandrite, Arhimandrite 2, Kalinov_Most, Moscowit-Capital, Moscowit, Nikodym, Pelagy, Pelagy_SG, Plyusnin, Serebro, Uglich. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Dream Up

Moscow-based illustrator who designed the vintage typeface Zeppelin Up (2016), the Poetry & Fiction font duo (2016), the thin arts-and-crafts typeface Sublime Up and the brush typefaces Rosemary and Snow Up in 2016. Creative Market link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Drem Bike Shop
[Andrei Gorshkov]

Russian designer of Sesibo (2017, +BiFur), Galumbra (2016, hand-crafted) and Grunge Lane Font (2016). Creative Market link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

D-Studio (Moscow)
[Nikolay Dubina]

DStudio, or Design Studio, is run by Nikolay Dubina, a prolific type designer. He is also a graphic designer, book designer and journalistic writer. He also runs the educational web site ProDTP. Their original Latin/Cyrillic fonts are of the highest quality, and include: Werewolf (2003), Werewolf NU (2003), DS Cosmo, DS Yermak, DS Eraser, DS Showbill, DS Poster Pen, DS Progress, DS Podd Cyr, DS Down Cyr, DS Comedy Cyr, DS Japan Cyr, DS Standart Cyr, DS Zombie Cyr, NewDeli, Stylo, Scrawl, the wonderful DS Nadejda, and DS OlymPix (2001, a pixel font), DPix8Pt (2003, pixel font), DS-Diploma-Bold, DS-Diploma, DSArmyCyr, DSBroadBrush, DS Brushess, DSComedyCyrBold, DSCyrillic, DSDiploma-Bold-Outline-DBL, DSDiplomaArt-Bold, DSDownCyr, DSEraserCyr, DS Initials (ornamental caps), DSJapanCyr--Normal, DSKolovrat, DSMechanicalBold, DSMotterHo, DSMotterStyle, DS Nova Black, DSPixelCyr, DSPoddCyrLight, DS Poster, DSPosterPen, DSProgress-SemiBold, DSRada, DSRussiaDemo, DSSharper, DS Sholom (Hebrew simulation), DSStain, DSStampCyr, DSStandartCyr, DSUstavHand, DSVTCoronaCyr, DSZombieCyr, InavelTetkaCyr, NadejdaBold, NewDeli (great display font!), Scrawl, SeedsCyr-Medium, Stylo-Bold.

Direct access. More direct access. Some fonts are here. DS Century (2000).

Dafont link where one can find DS Goose, DS Motter, DS Arabic and DS Stamper. Old URL. Abstract Fonts link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Dubina Nikolay
[Intertype Studio]

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Egor Myznik

Codesigner with Jovanny Lemonad in 2008 of Suwi Kisu, a free Latin/Cyrillic display typeface which is pieced together by rocks and stones. Aka GBand. This font was reissued in 2016. Typetype link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Egor Pas

Moscow-based designer. With Peter Bankov at the Prague School of Design, he created an experimental stick font (2016). He also made the Latin / Cyrillic stencil typeface Modul (2016). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Egor Tulin

Designer, with Ivan Gladkikh (Jovanny Lemonad) of the free typeface Epool (2009), published by Typetype in Russia. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ekaterina Anenko

Designer of the Latin/Cyrillic text superfamily Fregata (2010) while she was a student at the British Higher School of Art and Design in Moscow. Pic. Promotional samples of Fregata (serif and sans, regular and bold, Latin and Cyrillic) while we are waiting for the awards to roll in: i, ii, iii, iv, v, vi, vii, viii, ix, x, xi, xii, xiii, xiv, xv, xvi, xvii, xviii. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ekaterina Borg

Moscow-based art director and illustrator who has made some typographic illustrations between 2008 and 2013. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ekaterina Dune

Russian designer of a modular octagonal typeface in 2015. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ekaterina Fokicheva

Moscow-based creator of some experimental typefaces, including the Cyrillic art deco typeface Type 02 (2014) and Cherry Type (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ekaterina Grigorova

During her studies at The Britsh Higher School of Art and Design in Moscow, Ekaterina created the Castle typeface (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ekaterina Kochkina

Originally trained as a journalist in 2009, Ekaterina Kochkina became Art director of the DesignDepot group in Moscow, art director of the Kak magazine and tutor at the British Higher School of Art & Design, also in Moscow. In the TypeMedia program at KABK in Den Haag, Ekaterina Kochkina (Moscow) designed Samsa (2015), an angular display typeface family that has a fat stencil style. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ekaterina Malinina

At the British Higher School of Art and Design in Moscow in 2015, Ekaterina Malinina designed the Latin/Cyrillic text typeface Jurgen and the condensed fashionable Latin/Cyrillic didone typeface Matthias. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ekaterina Maslova

Russian type designer, b. St. Petersburg, 1978. She entered the St. Petersburg State Academy of Arts and Design in 2000. Her typefaces include Cube, India, Daiga and Messo. She received a TypeArt 05 award for the display family Daiga, which was created on the basis of the poluustav handwriting published in the 17th century in the collection of hagiographies for Avvakum and Epifany. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ekaterina Pulenko

Russian designer at Paratype of the ink-splatter script typeface Dew Cyrillic (2009). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ekaterina Sheleveister

Based in Saint Petersburg, Russia, Ekaterina Sheleveister created an unnamed Latin / Cyrillic Victorian script typeface in 2013. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ekaterina Vinogradova

Moscow-based designer of a number of experimental Latin or Cyrillic typefaces in 2014. These include Kukuruza (pixel font), and Wardrobe. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ekaterina Vorobieva

Designer of the Latin/Cyrillic slab serif Provinciale (2009). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ekaterina Zhurkina

Moscow-based designer who created Squareline (2014), a monoline compass-and-ruler typeface with a squarish techno look. She used Russian symbols, patterns and shapes in her initial caps typeface Russian Font (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ekaterine Novikova

Russian designer of the Latin / Cyrillic script typeface Basil (2016). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ekatherina Galuyan

Or Katya Galuyan. Russian type designer. She created the fat brush typeface Shaltai (2008, Paratype). Klingspor link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Eldesign

A discussion of Russian typography books. In Russian. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Elena Alexandrovna Trofimova

Russian type designer, b. 1943, Moscow. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Elena Alexeeva

Russian designer of Sapiens, a hand-crafted typeface that won an award at Modern Cyrillic 2014. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Elena Byzova

Elena Byzova (Saint Petersburg, Russia) created some Treefrog-style Latin typefaces in 2012. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Elena Kolesnikova

Russian type designer. She received a TypeArt 05 award for the display family Calm Hour. In 2009, Paratype published Quiet Time (Latin & Cyrillic). This font was developed as a part of a corporate identity project for a pillow shop on the basis of an existing logo. Klingspor link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Elena Kowalski
[Glen Jan]

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Elena Kuraeva

Moscow-based designer of a hand-crafted set of Latin typefaces while studying at the British Higher School of Art & Design. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Elena Myshelova

Saint Petersburg, Russia-based designer of Surrealismus (2015). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Elena Novoselova

Born in Ioshkar-oila in 1984, Elena Novoselova graduated from the Moscow State University of Printing Arts in 2006. She also teaches at the British Higher School of Art and Design in Moscow. From 2006 until 2011, she designed type and worked as a calligrapher at Art Lebedev Studio, where she made ALS Dereza (2010, a grotesk comic book style typeface for children's books), ALS Mezzo (2009, a flared sans), ALS Heino (2008, a decorative typeface with two styles that was inspired by a piece of lettering in an old magazine), ALS Klementina (2011, a calligraphic cursive typeface based on brush pen handwriting), ALS Bingsley (2012, a wonderful transitional text face), and ALS Mirta (2007), a mild slab serif family that is easy on the eye.

She designed NWT Bodoni (2016).

MyFonts interview.

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Elena Paletskaya
[Hellokisdottir]

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Elena Saharova

Elena Saharova (Altaisk, Russia) is a graphic designer. She created a cyrillicized version of Nexa Bold in 2013. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Elena Shkerdina

Russian codesigner with Jovanny Lemonad of the free Latin / Cyrillic hipster typeface Accuratist (2015). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Elena Tzaregorodtseva

Russian type designer who designed

  • Baskerville (1961, at Polygraphmash). See here for the URW+ version of this family.
  • The sans family TextBook (1958, at Polygraphmash). This was digitized at Paratype in 2008 (Isabella Chaeva and Emma Zakharova).
  • Paratype Journal Book (first designed at the Polygraphmash type foundry in 1951-53 by Lev Malanov and Elena Tzaregorodceva, based on the typeface Excelsior (1931, Mergenthaler Linotype, Chauncey H. Griffith); digital version at Paratype, 1994).
  • Schoolbook (1949-1961, Polygraphmash; based on Shkolnaya (school) typeface (1939, project manager Evgeny Chernevsky), which in turn was a version of Century Schoolbook of American Type Founders (1915-1923, Morris F. Benton). URW writes: The low-contrast text typeface of the Ionic-Legibility group, it is designed expressly for schoolbooks and children books. The digital version by Paratype is from 1996.
URW has Latin, East European and Cyrillic versions of all these typefaces, TextBook excepted.

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

Elena Wershinina

Saint Petersburg, Russia-based designer of the wide connected script typeface Lorraine (2016) and the hand-crafted typeface 5Hours (2016). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Elena Zaitseva

Moscow-based designer of the hand-crafted Cyrillic typeface Eagles and Flies (2016). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Elizabeth Kopay-Gora

Moscow-based designer of a scribbly Cyrillic handwriting typeface that is inspired by Paul Pepperstein's art (2015). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Elizaveta Matveeva

Based in Saint Petersburg, Russia, Elizaveta Matveeva created an unnamed Cyrillic display typeface in 2013. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Elvira Slysh

Designer at ParaGraph of PT Ornament (1992), Numerals (1992, letters in circles), PiGraph A (1992, arrows), PiGraph B (1992, dingbats), PT ITC Studio Script (1994, a Cyrillic extension of Pat Hickson's ITC Studio Script, 1990), Corrida (1989, based on Helmut Matheis' Slogan, 1959), Astron (1991), after a design Gonzales Jeanette by Francisco Gonzales (Photo Lettering Inc). She also made a Cyrillic version of Renner's Futura Black, called Futura Eugenia (1987, Polygraphmash), as well as Parsek (ParaGraph, 1990), based on Brush Script (ATF, 1942, Robert E. Smith).

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

Elya Baibikova

As a student at British Higher School of Art & Design in Moscow, Elya Baibikova designed the Scream-style typeface Morkva (2015). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Emil Yakupov

Head honcho at ParaGraph Int. and cofounder (in 1998) and director of ParaType in Moscow. Emil Yakupov lived in Russia and died in Moscow in 2014. At ATypI 2008 in St. Petersburg, he spoke about truetype hinting.

Adam Twardoch wrote this a day after emil's death on February 25, 2014: Emil Yakupov has passed away. His heart stopped after his regular sports exercise. He was 56.

Together with Vladimir Yefimov (who had died almost exactly two years ago), Emil co-founded ParaType in 1998, a company that not only revolutionized the Cyrillic typeface world but was instrumental in building a bridge between the Russian typographic culture and the rest of the world. More than anybody else, Emil was the architect and tireless upholder of that bridge. Under Emil, ParaType has published hundreds of original Cyrillic typefaces and digital revivals of classic Russian and Soviet typeface designs.

But perhaps more importantly, it was Emil who has created vital business relationships with Bitstream, ITC, Linotype, Monotype, FontShop and many other font foundries. As a result of this relationship, numerous major Western font families have received high-quality Cyrillic companions, and were introduced to millions of users in Russia. It was Emil, Vladimir and the rest of the ParaType team who have greatly contributed to the transformation of the visual culture in the Cyrillic-writing world.

Emil was also instrumental in introducing me to Russia. I first met him at the ATypI 1998 conference in Lyon. He gave me the ParaType font catalog, which to me was a revelation. After browsing it, I "got" Cyrillic. I understood how it works, and fell in love in it. I would later spend hours looking at the catalog, and the ParaType fonts.

At the same conference, I also met Yuri Yarmola, now my co-conspirator at Fontlab Ltd., and a friend of Emil's. Looking at the photo from Lyon 1998, I'm now surprised how little Emil changed over the last 16 years. When I last saw him in Amsterdam five months ago, he had the same energy.

Emil has introduced me to other Russian type designers. I visited the ParaType offices in Moscow a few times, and was always met with great hospitality. At all the type conferences over the years, I always sat down with Emil, and we talked---about typography mostly, but also about family.

Emil was a quiet, wise, kind and incredibly modest man equipped with a cheeky smile and subtle dry wit. He put tremendous personal efforts into publications created by ParaType and events organized by his company---these efforts were always about culture rather than pure business. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Emma Zakharova

Russian type and graphic designer. She worked for VNII Polygraphmash as a type designer. Later, she worked as a type designer for ParaGraph. Her oeuvre includes

  • Tip Times (with Gennady Baryshnikov).
  • TextBook (1987). Italic and Latin sets added to the 1958 Polygraphmash typeface of Yelena Tzaregorodtseva.
  • TextBook New (2007-2008, Isabella Chaeva, ParaType) is based on Bukvarnaya (TextBook) photocomposing version designed in 1987 by Emma Zakharova. The initial Bukvarnaya for metal composition was created at Polygraphmash in 1958 by Elena Tsaregorodtseva specifically for first level school textbooks.
  • Mysl. Designed at the Polygraphmash type design bureau in 1986 by Isay Slutsker, Svetlana Yermolaeva and Emma Zakharova. It was based on the Polytizdatkaya type family (1966 Vera Chiminova), which in turn was inspired by the typefaces of Garamond. The family was initially developed for Mysl Publishers, Moscow, for text matter. Available now as ParaType Mysl in both Latin and Cyrillic versions, and also sold by URW. MyslNarrow (1992-1996, Intermicro, with Svetlana Yermolayeva and Isay Slutsker).
  • PT ITC Flora (1993). Co-designed with Vladimir Yefimov. She did the Cyrillization.

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Erken Kagarov

Designer of the op art font Opticum at Paratype in 2009. Klingspor link. Fontshop link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Erté

Erté (Romain de Tirtoff) was a well-known art deco era artist. Born in St. Petersburg, Russia in 1892, he died in 1990 in Paris. In 1912, Erté moved to Paris. In 1915, he began an association with Harper's Bazaar by designing covers of each of their magazines for the next 22 years. He became known for elegant lithographs and sculptures for the fashion industry. On these pages, you find an elegant set of capitals and numerals in which the glyphs are formed by elegantly drawn naked women.

Wikipedia. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Eugene Moklyak

A designer in Moscow who created a hairline Cyrillic didone typeface called Apple (2011). In 2006, he graduated from the Faculty of Design and Fashion. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Eugene Shestopalov

Khabarovsk, Russia-based designer of the ornamental typeface NRG (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Eugene Yukechev

Designer of the Latin/Cyrillic text family Kafka (2010) while he was a student at the British Higher School of Art and Design in Moscow. Kafka (Sans, Serif) was intended for intellectual magazines. Scans of Kafka: i, ii, iii, iv, v, vi, vii, viii, ix. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Eugenia Tiurikova

Inspiring graphic design talent in Moscow. During her studies at the British School of Arts and Design in Moscow, she created the hairline Latin / Cyrillic display typefaces Folio (2015) and Liquid Secession (2015). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Eurotype

Russian foundry. A sampling of its fonts: AvantiBoldItalic, AvantiBold, AvantiItalic, BreezeBold, Breeze, Breeze, CourierETBoldOblique, CourierETBold, CourierETOblique, CourierET, DomkratBoldItalic, DomkratBold, DomkratItalic, DomkratNormal, Domkrat, Eurotype, KaliakraNormal, Kaliakra, Kaliakra, KarinaBlackItalic, KarinaBlack, KarinaBoldItalic, KarinaBold, KarinaItalic, Karina, VetrenBold, Vetren. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Evgeni Chernevski

Russian type designer who designed Schoolbook in 1939, a Cyrillic extension of Morris F. Benton's design (ATF, 1915-1923). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Evgeniia Plenkina

Moscow-based creator of Modular Typeface (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Evgeniia Zakharova

Moscow-based designer of the creamy calligraphic typeface Burger (2016) for Latin and Cyrillic. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Evgenij Dobrovinskii
[DEsign--Moscow]

[More]  ⦿

Evgeniy Agasyanc

Izhevsk, Russia-based designer of a brush pen set of numerals in 2015. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Evgeniy Beluha

Russian type designer. This scan of a Duerer-style alphabet with compass and ruler was found on a slide prepared by Victor Kharyk for a talk Victor was going to give at ATypI 2009 in Mexico City (but didn't because he could not pass through transit in the USA due to the office of Homeland Insecurity). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Evgeniy Voronin

Saint Petersburg, Russia-based creator of the ink splatter typeface P1 for Latin (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Evgeniya Klimova

Moscow-based designer of the connect-the-dots typeface Cosmic (2015). She also designed several sets of smilies and icons. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Evgeniya Savenkova

Graphic design student at the British Higher School of Art and Design in Moscow. During her studies, she created the fat comic book style Cyrillic typeface called Dancing (2012). Earlier, in 2009, she created the ornamental Latin caps typeface Masked Ball Font.

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Evgeny Brum

Samara, Russia-based designer of the free Latin / Cyrillic sans typeface My Frends (sic) (2016). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Evgeny Bulash
[Design Station]

[More]  ⦿

Evgeny Dneprovsky

Chita, Russia-based designer of the Latin typefaces Halloween (2016, vector format), Angular (2016) and Linear Style (2015). reative Market link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Evgeny Domnikov
[Hightower.Ru]

[More]  ⦿

Evgeny Filippov

Moscow-based designer of the Latin / Cyrillic text typeface Amsterdam (2012). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Evgeny Koroletov

Russian FontStructor, aka WHAT, who created the severe octagonal typefaces FCZL and HeadHole in 2012. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Evgeny Laskovy

Moscow-based designer with Michael Puzakov of 12 pt Stencil (2012), a Latin and Cyrillic stencil typeface that was created on commission for 12pt Design Studio.

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Evgeny Sadko

Russian type designer. At ParaType, he cyrillicized Baker Signet (Arthur Baker in 1965 for Visual Graphic Corporation; first digitized in the Bitstream library) in 2008. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Evgeny Tkhorzhevsky
[Robot Smith]

Based in Vladivostok, calligrapher Evgeny Tkhorzhevsky (Robot Smith, or ET Lettering Studio) created Braxton (2013, a brush script published by Fontfabric---one style is free), and Construct (2012, a constructivist experiment with geometric solids).

In 2014, he created the semi-connected vintage signage script (or marker script) typeface Suzee FY (Fontyou), the creamy script Kumiz FY (with Gia Tran, Fontyou), which is a renamed version of Maio FY (with Gia Tran, at FontYou).

In 2016, together with FontFabric, he designed the great free rough-edged script typeface Resphekt (Latin/Cyrillic).

Another alias is Robot Smith.

Behance link. Behance link for ET Lettering Studio. Dribble link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Evgeny Zotov

Russian designer of the elegant Latin / Cyrillic script typefaces Elza (2012, a revamping of Elzevir), and Cheldon (2010) and of a cyrillized version of Walbaum. Zotov lives in Krasnoyarsk. In 2014, he designed the signage / packaging font Label Food.

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Experimental Page

Moscow-based designer of a few compass-and-ruler Cyrillic fonts in 2016. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Faik Schakirdshanovich Tagirov

Russian type designer, b. 1906. Faces include Operativnash Targova (1966), Gurmukhi Narodnash (1968), Bhilai Targova (1965) and Akzidentnash Targova (1971). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Far PluGRinG Site

Russian page. Download various Latin/Cyrillic bitmap files, typically in ".fon" format. These include families by Vladislav Kornienko (Terminal Font Cyr, 2001), Oleg Melnikov (OS-2 warp Font 8x18, 2003), Alexander Abrosov (Terminal Fonts, 2003), Sergey Dindikov (Console Font, 2002), Igor Palkin (Terminal Fonts Belarus, 2001), and Alex Pakhotin (DOS Terminal Font, 1999). It has one Latin/Cyrillic truetype typewriter face, Sourier New (based on, or identical to Courier New). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Favete Art
[Olga Zakharova]

Moscow and/or Latvia-based designer of the pleasingly rough brush typeface Bronks Script (2015) and of the hand-crafted typeface Marshmallow (2015). In 2016, she made the dry brush font Density (2016), the brush scripts Firecracker, Caricia, Pepper, Lady in Red (a fine brush script), Asparagus, Siberia (crayon style), Newport (amrker font), Emerald and Haiti, Ambrosia Script, the wide calligraphic font Lancaster, the curly watercolor brush script typeface Candyland, Fallen Angel, the Treefrog-style script Lemon, Penelopa, Cutout, and the creamy brush script Marmaris.

Typefaces from 2017: Silentium, Big Brush, Sydney (brush), Woodland, Gizmo (marker font), Typetop (dry brush style). Creative Market link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Fedor Balashov

Designer (aka Opex) who used FontStruct in 2008 to create the typefaces font Wooster together with Alexei Vanyashin and Kate Semenova. He runs 110design in Moscow. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Fedor Saveliev

Russian designer of the 3d outline typeface Leshy (2003, with Olga Ryabinkina at Paratype). Klingspor link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Fedor Sorokin

During his studies at the British Higher School of Art and Design in Moscow, Fedor Sorokin designed the modular Bauhaus stencil typeface Ründstük (2012) and Russian Dolls Font (2012).

In 2013, he published the free typeface Bodonika, a fun dada font, the result of what if Helvetica f u c k s Bodoni? [Google] [More]  ⦿

Fishbone Crew

Russian designer of Classic Amiga CLI Font v1.2 Amiga Topaz Unicode Rus (2010). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Fly Art

Moscow-based industrial design group which made the techno typeface Fly Font (2010). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Font City
[Igor&Kate Shipovsky]

Font City is a Russian foundry headed by Igor (b. Volgograd, Tver (Russia), 1965) and Katherine (b. 1990, Russia) Shipovsky. Their typefaces: City of Lipetsk, City of Ivanovo, City of Chudovo, City of Oryol, City of Magadan, City of Tsaritsyn, City of Suzdal, City of Khabarovsk (oriental simulation font), City of Moskva, City of Plesetsk, City of Samara, City of Cherkizovo, City of Ostankino. All fonts are for Latin and Cyrillic.

All font names starting with "City of" are identical to those starting with "Gorod", the Russian word for city.

They were sued in August 2003 by Berthold because the foundry's name, Font City, is too close to Berthold's trademarked font name, "City". Hence the name change to Gorod as in Gorod Volgograd (2004).

View Font City's typefaces. Klingspor link. MyFonts link for Katherine Shipovsky. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

FontaZY
[Zakhar Yaschin]

Russian designer (also spelled Zahar Yaschin) of some fonts at Paratype. In 2014, he set up his own commercial typefoundry, FontaZY in Oryol, Russia. He also published some typefaces at Art Lebedev Studio.

He created the blockish font Quasimode at Studio Dezygn. At Art Lebedev, he made ALS Ekibastuz (2006, sans family), ALS Tonguin (2006, oriental simulation face) and ALS Story (2008, together with Taisiya Lushenko). He also made the Latin/Cyrillic sans family SansSay (2007) and MainStormZ, Harry Plotter New (Paratype), the angular Guenter (2001-2009, ParaType: inspired by East German calligrapher Guenter Gnauck), the script typefaces Rondo Script, Treasure (as in signatures), the hand-printed typefaces Art Brush, Art Pencil, Auktyon Z (2001, ParaType, hand-printed), Auktyon Dot Z, Kapelka (2005, ParaType, connected brush lettering), KvadratZ (2001, ParaType: fun sharp-edged typeface; includes dingbats), KvadratWoodZ, KvadratPictZ, the futuristic typefaces Astra, Avangard, the display typefaces MainStormZ, Harry Plotter (2003, ParaType), Elektro_Mech, Elektro_DC, Elektro_AC, the slab typeface Egypt, and the comic book typeface Comicz. Other creations include the delicate sans typeface Solovets (2008), and ALS Zwoelf (2008, with Oleg Pashchenko and Irina Smirnova).

In 2014, Zakhar created the fat paper cutout typeface New Year Poster (2014), Korobok Soft, and Korobok Edgy.

In 2015, he made the creamy signage script typeface Kapelka New (Paratype).

Typefaces from 2016: Barberry (script for Latin and Cyrillic).

Alternate URL. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Fontef
[Yanek Iontef]

Yanek Iontef is a typeface designer and typographer. Born in the USSR in 1963, he emigrated to Israel at the age of 16 and studied graphic design at Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design, graduating there in 1989. He has worked in London and Tel Aviv (for MetaMark International design studio), and taught typography and type design at the Bezalel Academy and at Shenkar College of Engineering and Design. An award-winning type designer, Yanek runs Fontef, his own foundry specializing in Hebrew type design.

His commercial fonts include FF Cartonnage (2003, a sans family with dingbats thrown in for cardboard boxes), New Cast, CaseSeraSera, Erica Sans, Hadasah Friedlaender, Mandatory. Atzmaut (Independence), and Next Exit, are two of his typefaces that won awards at Bukvaraz 2001.

In 2016, he designed the free Google Font Frank Ruhl Libre for Latin in Hebrew. The original Frank Rühl was designed in 1908 by Rafael Frank in collaboration with Auto Rühl of the C. F. Rühl foundry of Leipzig. A final version was released in 1910. Many Israeli books, newspapers and magazines use Frank Rühl as their main body text typeface. Iontef's extension and modernization has five styles.

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

Fontello

Iconic font scissors. This free tool can be used to combine icons into a single font. There is, for example, a tool called svg2ttf. The authors are Roman Shmelev, Vitaly Puzrin and Aleksey Zapparov.

GitHub link.

Fonts from which compositions can be made:

  • Entypo by Daniel Bruce.
  • Font Awesome by Dave Gandy
  • Typicons by Stephen Hutchings
  • Modern Pictograms by John Caserta
  • Meteocons by Alessio Atzeni
  • Maki by Mapbox
  • Zocial by Sam Collins
  • Brandico by Crowdsourced
  • Web Symbols by Just Be Nice studio
[Google] [More]  ⦿

Fontmania

Russian font archive. Has mostly Latin fonts. Blackletter subpage. Cyrillic subpage. Display font subpage. Cyrillic script subpage. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Fontodrom

Large Russian font archive. See also here. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Gala Studio
[Lilia Chak]

Artist and designer, b. Saint Petersburg, Russia. She graduated from the Stieglitz St. Petersburg State Academy of Art and Industry. Since 1990, she lives in Jerusalem. For Gala Studio, Lilia teamed up with "Galina". In 2015, Lilia created the acrylic brush typeface Pink, 3D Ink, the crayon fonts Orange Oil Pastel and Red (based on watercolors), the sketched typeface ABC Handwritten, the watercolor brush typefaces Red Handdwritten, Black Handwritten, Blue Handwritten and Green Handwritten, Bold, the brush typeface Ink, and the sketch font Chalk Expressive.

Typefaces from 2017: Bestiary, Slim One Normal Sans (a great font for in-store advertizing), Escapism, Candy Melt (a colourful candy store / bubblegum / children's book font). Creative Market link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Galina Andreevna Bannikova

Russian type designer, 1901-1972 (d. Moscow). Faces include Bannikovskaya (1946-1951, at Polygrafmash, which was inspired by the Russian Grazhdansky early and mid 18th century typefaces: the digital version is Paratype Bannikova (1999), revived by L. Kuznetsova), Baikonoer (1960-1969) and Kama (1967-1971). Lyubov Kuznetsova at Paratype created Bannikova (1999; Baltic, Central European, Cyrillic, Old Russian, Multilingual, Turkish, Western, Cyrillic Asian), a clean serif text family.

See here for a picture, which shows without a shadow of a doubt that she was Donald Rumsfeld's real mother. Alternate URL. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Galina Kalougina

Designer at EF English First. Moscow-based creator of Foxtrot Icon Set (2013), which she calls a constructivist collection of icons. She also made the stocky angular newspaper typeface Virginia Lives (2013) for Latin and Cyrillic. Linkedin link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Galina Vodopyanova

Designer in Saint Petersburg, Russia, who created Organika (2012), a Cyrillic typeface that is based on shapes of chairs. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Gaslight (or: Valery Zaveryaev)
[Valery Zaveryaev]

Gaslight-type-foundry is collaboration between three type designers---Valery Zaveryaev, Maria Luarvik, and Roman Shchyukin---, founded in 2011. Valery Zaveryaev is a Russian designer (b. Bryansk, 1977) at LetterBe, who created the octagonal family Teco (2005), the display typeface Brut (2005), the clean sans family Maza (2005), the informal unicase family Rezerv (2009, inspired by a logo he created for Evroterm), Barrez (2010, a techno family inspired by the TC-Helicon logo), and the stencil typeface Marshrut (2005).

He lives in Bryansk. All his fonts are Latin/Cyrillic.

In 2011, Zaveryaev set up the commercial foundry Gaslight. Fonts there include the elliptical family Maza (2005), the angular elliptical family Barrez (2010), Brut (2005), and the stencil typeface Marshrut (2005). Electrolize (2011) is a free squarish typeface available from Google Web Fonts. Bad Script (2011, Google Web Fonts) is an informal hand-printed typeface made by Roman Shchyukin.

Rock Logo (2012) is a metal band / tattoo font codesigned with Roman Shchyukin. Wide Display and Wide Display Ribbon are unicase headline typefaces. Teco Sans (2012) is an octagonal military typeface family, accompanied by the icon font TecoSymbol (2012) and the stencil family Teco Sans Stencil (2012). Teco Serif (2012) is an octagonal slab version of Teco Sans.

Still in 2012, Zaveryaev designed Actio, Roz (rounded sans family), Wary (pop art typeface that won an award at Modern Cyrillic 2014), the fat display overlay families Quadratish Serif and Quadratish Solid.

Delgado (2012) is an elegant tall and thin fashion mag typeface for Latin and Cyrillic, made by Roman Shchyukin. It won an award at Modern Cyrillic 2014.

Typefaces from 2013: Kiddy, Gen (techno), Tesla (techno face, Roman Shchyukin).

Typefaces from 2014: Dotee (octagonal paper cut-out typeface, by Valery Zaveryaev and Maria Luarvik), Sofya.

Typefaces from 2015: Mx and My (Peignotian caps typefaces).

Typefaces from 2016: Fada (by Roman Shchyukin), Pleinair, Rawer (sans, +stencil, +outline), Misty (by Valery Zaveryaev), Agio (by Valery Zaveryaev).

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

Gayaneh Bagdasaryan
[Brownfox]

[MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Gayaneh Bagdasaryan
[Cyreal]

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Genady Fridman

Russian designer of the bouncy script Amore (2004, Paratype), Zubilo Black (2004, Paratype: comic book face), Jefferson (2005, based on the handwriting of Thomas Jefferson), Peter Skoropis (2003, Paratype, based on the samples of Russian handwriting of the reign of Peter The Great (early 18th century) named skoropis), Pushkin One, Two and Three (1999-2004, Paratype, based on the autographs of Alexander Pushkin, the eminent Russian poet (1799-1837)), and the informal handwriting fonts PT Lightning (2009, Paratype), PT Earthquake (2009), Jeff Script (2009, based on the handwriting of Vladimir Yefimov), Nina, Olga, Tatiana, Betina Script, and Katherine (2007, Paratype).

Telegraph, designed for ParaType in 2003 by Gennady Fridman, is based on the type of CTA-M-67 telegraph lettersetting machine widely used in the USSR from 1960-1980. The character set corresponds to Rules for Telegraph Connection Service of the Russian Federation.

FontShop link. ParaType link. Klingspor link.

View Gennady Fridman's typefaces. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Gennady Baryshnikov

Russian designer of Anons (a Cyrillic sans family), Arbat (1989, ParaType), Inform (ParaType, 1992, based on the brush script font Flash), Decor (ParaType, 1989, with Vladimir Yefimov, a formal script, based on a 1979 design by Pavel Kuzanyan), ITC Machine (1994, with Vladimir Yefimov; original by Tom Carnase and Ronne Bonder, 1970), Fat Face Cyrillic (1993, with Vladimir Yefimov; ParaGraph), and Zhikharev (1989, ParaType, with Vladimir Yefimov; based on an original design at Polygraphmash in 1953 by Igor Zhikharev). FontShop link. Paratype link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Georg Ross&Co

St. Petersburg-based foundry acquired in 1901 H. Berthold AG. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Georgi Ravanski

Professor of graphic design at IT Academy Alexandria in Skopje, Macedonia. In 2010, he created the geometric typeface Ravan Sans. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Gese.ru

Russian graffiti font archive. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Gesha Toros

Russian designer of Wild dance (2014), a decorative typeface on the theme of people killing people. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Gleb Fedotov

Moscow-based designer of he spurred typeface Cyrillic Hetfield (2015). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Glen Jan
[Elena Kowalski]

Glen Jan is the foundry of type designer Elena Kowalski (b. 1986) in Ufa, Russia. Elena created the Latin / Cyrillic typeface Sreda Slab Serif (2011), Road Radio Sans Serif (2011) and Affect Sans Serif (2011, a fashion sans family for Latin and Cyrillic).

Typefaces from 2012: Road Radio (sans family), Sceptica (a 12-style sans text family), Room (a display geometric all caps sans serif typeface family), Idealist Sans (a humanist sans for Latin and Cyrillic: free download), Echoes Slab, Echoes Sans.

Typefaces from 2013: Leto Sans, Leto One (a display slab), Leto One Condensed, Leto Two, Affect.

Typefaces from 2014: Certa Sans (a very legible Latin/Cyrillic sans family with some flaring in the strokes; Medium is free), Leto Slab.

Typefaces from 2015: Leto Text Sans (a neutral sans family).

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

Gliphmaker.com
[Ivan Zeifert]

Russian language site with an archive (specializing in calligraphic and display scripts), some original fonts by Ivan Zeifert of Ivan Zeifert Works, tens of free fonts by Alexandra Gophmann, and links to free and commercial font sites. Commercial scripts nearly all by Zeifert, and nearly all are cyrillicized versions of Latin typefaces. Free scripts: Cansellarist (2003, Ivan Zeifert, cyrillicized version of Cancellaresca Script Plain), ChampagneCyrillic (2005), Copyist (2004, Ivan Zeifert), Drakkar (2004), Figurny (2006, an exaggerated Victorian face, done with Anatole and Alexandra Gophmann), Flibustier-Thin (2005), HeatherScriptOne (2005, Alexandra Gophmann), HeatherScriptTwo (2005, Alexandra Gophmann), KabarettSimple-Thin (2004, a Showboat-style face, cyrillicized by Ivan Zeifert), KabarettDecorDEMO-Thin (2004), Marianna (2006), RockletterSimple (2005), RockletterTransparent (2005), RosamundaOne-Normal (2005, Alexandra Gophmann), RosamundaTwo (2005, Alexandra Gophmann). These are all by Ivan Zeifert: Flibustier-Thin (2005), Twin Brush (2006), Custodian (2006), Acquest Script (2006), Auric Script (2006), Calligraphist, ChampagneCyrillic (2005), Cansellarist (2003, cyrillicized version of Cancellaresca Script Plain), Chancellor, Chaplain, Chromium Plated, Connetable, Counterbalance, Copyist, Countess, Decree Art One and Two, Decree (Narrow, Thin, Wide), Drakkar, Engraver, Forest, Gissmonda, Kabarett Decorated, Kabarett Transparent, Languedoc, Maghreib, Medieval, Neon Italic, Patience, Rockletter Decorated, RockletterSimple (2005), RockletterTransparent (2005), Saloon, Splinter, Twin Brush, Whirlpool, Wooden Ship Decorated, Wooden Ship One and Two. News. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Godspeed Graphics

Moscow-based designer of the commercial typeface 30 Knots (2016), based on a popular German geometric / octagonal slab serif from the 1930s. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Goglus

Designer at FontStruct in 2008 of goglus_urodz. In 2009, he made Urodz, and in 2010 Goglus Menu. Seems to be Russian. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Graphic bureau Az-Zet

Russian foundry that published Cyrillic/Latin fonts from these designers:

  • Anton Bisiajew: AZGaramondC (1990-1995).
  • Serge Agronsky: AZGaramondExtraBoldC (1990-1995), ParagonNordC (1990-1995).
  • Leonid Silkin: HighWayC (1990-1995), PoligonC (1990-1995).
  • A. Andreev: NewsPaperC (1990-1995).
  • K. Tchouvashew: AZLatinWideC (1990-1995).
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Green Type
[Dmitrij Greshnev]

Green Type is the foundry of creative Russian type designer Dmitrij Greshnev (b. 1975, Lengingrad). Still based in Leningrad, Dmitrij received a TypeArt 05 award for the display family Multicross (2003-2004), which can be bought at ParaType. He will win many more awards.

His typefaces include Stopwatch (2010, LED face), Sokol (Old Slavonic Latin simulation face), Slavica (2010), Reliant (2010, with Iza W at Intellecta Design), Reliant Beveled (2012, free), Logistica (2010, army stencil), Danger (2010, another army stencil), Dusk Thin (2010), and Multicross (2003-2004, stitching font).

Typefaces from 2011: Zoo300 (techno sans; +Shadow, +yrillic). Behance link.

In 2012, he created Patriciana (a Peignotian typeface for Latin and Cyrillic) and Directo.

Typefaces from 2013: Finch, Hypermarket (dirty typewriter).

Typefaces from 2014-2015: Trali-Vali (a children's book or party font family), Moveo Sans (with Condensed and Extended subfamilies, 80 fonts in all covering Latin, Greek and Cyrillic), Artica Pro (a flared all-caps typeface family for Latin, Greek, and Cyrillic that is based on classical roman (Trajan) letterforms) and Artica Rough Pro (2015).

Typefaces from 2016: Festa (a brush typeface for Latin, Greek and Cyrillic).

Typefaces from 2017: Normative Pro (a neutral techno sans with glyphs tending towards the rectangular).

Behance link. Creative Market link. MyFonts link. Klingspor link.

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Grigorij Zaitsev

Moscow-based designer of the (Latin / Cyrillic) mini-stencil typeface Sensor (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Gulya Dautova

Moscow-based designer of Cone (2015, a decorative Cyrillic typeface), Aesthete (2015, a hairline all-caps circle-based typeface, done at BHSAD) and Bad George (2015, a hybrid created at BHSAD using Bad Script and Georgia as models, in honor of George Clooney). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Gydrop

Russian pixel artist (b. 1984) who created Psyleave (2004), Microtronix (2004), d-gen (2004, a squarish face), d-mek (2004, a futuristic pixel face), Needle (2004, a hairline version of Bank Gothic). Alternate URL. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Helen Bykova

Moscow-based graphic designer. Behance link. Her first font is a Latin/Cyrillic blackletter (2011). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Helen Resko

Russian designer of Sleeping Alphabet (2011, glyphs made from sleeping monsters). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Helena Benskaya

Moscow-based designer of the deco typeface Wave (2016) and the grungy modular typeface Splash (2016). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Helga Guru

Graphic designer in Saint Petersburg, Russia, who created the great experimental typeface Somnium (2015), the connect-the-dots typeface Saturn (2015) and the artsy steampunk typeface Clock (2015). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Helios

The Cyrillic typefaces Helio and Helios Condensed by Type Market, Moscow, 1993. Created by A. Kustov. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Hellokisdottir
[Elena Paletskaya]

Saint Petersburg, Russia-based designer of the runic emulation typeface Nordica (2016). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Hightower.Ru
[Evgeny Domnikov]

Evgeny Domnikov (Hightower.Ru) designed many free pixel fonts, including Copyright, Copyright Bold, Dots, BigDots and Terminal, all with Cyrillic versions. FON format only. He cyrillized Jeffrey N. Levine's font Festival Nights JL in 2002. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Holy Black Cat

Russian designer of the 12px / 9pt monospaced octagonal Latin / Cyrillic raster font CatV 6x12 9 Normal (2015, free at Open Font Library). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Hot Russian Pancakes
[Igor Mustayev]

Moscow-based foundry of Igor Mustaev, est. 2010. Designer of Ivan (2011, constructivist---Latin and Cyrillic), Juan (2011) and Now Grotesk (2011). [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Iakov Georgievich Chernikhov

A Russian architect and artist, Iakov Chernikhov was born in 1889 in Pavlograd, Yekaterinenskav Gubernia, Ukraine (now Dnepropetrovskay Oblast). He died in 1951 in Moscow. He studied at the Odessa Art School, a branch of the St. Petersburg Academy of Arts. In 1914, having graduated from the Art School, he moved to St. Petersburg and entered the Academy of Arts. In 1916 Chernikhov transferred from the painting faculty to the architecture department and graduated in 1925. He became a successful architect, and taught at the Leningrad Institute of Transportation Engineers (after 1933 LIIZhT) in the school of architecture (1928-45), at the Industrial Academy (NKTP) in the course for factory and plant construction (1930-32), at the Stalin Transportation Academy (NKPC) (1930-32), and at the Institute of Engineers of Water Transportation (1929-31). He published Fundamentals of Modern Architecture (1929-1930), Construction of Architectural and Machine Forms (1931), and Architectural Fantasies. 101 Compositions (1933). These classics are all about architectural fantasies. The last work of Iakov Chernikhov, which remained uncompleted, was the book An Analysis of the Construction of Classical Typeface (written in 1945-1951). It was published in 1958, seven years after his death. Iakov Chernikhov used for construction of the types some principles taken from the theory of architectural forms having much in common with the type forms that obey the same regularities. Some of his work looks like the early attempts at regularization by Duerer and Tory, or as found in the Romain du Roi. Wiki page. Scans: I, II, III, IV. Image of his Cyrillic Trajan (1945-1951). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Igor Borisenko

Moscow-based typographer and art director. Creator of the fat rounded outline typeface Bolshoi (2008). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Igor Evgrafov

Designer in Kazan, Russia, of the stitching font Fabrika (2012). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Igor Kiselev

Russian creator in Moscow of the free icon typeface Web Symbols (2011, OFL).

Just Be Nice Studio in Moscow. Fontsquirrel link. Fontspace link. Russian link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Igor Kuznetsov

For Ivan Klimov's Design Klimov in Moscow, Igor Kuznetsov designed the free Latin / Cyrillic display typeface Arkhip (2014). Dafont link for Design Klimov. Ivan Klimov was born in 1991 and lives in Moscow. Dafont link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Igor Lemeshkin

Perm, Russia-based designer of the clean, natural and energetic typeface Vocal (2016). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Igor Mustayev
[Hot Russian Pancakes]

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Igor Mustayev

Also written Igor Mustaev. Born in 1982 in Khabarovsk, Mustayev was first an architect. In 2009, he finished the Type and Typography course at the British Higher School of Art and Design, supervised by Ilya Ruderman. Home page. Typoholic link. Behance link.

Designer of the Latin/Cyrillic art deco typeface Oster-Poster (2009), which was part of his diploma work at the Moscow Department of Higher British Design School. He is currently living in Moscow and working as a freelancer in graphic design, lettering and type design.

At Art Lebedev, he created the curly handwritten typeface ALS Neuch (2009). He also designed Zifferblatt (2009, old watch figures) and Now Grotesk (2010, a retro-futuristic unicase).

At Hot Russian Pancakes, he made Juan (2011), Ivan (2011, slightly constructivist) and Now Grotesk (2011). [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Igor Nastenko
[SPSL]

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Igor Pashigorov

Russian designer of an untitled Latin script typeface in 2015. In 2016, he made the vector format brush font Moonstone, the textured typefaces Ghost and Ghost Torn, and the EPS format calligraphic Breath Wind. Creative Market link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Igor Polovodov

Russian type and graphic designer. He lectures on typography at North-West Printing Institute of Saint-Petersburg State University of Technology and Design. Since 1994 he is engaged in type design. Polovodov developed more than 60 types, including: White, Roton, DipMandi, MacUser, Kha Khantin, Kha Nenets, Kha Nganas, Kha Mansi (the last four types were developed for nations of Far North, Siberia and Far East); Cyrillic versions of Latin types: Chicago, Charcoal, Textiles, Techno, Capitals, Template Gothic (2003), Scott Makela's Dead History (2003) and Barnbrook's Exocet (2003). His MetaC family (1997) is here. ParaType link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Igor Varenov

Komi Republic, Russia-based creator of the speed emulation techno typefaces Line World (2015) and Speed World (2015). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Igor Zhikharev

Russian type and book designer, and graphic artist. He worked for VNII Polygraphmash as a staff type designer. He is the creator of Zhikharev (1953), a slanted monoline script, based on his own handwriting. The digital version was developed in 1989 by Gennady Baryshnikov, with the assistance of Vladimir Yefimov.

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Igor Zhikharev

Russian designer at Polygraphmash, where he designed "Zhikharev" in 1953 (later digitized by Gennady Baryshnikov and Vladimir Yefimov at ParaType in 1989). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Igor&Kate Shipovsky
[Font City]

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ihateyouare

Russian graphic designer who "created" Avatar, a Latin/Cyrillic typeface based on Chris Costello's overused Papyrus. Avatar is free. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ike Ku

Moscow-based designer, who created the free fat geometric typeface Amende (2012). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ildar Kinyabulatov

Moscow-based creator of the pixel typeface Dupix (2012).

Dafont link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ilia Baranov

Moscow-based designer of several untitleddecorative Cyrillic alphabets (2013). He also created the experimental typeface Dotmaster (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ilia Musaelov

Moscow-based designer of a Cyrillic piano key typeface in 2016. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Iliya Limberg

Moscow-based graphic designer. He made the display typeface Ayosmonika (2010). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Illarion Gordon
[Letterhead Studio IG Fonts]

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Illarion Gordon

Moscow-based designer who published the following playful Cyrillic fonts at Letterhead: Strelochnik (1996, irregular hand, Paratype), Probbarius (1996), Monte Summa (1997). He is also part of Letterhead with Yuri Gordon, where he published in addition Rahit (1998, kid's handwriting), Rough (2000, blotchy hand), Simpel (kid's hand), St. Valentin (2001), Accept (1998), Kartofel (2000, irregular handwriting), LangobardR (1999), Ospa (1997, funky handwriting), pLatinum (1999, informal script). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ilse Innire

Aka Lupus Es. Russian designer of the thin calligraphic typeface Elegance (2016) and the beautiful handwriting font Departure (2017). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ilya Aesthetics

Located in Moscow, Ilya Aesthetics designed an unnamed experimental Cyrillic alphabet in 2013 ina project called Code Red. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ilya Chalyuk

Graphic and type designer from Moscow, b. 1985. Since 2005 he has been working in international advertising and creative agencies. Creator of the geometric typeface Discoteque (sic) (2012, +Poster, +Gold, +Hypnosis---a multiline version). [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Ilya Davidovich Krichevskiy

Russian type designer, b. 1907. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ilya Kazakov

Illustrator in Moscow. Behance link.

Creator of the floriated caps typeface De Flore (2012). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ilya Mecin-Poliakov

Russian type designer (1904-1942), who died in Auschwitz. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ilya Nowa
[Ilya Smirnov]

Ilya Smirov (or: Ilya Nowa of Nowa Design, Leiria, Portugal; originally from Russia) created the brush typeface Big Splash (2016) and the sans typeface family Galaxy (2016). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ilya Ruderman
[Daily Type]

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Ilya Ruderman

Russian type design graduate of the Moscow State University of the Printing Arts (2002) and Type & Media at KABK in Den Haag, The Netherlands. Cofounder in 2005 of Daily Type. Type professor of considerable influence, who teaches at the British Higher School of Art and Design in Moscow since 2008. Creator of typefaces such as Praline Pro (Paratype, 2006-2007, a retro script; award winner at Paratype K2009), Big City Grotesque (which also won an award at Paratype K2009), Best Life Serif (codesigned with Yuri Ostromentsky, which also won an award at Paratype K2009) and Beetlejuice Script (his fourth awarded typeface at Paratype K2009). Ilya Ruderman and Paul Barnes published Austin and Austin Cyrillic in 2007-2009 at Commercial Type, which writes Designed for British style magazine Harper's & Queen, Austin is a loose revival of the typefaces of Richard Austin of the late 18th century for the publisher John Bell. Working as a trade engraver Austin cut the first British modern and later the iconoclastic Scotch Roman. Narrow without being overtly condensed, Austin is a modern with the styling and sheen of New York in the 1970s.

In 2010, Ilya Ruderman spearheaded an extensive project for traffic signage and information in Moscow called Permian. The Permian family has slab, sans and serif components. Permian won Second Prize in the Cyrillic typeface competition at Granshan 2011, and won an award at Modern Cyrillic 2014. Ilya's Meteor Script (2011) won Third Prize in the display text category at Granshan 2011.

In 2014, Ilya Ruderman and Yury Ostromentsky founded CSTM. In 2015, Ilya and Yury published Kazimir, a didone typeface family for Latin and Cyrillic, taking as a model the typeface used in The History of Russian Philology by P. N. Polevoy (1900, A. F. Marx Publishing House).

In 2016, Ilya Ruderman and Olga Pankova published Big City Grotesque Pro at CSTM Fonts. Ilya Ruderman created the first version of (the humanist sans) BigCity Grotesque for Bolshoi Gorod magazine (Big City). It was the first magazine sans serif with Cyrillic ligatures, and won an award in 2009 in the international competition, Modern Cyrillic 2009. In the 2016 version, by Olga Pankova, the shapes of the letters have been updated, and there are new upright and italic styles, small capitals and new ligatures and non-alphabetic symbols. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Ilya Ruderman
[CSTM]

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Ilya Smirnov
[Ilya Nowa]

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Ilya Trofimovich Bogdesko

Russian designer who won an award at Bukvaraz 2001 for Cursiv Bogdesko. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ilya Yudin

Designer of the Latin/Cyrillic slab family called Podkova (Horseshoe) (2010) while he was a student at the British Higher School of Art and Design in Moscow. Podkova was published by Cyreal Type Foundry, and can be downloaded at Google Web Fonts and Fontspace. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ilya Zherikov

Moscow-based designer of the free avant garde Latin / Cyrillic typeface Oks (2016). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ilyas Yunusov

Russian designer of the elegant caps only sans typeface Leaner (2017) and the art deco typeface Noirside (2017). Creative Market link. Graphicriver link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Imperator Kot
[Liudmila Riumina]

Moscow-based designer of the decorative caps typefaces Gothic Ornamental (2016: this blackletter typeface also has lowercase letters, and is based on "Gems of Penmanship" by Williams&Packard, 1867) and Vintage Ornamental (2016, also based on "Gems of Penmanship" by Williams&Packard, 1867). All fonts are in vector format. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Incomible

Russian illustrator who created the Latin sans display typefaces Little Dolly, Nikita and Incomible One in 2013. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Index.ru

Major Russian design and links page. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Indians
[Alexander Bobrov]

Alexander Bobrov (Indian Summer Studio, or simply Indians, Moscow) designed the vintage didone typeface family Dodo (Latin and Cyrillic) from 2008-2012. This beautiful typeface is partly based on Old Standard. His web site shows lots of calligraphic work, but also a few typefaces such as Oriental Font (2015), Photon Display (2014) and Trafareta (2015, stencil).

Typefaces from 2016: Historical Stencil Font USSR 1980 (2016), Geometric sans serif, Tanuki, Curly Cyrillic Sans, Historical Geometrical Art Nouveau Study, Indian Stylized Cyrillic, Historical USSR (constructivist), IBM Selectric Typewriter, 1966 Olympia SF DeLuxe Cursive (typewriter font), Moscow Metro, Cynzel (cyrillization). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Infonta
[Vera Evstafieva]

Infonta is Vera Estafieva's foundry in Moscow, est. ca. 2011. Born in Moscow to a family of artists and architects in 1980, Vera Estafieva graduated from the Moscow State University of Printing Arts, the Faculty of Graphic Arts Technology, in 2003. She created the Rossica typeface in 2003 as her final project under the direction of Alexander Tarbeyev. After graduation she went to the Netherlands to continue her type design studies by attending the famous Type & Media course at the KABK in Den Haag. Her final work there was the Basileus typeface that included Cyrillic, Latin and Greek character sets. Another project at KABK saw her design a cursive pixel face, aafje. During 2004 and 2005 she completed a number of type design projects for Typotheque. In 2005 she started lecturing at the Moscow State University of Printing Arts, and went on to give lectures at the Institute of Modern Arts. Vera has been working as type designer and calligrapher at Art. Lebedev Studio since July 2005. She has been working as a freelance type designer and calligrapher since November 2007. Her live journal (in Russian). Another URL. Typedia link. MyFonts link. Her typefaces:

  • She was working on a Latin-Greek-Cyrillic version of Civilité.
  • The gorgeous upright connected Cyrillic/Latin script ALS Dulsinea (2007, Art Lebedev).
  • Apriori (2009, script).
  • The text family ALS Mirta (2008).
  • The text family ALS Direct (2008, sans family, Art Lebedev Studio).
  • Amalta (2010, Infonta). A round calligraphic typeface for Latin and Cyrillic. It won an award at TDC2 2011 and at Modern Cyrillic 2014.
  • Rossica (2003). A typeface created for her final project under the direction of Alexander Tarbeyev at the Moscow State University of Printing Arts, the Faculty of Graphic Arts Technology.
  • Basileus is a typeface done while studying at KABK. It covered the Cyrillic, Latin and Greek character sets.
  • Another project at KABK saw her design a cursive pixel face, aafje.
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Inna Gorina

Moscow-based designer of the Cyrillic sans typeface Ezhevika (2016). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Inna Kovalchuk

Moscow-based designer of a decorative blackletter alphabet in 2013. She also made an unnamed Cyrillic typeface in 2013. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Innokentiy Keleynikov

Russian type designer. His typeface Gosizdat New won an award at Paratype K2009. His Apostol won at Kyrillitsa '99. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Innokenty Keleinikov

Russian designer who won an award at Bukvaraz 2001 for Letopis. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Innokenty Keleynikov

Russian creator of Apostol (1999). Winner at K2009 type competition for Gosizdat New. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Intelligent Design
[Alexandr Kalachëv]

Russian codesigner (with Ivan Gladkikh (Jovanny Lemonad) and Aleksey Maslov) of the free Latin / Cyrillic typeface Days and Days One (2009, a display sans face). Behance link. Days is also here. Kernest link. Fontsquirrel link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Intermicro

Russian foundry that produced fonts between 1991-1996. Its designers included Isay Slutsker, Svetlana Ermolaeva, Emma Zfcharova, M.G. Rovensky, N.N. Kudrashov, Z.A. Maslennikova, P. Kusanian. Its fonts include ArbatC, BruskovayaC, CaslonC, GymnasiaC, LidiaC, LiteraturnayaC (co-copyright with Poligrafmash), Mysl Narrow, Granit, Kudryashev, KudryashevSans, NewspaperSansC, and OptimusC. [Google] [More]  ⦿

International Type Design Competition Modern Cyrillic

This competition was held by ParaType and dedicated to the Tercentenary of Russian Civil Type (Peter the Great's historic reform of Russian typography). Cyrillic typeface projects and completed typefaces created and/or released after January 1, 2006 were eligible. There was no admission fee. The jury consisted of Vladimir Yefimov (chair, ParaType), Yuri Gordon (LetterHead), Alexander Konoplev (Moscow State University of Printing Arts), Artemy Lebedev (Art. Lebedev Studio), Vladimir Muzychenko (Stroganov University), Tagir Safayev (Higher Academical School of Graphic Design), and Maxim Zhukov (ATypI). In September 2009, the winners were announced:

Display designs

Text designs Text/Display type systems Type superfamilies The ParaType Selection
  • Display designs: Alfavita: Valery Golyzhenkov, Russia
  • Text designs: Chift: Vasily Biryukov, Russia, and Kuzma: Anton Geroev, Russia
  • Text/Display type systems: Apriori: Vera Evstafieva, Russia, Ladoga: Viktor Kharik, Ukraine, and Skolar Pro: David Brezina, Czech Republic
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Intertype Studio
[Dubina Nikolay]

Russian company which sells CDs with ornaments (not in font format though) designed by Dubina Nikolay. There is also a free font archive. All fonts designed or codesigned by Dubina Nikolay, and most are Cyrillizations of well-known Latin fonts. A partial list: AirportCyr, Anarchy-Normal, BMspiralCapCyr, BMstampCyr-Normal, CranberryCyr, DPix_8pt, DS-Diploma-Bold, DS-Diploma, DSArabic, DSArmyCyr, DSAyaks-Normal, DSBroadBrush, DSBrushes-Normal, DSCenturyCapitals, DSComedyCyrBold, DSCoptic, DSCrystal, DSCyrillic, DSDiploma-Bold-Outline-DBL, DSDiplomaArt-Bold, DSDots-Medium, DSDownCyr, DSEraser2, DSEraserCyr, DSFlashSerif, DSGoose, DSGreece, DSHiline, DSIzmir-Normal, DSJapanCyr--Normal, DSJugendSCDemo, DSKolovrat, DSKork, DSMechanicalBold, DSMoster, DSMotionDemo-Italic, DSMotterStyle, DSNarrow-Extra-condensedMedium, DSNote, DSNova-Black, DSOlymPix, DSPoddCyrLight, DSPoster, DSPosterPen, DSProgress-SemiBold, DSQuadro-Black, DSRabbit-Medium, DSRada, DSRada_Double, DSReckoningCyr, DSRussiaDemo, DSSharper, DSSholom-Medium, DSShowBill, DSSofachrome-Italic, DSSonOf-Black, DSStain, DSStampCyr, DSStamper, DSStandartCyr, DSSupervixenCyr, DSThompson, DSUncialFunnyHand-Medium, DSUstavHand, DSVTCoronaCyr, DSVanish-Medium, DSYermak_D, DSZombieCyr, DS_Cosmo-Semi-expandedSemiBold, DefWriter|BASECyr, DisneyPark, Eh_cyr, Etude, Frant-Bold, InavelTetkaCyr, Matrix_vs_Miltown, MicroTech, MisirlouCyr, Nadejda-Bold, NewDeli, PixelCyr-Normal, QuakeCyr, Runic, RunicAlt, RunicAltNo, Scrawl, SeedsCyr-Medium, StillTimeCyr, Stylo-Bold, ZrnicCyr-Normal, hooge05_55Cyr2, supercarcyr. [Google] [More]  ⦿

io ii

A student at Saint Petersburg State University who designed the experimental typeface Mobtsea (2016). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ira Koreshkova

Moscow-based designer of the rounded modular typeface Factory (2016). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ira Lensberr

Talented lettering artist, calligrapher and type designer in Volgograd, Russia, who graduated from BHSAD in Moscow in 2014. Ira's typefaces include Stuff (2014), Filum (2014, thin, techno face), Koolhaas (2014: inspired by architect Rem Koolhaas), Staket (2014, a war movie font), Bodler (2014, named after Charles Baudelaire, this inky calligraphic typeface is exceptionally beautiful). All fonts cover Latin and Cyrillic.

In 2014, Ira finished Manola, an expressive flared lapidary sans typeface family with applications in stone carving, developed under the guidance of Alexander Tarbeev. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Irina Alexandrovna Guseva

Russian type designer, b. 1936, Moscow. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Irina Batkova

Moscow-based illustrator and digital artist.

In 2010, with the help of Dick Pape, she created an ornamental caps alphabet called HRG that was inspired by the sexy surrealist drawings of Swiss Oscar-winning artist H.R. Giger [wiki]. Behance link. Scans: Logo, illustration, more illustrations, HRG's letter F, HRG's letter E. The full HRG alphabet: A, B, C, D, E, F, G, I, J, K, L, M, N, O, P, Q, R, S, T, U, V, W, X, Y, Z.

In 2012, she published Lettercats, an all caps alphabet of cats.

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Irina Burtseva

Siberian designer of the hand-crafted Latin typeface family First Steps (2016). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Irina Chukina

At TypeType in Saint Petersburg, Russia, Irina Chukina designed the free typeface Ardeco (2015). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Irina Kildiushova

Moscow, Russia-based designer of Tribal Alphabet (2017). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Irina Kliusova

During her Masters studies in Saint Petersburg, Russia, Irina Kliusova designed an award-winning film poster called Cvet Granata (2016), and a multilined typeface, Aim (2016). She also designed several alphabets in 2016 that are based on the shapes of funky sunglasses. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Irina Kopytina

Graphic design student at ArtEZ school in Arnhem, Netherlands, who is originally from Moscow. She created the italic typeface Arnhemse jochies (2010) and the experimental typeface Breadclip (2012).

In 2014, we find her in Brussels, Belgium, where she created a gridded octagonal typeface.

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

Irina Krivosheeva

Russian designer of Lenta (2014), a typeface that won an award at Modern Cyrillic 2014. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Irina Shtoler

Saint Petersburg, Russia-based designer of the soap bubble display font Lop (2015, for Cyrillic only). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Irina Smirnova

Graduate of the Masters program in type design at KABK, 2010. Before that, she studied type design at the Moscow State University of Printing Arts and graduated in 2001. She worked as free-lance designer for ParaType Inc under Tagir Safayev. During 2002-2006 she taught courses on type design and lettering at the Institute of Modern Art in Moscow. She was also affiliated with the British Higher School of Design (2008-2011) in Moscow. Irina worked as type designer at Laterica and Art Lebedev Studio (until 2008). Currently she is a freelance designer in Moscow, whee she teaches calligraphy.

She created Inder (2011), which can be downloaded at Google Web Fonts and Fontsquirrel, where it was published by Sorkin Type.

Her fonts at Art Lebedev Studio include ALS Kraft (2008, an octagonal face) and ALS Klinkopis (2008, calligraphic). The latter fdont was named after Yana Klink (an illustrator at Art Lebedev Studio).

Creator of Zwoelf (2008, with Oleg Pashchenko and Zakhar Yaschin).

Museo Sans Cyrillic (2012) is a Cyrillic extension of Jos Buivenga's Museo Sans. She also made Cyrillic extensions of Museo and Museo Slab.

Free fonts in 2012 at Google Web Fonts: Denk One [Download link], Fjalla One [Download link].

Designer of Parmigiano Cyrillic (2012-2014), as part of the larger Parmigiano Typographic System of Riccardo Olocco and Jonathan Pierini.

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Irina Suchkova

Moscow-based designer of a hybrid Latin typeface (2016) based on Garamond Italic and New Courier Italic. She also created a set of Olympic pictograms and a Cyrillic military stencil typeface called Ulichnyj in 2016. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Irina Vinnik

Saint Petersburg-based illustrator and designer. She drew an ornamental Cyrillic initials alphabet in 2010. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Iris CRM

Russian FontStructor who made the LED style numbers typeface Iris CRM Zip Codes (2011). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Isabella Chaeva

Russian type designer called Olga Chaeva at MyFonts. She graduated from Moscow Academy of Print (former Moscow Printing Institute, now Moscow State University of Printing).

Staff type designer of ParaType, where she worked on Pragmatica. Paratype writes: The typeface was designed at ParaType (ParaGraph) in 1989-2004 by Vladimir Yefimov and Olga Chaeva. A spin-off from Encyclopedia-4 type family of the Polygraphmash type design bureau (1987, Vladimir Yefimov and Isay Slutsker). Inspired by Helvetica (Neue Haas Grotesk) of Haas typefoundry, 1957 by Eduard Hoffman and Max Miedinger. Based on the 19th century Grotesque designs, Helvetica brought a new level of mathematical accuracy to the sans serif category. Widely used for many applications, from magazines and books to advertising and headlines. Four basic styles of Pragmatica were developed in 1989 by Vladimir Yefimov. Eight additional styles were developed in 2003 by Olga Chaeva. Condensed styles were developed in 1993-2004 by Vladimir Yefimov, Alexander Tarbeev and Manvel Shmavonyan, with participation of Dmitry Kirsanov. Extended styles were developed in 2004 by Olga Chaeva and Manvel Shmavonyan.

She made the Cyrillic version of Licko's Quartet (2003).

She also created Engravers Gothic, an extended grotesque family (Paratype) based on the Bitstream original. In 2003, Isabella Chaeva added a Bold version. Other cyrillizations include FF Meta, ITC Officina Sans and Serif, and Bell Gothic (1999; after Bell Gothic, 1938, Chauncey H. Griffith). About Pragmatica, Paratype writes: The typeface was designed at ParaType (ParaGraph) in 1989-2004 by Vladimir Yefimov and Olga Chaeva. A spin-off from Encyclopedia-4 type family of the Polygraphmash type design bureau (1987, Vladimir Yefimov and Isay Slutsker). Inspired by Helvetica (Neue Haas Grotesk) of Haas typefoundry, 1957 by Eduard Hoffman and Max Miedinger. Based on the 19th century Grotesque designs, Helvetica brought a new level of mathematical accuracy to the sans serif category. Widely used for many applications, from magazines and books to advertising and headlines. 4 basic styles of Pragmatica were developed in 1989 by Vladimir Yefimov. Eight additional styles were developed in 2003 by Olga Chaeva. Condensed styles were developed in 1993-2004 by Vladimir Yefimov, Alexander Tarbeev and Manvel Shmavonyan, with participation of Dmitry Kirsanov. Extended styles were developed in 2004 by Olga Chaeva and Manvel Shmavonyan. In 2006, she created the jagged script Jaggy (Paratype). In 2007, she added Vermicello (Paratype).

Textbook New (2008, Paratype) is based on Bukvarnaya (TextBook) photocomposing version designed in 1987 by Emma Zakharova. The initial Bukvarnaya for metal composition was created at Polygraphmash in 1958 by Elena Tsaregorodtseva. It was developed for primers and the first level school textbooks. An early sans serif (Grotesque) with half-closed static letterforms.

Kuenstler 165 (2008, Paratype) was extended by Isabella Chaeva: Two weights of Cyrillic version including alternative lc characters were developed by Isabella Chaeva and released in 2008 by ParaType.

In 2010, Vladimir Yefimov and Isabella Chaeva extended and cyrillicized Kuenstler 480 (Bitstream) at Paratype, which in turn was the digital version of Trump Mediaeval (Georg Trump, 1954-1960).

In 2011, she created the lovely curly swashy script typeface Rosabella (ParaType).

Together with Isabella Chaeva, she made PT Mono (2012, Google Web Fonts).

In 2013, Isabella Chaeva and Vladimir Yefimov created a Cyrillic version of Roundhand BT (1966, Matthew Carter) for ParaType.

In 2014, she codesigned Stem, a geometric large x-height Latin / Cyrillic sans serif with optical sizing, with Alexandra Korolkova and Maria Selezeneva at Paratype. This was followed in 2015 by Stem Text.

Codesigner of Kudryashev Display (2015, Isabella Chaeva, Alexandra Korolkova and Olga Umpeleva). Kudryashev Display is a set of light and high-contrast typefaces based on Kudryashev text typeface. In addition to Kudryashev Display and Kudryashev Headline typefaces, the type family includes also two Peignotian sans-serif typefaces of the same weight and contrast, with some alternates. The serif styles were designed by Olga Umpeleva in 2011, the sans styles were created by Isabella Chaeva in 2015 with the participation of Alexandra Korolkova.

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Isay Solomonovich Slutsker

Russian type designer (b. Orel, Russia, 1924, d. 2002). He lost both legs in World War II, but persevered and graduated in 1949 from the Moscow Printing Institute. He started working at the Type Design Department of VNIIPoligraphmash (National Printing Research Institute). From 1991 he worked for ParaType, Moscow. Isay Slutsker worked for major Soviet publishers, Khudozhestvennaya Literatura and Prosveshcheniye, designing and illustrating general fiction literature and textbooks. Slutsker designed many typefaces for a number of scripts and writing systems. Among his Cyrillic and Latin designs are Baltica (1951-2, a spin-off of Candida-Antiqua by Jakob Erbar; in co-operation with Vera Chiminova; Paratype did a revival in 1998); Bruskovaya Gazetnaya ('Slab-serif newstype', 1949; in co-operation with Alexandra Korobkova); Mysl (1986, a makeover of the typeface originally created by Vera Chiminova in 1966); PT Caslon (1962 and 1992, a version of the ATF Caslon; assisted by Tatiana Lyskova and Manvel Shmavonyan; also called Caslon 540); ITC Franklin Gothic Cyrillic (1993; assisted by Tatiana Lyskova); PT BT Humanist 531 Cyrillic (1988, based on the Bitstream version of Syntax, by Hans Eduard Meier; assisted by Manvel Shmavonyan); PT BT Geometric Slabserif 712 (1999, based on the Bitstream version of Monotype Rockwell; assisted by Manvel Shmavonyan); MyslNarrowC (1992-1996, at Intermicro, together with Svetlana Ermolaeva and Emma Zfcharova). Slutsker's Greek typefaces are Obyknovennaya Novaya ('New Standard', 1950s); Rublenaya Slutskera ('Slutsker Sans'; 1960s); Chronos (1980s). Isay Slutsker created several typefaces for Hindi, Bengali, Gujarati and Kannada. He designed two Amharic and one Hangul typeface, Inmin. Slutsker's Humanist 531 Cyrillic was among the winners of Kyrillitsa'99 and won an award at Bukvaraz 2001.

Russian bio. FontShop link. Klingspor link.

View some of Isay Slutsker's digital typefaces. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Iuliia Aseeva

Iuliia Aseeva, aka Thunderwhale Art, is an illustrator and graphic designer based in St. Petersburg. In 2016, she designed the hand-crafted typeface Turntable. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Iuliia Efanova

Aka Julia Musdotter. Russian creator of the vector format typefaces Alphabet With Stitches (2016), Green Wooden Game Alphabet (2016), and Orange (and other colors) Vector Stone Game Alphabet (2016). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ivan Aleksandrovich Kostylev

Russian type designer, b. near Moscow (1905), d. Moscow (1973). Fonts he made include Agat (1968). See also here. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ivan Gladkikh
[TypeType]

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Ivan Gulkov

Russian graphic designer working out of San Francisco. His work includes a few nice Cyrillic typographic pieces, some icon sets and digitally revived Vjaz lettering (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ivan Khmelevsky

Graphic designer from Moscow. He is I am in his final year (BA [Hons] Graphic design&Illustration) at University of Hertfordshire, UK. He made the techno typeface Neu Eichmass (2010). Dafont link. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ivan Kopylov

Russian creator of Chalkboard Typeface (2015) and Great Party 52 (2016, a triled deco typeface). He also made the hand-crafted Kidzoo (2016) and London 52 Rus Condensed (2016). [Google] [More]  ⦿

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: Fungia (display style).

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

Ivan Pivovarov

Designer in Saint Petersburg, Russia. In 2014, he created the Latin / Cyrillic geometric sans typeface family Ufa. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ivan Rogov

Moscow-based graphic designer and illustrator who studied at the British Higher School of Art and Design. Creator of several Latin and Cyrillic display typefaces in 2015. These include Cross Mazigrot. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ivan Semenov

Designer of the Latin/Cyrillic map and information family called Maper (2010) while he was a student at the British Higher School of Art and Design in Moscow. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ivan Sharenkov

Russian type designer who received a TypeArt 05 award for the display family Cathedral and Pattern. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ivan Shumikhin

Russian designer of the free macho octagonal Latin / Cyrillic sans typeface Shumi (2015). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ivan Vasilev
[RockBee]

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Ivan Vetrov

Moscovite graphic designer who made these Latin / Cyrillic typefaces in 2013: Kin Dza Dza (alchemic), and DecoFont (an amalgamation of Fatface and Conqueror Slab). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ivan Zeifert
[Gliphmaker.com]

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Iwan Glasunow

Printer in St. Petersburg, ca. 1870, who ran his own foundry. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Izone

Russian type terminology site. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Jakovlev Type Foundry
[Dimitri Jakovlev]

Dimitri Jakovlev's Moscow-based type foundry which produces mixed Cyrillc/Latin typefaces of high quality. Included are: JTF Studium Sans, JTF Nikolaeff Script, JTF Jakovlev Pixel, JTF Gnosis. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Jane Djurinskaya

Or Jane Jurinskaya. Codesigner with Jovanny Lemonad in 2009 of Unimportant, a Latin/Cyrillic display face. Free download at Typetype. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Jane Kiseleva

Graphic designer from Moscow. During her studies at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design in London, she created the experimental Latin typefaces Overlap Regular (2014) and Ambigram (2014). In 2015, she created the neon light font HOV [HOV=House of Vans in London]. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Jannete Mark

Moscow-based designer of the hipster Cyrillic typeface Mark (2015). [Google] [More]  ⦿

J.S. Petrozavodsk

Russian designer of the Cyrillic typeface ALaRuss. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Juan Francisco Garrido

Moscow-based designer of the squarish typeface Shket (2013) and the angular text typeface Graphirus (2013).

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Julia Abdullina

Moscow-based designer of several experimental typefaces in 2014. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Julia Artamanova
[Julia Krysanova]

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Julia Baranova
[Julia Dreams]

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Julia Dreams
[Julia Baranova]

Julia Baranova (Julia Dreams) is a graduate of the School Of Contemporary Art, class of 2013. Perm, Russia-based creator of the thin connected script typefaces Merry Christmas (2015) and Olesia (2015), Christopher (2015), Happy Newyear (2015), The Valley (2015, brush script), Cleaf (2015), the watercolor script typeface Crispy (2015), Ah Punch (2015), and the monoline sans typeface Woonder (2015).

Typefaces from 2016: Cornish Pasty (outlined, textured and sketched), Fish and Chips, English Castles, Windsor Great Park (+Italic), Worcestershire Sauce (+Press), Smoothie Life, Caprese, Carbonara, Minestrone, Beathrice (connected script). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Julia Fedorenko

Photographer and designer in Krasnodar, Russia, who created the typefaces Olympic80 (2012, prismatic: on the theme of the Olympic circles), Texhnolyze (2012), Masonic (2012, created based on triangles only) and DROP (2012).

In 2013, she created the pixel typeface Com City for a computer store in Krasnodar. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Julia Kors

Moscovite who created Matreshka (2015), Kvadratich (2014, purely geometric Cyrillic font) and Brush (2010). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Julia Krysanova
[Julia Artamanova]

Graduate of BHSAD in Moscow, class of 2013. Aka Julia Artamanova, she presently is a graphic designer in Moscow. Julia created the flared (lapidary) Latin / Cyrillic text typeface Flandria in 2013 togeher with Sergey Pleshkov. This typeface has its dedicated site. Flandria comes in Regular, Italic, Display and Poster (stencil). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Julia Kuznetsova

Moscow-based illustrator, letterer and calligrapher. Flickr page. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Julia Nikolaeva

Designer of the Latin/Cyrillic organic sans typeface Smallbox (2009), which was part of her diploma work at the Moscow Department of Higher British Design School. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Julia Stepanova

Graphic designer in Moscow. Creator of the Latin/Cyrillic typefaces Cilesta (2013, curvy fat didone), Arnie Slab (2013, a wood style fat slab named after Arnold Schwarzenegger), Mr. Fox (2013, script) and Atletic (sic) (2013, octagonal). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Julia Vazhova

Graphic designer and illustrator in Moscow, who created the broad nibbed calligraphic text typeface Tocano (2016) for Latin and Cyrillic. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Julia Zhdanova

Designer of the Latin/Cyrillic text face Artifika (2010) while she was a student at the British Higher School of Art and Design in Moscow. Artifika is a serif type made for packaging. Free download at Cyreal and Google Font Directory in 2011.

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

K. Prokofiev

Russian type designer who created Amsterdam_vp (1999, with Vsevolod Kovtun). [Google] [More]  ⦿

K. Shachalov

Russian designer of an experimental typeface based on the letter "g" (2009). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Kak
[Katerina Kozhukhova]

Kak is a Russian type and design magazine run by Peter Bankov and Katerina Kozhukhova. Alexander Tarbeev designed the typefaces KakC and DenHaag for the mag. This sub-page explains how to tell Bembo, Garamond, Janson, Caslon and Baskerville apart. Katerina Kozhukhova also designed a bouncy hand-printed typeface, Ka (Letterhead). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Karandashev
[Alexey Rud]

Codesigner with Jovanny Lemonad in 2008 of the free typeface FFU Puzzle. Typetype link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Karina Eibatova

Moscow-based graphic designer who created an exquisite set of initials in 2010 called In Love. Aka Ei Ka. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Karymoff

Russian Fontstructor who made the art deco fat typeface Fun Synlex (2011, cloned from Antonio Morata's zhapp3y eyeFS) and the gridded typeface Scene Light (2011). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Karymoff

Russian FontStructor who made the dot matrix typeface Scene Light (2011). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Kasya Denisevich

Contemporary Russian letterer. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Kate

Graphic designer and illustrator in Moscow. She created William Klein Font (2012, named in honor of the photographer, and inspired by his New York 1955 series of photos of skyscrapers), and The Big Air Font (2012, ornamental caps). In 2012, she also published a few cosmic fonts as well as the decorative caps typeface Red Flower (2012).

In 2013, Kate created the connected font Conjoint. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Kate Grekhova

This Russian graphic designer created a hand-printed Latin typeface in 2011. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Kate Shash

Moscow-based designer of the experimental typeface Geom (2016), which was created on a doodled grid. The principle is timeless: draw a grid in some way, no matter how crazy. Then designe all your letters by following lines in that grid. No exceptions. For her school, BHSAD, she designed a set of icons (2016). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Kate Umnova

Graphic designer in Moscow who designed Laundry Font (2014) for a book on Pedro Almodovar's movie The Skin I Live In. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Katerina Gamkova

Moscow-based student-designer of the avant garde sans typeface Taurus (2015). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Katerina Kozhukhova
[Kak]

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Katherine Kate Tatel

During her studies in Moscow, Katherine Kate Tatel created a Latin constructivist alphabet called RDCB (2015). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Katya Elizarova

Graphic designer in Moscow, who created the wavy Cyrillic typeface AcidQuel in 2015. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Katya Salnikova

Moscow-based designer of Fish Font (2012).

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Katya Yugai

Saint Petersburg, Russia-based designed of the typographic Grid Poster (2016). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Kavoon
[Didenko Anton]

Moscow (was: Krasnodar), Russia-based designer of the brush script typefaces Geneva (2016, a fat signage brush font), Florence Brush (2016), Brownie Brush (2016), Jumper Script (2016), Leviafan (2016), Kelium (2016) and Milestone (2016), and the hand-crafted Kelium Grotesque (2016) and Milestone Grotesque (2016).

Typefaces from 2017: Gineva (brush), Mystique Marker, Emerald Script (brush script), Keyline Script (brush script). Creative Market link. Behance link. Graphicriver link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Kazimir Severinovich Malevich

A pioneer of geometric abstract art and the originator of the avant-garde suprematist movement, Kazimir Severinovich Malevich was born in 1879 in Kiev, and died in 1935 in Leningrad. In 1915, Malevich laid down the foundations of Suprematism when he published his manifesto From Cubism to Suprematism. After the October Revolution (1917), Malevich became a member of the Collegium on the Arts of Narkompros, the Commission for the Protection of Monuments and the Museums Commission (from 1918 until 1919). He taught at the Vitebsk Practical Art School in Belarus (1919-1922), the Leningrad Academy of Arts (1922-1927), the Kiev State Art Institute (1927-1929), and the House of the Arts in Leningrad (1930). He wrote The World as Non-Objectivity, which was published in Munich in 1926 and translated into English in 1959. In it he outlines his Suprematist theories.

Typefaces based on his work include:

  • Malevich (2010, Artem Moiseev).
  • NCD Black Square family (2008, by Nippa Downy). Downey writes: The Black Square of Kazimir Malevich is one of the most famous creations of Russian art in the last century. The first Black Square was painted in 1915 to become the turning point in the development of Russian avant-garde..
  • Dynamich (2012, by Giuseppe Cacciatore).
  • Black Square Typeface (2012, Jekabs Osins). A a nihilist experiment, in which each letter is a black square, as in Kazimir Malevich's Black Square painting.
  • Suprematic (2008). An ultra-constructivist typeface by Henric Eugen Bergström.
  • Dick Pape created the scanbat font KazimirMalevichArt2. Download here.
  • Tom Davidson's Malevich (2013).
  • Kama made in 2015 by Ninze Chen-Benchev.
  • Malevich (2015, Olga Tereshenko, BBDO Studio).
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Kir Rostovsky

Moscovite who designed Indy Typeface (2012), a typeface in which the outlines follow one of several segments in an arrangement of lines. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Kira Slepchenkova

Graphic designer from Moscow who is based in London, and who is studying Design for Graphic Communication in London College of Communication, UAL.

Her typefaces include Party Alphabet (2012, ornamental caps). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Kiril Tchouvashew

Designer at Graphic bureau Az-Zet of the Cyrillic/Latin font AZLatinWideC (1990-1995), which is similar to (and just as ugly as) Stephenson Blake's Wide Latin. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Kiril Zhdanov

Illustrator in Saint Petersburg, Russia. Creator of an unnamed circle-based typeface and the straight-edged monoline font Orimi in 2013. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Kirill Klochkov

Russian designer of Quadrotype (2011). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Kirill Malykhin

Khabarovsk, Russia-based designer of the Comic Sans lookalike Laffayette Comic Pro Cyr (2015), the sharp-edged display typeface Kicker Bold (2015), and the connected calligraphic Latin / Cyrillic typeface Restaurants World (2015). In 2016, he created Cyrillic versions (I think) of DarkII, Minimal, Add ULC and Crash Landing BB. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Kirill Rozhkov

Illustrator in Saint Petersburg, Russia. Creator of the angular Cyrillic typeface Lady With Pussies (2012).

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Kirill Sirotin

Moscow-based letterer, and graphic and type designer, b. Tver, 1979. He graduated from the Venezianov Art College in Tver in 1998, and entered Moscow State Printing University. He works in graphic and type design. He received a TypeArt 05 award for the dingbat family OutpuThereIs (or Vykhod Est), which in a prehistoric manner describes copulation and pregnancy. He won Kyrillitsa 99 awards for his typefaces Pupygi and Rybizna. In 2009, his thesis work at the Moscow Department of the British Design School under Ilya Ruderman was the hookish and lively humanist sans serif typeface Gross Kunst, which was later published at Art Lebedev Studio. Deservedly, Gross Kronst / Gross Kunst won an award at Paratype K2009. Kirill works as a graphic designer at Leo Bernett, Moscow. MyFonts page. Behance link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Kirill Tkachov

Also Cyrill Tkachev and Cyrylo Tkachov, depending upon the source. Illustrator and calligrapher. A Ukrainian, Cyrill Tkachev graduated from the Lugansk Taras Shevchenko National University in 2005. He works at the Design Department at Luhansk Taras Shevchenko National Pedagogical University since 2005.

H, the experimental minimalist typeface Absurdity (2009), e made the decorative typeface 9months (2010) and the pixel script typeface Liony (2010). Tkachevica (2011) is a modular and pixel family. Legionary (2011) is an organic sans family in six styles. Bazilic is an informal decorative typeface. Murray Slab (2012) is a 4-style slabby techno family.

In 2013, he published Good Bad Ugly (Western wood type emulation), Kolyada, a roomy scriptish semi-serif.

In 2014, in the middle of the Ukrainian upheaval, he took the pro-Ukrainian side, and created the poster font Lugatype.

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

KLMN Art

Russian designers of KLMN Pixel font 2003, which has Latin and Cyrillic character sets. [Google] [More]  ⦿

KLMNPRST.ru

Russian experimental typography and calligraphy site. Hard to decipher what is going on. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Koivo

Illustrator in Saint Petersburg, Russia. Designer of a colorful decorative all caps alphabet in 2015. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Konstantin Bashenko

Graphic designer, and student at Ural State Academy of Architect and Arts. Creator of the iFontMaker font BK Handy Cyr (2010, hand-printed). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Konstantin Birukov

Saint Petersburg, Russia-based designer of the high-contrast display typeface Admiral (2012) and the Peignotian Cyrillic typeface Herold (2012).

In 2013, he designed the Cyrillic sans typeface Ledokol and the Cyrillic ornamental caps typeface Kirillica Hersonese. In 2016, he designed the hand-crafted Cyrillic typeface Dlja Goroda Tihvin. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Konstantin Boldovskiy
[Konst.ru]

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Konstantin Kabakov

Designer of a Latin/Cyrillic typeface in 2009 upon his graduation from the Moscow Department of Higher British Design School. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Konstantin Karpov

Moscow-based designer of the organic Cyrillic typeface Ostica (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Konstantin V. Boayrko

Typeface designer who russified some Latin fonts in 2003, such as KBBlackWolf, KBDanube, KBTranceform, KBVectroid, KBYear. Some may be found here. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Konst.ru
[Konstantin Boldovskiy]

Moscow-based Russian foundry of Konstantin Boldovskiy (b, 1966, Pereyaslavka, Russia). He graduated in 1988 as an architect from the Khabarovsk Polytechnic Institute. MyFonts link. Creator of Hexadot, Hexadot Thin and Hexadot Light (2011, a textured family), BK Monolith (2010), InSign Hand (2010, an octagonal typeface with a sketched style), BK Bird (2010), and Alya Hand (2010, a curly typeface based on the handwriting of Alya Boldovskaya). Type Tile (2010) is an experimental family. Hexial Pixel 2 (2010) is a dot matrix face.

Typefaces from 2013 include Olymp80 (a techno typeface dedicated to the 1980 Olympic Games in Moscow, inspired by Nikolai Belkov's icons for these games).

Personal Behance link. Behance link. Home page. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Kosta Erdakov

Graphic designer who created Volna (2012), a wavy Latin / Cyrillic font created while he was studying at The British Higher School of Art and Design in Moscow. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Kostya Sasquatch

Moscovite illustrator and multimedia artist. His typefaces are mostly experimental and/or geometric: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Kotta Rainen

Graduate of the British Higher School of Art and Design, Moscow. Saint Petersburg, Russia-based designer of the Bauhaus genre sans typeface Travertine (2015, influenced by Mies van der Rohe), the free art deco sans typeface Flatiron (2015, Latin and Cyrillic), the free casual typeface Five (2015), and Kundera (2016). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Koza Design

Yekaterinburg, Russia-based design studio. Creators of the modular branding typeface Brend G Kamensk Uralskij (2015, Latin and Cyrillic). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Kristina Davydova

Moscow-based designer of the vernacular Cyrillic typeface Street Font (2016). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Kristina Gess

Kristina Gess (aka Sproot, based in Chelyabinsk, Russia) created the Latin paper-cut typeface Dancing Font (2013), the beautiful brushy poster typeface Firenze (2015, for Latin), the equally interesting Cartoon font (2015, also for Latin), Rio (2015), and the hand-crafted Alchemy (2015). Many of her typefaces can be bought at Shutterstock. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Kristina Skoreva

Moscow-based creator of the photographic typeface Ink Alphabet (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ksenia Belobrova

Type designer, calligrapher and lettering artist in Moscow. In 2015, at Artem Gorbunov Design Bureau, she created the script typeface Voltaire, which is based on illustrations in one of Voltaire's books from 1734. Voltaire covers Latin and Cyrillic. Still in 2015, she designed Di Mare, a layered script inspired by Italian restaurant and cafe signs.

In 2016, she designed MT Brush, Allister Rough, the brush signage typefaces Mixed Tape and Mixed Tape Rough, and the heavy monoline script typeface Jonesy.

Typefaces from 2017: Luna Brush (brush script). Artem Gorbunov link. Creative Market link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Ksenia K

Illustrator and designer in Saint Petersburg, Russia. In 2016, she created a squarish Latin typeface for a school project. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ksenia Kotlyarovskaya

During her studies in Moscow, Ksenia Kotlyarovskaya designed the grotesk typeface Neo Frut (2016) for Latin and Cyrillic. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ksenia Semirova

Moscow-based designer of the free hand-crafted typeface Kram (2016) and the free Latin / Cyrillic art deco typeface Dita Sweet (2015, codesigned with Jovanny Lemonad. Download site for Dita Sweet). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ksenia Slavnikova

Moscovite graphic designer and illustrator. Creator of the curly hand-printed typeface My First Type (2011). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ksenia Storozhenko

Graphic designer in Saint Petersburg, Russia. She made a decorative caps face called Workout (2010). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ksenia Yerulevich

Ksenia Yerulevich was born in Novotroitsk, Russia, in 1986. She graduated from The British Higher School of Art and Design (Moscow) with a Type and Typography degree. Since 2011, Ksenia has worked as a type designer and calligrapher at Art. Lebedev Studio.

Creator of the feminine script typeface ALS Fuchsia (2012, Art Lebedev Studio).

In 2013, Ksenia published ALS Malina, a plump packaging and children's book face. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Ksenia Yusupova
[Vavavka's Art]

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Ksusha Miskaryan

Moscow-based designer of the experimental typeface El Lissitzky (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Kulagina

Creator of Glace Accidental Typeface (2012). Kulagina is based in Saint Petersburg, Russia. She describes the process of creating Glace: This typeface was created by transforming Baskerville type into something new. Each letter was drawn on a paper by ink and then pressed with a CD cover. The received print has been scanned and retouched. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Kvartira Belogo

A goldmine with full scans of many old Russian books. [Google] [More]  ⦿

La An

Industrial designer in Moscow who created the display typeface Electroclash (2016).and Olympic Games pictograms (2016). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Lange Type Foundry

Extinct 20th century foundry in Saint Petersburg. Their fonts included Placard, which was an adaptation of Hermes Grotesk (Wilhelm Woellmer, 1911). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Languages, fonts and encodings

Great page by Konstantin Kazarnovsky on encodings and code pages for many languages, especially Cyrillic. Lots of details on Truetype. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Lapin Design
[Serge Lapin]

Serge Lapin (Lapin Design, Yoshkar-Ola, Russia) created the Latin and Cyrillic families Practicum (2009, a sans family free at Dafont) and Gorgon (2008, as gorgeous brush script), Foliage (2007), Pixelofon (2007, pixel face), Pyxis Bold (2006, pixel face) and Bublic (2006, pixel face). Except for Practicum, there are no downloads. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Lara Kravchenko

Omsk, Siberia-based designer of the decorative caps alphabet Celebrity (2016). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Lauritta

Russian designer of the free calligraphic typeface LS Long Calligraphy (2016) and the high-contrast didone typeface family Babylon (2016). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Lebedev Studio
[Roma Voroneshski]

Roma Voroneshski (Lebedev Studio) designed the free Cyrillic screen fonts WebCondensedC and WebSmallC. FON format only. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Leka Lovich

Russian creator of a broken outline shaded signage face, Tsirkusach (2009). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Lena Riabova

Graphic designer from Saint Petersburg, Russia, who graduated from National Academy of Arts and Architecture of Ukraine, faculty of graphic design and fine arts. She created a few experimental Cyrillic typefaces. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Lena Savicheva

Moscow-based designer of the grungy Cyrillic typeface TUF (2012). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Lena Shagieva

Moscow-based illustrator. Home page. Her first font is the grungy Nudrop (2010). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Leo Partus

Saint Petersburg, Russia-based graphic designer and illustrator. Creator of Dia De Los Muertos Font (2013), a spectacular illustrated caps typeface for Cyrillic. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Leonid Silkin

Designer at Graphic bureau Az-Zet of the Cyrillic/Latin fonts AZ HighWayC (1990-1995, similar to Broadway, Morris Fuller Benton, ATF, 1928), and AZ PoligonC (1990-1995). See also here. He also designed the educational font series Didactica (1997), useful for both Latin and Cyrillic. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Leonid Zorin

Russian designer of the Cyrillic/Latin fonts BandyCyr, Blaze, Decorlz (2001) and Whirl Cyrillic (2000).

Fontspace link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Lera Bazankova

Graphic designer in Moscow, who created the multilined Latin typeface Guitar (2014), which uses Avant Garde Gothic's skeleton. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Lesha Melnikov

Russian designer.

Dafont link.

Creator of the dadaist font Jek5 (2012). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Leta Che

Graphic designer in Saint Petersburg, Russia. Creator of the ornamental caps typeface for Latin and Cyrillic called The Life of a Scottish Terrier (2012), and of the Cyrillic display headline typeface Krugosvet (2012). [Google] [More]  ⦿

LetterBe
[Rustam Gabbasov]

LetterBe is Rustam Gabbasov's Russian foundry, located in Ufa, Bashkortostan. He designed Booster and Booster Amp (2005) and Truefaret (2005, stencil). All fonts have Latin and Cyrillic characters. Valery Zaveryaev designed the display typeface Brut (2005), the stencil typeface Marshrut (2005), the fat display family Quadratish (2012) and the octagonal family Teco. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Letterhead Studio IG Fonts
[Illarion Gordon]

Illarion Gordon was born in Moscow in 1958. Since 1996 he works as a freelance illustrator. He is a member of the Letterhead Studio. In 1996, at the Golden Bee Biennale of graphic design, Illarion Gordon was awarded a special prize of ParaGraph International for his typefaces, Probbarius and Strelochnik. He created the Platinum family in 1998, a typeface that wo an award at Kyrillitsa'99. It has the look of a hand-drawn serif face. Illarion Gordon made the fun fonts Strelochnik (1996, irregular hand), Probbarius (1996), Monte Summa (1997), as well as Rahit (1998, kid's handwriting), Rough (2000, blotchy hand), Simpel (kid's hand), St. Valentin (2001), Accept (1998), Kartofel (2000, irregular handwriting), LangobardR (1999), Ospa (1997, funky handwriting), Platinum (1999, informal script).

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

Letterhead Studio VG Fonts
[Valery Golyzhenkov]

Letterhead Studio is located in Moscow. One of its designers, Valery Golyzhenkov (b. 1965, Moscow) cofounded Letterhead Studio, ca. 1998 and has since designed over 100 typefaces. Still based in Moscow, he published the following Cyrillic fonts at Letterhead: 04.07 (1998), AeroBonus (2010-2014: for Aeroflot), Alfavita (awarded at Paratype K2009), Atlas 1904 (2010), Barrytone (2005), Bort#1 (2000), Capitul (2015), CardHolder (1997), Channel (2004-2007: 24-style rectangular family), Chellebrity (2004, screen), DBL Cheque (2009, 22 styles), Cracker (1997), Cubes (2000), DBL Check, Dead Metro (1997, a constructivist family renamed Dead Mementro in 2017), Do Not Touch (1997), Dream Team (2000), First Prize (2016, techno style inspured by Futura Display), Formalista (2001, squarish), Gamering (+Sans, 2009: a game font), Garbage (1997), GarbEdge (1997), Garmony (1997), Grammatika (1997), HandsOn (1997, children's book font), Hole Down (1997), Ice Cola (2000), Kabotage (1998, octagonal), Karkas (2010; images: i, ii), Kassa (2002, octagonal), Kren (1998), Laborant (2000), Lavert Noise (1997), Lexica (2010), Local Xellebrity (2010), Matrrolla (2001, octagonal), Medved (2010, angular), Method Two (2016: organic sans), Mnickers, Mono (2000), Monomania (2017), Musor (1997), Odessa 1832, OneCode (1998), Primitiv (1998), Principal (1998-1999), PsyType (2013, an organic sans family done at Letterhead), Recruit (2004, octagonal), Remont (2000), Romb (2010, a Latin / Cyrillic poster typeface family), Rounded Slab (2009), Rounds (basic dingbats), Silver Winner (2000), Sklad (2000), Stampit (2000), Upadok (1997, futuristic), WTF Didot (2016, by Valery Golyzhenkov and Letterhead for WTFashion Magazine), YE Stencil (2009), Zaplyv (1997), Zanoza (2005).

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

Letterhead Studio VV Fonts
[Vsevolod Vlasenko]

Letterhead Studio is located in Moscow. One of its designers is Vsevolod Vlasenko (b. 1981), who graduated from Stroganov Moscow State University of Arts and Industry, Master of Design program, in 2005. He is currently located in Prague, where he is senior designer at Live Ocean.

He created the typefaces Dreamland Roman (curly letters), Unhooked Roman and Johnny The Hook Roman in 2008-2009. In 2010, he made the playful didone Bookvarium. Insomnia (2007) is a slightly curly almost upright script.

In 2014, he designed Unhooked Cyrillic and the hand-printed Noodle.

Typefaces from 2015: Light Dreams (hyper-curly floriated font).

Behance link. His graphic design and photography studio. Live Ocean link (Vilnius, Lithuania). [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Letterhead Studio YG
[Yuri Gordon]

Letterhead is Yuri Gordon's (b. Moscow, 1958) Moscow-based foundry which publishes mainly Cyrillic fonts. Its coowners are Valery Golyzhenkov and Olga Vassilkova and it was established in 1998. It evolved from Garbage Type Foundry. Not to be confused with Chuck Davis' Letterhead. The main designer is Yuri (or: Jury) Gordon, the Moscow-based designer of the Type Directors Club 1999 award-winning designs Dve Kruglyh and FaRer Cyrillic, available from Paratype. URL at Yakovlev's Foundry. Picture. Article in the Moscow Times (2006), in which he proclaims: Better to make five fun and tasty new display fonts than one old, boring (and you thought it would look fresh!) text font. He is a graphic designer, illustrator, type designer, engraver and copyrighter. He is Art Director of several magazines.

  • Yuri Gordon created AntiQuasi (2008, a nice lightly slabbed serif family), Babaev [1996; inspired by the Russian Art Nouveau typefaces, initially created as a part of a corporate identity programme for Babayevskoye AO of Moscow], Artemius (custom designed family for Art Lebedev Studio), Barrizmo (2004), Bistro (1997, hand-printed), Chantage (2000, handwriting), Conqueror Text, Conqueror Slab and Conqueror Display (large families), Conqueror Sans (2005-2010), Conqueror Text (2005-2010), Costa Brava (2003, fun script described as beach type), Costa Dorada (2003), Dva Probela (1997-1998), Dve Kruglyh (1997, unicase), Excession (1999), FaRer [1994; art deco typeface inspired by the work of Russian graphic artists Vladimir Favorsky (1886-1964) and Ivan Rerberg (1892-1957), especially by Favorsky's lettering of 1924 and by Rerberg's of 1935. Dedicated to the Moscow Underground (Metro). Obtained an award at the 1997 TDC competition], Forward No. 10 (1995-1996), Forward Grotesque No. 9 (1998-2000), Gordoni (his take on Bodoni), hAndy, HotSause (1997, irregular handwriting), Karkas (2004, a manly sans), Little Shift (1999), Method (2002, a sans family), Minusmanscript (1998, calligraphic), Mr. Mixter (2011), Non System (2000), OptiMyst (1997), ResPublicana (1999), Sivtzev Vrazhek (1999, + mono), Michelle (2004, medieval), Naylorville (2004), Probel (1997-1998).
  • Illarion Gordon made the fun fonts Strelochnik (1996, irregular hand), Probbarius (1996), Monte Summa (1997), as well as Rahit (1998, kid's handwriting), Rough (2000, blotchy hand), Simpel (kid's hand), St. Valentin (2001), Accept (1998), Kartofel (2000, irregular handwriting), LangobardR (1999), Ospa (1997, funky handwriting), pLatinum (1999, informal script).
  • Valery Golyzhenkov's fonts from before 2000 are typically destructionist. He made 04.07 (1998), Bort#1 (2000), CardHolder (1997), Chellebrity (2004, screen), Cracker (1997), Cubes (2000), Dead Metro (1997, a constructivist family renamed Dead Mementro in 2017), Do Not Touch (1997), Dream Team (2000), Formalist (2001), Gamering (+Sans, 2009: a game font), Garbage (12997), GarbEdge (1997), Garmony (1997), Grammatika (1997), HandsOn (1997), Hole Down (1997), Hot Sauce (2009, Yuri Gordon), Ice Cola (2000), Kabotage (1998, octagonal), Kassa (2002, octagonal), Kren (1998), Laborant (2000), Lavert Noise (1997), Matrrolla (2001, octagonal), Mono (2000), Musor (1997), OneCode (1998), Primitiv (1998), Principal (1998-1999), Recruit (2004, octagonal), Remont (2000), Rounds (basic dingbats), Silver Winer (2000), Sklad (2000), Stampit (2000), Upadok (1997, futuristic), YE Stencil (2009), Zaplyv (1997), Zanoza (2005).
  • Custom typefaces for companies or special projects: 19 o'clock, AlfaBank, Always, Anteus, Artemius, Alexey, Atlas-1904, Bat Sans, Bat Roman, Calendarus, Carlis, Cifirki, CTC Screen, Digrol, Digimag, Esquire, Gulliver UTS, Gurmania_MA (2004, handwriting), Hi Afisha, In CaST, Ka, Kater, Komet, Kostro, Lumene Script, N.B.T., Nochnoi Dozor, Odessa, Progress Custom, Redd's, Robb Report New, Rolling Stone 2003, Rolling Stone 2005, Romb (2010), Rosbank Sans, RMA 2006, Salon Script (2007, calligraphic), Salon Antiqua (2007), Seventeen, N.Side, W.Side, Sivtzev Vrazhek, Snickers, Sovereign, STS Vizion, Svyaznoy RF (2008, sans), ToShi, Trust, Whiskas lettering, Zabava.
  • Typefaces and/or lettering from 2007-2009: Barocco Mortale (2005-2007curly script), Barocco Mortale Borders, Alfavita (ornamental caps by Goluzhenkov), Fleurs du Mal (2008, a Baudelarian antiqua, mischievous and decadent), DBL Cheque (by Goluzhenkov), Medved (by Goluzhenkov), YE Stencil (by Goluzhenkov), 21Cent (2009, related to Century; +Cyrillic; +Thin; +Black; advertised as not Century, not Clarendon, this fresh family is sure to win awards), Antiquasi (2008), Around the world, Bazaarban (2009, for Harper's Bazaar), href="YuriGordon--Blacksteel-2009.png">Blacksteel, Citizen M (art deco), EsqGuardi (for Esquire), the curly Naska, with accompanying dingbats Naska Kozliki, the bird dingbats Udo Birdo, and more at Flickr.
  • Production in 2012: Digital October, Red Square (constructivist), Red Ring (art deco sans), Baker Street 221B (anglomane grotesque).
  • In 2013: Clarendorf (a hand-printed spoof on Clarendon), Bonvalet (large x-height sans), Bazaart (an art deco typeface for Harper's Bazaar), The drop-dead gorgeous condensed American slab and sans serif typefaces Mr Palker and Mr Palkerson.
  • Typefaces from 2014: 20 Kopeek (sans family with steampunk influences).
  • Typefaces from 2015: Buffon (a spaghetti Western italian typeface), Mr Palker Dad, Mr Palker Dadson.

Author of the acclaimed 384-page book Book of Letters From  to ” (2007, Art. Lebedev Studio).

Behance link. Art by Yuri. Issuu link. Klingspor link. Behance link for Yuri Gordon.

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Lev Alborov

Born in Tskhinvali, South Ossetia, in 1965. In 1982 Alborov graduated from Tskhinvali National High School No.2. He entered the Department of Engineering of the Bauman State Technical University in Moscow (class of 1988). Until 1996 he worked at Tbilisi Aircraft-Building Corporation. Since 1996 Alborov works for the RSO-Alania State Research Center. He gave a license for his type Ger (1998, kaleidoscopic dingbats) to ParaType. This type is based on forms of national Ossetic ornament. Ger won an award at Kyrillitsa '99. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Lev Malanov

Russian designer with Yelena Tzaregorodtseva of the Antiqua typeface Journal (1951-1953, Polygraphmash type foundry). This was based on Excelsior (1931, Chauncey H. Griffith, Mergenthaler Linotype). Digitized as ParaType Journal in 1994. FontShop link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Leyli Bal

Kazan, Russia-based designer of the free Cyrillic typeface Rio (2016), which is unrelated to the typeface used in the Rio 2016 Olympics. [Google] [More]  ⦿

LHFONTS
[Olga Lapko]

Package written in Metafont by Vladimir Volovich, Alexander Berdnikov, Andrey Khodulev and Olga Lapko. Based on Computer Modern and a few other metafont sources, this package covers Cyrillic. As part of Bakoma TeX, the metafont set was converted to type 1 by Basil K. Malyshev using mf2ps. That package now contains 304 type 1 fonts in T2A TeX encoding. The fonts are available in Adobe Type 1 format, in the CM-Super family of fonts. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Lilia Chak
[Gala Studio]

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Lina Grin

Lina Grin (or: Lina Grigorenko, or Alina Grigorenko) is from Moscow, Russia, where she studied at the British Higher School of Art and Design. At that school, she designed the dada paper cutout typeface People Were Here (2011).

She continued her studies at the University of the Arts London / London College of Communication, where she created the experimental circle-based typeface Sigma (2012), the "cloudy" Sky (2013), he playful Jamze (2013), Lily (2013), and the scratchy typeface Saiko (2013).

She also created the experimental geometric Latin typeface Zepta (2011), the free modular typeface family Utopia (2015), Loony (2015, a squarish font), Sex Revolution (2015, an icon font), the free circle-based Greko family, and the free compass-and-rular typeface Draw (2015). Currently, Lina is based in London. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Lina Shalaeva

Moscow-based designer of the Cyrillic connect-the-dots typefaces Eyeye (2015) and Fire Sans (2015), which were school projects at HSE Art and Design School. She also created thge colorful blocky typeface TwoPic (2015). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Lina Tumarkina

For her final project in 2015 at the Tagir Safaev Typography School in Moscow, Lina Tumarkina designed Mathilda Bold, a grotesque typeface for Latin and Cyrillic that is modeled after Morris Fuller Benton's Headline Gothic (1936). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Lisa Parfyonova

Saint Petersburg-based designer whose work includes a symbol font family called Four Seasons (2011). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Lisa Rasskazova
[Contrast Type Foundry]

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Lisaveta Shcheglova

Motion designer in Moscow who created the Cyrillic poster typeface CrossType (2015) and the Cyrillic 3d escher-like typeface NevozmozhnyjShrift (2015). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Liudmila Riumina
[Imperator Kot]

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Liza Mamonova

Moscow-based designer of a modular Latin typeface in 2012. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Liza Serpinskaya

During her studies in Moscow, Liza Serpinskaya designed Square Font (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Lubov Kudrinskaya

Codesigner with Jovanny Lemonad and Oleg Nobr in 2008 of Nobr1, a free Cyrillic round informal face, as well as Nobr2 and the art deco Cyrillic typeface Nobr3. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Lurex Design
[Alexander Samburov]

Alexander Samburov at Lurex Design is the Russian designer (b. 1965) of the Cyrillic version of Pecmyc Festus, by Steve Lundeen. Other Cyrillizations of well-known fonts: Calligrapher, Demian (based on the Letraset version), Flemish Script, Rapier, Stonehenge, Victorian, Vityaz, VivaldiD, Acadian, Battlefield, Chauser, Romvel. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Lyubov Alexeyevna Kuznetsova

Moscow-based type, graphic and book designer (b. Tula, 1928, d. Moscow, 2008). In 1951, after her graduation from Moscow Printing Institute, she joined the type design team of VNII Polygraphmash, and worked there for forty years as a designer, head of the design department, and chief of the oriental type design unit. From 1992 until her death, she was a staff designer at ParaType, Moscow. Kuznetsova specialized in Arabic type design, but also created many Cyrillic and Latin typefaces. Speaker at ATypI 1998 in Lyon on Arabic type design in Russia. Recipient of many design awards and distinctions such as a citation for design excellence for PT Kufi, at the TDC2 1998. CV at bukvaraz. Russian bio. URW link. Obituary at TDC. Her typefaces:

  • Arabic type, often designed in cooperation with the Persian calligraphers Azarbud and Zarrin Hatt and other calligraphers from Egypt and Lebanon. Her typeface PTMariam (1994) is showcased in Huda Smitshijzen AbiFarès' book "Arabic Typography" (Saqi Books, 2001). Other Arabic typefaces: Cairo (1959-1960), Naskhi Aswani (1960), Naskhi Book (1962), Kuznetsova's Ruqaa (1963), Azarbud Display (1972), Zarrin Hatt (1972), Vostok (1972), Kuznetsova's Abridge (1974), Beyrouth (1977), Grot (1977), PT Mariam (1994), PT Hafiz (1994), PT Naskh Ahmad (1994), PT Basra (1994, based on her own Grot typeface), PT Damascus (1994; based on Beirouth, 1977, of Polygraphmash, also by her), PT Nast'aliq (1995), PT Thuluth (1995), and PT Kufi (1997, ParaType), winner of an award at the Type Directors Club in New York in February 1998.
  • Cyrillic typefaces:
    • ParaType Academy (1989). Academy was designed near 1910 at the Berthold type foundry (St.-Petersburg) based on the typeface Sorbonna (H. Berthold, Berlin, 1905), which represented the American Typefounders' reworking Cheltenham of 1896 (designers Berthram G. Goodhue, Morris F. Benton) and Russian typefaces of the middle of 18th century. The modern digital version is created in 1989 by Kuznetsova. The decorative style was added in 1997 by A.Tarbeev. Tarbeev link.
    • Bannikovskaya (1946-1951) was revived by Kuznetsova as ParaType Bannikova (1999-2001). Designed at Polygraphmash type design bureau in 1946-51 by Galina Bannikova, inspired by Russian Grazhdansky early- and mid-18th century typefaces as well as Roman humanist typefaces of the Renaissance. URW states: With the archaic features of some characters the typeface is well recognized because of unique shapes. It is one of the best original typefaces of the Soviet typography. The typeface is useful in text and display composition, in fiction and art books. The revised, improved and completed digital version was designed at ParaType in 2001 by Lyubov Kuznetsova.
    • ParaType Bazhanov (2000). URW writes: "PT Bazhanov TM was designed at Polygraphmash type design bureau in 1961 by Michael Rovensky (1902-1996). Based on the lettering by Moscow book designer Dmitry Bazhanov (1902-1945). Old-fashioned flavor of this design recreates the Soviet hand-lettering style of the 1940s. For use in title and display typography. The digital version was developed for ParaType in 2001 by Lyubov Kuznetsova." Paratype link.
    • ParaType Elizabeth (1999). A great modern typeface about which URW writes: "The hand composition typeface was developed at the Ossip Lehmann type foundry (St. Petersburg) in 1904-07 (after designs by Alexander Leo?). It was redeveloped at Polygraphmash in 1960s for slugcasting composition. Named after Russian Empress Elizabeth I (1709-61). Based on typefaces of George Revillon type foundry of 1840s, though some characters' shapes were redrawn similar to Russian Academy of Sciences typefaces (mid-18th century). Sharp contrast, strong weight Modern Serif with archaic flavor. The typeface is useful in text and display composition, in fiction, historical, and art books, especially connected to the 18th or 19th centuries. It looks great in Russian classical literature such as Pushkin and Gogol works. The revised, improved and completed digital version was designed at ParaType in 2001 by Lyubov Kuznetsova." Paratype link.
    • ParaType Kuzanyan (2001). This modern typeface was designed at the Design Studio of Igor Nastenko by Igor Nastenko, and was based on Granit (1966, Pavel Kuzanyan). Digitized at Paratype in 2001.
    • ParaType Literaturnaya (1996), after a 1937 original by A. Shchukin and T. Breyev. URW writes about this Elzevir typeface: Designed at NII OGIZ type design bureau circa 1940. Based on Latinskaya (St.-Petersburg, 1901), Cyrillic version of Lateinische. The digital version was developed at ParaType in 1996 by Lyubov Kuznetsova. The favorite text typeface of Soviet typography. Allen Hutt writes in A revolution in Russian typography (Penrose Annual, Volume 61. New York: Hastings House, 1968): The survival of this De Vinne-style type, from the worst design period of old Imperial Germany, in the premier Socialist country in the latter part of the twentieth century, is a typographical phenomenon as unique as it is deplorable.
    • ParaType Neva (2002). URW: "Neva Regular with Italic was created by Moscow book and type designer Pavel Kuzanyan (1901-1992) at Polygrafmash in 1970 for slugcasting and display composition. Based on simple strict letterforms of Russian classical typefaces. Neva typeface was rewarded on the Gutenberg international type design contest in 1971 (Leipzig). The typeface is useful in text and display composition, in fiction and art books. The digital version and bold styles were designed for ParaType in 2002 by Lyubov Kuznetsova."
    • ParaType New Journal (1997). Antiqua family. URW: "The typeface was designed at the Polygraphmash type design bureau in 1951-53 by Lev Malanov, Elena Tsaregorodtseva et al. Based on Cyrillic version of Excelsior, 1931, of Mergenthaler Linotype, by Chauncey H. Griffith. Excelcior Cyrillic was developed in 1936 in Moscow by Professor Michael Shchelkunov, Nikolay Kudryashev et al. A low-contrast text typeface of the Ionic - "Legibility" group."
    • ParaType Quant Antiqua (1989). Antiqua family. URW: The typeface was designed at the Polygraphmash type design bureau in 1989 by Lyubov Kuznetsova. Based on the typeface Literanutnaya (Latinskaya) (Berthold, St.-Petersburg, 1901), a version of Lateinisch typeface (of Berthold in Berlin, 1899. For use in text matter.
    • ParaType Svetlana (1996). Antiqua family. URW: "Designed in 1976-81 by Michael Rovensky (1902-1996) as the body text companion of his Bazhanov Display typeface (1961), of Polygraphmash typefoundry. Based on the lettering by Moscow book designer Dmitry Bazhanov (1902-1945). With old-fashioned flavor, this design recreates the Soviet hand-lettering style of the 1940s. The digital version was developed at ParaType in 1996 by Lyubov Kuznetsova."
    • ParaType Telingater Display (2001). Elegant display family based on Telingater Display, by Solomon Telingater, 1959, Polygraphmash. URW: "The typeface was awarded the Silver Medal at the International Book Art Exhibition (IBA-59) at Leipzig (Germany) in 1959. Light flared sans serif with calligraphic flavor and low contrast between main strokes and hairlines."
    • ParaType Xenia (1990). Heavy slab serif. Paratype link.
    • ParaType Xenia Western (1992). Condensed version of the Egyptian typeface Xenia.
    • She made a Cyrillic version of ITC Bookman (1993).
  • Paratype Bachenas (2003), after work by Violdas Bachenas.
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Lyubov Kuznetsova
[Academy]

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Lyubov Solovieva

Moscow-based designer of several alphabets in 2011. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Lyudmila Mikhailova

Russian calligrapher. Milanette is a set of 74 original vignettes and flourishes designed by her and released in 2011 by Paratype. She also made the flower dingbat font Milafleur (2011).

In 2011, she published her calligraphic script Millettre at Paratype. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Madam Saffa
[Alena Marusena]

Alena Marusena (Madam Saffa, Russia) designed the watercolor brush typeface watercolor Alphabet (2015). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Mailart.ru

Russian type blogs. Another type blog there. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Maks Bogatyrev

Russian designer of Garnitura Hand, a readable hand-printed set of Latin and Cyrillic characters. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Manvel Shmavonyan

Moscow-based Armenian type designer (b. 1960, Artashat, Armenia) and graphic artist. In 1984 graduated from the Moscow Poligraphic Institute, department of Polygraphic Product Design. He worked for the Type Department of Committee of Print in Yerevan, and for the publishing houses Ayastan, Luys and Sovetakan Grokh. At Microsoft's request, in 1999, he was consulted for the Armenian section of the Sylfaen project.

Creator of PT Margarit Armenian and Asmik (1997, Armenian, based on PT Petersburg, 1992, by Vladimir Yefimov), available from ParaType, where he is an active type designer. These fonts won awards from the Type Directors Club in 1999.

At ParaType, he also published Propisi Cyrillic + western (1997, a school script family), PT Henman Pictograms (2001, based on Armenian ornaments revived by Henrik Mnatsakanyan), Cooper BT (2000, a Cyrillic version of the Bistream family by the same name), Henman Western, Karolla Western (2002, art nouveau face, based on an alphabet of Lucian Bernhard, 1912), Zagolovochnaya Western (2002, based on a Caslon model from 1725), Haverj Western (2004, flared mini-serifed typeface with an f and a j ready for the paralympics), PT Margarit (1997, based on PT Bodoni by A. Tarbeev), Bardi (2004, Paratype, an extra compressed decorative stenciled typeface based on the lettering created in 1970s by the Armenian type designer Henrik Mnatsakanyan (1923-2001)), Haverj (2004, Paratype, also based on Mnatsakanyan's work), and PT Noah (1997, to accompany Tagir Safayev's PT FreeSet, 1992).

Asmik, and Humanist 531 Cyrillic (the latter codesigned with Isay Slutsker) won awards at Bukvaraz 2001.

In 2007, he designed the text and display family Susan (Paratype; award winner at Paratype K2009), which was named after his wife. Award winner at Granshan 2008.

In 2010, he designed the Ripe Apricot humanist sans family (ParaType). Narevik (2011, Paratype) is a dynamic low contrast design with slightly rounded triangle serifs.

In 2011, he created the free Google Web Font Marmelad, meant for headlines.

Jacques Francois and Jacques Francois Shadow (2012, Cyreal) were codesigned with Alexei Vanyashin. They are revivals of the Enschedé no. 811 type specimen (ca. 1760) by Jacques François Rosart (1714-1774), made for Enschedé Printing House. Free at Google Web Fonts.

Typefaces from 2013: Vaccine (a slab serif family, ParaType). This was followed in 2014 by the humanist Vaccine Sans (2014, with the help of Alexandra Korolkova and Gayaneh Bagdasaryan).

In 2015, he made Levnam (ParaType), a sans with wide proportions for small text.

In 2016, Alexander Lubovenko and Manvel Shmavonyan codesigned the 30-style Latin / Cyrillic workhorse sans typeface family Mediator.

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

Marath Salychow

Marath Salychow (b. 1980) is the Moscow-based designer of the free typefaces Alhueia (2001, for Greek) and Akademie Alte (2016, for Latin and Cyrillic; based on a Berthold original from 1910). Open Font Library link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Margarita D

Moscow-based designer of various Cyrillic typefaces in brush or German expressionist styles (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Margarita Semenova

Graphic designer and illustrator in Moscow, who created the Cyrillic Street Font, the experimental Tokyo Brief Cyrillic, and Olympic Pictograms in 2016. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Mari Po

Saint Petersburg, Russia-based designer of the postmodernist neo deco decoratove caps alphabet Memphis 92017). Shutterstock link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Maria Cherevan

Russian designer of the free grungy brush typeface Kosmos (2016). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Maria Danilova
[The inkpot fonts]

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Maria Dolgich

Maria Dolgich (Tomsk, Russia) created Astron (2013), a constellation connect-the-dots typeface, and the chromatic p[ixelish typeface Zoom Zoom Stage (2013). In 2015, she designed the chromatic typeface Jazzy, and in 2016 the 3d typeface Open Space and the experimental typefaces Sever and Ellipse. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Maria Doreuli

Maria Doreuli (Moscow) earned her Master degree in graphic design from Moscow State University of Printing. During that time she attended Alexander Tarbeev's type design workshop. During 2009-2012 she worked on RIA Novosti's corporate identity projects. Winner at the Letter 2 competition in 2011 with the serif text family William (2011), which was her graduation project. This contemporary interpretation of Caslon also won First Prize in the Cyrillic typeface category at Granshan 2011. William Headline won at New Cyrillic 2012. Finally, in 2016, William was published by Typotheque. It is available in three optical sizes, a Text version with a large x-height for smaller text from 7 to 12pt, a Subhead version for use at 14 to 30 points, and Display version for text larger than 36 points.

In 2011 she was named a designer of the year by the Russian newspaper Akzia. In 2012, Maria started type design studies at the KABK in Den Haag. Her graduation typeface there was the reverse contrast display typeface Chimera (2013). Chimera won an award at TDC 2014. It won the Silver Prize in the Latin category at the Morisawa Type Design Competition 2014.

In 2014, Maria Doreuli, Krista Radoeva, and Elizaveta Rasskazova codesigned 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.

Speaker at ATypI 2013 in Amsterdam: The contrast between Russian and Bulgarian Cyrillic.

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Maria Kirilina

Tula, Russia-based designer of a Cyrillic logotype in 2015 that ended up in the logo of the city of Cherdin. She also designed the grungy brush typeface Grange (sic) (2015). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Maria Kotciurzhinskaia

Russian designer of frilly and flowery decorations. She created the vintage calligraphic font Victoria's Letters in 2015 (Latin). Aka Fleur Art. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Maria Luarvik

Type designer from Bryansk, Russia, b. 1982. Creator of the hand-printed poster typeface Blooming (2012) and accompanying ornamental typeface called Blooming Deco (2012, Gaslight).

In 2013, she published Kiddy (a children's book font, Gaslight), the hand-drawn caps typeface Clumsy (Gaslight) and the bouncy Latin / Cyrillic cartoon font Bully Girl (with Valery Zaveryaev, Gaslight), which comes with the dingbat typeface Bully Kids.

In 2014, Valery Zaveryaev and Maria Luarvik codesigned the heavy counterless angular typeface Dotee at Gaslight. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Maria Mizeritskaya

Codesigner with Jovanny Lemonad (Ivan Gladkikh) of the constructivist Latin / Cyrillic typeface TT Bricks (2016). See also the commercial version of TT Bricks. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Maria Polikarpova

Moscow-based designer of the Latin / Cyrillic display typeface Kosmos (2016). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Maria Rodigina

Graphic designer in Saint Petersburg, Russia. Creator of the Latin / Cyrillic school project typeface Rudiger (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Maria Sabotage

Designer in Moscow who runs Sabotage Design Studio. Behance link. Creator of the grungy spindly Cracked Font (2011). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Maria Selezeneva

Russian type designer. In 2014, she cooperated with Alexandra Korolkova on a revamped Journal Sans typeface at Paratype, called Journal Sans New (Latin and Cyrillic). This is a major extension as explained by Paratype:

The Journal Sans typeface was developed in the Type Design Department of SPA of Printing Machinery in Moscow in 1940-1956 by the group of designers under Anatoly Shchukin. It was based on Erbar Grotesk by Jacob Erbar and Metro Sans by William A. Dwiggins, the geometric sans-serifs of the 1920s with the pronounced industrial spirit. Journal Sans, Rublenaya (Sans-Serif), and Textbook typefaces were the main Soviet sans-serifs. So no wonder that it was digitized quite early, in the first half of 1990s. Until recently, Journal Sans consisted of three typefaces and retained all the problems of early digitization, such as inaccurate curves or side-bearings copied straight from metal-type version. The years of 2013 and 2014 made "irregular" geometric sans-serifs trendy, and that fact affected Journal Sans. In the old version curves were corrected and the character set was expanded by Olexa Volochay. In the new release, besides minor improvements, a substantial work has been carried out to make the old typeface work better in digital typography and contemporary design practice. Maria Selezeneva significantly worked over the design of some glyphs, expanded the character set, added some alternatives, completely changed the side-bearings and kerning. Also, the Journal Sans New has several new typefaces, such as true italic (the older font had slanted version for the italic), an Inline typeface based on the Bold, and the Display typeface with proportions close to the original Erbar Grotesk. The new version of Journal Sans, while keeping all peculiarities and the industrial spirit of 1920s-1950s, is indeed fully adapted to the modern digital reality. It can be useful either for bringing historical spirit into design or for modern and trendy typography, both in print and on screen.

Her second project from 2014 was Stem, a geometric large x-height Latin / Cyrillic sans serif with optical sizing codesigned with Alexandra Korolkova and Isabella Chaeva at Paratype. This was followed in 2015 by Stem Text.

Still in 2014, she designed Yefimov Serif: Yefimov Serif is a contemporary serif face, with low contrast, squarish shapes of round glyphs and emphasized businesslike nature. It is one of the last original typefaces by Vladimir Yefimov. Yefimov Serif will suit perfectly for business texts, periodicals and corporate identity. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Marina Apevalina

Moscow-based designer of the Cyrillic potato font Potato Font Sunset (2015). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Marina Bakhireva

Russian type designer, who created the dynamic hand-printed typeface Freaky (2009, Paratype). [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Marina Danilevskaya

Moscow-based graphic designer. Creator of Lirom (2013, a very thin Cyrillic display face). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Marina Hvo

Krasnoyarsk, Russia-based designer of the dadaist HVO script (2014, Latin and Cyrillic). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Marina Hvo

Krasnoyarsk, Russia-based designer of Circus Font (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Marina Koroleva

During her studies in Saint Petersburg, Russia, in 2015, Marina Koroleva created several display typeface such as Convex, Feature, Destruction. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Marina Tsacheeva

Russian illustrator of fantastic posters. She created a beautiful animal alphabet called 33 Bukashki (2009). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Marina Zakynian

During her graphic design stuies in Moscow, Marina Zakynian created the serifed text typeface family Hernan (2013) for Latin and Cyrillic. For the development of this low-contrast typeface, she started from a Venetian model. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Mariya Butyrina

Moscow-based designer of a connect-the-dots typeface in 2016. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Mariya Domnikova

Aka Marusya Chaika. Monino, Russia-based designer of the free Latin / Cyrillic script typeface Marutya (2014). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Mariya Sych

Saint Petersburg, Russia-based designer of the blackletter-style Cyrillic font Bekar (2015). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Mary Egorova

Moscow-based foundry which designed the folded paper typeface Tranglego (2009), a modular triangle-based font made in Tagir Safayev's workshop at the Higher Academic School of Graphic Design, Moscow. Behance link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Mary Komary

Based in Saint Petersburg, Russia, Mary Komary designed a decorative architectural all caps typeface depicting the city of Vladivostok (2016). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Mary Tolstova

Moscow-based designer of a couple of decorative caps alphabets for Milk magazine (2016). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Masha Bardak

Moscow-based designer of Rbichigy Mashbin (2015), a squarish computer emulation typeface that was inspired by the music of the Russian punk-rock band. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Masha Barsukova

During her studies in Moscow, Marsha Barsukova designed Monstro (2013, monster dingbats) and Makaka (2013, an African-themed typeface). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Masha Chuprova

Irkutsk, Siberia-based designer of the sharp-serifed Latin typeface Rude (2016). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Masha Er

Designer in Saint Petersburg, Russia. In 2016, she created the hand-crafted typeface Shy Pincess. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Masha Fedorovskaya

Moscow-based creator of the grid-based typeface Insecta (2012). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Masha Kaloshina

Russian designer of Forest, an all caps font with exquisite trees. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Masha Nickol

Moscow, Rissia-based designer of a scribbly Cyrillic display typeface (2017). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Masha Solyankina

Moscow-based designer of the display typeface Hunt Type (2012), for Latin and Cyrillic. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Masha Tamgina

Russian creator of the experimental typeface Quartz (2012). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Max Kuzhegetov
[Max Kuzhegetov, Mikhail Rul, and Larisa Shibarova]

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Max Kuzhegetov, Mikhail Rul, and Larisa Shibarova
[Max Kuzhegetov]

Together, Moscow-based Max Kuzhegetov [Behance link], Mikhail Rul [Behance link], and Larisa Shibarova created the Cyrillic DangerFont (2012). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Max Lukashevich

Moscow-based designer of the bitmap typeface Taylor (2015). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Max Orloff
[Pen Art]

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Maxim Avdeev
[Amazingmax]

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Maxim Shtok

Moscow, Russia-based designer of the straight-edged Latin / Cyrillic display typeface XYZ (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Maxim Zhukov

Maxim Zhukov (b. Moscow, 1943) specializes in multilingual typography. He was a typographic coordinator for the United Nations in New York from 1977 until 2003. Solomon Telingater was one of his mentors. Early on, he designed some typefaces such as Meandr (1972). He taught at the Moscow Printing Institute in 1984-1985, and at the British School of Art and Design in Moscowand is affiliated with the Type Directors Club and ATypI. He now teaches at Parsons School of Design in New York. He also taught a course on advanced typography at The Cooper Union, also New York.

Alternate URL. He co-authored (with George Sadek, who died in 2007) Typography: Polyglot (1991) and its second edition, Typographia Polyglotta (1997). Bio in Russian. Maxim lives in the Bronx. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Maya Lagunova

Perm, Russia-based designer of the script typefaces La Femme (2015) and Annabel (2015), and the hand-crafted typeface Winter Time (2015).

In 2016, she designed the brush script typeface Alice Morning and Martha Script. Behance link. Creative Market link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Media Lab
[Dmitriy Chirkov]

In 2015, Dmitriy Chrirkov (or: D.C. Store, or: Media Lab, located in Moscow) created the brush typefaces Lovehearts, Cascade, Foliage, Something Wild, Pepper Mint, Summertime (watercolor brush), Breathe, Starshine Script, Seashore (an attractive dry brush style), The Moment, Cupcake, Anemone, Water, Adventurer, Sweet Brush, You & Me, Beverly Script, Sabrina, Onevia, Andrea and Dreamboat. He also created the Treefrog-style gonzo script typeface Sileighty and the hand-crafted typefaces Scratchy, Julia's Dream, Begonia, Matryoshka (hand-crafted Cyrillic sans) and Simpleton.

Typefaces from 2016: Anabella Script, Adventure (script), Mericella (calligraphic), Gracia (calligraphic), Joshico, Lauren (a free script font), Journey (brush script), Angelica (calligraphic), Angelica Sans, Alphabet Pony (brushed and calligraphic), Lavanda (script), Obsidian (calligraphic), Cotasia (calligraphic script), Reconsider (calligraphic script), Pechenka, September (brush script), Happy Life, Melina (brush script), Sensation (brush script), Carolina (calligraphic script), Honeyflower, Cortney (connected script), Just Love Script, Aerostat, Starbright, Watchtower, Hey Baby, Modern Magic, Cornflower (calligraphic), Honeyflower, Guatemala, Flashlight Display, Johana (brush script), Wild Berry, Dearhearts, Sladosti Cyrillic, Sweethearts, Evergreen, Honeyflower.

Typefaces from 2017: Jemmy, Sallie (brush style), Cartina (a great painter's brush script), Loreal Script.

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

Memory.rsl

Archive of full scans of many old Cyrillic texts. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Mepoyd Ptyo

Russian designer of (the Cyrillic version of) Blaze. [Google] [More]  ⦿

MetaType

From its developer, Serge Vakulenko: "Metatype is a set of utilities and scripts for creating TrueType fonts using Metafont language. It also includes two font families, named TeX and TeX Math, based on the D. Knuth's Computer Modern fonts, but extended with Greek, Cyrillic and other characters. Metatype and TeX fonts can be used under the GPL license." The TeX family consists of TeXBold, TeXBoldItalic, TeXItalic, TeXMono, TeXMonoItalic, TeXMath, TeXMathBold, TeXMathBoldItalic, TeXMathItalic, TeXNarrow, TeX, TeXSans, TeXSansBold, TeXSansBoldItalic, TeXSansItalic, TeXWide. It comes in TTF and BDF formats. Free software in pre-alpha development, for Windows and X11/UNIX/Linux. The code is in C and Python. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Michael Ageev

Russian designer of BedrockCyr after an original by Corel. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Michael Chereda

Ekaterinburg, Russia-based creator of the free information design grotesque face Casper (2012). This typeface covers Latin and Cyrillic.

Chereda also created an experimental Cyrillic pixel font in 2009.

In 2013, Michael published the free Latin / Cyrillic text typeface Marta and the free Latin / Cyrillic sans typeface Bravo.

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Michael Golovachev
[Scorpy Design Studio]

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Michail Kishkarev

Moscovite creator of the geometric experimental typefaces Karlygash (2013, free) and Mignon (2013, Cyrillic). In 2017, he designed the Cyrillic poster typeface Christmas Kotor (2017), which is named after Kotor in Montenegro. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Mihail Grigorevich Rovenskiy

Russian type and book designer (1902-1996), who worked for the publishing houses Izogiz, Goslitizdat and Izdatelstvo Inostrannoy Literaturi as art and technical editor. Staff type designer at VNII Polygraphmash from 1952-1972. Typeface creations: Bazhanov Display (Diploma of the Second Degree at All-Union Graphic-Poster-Book Exhibition in 1957), New Journal (1963; 1992-1995, Intermicro), Svetlana (1976-1981). At Polygraphmash, he created Bazhanov (1961, based on the lettering of Moscow book designer Dmitry Bazhanov (1902-1945). Paratype says (sic): Old-fashioned flavor of this design recreates the Soviet hand-lettering style of the 1940s). In 1976-1981, he designed the body text to accompany the latter face: Svetlana. ParaType link. FontShop link. Pic.

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Mihhail Zubehhin

Creator of the old Slavonic typeface Klimentovica&Kurilovica (2007), which can be found here. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Mike VRPV

Kirov, Russia-based designer of the free avant-garde sans typeface family How (2015). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Mikhail Efremov

Tula, Russia-based designer and art director, who created the (Latin) Cyrillic simulation face Samovar (2016). Samovar also has a Cyrillic version. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Mikhail Kapralov

Moscow-based designer of an experimental squarish cyrillic typeface in 2017. Bella.

  • Blick (2008, ParaType): a decorative sans.
  • Cometa.
  • Deca Sans and Deca Serif. It was designed to be readable at small sizes, thanks to its low contrast.
  • Elina and Elina Decor (2011). A graceful, decorative and calligraphic set of typefaces.
  • Emploi (2009: Emploi Travesti and Emploi Ingenue) is pure calligraphic pleasure.
  • Express (2001): a Cyrillic version of a brush typeface by the same name designed for Ludwig&Mayer in 1957 by Walter Hoehnisch.
  • Hortensia (2000). A calligraphic typeface.
  • Iowan Old Style (2017, Paratype). This is the Cyrillic extension of John Downer's Iowan Old Style (1990, Bitstream).
  • Journal.
  • Kudryashev.
  • Liana (1998, TypeMarket): a flowing script based on Lainie of Soft Horizons.
  • Lockon (2008, ParaType): a slightly curly hanprinted script.
  • Margon (2012, Paratype). This was a major contribution---a serif font family with a temperate design, i.e., small serifs, moderate contrast, and tiny roundings on the corners. The Margon font family consists of 18 members divided into 4 groups of different proportions with indices 360, 380, 400, 430.
  • Master Flo (2007): simulation of a broad-nibbed pen.
  • Melody.
  • Mirandolina (2008, ParaType): a freestyle serif typeface family in seven styles.
  • Mister Earl .
  • Motiv (2003, Paratype). A cursive calligraphic script for Latin and Cyrillic.
  • Nat Flight (2009, ParaType). A text family.
  • Nat Grotesk (2007, Paratype). A geometric sans family.
  • Nat Vignette (2000-2002): a great set of ornamental and border typefaces).
  • NataliScript (2000). A calligraphic script.
  • Orbi Sans (2011) and Orbi (2010).
  • Pallada (2008, ParaType) has the same genetic roots as Mirandolina but comes in only 4 styles.
  • Prospect (1997-2001).
  • Sans Rounded (TypeMarket, 1998): an extension of VAG Rounded.
  • Scientia (2016, Paratype): a neutral sans for scientific publications.
  • Selina (2007). A 9-style low-contrast modern type family.
  • Vesna. Zapf Elliptical 711.

    Klingspor link. MyFonts interview.

    View Natalia Vasilyeva's typefaces. Another listing of Natalia Vasilyeva's typefaces. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

  • Natalia Yanina

    Designer of the Latin/Cyrillic roman typeface Itelica (2009), which was part of her diploma work at the Moscow Department of Higher British Design School. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Natalie Dinnikova

    Graphic design student at the Polytechnic University of Saint Petersburg. She created a delicate display typeface called Tahoma Optical (2011). [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Natalie Thomson

    Natalie Thomson is a children's book illustrator based in Russia. In 2015, she created the fun decorative caps typeface Foppish Birdie for Latin and Cyrillic. Behance link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

    Nataliya Kokornova

    Saint Petersburg, Russia-based designer of the op-art Cyrillic typeface Polosa (2015) and of the experimental typeface Charms (2015), whichh was inspired by the work of Daniil Ivanovich Kharms. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Nataliya Rashkina

    Illustrator and designer in Moscow who created Railway (2012), a Latin typeface that is based on a pattern of crossing railroad tracks. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Natalya Smirnova

    Saint Petersburg, Russia-based designer of the experimental geometric 3d Cyrillic typeface Graphic Archaeology (2016), which was created as a project for the British Higher School of Art and Design. Home page. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Natasha Anisimova
    [Sobaka Pavlova]

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    Natasha Merculova

    Graphic designer and illustrator in Ramenskoye, Russia. She created a special ornamental Cyrillic all caps typeface called Animalphabet (2011). [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Natasha Oi

    Natasha Oi practices graphic design, infographics, and photography in Saint Petersburg, Russia. In 2010, she designed Symbolical font (2010). In 2011, she created an all-caps ransom note font for the brochure and invitations for the Japanese fashion designer Issey Miyake. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    neooNPixels

    Russian font forum for discussing new commercial typefaces. In Russian. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    New Cyrillic

    Cyrillic typeface competition with a December 31, 2012 deadline. Unlike many competitions in which participants and winners have to pay, this competition actually pays the winners---there is a 15,000 Euro prize fund for the top three. The top ten projects for 2012:

    • Amsterdam by Evgeny Filippov
    • Argena Regular by Tomi Dzurovski
    • CloneRound Regular by Tomi Dzurovski
    • Flauto by Yuliya Tigina
    • Kalimantan by Ana Kutina
    • Mamontov Sans by Oleg Matsuyev
    • Metrofont Regular by Artyom Utkin
    • Napoleon by Ana Kutina
    • Ringvaart by Aleksander Koltsov
    • William Headline by Mariya Doryeuli
    Of these, the three lucky winners were Flauto by Yuliya Tigina, Metrofont Regular by Artyom Utkin, and William Headline by Mariya Doryeuli. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    New Ruble Sign

    Discussion of the new ruble sign by Yuri Gordon. In Russian. The Russian ruble sign, approved in 2013, looks like a Latin P (the Russian R) with an extra horizontal bar underneath. Easy to remember. Good consistent design. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Nick Nedashkovskiy

    Saint Petersburg, Russia-based designer of the Cyrillic typefaces Condens (2015, condensed) and Old Pixel (2015). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Nick Niedaszkowski

    Saint Petersburg, Russia-based designer of the Cyrillic typeface Condens (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Nick Yartsev

    Moscow-based designer of the free pixel typeface Balaclava (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Nickolai Yegorov

    Russian graphic designer and digital artist from Saint Petersburg, who created these great visit cards. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Nickolay Boltachev

    Kirov, Russia-based type and graphic designer. Creator in 2008 of BeckettGothic (blackletter), Veloprofy (bike chain-inspired glyphs), Podval (type in the form of pressure meters), a few Cyrillc sans typefaces, and Slash (an oriental simulation typeface in Cyrillic). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Niia Frost

    Saint Petersburg, Russia-based creator of several Latin typefaces in 2013. She also made some op-art designs. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Nikita Kanarev
    [Nikita Kanarev]

    Nikita Kanarev (Barnaul, Siberia) set up his own typefoundry in 2014. His typefaces include Srotsky (2014, a Latin/Cyrillic typeface that simulates stonecut lettering) and Sirin (2014, a Latin / Cyrillic experment with over 8000 ligatures). Behance link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

    Nikita Kanarev
    [Nikita Kanarev]

    [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

    Nikita Kita

    Saint Petersburg, Russia-based designer of the free curly display typeface Monster Regular (2016). [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Nikita Sologubovskiy

    Artist, illustrator and designer based in Moscow. In 2016, he designed the squarish modular Latin typeface absurde (2016). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Nikita Vsesvetskii
    [Soft Union]

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    Nikolai Aleksiev

    Russian type designer. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Nikolai Belkov

    Russian graphic designer, who was selected to design the pictograms for the 1976 Olympic Games in Moscow. He did go about it in a systematic and geometric way. A bit of the history: On the OCOG-80’s request, graduates from several art colleges took up the design of the pictographs of the insignia as the theme of their dissertations. With the help of the research institute of industrial aesthetics, the Organizing Committee chose the work submitted by Nikolai Belkov, a Mukhina Art School graduate from Leningrad. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Nikolai Sirotkin

    Nikolai (Nick) Sirotkin is the Russian designer of fonts such as Taumfel (2011, connected script), Filada (2003), Billiard and Mini.

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

    Nikolai Slobodin

    Designer of the Latin/Cyrillic family Verba Sans (2009), which was part of his diploma work at the Moscow Department of Higher British Design School. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Nikolay Babanakov

    Russian designer of the hand-crafted Latin typeface Kombucha (2016). [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Nikolay Dubina
    [D-Studio (Moscow)]

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    Nikolay Nikolayevich Kudryashev

    Also, Nikolai Nikolajewitsch Kudryashev. Russian type designer, b. Moscow, 1908, d. Moscow, 1981. His name is also written Kudrashov sometimes. Intermicro published KudrashovC (1992-1995) based on his work. Some weights were co-designed by Zinaida A. Maslennikova. At Polygraphmash, he and Maslennikova designed the family Kudryashevskaya Encyclopedicheskaya (1960-1974). The latter family was digitized and finished by Vladimir Yefimov at Paratype and called Petersburg (1992). The math font of that family was digitized by Vladimir Yefimov at Polyraphmash in 1987 and became PT MathFont 1. The music font of that set became PT Nota 1 (Vladimir Yefimov at Polyraphmash, 1987). From 1986 until 2002, he developed the Paratype Parangon family, available in Latin and Cyrillic versions from URW.

    FontShop link. Paratype link. Klingspor link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Nina Arkhiptseva

    Graphic designer in Moscow who created the wavy typeface Sea Sans (2016). [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Nina Kulakova

    Under the art directorship of Jovanny Lemonad, Nina Kulakova designed the free hand-crafted Latin typeface Freeride (2015). [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Nina Mukha

    Designer, with Ivan Gladkikh (Jovanny Lemonad) of the free hand-crafted typeface Free Ride (2016), published by Typetype in Russia. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Nina Pushkova

    Saint Petersburg, Russia-based designer of the free font Novito Nova (2015). Behance link. Fontreactor link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Nina Z

    Saint Petersburg, Russia-based designer of a useful free hand-printed Latin / Cyrillic typeface called Novito Nova (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

    No Regular Fonts
    [Alexander Sheliketo]

    Goryachiy Klyuch, Russia-based creator of the unruly Rhyhorn (2016), the brush typeface Come Alive (2016), the free sans typeface North (2016), the free piano key typeface Kicker (2016), which is a bit in the style of Wim Crouwel's famous Hiroshima poster. He also made Fearless (2016), Zephyr (2016), the free rounded squarish typeface Futures (2016), and the 6-style display typeface Marlen (2016), which includes deco and stencil options. Skeleton (2016) is inspired by human skeletons.

    Typefaces from 2017: Zerr (heavy brush style). Byt the fonts here. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    No Regular Fonts

    Goryachly Klyuch, Russia-based designer of the free squarish (Latin) typeface Futures (2016). [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Nord Collective (or: Fontfirma)
    [Alex Frukta]

    A joined venture by Alex Frukta (Moscow) and Vladimir Tomin in New York City, est. 2014. Their first typeface is Nord (2014, free). Together, they they created all the (constructivist style) graphics and typography for a Russian documentary called Kronshtadt (2014).

    In 2015, they published the great free Latin / Cyrillic headline sans typeface Kolikö.

    Typefaces from 2016: Bonecrusher, Turum (free). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Oblako9

    Saint Petersburg-based designer of the compass and ruler logo for the Tao Restaurant. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Okami Tegra

    Graduate of Amur State University Of Humanities And Pedagogy, class of 2016, Komsomolsk-on-Amur, Russia-based designer of a wonderful Latin / Cyrillic typeface that is based on Old Slavonic writing (2016). [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Oksana Paley

    Moscow-based designer of the thin logotype Omonkot (2012, Cyrillic). [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Oksana Sergienko

    Graphic designer and typographer in Moscow. She screated the avant garde and ultra thin sans typeface Hair (2009, Paratype). [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Ola Chtak

    Moscow-based illustrator who drew a decorative floral alphabet in 2016. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Ola Stepanova

    Russian graphic designer based in Moscow. In 2009, she created a symbol font for small print for the Afisha-Eda magazine. In 2017, she designed the angular Tomahawk typeface for Latin and Cyrillic. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Oleg Frolov

    Designer of the angular Latin/Cyrillic serif family called Brawler (2010) while he was a student at the British Higher School of Art and Design in Moscow. This sturdy testosterone-laden family was created with newspaper print in mind. Promotional material for Brawler: i, ii, iii, iv, v, vi, vii, viii, ix. Brawler is free at Cyreal.

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

    Oleg Karpinsky

    Ukrainian type designer (b. Vinnitsa, Ukraine, 1954) and graphic designer. Graduate of the Moscow Higher School of Design in 1980. Since 1993, affiliated with Paratype.

    Designer at Paratype of Dublon, Dublon Light (1994; or: Dublon Brus), Gvardia (2001), PT Orden (2001), PT Stroganov (2002), Ariergard (2001, a Cyrillic sans; +Rondo), Bublik (2004, a poster font at Paratype that won an award at the TDC2 2005 type competition), Irakly BT (2004, Bitstream), Rossika (2004, Paratype), Chervonec Uzkj (2003, Bitstream).

    MyFonts sells Ariergard, Ariergard Rondo (2005, more circular shapes of this sans), Bublik, Chervonec Uzkj BT, Dublon, Gvardia, Irakly BT, Orden, Plastilin (2005), Quartal (2010), Rossika, Kartell (2006, 6 styles: simulates religious orthodox writing), Mellnik (2006, a humanist sans in 14 styles), Lunokhod (2006, think an organic version of Bank Gothic, 4 styles), Yess (2007, Paratype; used in advertising posters for the Soviet state foreign trade company Soyuzchimexort in the early 1980s) and Stroganov.

    In 2009, he added a Latin alphabet to Svetlana Yermolaeva's Izhitsa (1988).

    In 2011, he cyrillicized Freehand 471 BT.

    In 2011, Oleg published Titla Brus Condensed at Paratype. This is a flared slab family that extends Titla Condensed (2009).

    In 2013, he designed the humanist sans typeface family Foros at Paratype.

    FontShop link. ParaType link. Klingspor link.

    Showcase of Oleg Karpinsky's typefaces at MyFonts. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

    Oleg Katorsky

    Russian-American letter designer who trained at Harris and worked at Mergenthaler from the late 1960s on its Cyrillic series. Not sure if the last name is Kastorsky or Katorsky. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

    Oleg Lyutov

    Russian creator (aka A55) at FontStruct in 2009 of Constructivist 1, Index Mono (based on the Russian code grids that was printed on envelopes to standardize the lettering---originally for numbers only), ABC, and Plain Square Mono (+Outline). [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Oleg Macujev
    [Omtype]

    [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

    Oleg Motygin
    [Russian Izhitsa]

    [More]  ⦿

    Oleg Mushta

    Moscow, Russia-based designer of the angular experimental typeface Mondriburg (2017), which was influenced by the De Stijl movement, and Van Doesburg and Mondrian in particular. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Oleg Nobr

    Codesigner with Jovanny Lemonad and Lubov Kudrinskaya in 2008 of Nobr1, a free Cyrillic round informal face. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Oleg Pashchenko

    Russian type designer (b. 1971) who graduated from Moscow State University majoring in computational mathematics and cybernetics. He currently works at Art Lebedev Studio. Togerther, Oleg Pashchenko, Irina Smirnova and Zakhar Yaschin designed the mysterious partly horror typeface Zwoelf (2008).

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

    Oleg Pospelov

    Russian designer of the free antique font Oranienbaum (2012), which was produced under the art directorship of Jovanny Lemonad. Google Web Fonts link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Oleg Safronov

    Art director in Moscow. During his studies, he combined Helveica and arno Pro to create a hybrid Cyrillic typeface (2013). He also created Cyrillic Accident Font (2013, straight-edged). [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Oleg Snarsky

    Russian designer. His creations were used by Alexei Chekulayev (Double Alex Font Studio) in 1993 to make the Arabic simulation typeface Arabskij (1970s). Most of his fonts were co-designed with Dubina nikolay. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Oleg Stepanov

    Aka Youhhou. Tbilisi, Georgia and now, Moscow-based Russian designer of Splinter (2016), Jazzy B (2015, a beatnik font), Maika (2015, great brush script for Latin and Cyrillic), Sciences Icons (2015), Shields Icons (2015), Marks (2015: icons), New Marker (2015), Barrier Display Font (2014, a hipster Latin typeface), Simple Stamp (2014, a free poster font), IT Business Icons (2015) and Oriental Icons (2014).

    Typefaces from 2017: Fedot (a polyustav emulation font), Bad Wulf. Creative Market link. ?u=mostrecent">Another Creative Market link. Behance link. MyFonts link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

    Oleg Tishchenkov

    Graphic designer at Art Lebedev Studio since 2004, who was born in 1969 in Smolensk, Russia. He created ALS Zheldor (2009), a grungy constructivist font. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

    Oleg Zhuravlev

    Russian graphic designer. With Jovanny Lemonad, he created the octagonal family Bender (2009, free at TypeType). In 2009, he made the diagonally shaded typeface Absu. In 2010, he made the free hand-printed font Five Minutes, the octagonal typeface Red Apple, the corporate family Articul (organic), Toothy (Helvetica with horns), and the free dot matrix typeface Dited. MyFonts link. Behance link. Cargocollective link (with downloads). Typetype link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

    Oles Berezhetskiy

    Saint Petersburg, Russia-based designer of the display typefaces Stone Bridge (2016), Vintage Script (2016) and Hieroglyphic Alphabet (2016). [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Olesia Skripak

    Kaliningrad, Russia-based designer of the hand-crafted poster typeface Pumpkin (2016). It comes with a colored vector format set of letters. In 2017, she designed the children's book font Sunny Dino. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Olga Aleksandrova

    Olga Aleksandrova (Samara, Russia) designed the brush script typefaces Miss Agyness and Der Abend in 2016. Aka Holaholga. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Olga Alekseenko

    Graphic designer in Altay, Russia. She created Barbariska (2015, a curly script), Petroglif (2015) and Broad Brush Font in 2015. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Olga Balina

    New York City (ex-Moscow)-based art director and graphic designer Olga Balina was born in 1988. She is associated with Flëve, a design agency in New York that was founded by Vit Abramov.

    In 2008, she created Charlotte (Latin&Cyrillic). During her studies at British Higher School of Art & Design in Moscow, she created ALS Meringue (2009, a serif family for Art Lebedev Studio, done with Taisiya Lushenko). In 2009, she also created a dotted line pixel type for FLYmagazine. As a student project at the British Higher School of Art and Design in 2009, she made a Natural Alphabet using stone scratching.

    Mobispot Regular (2013) is a beautiful contemporary geometric grotesque for Latin and Cyrillic, designed by Olga Balina and Vit Abramov at Flëve for Mobispot Social Systems, a company that creates cool applications for life and business based on NFC technology.

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

    Olga Bortiokova

    Krimean artist and illustrator based in Simferopol. Her work includes Narrow (2015, a hand-drawn Latin alphabet), Romantic Alphabet (2015), Ice Cream Alphabet (2015), Snacks and Drinks Doodles (2015), Floral Brushes (2015) and Hand-drawn Zen Letters (2015). [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Olga Buracevska

    Saint Petersburg, Russia-based designer of a gorgeous Cyrillic poster entitled Roadside Picnic (2016). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Olga Chekina

    Russian codesigner with Alexander Kokorin of Tsar Saltan, a display font which won an award at Paratype K2009. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Olga Efimenko

    Student at Moscow University of Printing who created some fonts and logos in 2012. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Olga Gambaryan

    Art director in Moscow who created Block (or Blok) Font (2011, free; created at the British Higher School of Art and Design in Moscow) and Double Trouble (2012, a custom type for a store for twins). [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Olga Karpushina

    Designer of the Latin/Cyrillic very humanist Private Sans (2010, +Bold) while she was a student at the British Higher School of Art and Design in Moscow. In 2011, she published the free contemporary serif face Lora and Vidaloka (a didone done with Alexei Vanyashin) with Cyreal.

    In 2012, Olga published the 3d display humanist sans stencil typeface Sirin Stencil at Google Web Fonts.

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

    Olga Kovalenko

    Sometimes it is just right---all the i's are dotted and all t's are crossed. Olga Kovalenko's Latin/Cyrillic plump sans typeface Biscuit (2013) has it all. Olga is based in Moscow. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Olga Kovaleva

    As a student at HSE Art And Design School, Olga Kovaleva designed the Cyrillic typeface Gitana (2015). [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Olga Kozlova

    Russian codesigner with Jovanny Lemonad of London (2008). She started her own typefoundry in 2012. Typetype link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

    Olga Ktitorova

    Designer of the Latin/Cyrillic slab serif Tender (2009). [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Olga Lapko
    [LHFONTS]

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    Olga Moreau

    Designer and illustrator in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia, who created the brush typeface Foxius in 2016. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Olga Novozhilova

    Graphic and web designer in Kiev. Creator of the beauiful ornamental Latin and Cyrillic caps typeface Oposhnya (2009). [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Olga Pankova

    Moscow-based designer who created the hexagonal typeface Yalo (2014) and the angular display typeface Cumber (2013) for Latin and Cyrillic. At the British Higher School of Art and Design in Moscow, she published the mag and newspaper typeface family Pulitzer (2014: Latin and Cyrillic) that was developed from a broad nib pen.

    In 2016, Ilya Ruderman and Olga Pankova published Big City Grotesque Pro at CSTM Fonts. Ilya Ruderman created the first version of (the humanist sans) BigCity Grotesque for Bolshoi Gorod magazine (Big City). It was the first magazine sans serif with Cyrillic ligatures, and won an award in 2009 in the international competition, Modern Cyrillic 2009. In the 2016 version, by Olga Pankova, the shapes of the letters have been updated, and there are new upright and italic styles, small capitals and new ligatures and non-alphabetic symbols. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

    Olga Papsheva

    Saratov, Russia-based designer of several sets of icons (sich as Origami Animals, Rome, Paris, London) and a few display alphabets. The alphabets and some icn sets were codesigned with Dima Evtushenko. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Olga Pavlova
    [Olle Vita]

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    Olga Petrishcheva

    Moscow-based designer of the hand-crafted Cyrillic typeface Garnitura Detskaja (2017). [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Olga Ryabinkina

    Kursk, Russia-based designer of the 3d outline typeface Leshy (2003, with Fedor Saveliev at Paratype) and the labyrinthine font Labrus (2016). Klingspor link. Behance link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

    Olga Shadrina

    In a type design class in Moscow taught by Tagir Safayev, graphiccdesigner Olga Shadrina created the Celtic Latin / Cyrillic typeface Dublin (2015). [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Olga Shvedina

    Chelyabinsk, Russia-based designer of the decorative caps Marine Alphabet (2016). [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Olga Taborskaya

    Mansi and Vogul (1966) are two Cyrillic prepared by Taborskaya (who is from Novosibirsk) for Skribnik Yelena. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Olga Titova

    Russian letterer and logotype designer who made exceptional designs. Check out Optima (2010), for example. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Olga Umpeleva

    Graduate of the Moscow State University of Printing Art. Designer of the free font Tagesschrift (2005, Yanone, done together with Jan Gerner, A. Korolkova and V. Yefimov). Fontdeck link, where she is credited with the Paratype typeface PT Sans (2010). PT Sans can also be downloaded at Alex Barakin's site, at Fontspace, and at CTAN. Open Font Library link. The companion family PT Serif is also at CTAN. The full family, codesigned with Alexandra Korolkova and Vladimir Yefimov, will set you back over 1000 dollars however.

    Federico (2007) is based on the handwriting of Spanish poet and playwright Federico Garcia Lorca (1898-1936).

    Pragmatica Slab (2011, Paratype, Olga Umpeleva and Vladimir Yefimov) was designed as a complement to the popular type family Pragmatica by Vladimir Yefimov and Isabella Chaeva (1989-2004) by the addition of square slab serifs. Paratype writes: Pragmatica Slabserif was designed as a complement to the popular type family Pragmatica by Vladimir Yefimov and Isabella Chaeva (1989-2004) by addition of square serifs. Inspired by Helserif (Phil Martin, 1978 [note from Luc to self: I think Paratype errs here, since Ed Kelton made Helserif in 1976]) which was formed in the same way by addition of square serifs to Helvetica (Eduard Hoffman and Max Miedinger, 1957). First sketches of Pragmatica Slabserif were created by Vladimir Yefimov in 1988 during development of Pragmatica. Olga Umpeleva designed the whole slabserif type family of six weights basing on that sketches.

    She also did an upright connected educational script in 2011 at Paratype: Little Cecily (based on a Russian calligraphy sample book for primary schools, Propisi pryamogo pisma (Moscow, 1914)). Such scripts were implemented in school programs at the end of the 19th and the beginning of the 20th century.

    In 2012, Olga published the curly upright script typeface Sevillana (Google Web Fonts, Brownfox Foundry) and the playful decorative typeface Henny Penny (Google Web Fonts and Brownfox).

    Typefaces from 2013: ALS Schlange Sans (Art Lebedev Studio: a rich sans family with rounded terminals, and a toolbox "f"), ALS Schlange Slab.

    Typefaces from 2015: Kudryashev Display (2015, Isabella Chaeva, Alexandra Korolkova and Olga Umpeleva). Kudryashev Display is a set of light and high-contrast typefaces based on Kudryashev text typeface. In addition to Kudryashev Display and Kudryashev Headline typefaces, the type family includes also two Peignotian sans-serif typefaces of the same weight and contrast, with some alternates. The serif styles were designed by Olga Umpeleva in 2011, the sans styles were created by Isabella Chaeva in 2015 with the participation of Alexandra Korolkova. The typeface was released by ParaType in 2015. Still in 2015, she designed Federico (a typeface based on the handwriting of Spanish poet and playwright Federico Garcia Lorca (1898-1936)).

    Typefaces from 2017: Fado (a formal broad nib calligraphic beauty).

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

    Olga Yukhta

    Graphic designer in Ekaterinburg, Russia, who created the Cyrillic display typeface Cats (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Olga Zakharova
    [Favete Art]

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    Olga Zolothukina

    Illustrator and calligrapher in Moscow, who created several ornamental alphabets in 2013 such as Matches and Chelobooki. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Olga Zolotukhina

    Illustrator in Moscow who created several fun hand-drawn Cyrillic alphabets in 2013 and 2014. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Olich Stets

    Or Olga Stets. Saint Petersburg, Russia-based designer of the hand-crafted typeface Bosia (2016, for Latin and Cyrillic). She also drew a decorative all caps Cyrillic alphabet called Wild Squirrel (2016). [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Olkas Voron

    Moscow-based designer who created some typefaces during her studies at BHSAD in 2013. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Olle Vita
    [Olga Pavlova]

    Kaliningrad, Russia-based designer of the vector format decorative caps typefaces Floral Font (2015) and Christmas Font (2015). [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Olya Gribova

    Moscow-based designer of Barbed Wire Font (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Olya Yakovleva

    Moscow-based designer of Jordan (2014, a squarish techno font for Latin and Cyrillic). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Omtype
    [Oleg Macujev]

    Omtype is Oleg Macujev's Russian foundry and studio (est. 2008) located in Novokuznetsk in the Kemerovskaja region of Siberia. 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.
    • 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. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

    On Embedding

    Russian type and type tools site. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Ossip I. Lehmann Type Foundry

    Foundry in St. Petersburg in the late 19th century, est. 1854. Faces include Renata (1901), Gasetny Chorny (Newspaper Black), Black Grotesk (1874), Yelisavetinsky (1904-1907), Obiknovennaya (1940s), Obiknovennaya Novaya (1940s), Standard Poster (a Paratype font by V. Yefimov, 1992, which was based on a design from 1986 at Polygraphmash, and which in turn was inspired by the fat didone styles of the Ossip Lehmann type foundry), and Elizabeth (1904-1907, after designs by Alexander Leo) [Elizabeth is a didone family for Baltic, Cyrillic and Latin with shapes that go back to the Russian Academy of Sciences in the 18th century].

    In 2013, Vasily Biryukov published the Peignotian typeface Romanovsky at Paratype: Romanovsky is a font developed on the base of samples from the catalogue of Ossip Lehmann foundry in Sankt Petersburg. Original Latin design that was used for Romanovsky can be found in Feder Grotesk by Jacob Erbar. The current digital font is not a scanned version of Lehman's samples but a newly drawn typeface that differ from the original in many details. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    OSTYPE
    [Yuri Ostromentsky]

    Yuri Ostromentsky (OSTYPE, part of KunstGroup.ru) is the Russian designer of PrinsenGraaht, Text (+Caps, +Italic), Display (+Caps, +Italic), Poza, SSN Antique and Gegangen. Yuri studied at the Moscow State University of Printing Arts from 1997-2003, and engages in graphic, newspaper and type design. His type system Best Life Serif (codesigned with Ilya Ruderman) won an award at Paratype K2009.

    He became associated with Custom Fonts, and designed RIA in 2013. RIA won an award at Modern Cyrillic 2014.

    In 2014, Ilya Ruderman and Yury Ostromentsky founded CSTM. In 2015, Ilya and Yury published Kazimir, a didone typeface family for Latin and Cyrillic, taking as a model the typeface used in The History of Russian Philology by P. N. Polevoy (1900, A. F. Marx Publishing House). [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

    OT Lab
    [Denis A. Serikov]

    Denis Serikov (OT Lab) is the Moscow-based Russian designer of DionisiiOTF (2003), the caps font Remeslo (2002), the Cyrillic font Clip Condensed (2002), the dingbat fonts EL Symbols (2003), Notice (2002-2007, a useful dingbat family), Notice2 (2006) and Notice3 (Notice3 (2007, household icons) DisplayOTF (2002, dot matrix), Display (2009, +3D, gridded typefaces), Remeslo STD (2009, ornamental didone), Rusticus STD (2009, roman), Rusticus (2004, semi-uncial), Agatha (2001, like Toulouse Lautrec), Display 3D (2003, pixelized face), Grafoman (weather and finger dings), DestinyLight, Shashki (2010, a game of checkers font), and the Latin/Cyrillic font Joke. His commercial typefaces are listed here. They include Pi (2009, weather and other dingbats), TUI Type Pro (a rounded sans, 2008, at Dalton Maag) and White Wind (2005, a pixel face, at Dalton Maag). Scazanie (2005) is a future project.

    Metrofont (2013, free) contains navigation and warning signs for transportation systems.

    Forum / Blog (in Russian). Dafont link. Behance link. Font Squirrel link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Oxana Bu

    Samara, Russia-based designer of the Latin display typeface Bjork (2016). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Oxana Doubovic

    Designer at Type Market (Moscow) of the Cyrillic font Jatran (1995). [Google] [More]  ⦿

    P. Kusanian

    Russian type designer who at Poligrefmash&Intermicro designed GranitC (1993-1996). [Google] [More]  ⦿

    ParaType

    The main digital type foundry in Russia. ParaType was established as a font department of ParaGraph International in 1989 in Moscow, Russia. At that time in the Soviet Union, all typeface development was concentrated in a state research institute, Polygraphmash. It had the most complete collection of Cyrillic typefaces, which included revivals of Cyrillic typefaces developed by the Berthold and Lehmann type foundries established at the end of 19th century in St. Petersburg, and artwork from Vadim Lazurski, Galina Bannikova, Nikolay Kudryashov and other masters of type and graphic design of Soviet time. ParaType became the first privately-owned type foundry in many years. A license agreement with Polygraphmash allows ParaType to manufacture and distribute their typefaces. Most of Polygraphmash staff designers soon moved to ParaType. In the beginning of 1998, ParaType was separated from the parent company and inherited typefaces and font software from ParaGraph. The company was directed by Emil Yakupov until February 2014. After Yakupov's death, Irina Petrova took over the reins.

    Products include FastFont, a simple TrueType builder, ParaNoise, a builder for PostScript fonts with random contours, FontLab, a universal font editor and ScanFont, a font editor with scanning module. Random, customized fonts. Multilingual fonts including, Latin, Cyrillic, Arabic, Greek, Georgian and Hebrew fonts for Macintosh and Windows.

    Catalog. Designers. Alternate URL.

    Famous typefaces by Paratype include Academy, Pragmatica, Newton, Courier, Futura, Petersburg, Jakob, Kuenstler 480, ITC Studio Script, ITC Zapf Chancery, Amore CTT (2004, Fridman), Karolla, Inform, Hafiz (Arabic), Kolheti (Georgian), Benzion (Hebrew).

    The PT Sans (Open Font Library link), PT Serif and PT Mono families (2009-2012) are free. PT stands for Public Type. Another download site. PT Sans, for example, consists of PTSans-Bold, PTSans-BoldItalic, PTSans-Caption, PTSans-CaptionBold, PTSans-Italic, PTSans-Narrow, PTSans-NarrowBold, PTSans-Regular.

    Other free ParaType fonts include Courier Cyrillic, Pushkin (2005, handwriting font), and a complete font set for Cyrillic.

    Type designers include Vladimir Yefimov, Tagir Safayev, Lyubov Kuznetsova, Manvel Schmavonyan and Alexander Tarbeev. They give this description of the 370+ library: The Russian constructivist and avant garde movements of the early 20th century inspired many ParaType typefaces, including Rodchenko, Quadrat Grotesk, Ariergard, Unovis, Tauern, Dublon and Stroganov. The ParaType library also includes many excellent book and newspaper typefaces such as Octava, Lazurski, Bannikova, Neva or Petersburg. On the other hand, if you need a pretty typeface to knock your clients dead, meet the ParaType girls: Tatiana, Betina, Hortensia, Irina, Liana, Nataliscript, Nina, Olga and Vesna (also check Zhikharev who is not a girl but still very pretty). ParaType also excels in adding Cyrillic characters to existing Latin typefaces -- if your company is ever going to do business with Eastern Europe, you should make them part of your corporate identity! ParaType created CE and Cyrillic versions of popular typefaces licensed from other foundries, including Bell Gothic, Caslon, English 157, Futura, Original Garamond, Gothic 725, Humanist 531, Kis, Raleigh, and Zapf Elliptical 711.

    Finally, ParaType offers a handwriting font service out of its office in Saratoga, CA: 120 dollars a shot.

    View the ParaType typeface library. Another view of the ParaType typeface collection. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

    ParaType News

    ParaType news, in Russian. De-Fis is ParaType's e-zine. Russian type glossary. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Pavel Drakunov

    Art director and calligrapher based in Moscow. In 2017, he published the wonderfully dramatic free vector format semi-uncial calligraphic typeface Beresta for Latin and Cyrillic, and the free experimental slavonic emulation tyepface Mart. Creative Market link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Pavel Efremov

    In 2014, Pavel Efremov, Danil Plyutenko and Aleksander Smolnikov codesigned the Praktik typeface during their studies at BHSAD in Moscow. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Pavel Emelyanov

    Russian designer in Murmansk. Behance link.

    With Ivan Gladkikh, he designed the free font Prosto (2012), which covers Latin, Cyrillic and all East-European languages [see also Google Web Fonts]. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Pavel Isaenko

    Art director in Moscow who created the circular typeface Garnitura Round in 2006 for Latin and Cyrillic scripts. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Pavel Korneev

    Russian designer of Fontocide, the Cyrillic/Latin version of Berry Brook's grunge font Fontocide. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Pavel Korzhenko
    [Vintage Voyage Design]

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    Pavel Kuzanyan

    Also written Kusanyan. Russian type designer, book designer, graphic artist, illustrator and calligrapher, who lived in Moscow, 1901-1992. Creator of calligraphic typefaces such as PT Decor (1979), which was digitized at ParaType in 1989 by Gennady Baryshnikov with the assistance of Vladimir Yefimov. He made the severe typeface Granit in 1966 at Polygraphmash type design bureau. He also made Mir, Pushkinskiy dekorativnyi (1970), Narrow Modern Antique (1958), and the text families Kuzanyan and Neva (digital version and bold styles were designed for ParaType in 2002 by Lyubov Kuznetsova). ParaType link. Scan of a Cyrillic alphabet from 1967.

    Klingspor link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Pavel Michailovich Kuzanshn

    Russian type designer, b. 1901. Faces include Garnitura Kuzanshna (1961), Granit (1967), Neva (1970), Mir (1970), Puschkinskiy Dekorativny (1973) and Dekor. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Pavel Potapov

    Omsk, Russia-based designer of the rounded sans stencil font Trans Siberian (2015; Latin and Cyrillic). [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Pavel Radok

    Russian designer of BB Play (2006, Art Lebedev). [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Pavel Skrylev

    Russian type designer who contributed to the GNU Freefont project: Cyrillic Extended-A (U+2DEO-U+2DFF) as well as many of the additions to Cyrillic Extended-B (U+A640-U+A65F). [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Pavel Zertsikel

    Pavel Zertsikel (Rostov na Donu, Russia) has some nice calligraphic examples. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Pen Art
    [Max Orloff]

    Russian site in Moscow. Ubo is the designer of the free font Soviet Stencil (2009). Alternate URL where we learn that Ubo is Max Orloff (b. 1984). [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Perpetual Motion

    Perpetual Motion (Moscow, Russia) created some experimental geometric typefaces in 2013. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Peter R. Rudneff

    Designer of the Cyrillic font Myfont1 (1995). [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Peter Zeenoviev

    Russian designer at FontStruct in 2008 of BFEksika and BF Mnemonika Regular (pixel face). In 2009, he made PZ Grotepix Book. Aka petrzee. Dafont link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Peter Zharnov

    Russian type and logotype designer. His fonts include EmpPix (2008) and Zhizn (2012, hand-printed).

    Dafont link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Philip Burok

    This Russian graffiti artist and illustrator created a stunning brush alphabet in 2012. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Philipp Fomin

    Russian graphic and type designer. His typefaces are mostly experimental and explore interesting paths: PF Square One (2009, +Rounded), PF Pixel, PF Beaten Pixel, PF Energetic (interesting high-legged pixel face), PF Alefbet. Alternate URL. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Pixel Buddha

    Volgograd, Russia-based designer of the script typeface Alannah (2017). Creative Market link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Pokras Lampas

    Moscow based self-styled calligraffiti artist. He specializes in calligraphy on girls. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Polina Belenchuk

    During her studies at the British High School of Art and Design in Moscow, Polina Belenchuk designed the outlined display typeface Kapusta (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Polina Larina

    Graphic designer and illustrator in Moscow. In 2016, she designed these semi-experimental typefaces for Laton and Cyrillic: Boyko, Pilma. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Polina Loseva

    Moscow-based designer of the free Latin / Cyrillic uncial typeface Legend (2015). [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Polina Ocean

    During her studies in Saint Petersburg, Russia, Polina Ocean created the Latin / Cyrillic stencil typeface Perspectiva (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Polina Okean

    Saint Petersburg, Russia-based designer of the free semi-stencil typeface Perspective (or Perspectiva) (2015, Latin and Cyrillic). [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Polina Proday

    Moscow-based designer of a blackletter typeface in 2016. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Polina Tyurnikova

    Graphic designer in Moscow who created the eerie frilly display typeface Wildthings (2016). [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Polina Zimina

    Krasnoyarsk, Russia-based designer of Monster Alphabet (2015). [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Polly Khvostova

    Graphic designer in Samara, Russia, who deconstructed Georgia into a triplet of experimental typefaces in a project called Transformation (2013). She also made a set of icons called Zoo (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Polygraphmash

    Russian state foundry very active in the second half of the 20th century. MyFonts explains: "ParaType was established as a font department of ParaGraph International in 1989 in Moscow, Russia. At that time in the Soviet Union all typeface development was concentrated in one rather small group which belonged to a state research institute, Polygraphmash. It had the most complete and in fact the only one collection of Cyrillic typefaces. The collection included revivals of Cyrillic typefaces developed by Berthold and Lehmann type foundries established at the end of 19th century in St. Petersburg and artworks of Vadim Lazurski, Galina Bannikova, Nikolay Kudryashov and other masters of type and graphic design of Soviet time. ParaType became the first privately-owned type foundry in many years. A license agreement with Polygraphmash allows ParaType to manufacture and distribute their typefaces. Most of Polygraphmash staff designers soon moved to ParaType." Designers included Vera Chiminova, Igor Zhikharev, Mihail Grigorevich Rovenskiy, Svetlana Yermolaeva, Henrik Mnatsakanyan, Elvira Slysh, Vadim Vladimirovich Lazurski, Solomon Telingater, Elena Tzaregorodtseva, Emma Zakharova, Lyubov Alexeyevna Kuznetsova, Nikolay Nikolayevich Kudryashev, and Zinaida Maslennikova. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

    Popkern
    [Anna Seslavinskaya]

    During her studies at BHSAD in Moscow, Anna Seslavinskaya created the hexagonal display typeface Sanity (2013, free) and the oriental simulation typeface Sangha (2014, free; see also here). Both cover Latin and Cyrillic. In 2015, she made the hipster typeface La Revolution Française.

    She set up Popkern, where she published the oblique all caps sans typeface Twelkmeyer (2017). It was inspired by the pathos of the late revolutionary asceticism and architectural projects of V.F. Twelkmeyer. Dedicated site for Twelkmeyer.

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

    Practic

    Russian foundry. Designers of exquisite ornaments and dingbats: Corners (1994), Lines (1994), Modern (1994), Vignette (1994), and Ornament 1 through 6 (1994). [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Proektor

    Russian design (and occasionally type) mag in which Olga Ru (St. Petersburg) is involved. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Pyotr Bushuev

    Pskov, Russia-based designer of the geometric typeface families Umbero (2016, retro deco) and Kontora (2016, for Latin and Cyrillic). He also designed the brush typeface Burelom (2015). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Qilli Design
    [Veronika Golovko]

    Veronika Golovko or Veronika Qilli (Qilli Design, Novorossiysk, Russian Federation) created the brush typefaces Michelly (2015) and Jemmer (2015), and the hand-painted font Bellious (2015). In 2016, she designed Gentle Air, Clouds Caprice, Drawing A Life, Sorcery (a curly vampire script), Magic Snow (brushed), Joy In Night (Halloween font), Autumn Madness (perhaps for children's books), Belles Script, and the brush typefaces Adeline and Melony Script. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Ramiz Guseynov
    [TipografiaRamis]

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    Rapsound

    Russian creator of the font used in the Prince of Persia game by Ubisoft. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Red Studio
    [Alisa Katrevich]

    Moscow-based designer of Comics Font (2016) and Military Font (2016, a rough Russian military stencil typeface). All her fonts are in vector or image format. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    REECA: Russification of Macs

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    Ries

    Small foundry in Moscow, ca. 1870. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Rii Che

    Moscow-based designer of a Cyrillic potato font simply called Potato Font (or Kartofel'nyj in Russian) (2016). [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Rimma Fedetova

    Russian fashion photographer. Behance link. Designer of the modular papercut font Mozaika (2010). [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Ringlet T

    Omsk, Russia-based designer of an experimental Latin typeface created by superimposing circles (2015). He/she also created a set of icons and several color fonts in 2015, including the free EPS format typeface Colorplus and the colorful circle-based font Double (2015).

    Typefaces from 2016: Font Bracket. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Rita Kuchukbaeva

    Saint Petersburg, Russia-based esigner of some hand-crafted Cyrillic alphabets in 2016. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Rita Nicolaeva

    During her studies in Moscow, Rita Nicolaeva created the experimental typeface Octopus (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Robot Smith
    [Evgeny Tkhorzhevsky]

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    RockBee
    [Ivan Vasilev]

    Graphic, web and typeface designer Ivan Vasilyev runs RockBee in Saint Petersburg, Russia.

    Creator of RockBee Monsters (2009), a bouncy ornamental hand-printed face. Other typefaces include RB Steel (2009, a modular metallic typeface), RB Teknokrat (2009), RB Teknon (2009, techno), RB Naftalin (2009, a free chiseled look face), RB Blockerter (2011), RB Bubble Flight (2012, bubblegum typeface).

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

    Roma Lyubimov

    Russian poster designer. He created the alphading alphabets (fonts, I guess) Killer Instinct and Fury. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Roma Voroneshski
    [Lebedev Studio]

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    Roman

    Moscovite who made the retro font Director in 2010. Having Latin and Cyrillic characters, it was designed for movie credits and titles. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Roman Alexeew

    Saint Petersburg-based designer of a 3d Cyrillic alphabet (2013) called Schloss. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Roman Avdiushkin
    [Uniontype]

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    Roman Gornitsky
    [ABSTRKT]

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    Roman Jokiranta (was: Holytramp)
    [Roman Kalabaev]

    Roman Kalabaev (or Roman Jokiranta, or Holytramp) is the Perm, Russia-based designer of these typefaces in 2015: the weathered rounded typeface Bronson, the vintage script typefaces Pathfinder and Insomnia Script, the weathered Blizzard, the spurred vintage typeface Westmorland, the Latin display typeface Mountain, the script typefaces Authentic (monoline), Filson, Burning Daylight, Rosemary and Blueberry, and the hand-crafted sans typefaces Habitat, Horizon and Voyageur (Latin and Cyrillic).

    Typefaces from 2016: Mallory Script, Independent Script (monoline), Independent Sans, Delorean (brush script), Merina sans, Merina Script, Paramount Script & Sans, Signature Script, Signature Sans.

    Typefaces from 2017: Superdry (dry brush script), Brushery. Creative Market link. Another Creative Market link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Roman Kalabaev
    [Roman Jokiranta (was: Holytramp)]

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    Roman Korolev

    Roman Korolev (Kaer, Vologda, Russia) designer the wood stick brush typeface WoodStick in 2016.

    Typefaces from 2017: OneLine Bold (rounded fat color font). Behance link. Creative Market link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Roman Popov

    Russian designer (b. 1980) who used FontStruct in 2008 to make the pixel typeface Lest. In 2010, he made the fat counterless typeface Fade. He lives in Moscow. Home page. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Roman Shamin

    Moscow-based information designer. For tables and information-packed presentations, he developed the free Latin/Cyrillic sans family Hattori Hanzo (2010, with Jovanny Lemonad). Typetype link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Roman Shchyukin

    Bryansk, Russia-based cofounder in 2011 with Valery Zaveryaev of the Russian type foundry Gaslight. Bad Script (2011, Google Web Fonts) is an informal hand-printed typeface made by Roman Shchyukin.

    Codesigner with Valery Zaveryaev of the metal band font Rock Logo (2012).

    Delgado (2012) is an elegant tall and thin fashion mag typeface for Latin and Cyrillic, made by Roman Shchyukin. It was followed in 2013 by Delgado Sans.

    Still in 2013, he made the free typefaces MNSTR Shadow and MNSTR Line (inline typeface).

    In 2014, he created Sofya (a monoline script font) at Gaslight.

    Typefaces from 2015 include Aorta (a piano key stencil typeface).

    Typefaces from 2016: Fada (all caps sans for titling), Barbecue (a circle-themed deco typeface).

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

    Roman Yarosh

    A Moscovite who created a retro font for movie titles called Retrostylefont (2011).

    Another URL. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Roman Yershov

    Designer of Molot (2008, with Jovanny Lemonad). This squarish grotesk was extended to Supermolot in 2013.

    Blog. Fontsquirrel link. Typetype link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

    Rosa Type

    Russian foundry, est. 2011, located in the center of Moscow. Their typefaces are free and include ROSA Arion (2011, sans) and ROSA Verde (2011, another sans family). Arial and Verdana, one wonders? Anyway, the font families cover Latin and curillic. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Rossinsky Mihail

    Graphic designer in St. Petersburg, Russia. He made the counterless geometric fat typeface D23IGN in 2009. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Roy's Russian Language Resources

    Russian font links. Great jump page. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    RTVH

    During his studies in Moscow, RT VH created several experimental typefaces such as Three-Sided Font (2014), Jungle Font (2014) and Faery Font (2013: Latin and Cyrillic). [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Ru Design

    Design site in Russian. Has font links for Cyrillic. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Ruble symbol

    A new symbol representing the Russian ruble will be launched in 2007. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    ruCandy

    Moscow-based designer of these fonts in 2014: Funtastic, Silva, Big Three, Big Fish, Disco, Pirate Mars One. Graphicriver link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Ruslan Khasanov

    Ekaterinburg, Russia-based designer of Lumen Type (2012, experimental). Other experimental alphabets include Volna (2014, free, Vekta (2013; not to be confused with Neil Summerour's Vekta), Superbugs (2012), Sunbeam (2012), MicroType (2011) and Magma (2012).

    Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Ruslan Khasanov

    Yekaterinburg, Russia-based graphic designer and illustrator. Behance link. He created the modul;ar display typeface Horn (2010). [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Ruslan Lobachev

    Russian graphic designer and occasional typographer. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Ruslan Simashev

    Mytishchi, Russia-based designer of the dymo label font Perelom (2013). In 2013, he published the (free) ornamental mechanical tool-themed typeface Flaner and the (free) techno typeface family Stringer.

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

    Ruspismo

    Russian site run by Serge V K, devoted to Russian. It covers the history of the Russian language, its paleography, the Cyrillic script, and the Glagolitic characters. It contains photographs of manuscripts, and has information on fonts made in Russia. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Russian constructivists

    The Russian constructivists of the 1920s and 1930s include Alexander Rodchenko, Varvara Stepanova, Vladimir and George Stenberg and Gustav Klutsis. Their lettering is always geometrical. A typical Cyrillic family of typefaces was recreated by Tagir Safayev at ParaType in 1996-2002, called PT Rodchenko. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Russian Fonts
    [Misha Panfilov]

    Misha Panfilov (Russian Fonts, St. Petersburg, Russia) created the free Cyrillic simulation Latin/Cyrillic font Tsarevich (2014). Later in 2014, he published Pribambas (free poster font), Shadow (a strong sans), Galaktika (a rounded sci-fi typeface), the free hand-drawn typeface Beryozki (Latin & Cyrillic) and the free poster typeface Fantazyor.

    In 2016, he designed the Latin / Cyrillic display typeface Ogonyok, the Latin / Cyrillic typeface Gora (+Stencil) and the free constructivist / art nouveau / pre-Petrine Latin / Cyrillic typeface Dobrozrachniy (with Aleksander Moskovskin).

    Typefaces from 2017: RF Rufo (condensed sans), Krabuler (a fun free children's book or comic book font), RF Barbariska (hand-crafted and friendly).

    Behance link. Home page. Creative Market link. Behance link for Russian Fonts. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

    Russian foundries, ca. 1870

    This list is extracted from the (German) text of Die Industrie Russlands in ihrer bisherigen Entwicklung und in ihrem gegenwärtigem Zustande mit besonderer Berücksichtigung der allgemeinen russischen Manufactur-Ausstellung im Jahre 1870 Industrielles Handbuch für das Gesammtgebiet des russischen Reiches, Band 1-2 (1872-1873, Friedrich Matthaï, Gera: Griesbach). The Finance Ministry reports ten foundries in 1870. A lot of type was imported from foundries like F. Flinsch (Frankfurt). The leading foundry in Russia was Osip Lehmann (founded in St. Petersburg in 1854). Also in St. Petersburg, one of the main printers there, Moritz Wolf, has started a foundry as well. There are other small foundries associated with the Academy of Sciences, with the Senate, with the Ministry of War, with the Office of the Emperor, and with the Interior Ministry, for example. Other small foundries include W. Besobrasow&Cie in St. Petersburg, and Iwan Glasunow (I presume also in that city). In Moscow can one find the oldest foundry in Russia (for Slavonic scripts), which is associated with the Sinodal printing company. Smaller foundries in Moscow include those of Ries and of Tschuksin. Mr. Steffenhagen runs a small foundry in Mietau. As Russia also comprised Poland then, we learn that Warsaw had three foundries, of which that of S. Orgelbrand (founded in 1836) was the largest and most impoortant. The other two were run by W. Schreiber and P. Swichotzki, respectively. Finally, the Alexander University in Helsingfors also had its own foundry, founded in 1842 and run by H. Hanemann. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Russian Izhitsa
    [Oleg Motygin]

    Russian Izhitsa is a metafont developed by Oleg Motygin. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Rustam Gabbasov
    [LetterBe]

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    Samuil Levich

    It was bound to happen. I am surprised that I had to wait until may 2016 before I saw my first Shit Font, but Samuil Levich (Chelyabinsk, Russia) obliged. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Sana Svyazhin

    Graphic designer in Verkhnyaya Tura, Russia, who created the modular typeface Bossa Nova in 2012. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Sasha B. Perelman

    Graphic designer in Moscow who made the free vector font Carrote (2015, Latin and Cyrillic), which is based on carrot prints. He also made the free hexagonal typeface Vibrey (2015). [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Sasha Bokova

    Fashion illustrator in Saint Petersburg, Russia. Wishlist (2013) is an ornamental caps typeface that consists of fashion accessories. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Sasha Ermolenko

    Russian illustrator who created Pixel Antiqua (2011). [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Sasha Koggio

    Saint Petersburg, Russia-based designer of the free brush-lettered Latin typeface Handletter (2015). [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Sasha Kolesnik

    Saint Petersburg, Russia-based designer of the symbol font Microbos (2011). [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Sasha Lend

    Belgorod, Russia-based designer of the free techno headline font Illuminateur (2016), the free circle--themed font Nota Subtilis (2016), and the free rounded monoline sans typeface Discographix (2016). [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Sasha Osipova

    Moscow-based designer of an untitled experimental typeface in 2014. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Sasha Saulich

    Graphic designer in Saint Petersburg, Russia. Creator of a high-contrast fashion mag Latin typeface called Creative Font (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Sasha Snoom

    Sasha Snoom (Sestroretsk, Russia) works for KVO Crew. She designed the official LVO Crew font in 2014 in a ghoulish style. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Saza Pict

    Russian design and type blogger, b. 1985. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Scorpy Design Studio
    [Michael Golovachev]

    Samara, Russia-based designer of several experimental typefaces, mostly, but not exclusively from 2009 until 2013. These include Ringrid (experimental), Jamaica, Stubdetail, Elisabeth, Displace, Oshi Kito (patterns), Radius (an arc-based minimalist font), Squarefont, SOS, Applefont2 (based on Apple's logo), Egypt Concept (hieroglyphic simulation font), Punto, Anomaly (2005), Worm Form, Middle, Bendliner (paperclip font), Mobile Module, Constructure, Twillinger (modular), Longliner (piano key typeface in Crouwel's style), Anomaly2 (connect-the-dots face), Anomaly Quadro, New Display, Strange Font, Ptich (Martian font), Eleven Element (circle and arc font), Home Station (octagonal, techno), Horizontal (squarish and modular), Strategy (swastika-based typeface), Twirl (wavy), Microtwirl, Absolute Logic, Minim, Moonoom, Hybread, Breakthrough (numerals), Industrial Garbage (2013), Unnecessary Element, Electro Station (2009-2010), Circle In Sphere, New Paisley, Vertigo Vertical.

    Noteworthy projects include Limiting Concentration (2010), an experiment with concentric circles.

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

    Segey Golosov

    Digital artist in Moscow who made the Cyrillic hand-printed typeface Princeska (2011). [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Serg Borovikov

    Saint Petersburg-based creator of the free Latin / Cyrillic display typeface Odin (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Serge Agronsky

    Designer at Graphic bureau Az-Zet of the zodiac sign font LifeSigns (1995), the Cyrillic/Latin fonts AZGaramondExtraBoldC (1990-1995), ParagonNordC (1990-1995), and ELIZAZPS (1993). [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Serge Lapin
    [Lapin Design]

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    Serge Pronin

    Designer from Moscow. Behance link. He created the pixel typeface Biznesgrad1 (2009). [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Sergei Anenko

    Moscow-based designer of the comic book Latin typeface Mr. Bean (2013).

    Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Sergei Egorov

    Born in Moscow in 1963. A graduate of Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology in 1985, he became a TeX specialist. Since 2003, he creates his own typefaces. Gaithersburg, MD-based designer of a Cyrillic Venetian typeface (2004) called Bucentoro. At TypeArt 05, he received awards for Bucentero and SPQR Caps. He is working on Bucentoro Greek (2006). In Bucentoro's low-contrast design, we can find influences of Nicholas Jenson, Francisco Griffo and Vadim Lazursky. Currently, Sergei Egorov lives in the Washington, DC, area.

    His Neacademia (2009, +Kursiv) won an award at Paratype K2009. It was published in 2011 at Rosetta Type: Neacademia is a Latin and Cyrillic type family inspired by the types cut by 15th century Italian punch-cutter Francesco Griffo da Bologna for the famous Venetian printer and publisher Aldus Pius Manutius. The family is designed for lengthy texts. Neacademia Subhead (Rosetta) followed in 2015. This typeface family has all the renaissance character and typographic finesse that was promised---it is absolutely stunning. In 2016, he added Neacademia Small text.

    Klingspor link. MyFonts link to his own foundry. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

    Sergei Godovalov

    Ufa, Russia-based creator of Shihan (2015), which is a free squarish Latin / Cyrillic typeface that was inspired by Bashkirian geometrical ornaments. He also designed the tweetware Latin / Cyrillic slab serif typeface Ikra Slab (2015), and the tweetware constructivist Measure (2015, with special support for Bashkir).

    Typefaces from 2016: Igra Sans (free), the bilined Armatura (2016, a constructivist industrial stencil).

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

    Sergei Kolesov

    Illustrator in Nizhniy Novgorod, Russia. Creator of the geometric bicolored Latin alphabet Retro (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Sergei Serov

    Sergei Serov is the president of the Golden Bee, an international biennale of graphic design, and of the Golden Bee Association, Moscow. He is the Editor in Chief of Soyuz Dizaynerov, a Russian journal of design. He is the academic secretary of the Academy of Graphic Design, Moscow, and the director of the Russian Design Centre. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Sergey Chekhonin

    Sergey Vasil'evich Tchehonine (Chekhonin) (b. 1878, Valdayka, Novgorod province, d. 1936, Loerrach, Germany) was a Russian graphic artist, portrait miniaturist, ceramicist, and illustrator, who belonged to the World of Art (Mir Iskusstva) group in early 20th century Russia. He was a master vignette, logo and illuminated letter drawer. Wikipedia: In 1928, Chekhonin left the Soviet Union and emigrated to Paris. There he worked in the field of artistic industry and stage set design. He also lived in Germany, worked in theaters and engaged himself in painting porcelain and working on book design, preferring them to decorative multi-color printing painting on fabrics.

    His lettering style influenced several type designers. Here are a few examples:

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    Sergey Gladinov

    Ekaterinburg, Russia-based designer of Xeno (2014, a Latin/Cyrillic hipster font). [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Sergey Golyashov

    Russian designer of the Cyrillic/Latin font OgilvieCyr (the original was by Kiwi Media). [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Sergey Kanatyev

    Moscow-based designer who created several unnamed modular Latin fonts in 2013. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Sergey Kazakov

    Russian designer of the Cyrillic/Latin version of Galaxy (a font originally done by Fontalicious), Agitprop (1998-2000, originally from ICG: Latin and Cyrillic constructivist typeface), Prospect (original by ShyWedge), and the Cyrillic/Latin fonts CheapPizza and Macaroni (2000).

    Dafont link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Sergey Kharlamov

    Russian designer of the Cyrillic version of Porsche. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Sergey Komarov
    [ASCON]

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    Sergey Kulistov

    Russian designer of the Latin lettering typeface Bubble Handsketched (2015). Creative Market link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Sergey Lavrenov
    [Siberian Art]

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    Sergey Merkurov

    Sergey Dmitrievich Merkurov (b. 1881, Alexandropol, d. 1952, Moscow) was a prominent Soviet sculptor-monumentalist of Greek-Armenian descent. He was a People's Artist of the USSR, an academic at the Soviet Academy of Arts, and director of the Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts from 1944 to 1949. Merkurov was considered the greatest Soviet master of post-mortem masks. He made the three biggest monuments of Joseph Stalin in the USSR. In 1931, he published an erotic alphabet. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Sergey Mironov

    Moscow, Russia-based professional photographer. Designer of the vector format blackletter font Manuscript (2015) and Modern Gothic Blackletter (2015). In 2016, he designed the fat Brush (2016). [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Sergey Pleshkov

    Together with Julia Krysanova (or Julia Artamanova), Moscow-based Sergey Pleshkov designed the flared (lapidary) Latin / Cyrillic text typeface Flandria in 2013. This typeface has its dedicated site. Flandria comes in Regular, Italic, Display and Poster (stencil). [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Sergey Poluhin

    Sergey Poluhin (Saint Petersburg, Russia) created the Latin font Svod Display in 2015 and wrote: Svod is a display typeface inspired by the forms of architectural vaults of medieval cathedrals and the shape of their stained-glass windows. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Sergey Ryadovoy

    In 2016, Sergey Ryadovoy (Yekaterinburg, Russia) and Jovanny Lemonad co-designed the free black typeface Peace Sans (2016). [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Sergey Shanovich

    Designer at Type Market (Moscow) of the Cyrillic fonts Fita_church (1994), Fita_Poluustav (1995), Fita_Vjaz (1995), HeliosCond (1993), OpiumNew (1996), Palladium-Bold (1994), Romul (1995), Secretary (1996, based on ITC American Type Writer). See also here. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Sergey Shapiro

    Moscow-based graphic and print designer, whose lettering in his logos is stunning. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Sergey Vladimirovich Kuznetsov
    [Character webzone]

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    Sergey Yakunin

    Bored with Arial, Sergey Yakunin (Ekaterinburg, Russia) created the Latin sans serif typeface Rayon (2013). He writes: Rayon is a sans-serif typeface in four weights, all with small caps. This typeface intended for heading text, large inscriptions and logotypes.

    Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Serj Nikolaev

    Serj Nikolaev (Moscow) created a prismatic alphabet in 2013. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Sexp

    Experimental graphical studio in Russia. Creators of the Latin / Cyrillic typeface J Sans (2012). [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Siberian Art
    [Sergey Lavrenov]

    Sergey Lavrenov (Siberian Art) designed the curly hand-crafted decorative typeface Elf Line in 2016. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Silva Vasil

    During his studies at the High School of Graphic Design in Moscow, Silva Vasil designed a dada typeface called Brooklyn (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Sinodal

    Printer in Moscow, ca. 1870, which had its own foundry. It was Russia's oldest foundry. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Slava Krivonosov

    Based in Tomsk, Siberia, Slava Krivonosov created the free organic Latin typefaces Wikingg (2013) and Lampa (2013).

    In 2014, he added the free modular Latin / Cyrillic typeface Johny Strocker, the free sans titling typeface Docker (+Shaded, +Outline), and the free script typeface Hitchhiker. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Slava Krivonosov

    Kemerovo, Siberia-based designer of the image format typeface Juicy (2016). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Slovolitni de Grande Tartaria
    [Dima Pole]

    Dima Pole (Slovolitni de Grande Tartaria) is a Russian type designer [as a joke, ha claimed on Behance to be from Russellstown, Ireland and on Hellofont he said that he was in Berjozovskii, Iceland].

    Designer of the clean sans typeface Hinton (2016), the lapidary typeface Gor (2016), and the hand-crafted typefaces Pocherk 26, Zelo (calligraphic), Rusich, Etruria (semi-runic), Hors, Fufluns, and Fufluns Luna. Most of his fonts cover both Latin and Cyrillic. Behance link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

    Smirnoff Timur

    Moscow-based designer of Bovardia (2017), a Cyrillic typeface that mixes Bodoni and Gvardia. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Snow.coil.ru

    Small Russian archive. Contains Helios, the AG fonts, and Paratype DIN Condensed Cyrillic. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Sobaka Pavlova
    [Natasha Anisimova]

    Sochi and/or Moscow, Russia-based designer of Geometric Pattern (2016), the fine poster typeface Tall Stripes (2016, for Latin) and the colored EPS format deco typeface Five Decor (2016). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Soft Union
    [Nikita Vsesvetskii]

    Cyrillic font makers whose type designer, Nikita Vsesvetskii, produced these fonts between 1993-1995: Arsis [similar to Monotype Onyx (1937, Gerry Powell), first cut by ATF], Cotlin [extension of Leslie Usherwood's Caxton of 1981], Debby, DesignCD, Diamonds (dot matrix), Dots (dot matrix), Dynar [extension of Alan Meeks' Dynamo (Letraset, 1968), which in turn borrows from K. Sommer's Dynamo (Ludwig and Mayer, 1930)], EdgeLine, Evangelie (1994, with A. Shishkin), Half-Ustav (1994), Luga [extension of Lubalin Graph by Herb Lubalin, 1974], LugaShadow, MotterTektura [similar to Othmar Motter's 1975 typeface by the same name], PerfoOval (dot matrix), PopularScript [based on Friedrich Poppl's Poppl-Exquisit, 1970], Psaltyr, Radar [based on Onyx by Gerry Powell, 1937], Ralenta-ExtraBold [based on Carl Dair's Raleigh, 1967], Secession, Secession Wien, Simeiz [based on IC Fenice, Aldo Novarese, 1977-1980], Tavrida, TrooverRoman [an extension of Trooper Roman, VGC]. Alternate URL. FontShop link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Sofya Ozbozkurt

    Moscow-based graphic designer. She created the geometric alphabet Circle (2010). [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Solomon Benediktowitsch Telingater

    Soviet book and type designer, b. Tiflis, 1903, d. Moscow, 1969, best known for his constructivist work. His typefaces include Telingater Display (1959, Polygraphmash), Titulvnash Telingater and Akzidentnash Telingatera (1955--1962). Telingater Display was awarded of the Silver Medal at the International Book Art Exhibition (IBA-59) at Leipzig (Germany) in 1959. See also here. He was a maestro of pictorial and decorative typography, as one can see in these posters and prints from 1927 and 1930.

    Julia Vazhova (Moscow) created a series of posters and sketches on Telingater in 2014, including a great portrait. Klingspor link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Sonia Grig

    Graphic designer in Moscow, who created the outlined Cyrillic typeface Karkas (2015). [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Sonia Grin

    Saint Petersburg, Russia-based designer of the decorative caps typeface Phobos (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Sonja Kochina

    Graphic designer in Saint Petersburg, Russia. She created Drs (2012), a dingbat typeface with icons for different medical specialists. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Sophia Evgenyeva Gannushkina

    Russian type designer, b. 1947, Moscow. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Sophia Nikolaeva

    Graduate of the British Higher School of Art&Design. Moscow-based designer of a diamond-themed typeface in 2016. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Sophia Safayeva

    Russian ex-graduate student of typography at the University of Reading, 2006. Creator of Novinka (2006; award winner at Paratype K2009), a Latin/Cyrillic family with a slab serif feel (in a broad sense). [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Sophie Azzheurova

    As a student at Moscow State University, Sophie Azzheurova designed the tall Latin / Cyrillic display typeface Azzfont (2016). [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Soviet Typography

    Examples of type in use in Russia. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Spacejump
    [Vladimir Tomin]

    Vladimir Tomin is a graphic designer from Khabarovsk, Russia. Behance link. Paperworld (2009) is an alphabet (not a font) based on crumpled paper. In 2014, together with Alex Frukta, he created the type cooperative Nord Collective. Their first free font in that coop is called Nord (2014). In 2015, Frukta and Tomin published the geometric sans typeface Kolikö. Creator of Kaboom (2010, a png-format collection of glyphs). Home page. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    SPSL
    [Igor Nastenko]

    SPSL is a Russian foundry, offering mostly fonts made by Igor Nastenko. These include Brush (1990, based E. Shaar and S. Hess's Flash No. 373), Chess (1989, Paratype), Circles, Clarendon (1990, based on H. Eidenbenz's Clarendon of 1953), Elegant (1996, based on Middleton's Coronet), Garland (1996, based on F. Scott Garland's font Enviro done at Letraset in 1982), GeomSlabSerif (1996, a Cyrillic extension of Frutiger's face), Hair-V, Hill, Keys, Old King (1995; based on B. Wolpe's Albertus, 1936, Profont, Ribbon, Russia (1993), Russia-Church, Russian Ornament1, Russian Ornament2, Russian Souvenir (1996), New Serif Condensed (1996, based on Gerry Powell's Arsis from 1938, now an Elsner&Flake font), New Skoryna (1993, now at Paratype), SOS (Morse coding), SQ2, Swordsman (1990, based on Clarendon Condensed), Ustav II (1996). FontShop link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Stanislav Semin

    Moscow-based designer of the Cyrillic typeface (or alphabet) Shrift Proletarskij (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Star Brand

    Moscow-based designer of Vogue font (2016) for Latin. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Stas Arsenyev

    Saint Petersburg, Russia-based creator (aka Scilla) of the Latin / Cyrillic typeface Violet (2012). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Stasia Popova

    Saint Petersburgm, Russia-based designer of the striped hand-crafted display typeface Stripe (2016, for Latin and Cyrillic). [Google] [More]  ⦿

    STC Practik

    Russian foundry. The font names have the STC prefix. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Stefan Kovachev

    Russian designer of this Cyrillic typeface in 1971, which won Third Prize at the Comecon competition. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Stefan Vanli

    Russian who studies at Erasmus University Rotterdam, b. 1992. He created the logo typeface Airport (2009) and the grungy Acogessic (2009). Typetype link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Steffenhagen

    Small foundry in Mietau, Russia, ca. 1870. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Stepan Omyshev

    Solikamsk, Russia-based designer of Polygon 3D Typeface (2015), which was specially designed for animation and use in Cinema 4D. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Stepan Yurov

    Russian creator of the fat market signage typeface Fleshburger Juice (2012). [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Stephania Kosyug

    Tomsk, Russia-based designer of the Latin crow-themed display typeface Birdy (2016). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Steran Kuzhnetsov

    Russian designer of the pixel typeface Our Quinny (2016, FontStruct). [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Studio Dezygn
    [Zahar]

    Russian studio where the blockish font Quasimode was designed by "Zahar". [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Studiowhiz

    Russian type and font download site for both Latin and Cyrillic. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Subud Russia

    Some Russian TrueType fonts, and info on Russification of web pages. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Sven Mündnerand& Ilya Shipilovskikh

    For an exhibition at the Russian National Centre for Contemporary Arts, an untitled Cyrillic stencil typeface was developed in 2014. This project was curated by Sven Mündnerand& Ilya Shipilovskikh. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Sveta Morozova

    Russian type designer. In 2013, she published the ultra-black slab display typeface Fatum at Paratype. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

    Sveta Sebyakina

    As a student in the British Higher School of art and Design, under the leadership of Ilya Ruderman, Sveta Sebyakina designed Alien (2009), a pixel font, and an experimental Plastic Cup font (2009). [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Svetlana Akatyeva

    Russian graphic designer. She made the soothing curly informal Cyrillic typeface Ackat in 2009. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Svetlana Kolodiazhnaia

    Graphic designer in Moscow who created the pixel font Smetype (2015). [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Svetlana Lovkova

    Moscow-based designer of the Cyrillic sans typeface MK Medium (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Svetlana Makarovskaya

    Moscow-based creator of the Latin / Cyrillic display typeface Atmosphere (2015). [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Svetlana Putintseva

    Moscow-based designer of of the blocky Latin / Cyrillic typeface Blanco (2015). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Svetlana Sebyakina

    Russian creator of a number of Cyrillic pixel fonts in 2007. In 2011, her low-contrast readable serif typeface Alike (codesigned in 2009 with Alexei Vanyashin at Cyreal) was made available for free download in 2011 at Google Font Directory. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Svetlana Sebyakina

    Designer of the Latin/Cyrillic multi-faceted family Alike (2009), which was part of her diploma work at the Moscow Department of Higher British Design School. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Svetlana Solovyowa

    Moscow-based designer of the Cyrillic typeface Matchball (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Svetlana Tingaeva

    Graduate of Nizhny Novgorod State Pedagogical University, who is now located in Samara, Russia. Designer of a watercolor script typeface in 2015 and some vector format brush typefaces in 2016. Creative Market link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Svetlana Tsyganenko

    Siberian designer of the hand-crafted typefaces Jungle (2016, African-themed font set), Elephant (2016), Elephant Lines (2016) and Tribal Elephant (2016). Aka Swet TS. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Svetlana Yermolaeva

    Russian type and graphic designer at Polygraphmash. She made the Cyrillic typeface Izhitsa (1988), based on Kyrillitsa (1982), inspired by the typographic poluustav of the Printing Office of the Russian Empire Academy of Science (late 19th century). A decorative (shadow) style was added at ParaGraph by Alexander Tarbeev in 1994, and a Latin alphabet followed in 2009 thanks to Oleg Karpinsky.

    At Intermicro, she designed Mysl (1992-1996, together with Isay Slutsker and Emma Zakharova). She also made Tip Bodoni, Kirillitsa, Izhitsa and created a Cyrillic version of ITC Anna (with Vladimir Yefimov and Alexander Tarbeev).

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

    Swill Klitch

    Designer in Novosibirsk, Siberia. In 2016, he created the (Latin) blackboard bold typeface Leemtant. [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]  ⦿

    Szanowa.narod.ru

    Russian site for free Glagolitic fonts. We can download

    • By Vladislav V. Dorosh, Calmius Software, 2003: Irmologion-Caps-Ucs-SpacedOut, Irmologion-Caps-Ucs, Irmologion-Caps-ieUcs-SpacedOut, Irmologion-Caps-ieUcs, Irmologion-Caps-kUcs-SpacedOut, Irmologion-Caps-kUcs, Irmologion-Ucs-SpacedOut, Irmologion-Ucs, Irmologion-ieUcs-SpacedOut, Irmologion-ieUcs, Irmologion-kUcs-SpacedOut, Irmologion-kUcs.
    • By SoftUnion Ltd - A. Shishkin and N. Vsesvetskii; NAAsoft - N. Andrushchenko, 1994 and 2003: Orthodox.tt-Ucs8-Caps-SpacedOut, Orthodox.tt-Ucs8-Caps-tight, Orthodox.tt-Ucs8-Caps, Orthodox.tt-Ucs8-Drop-Caps, Orthodox.tt-Ucs8-SpacedOut, Orthodox.tt-Ucs8-tight, Orthodox.tt-Ucs8, Orthodox.tt-eRoos-SpacedOut, Orthodox.tt-eRoos, Orthodox.tt-ieERoos-SpacedOut, Orthodox.tt-ieERoos, Orthodox.tt-ieUcs8-Caps-SpacedOut, Orthodox.tt-ieUcs8-Caps, Orthodox.tt-ieUcs8-Drop-Caps, Orthodox.tt-ieUcs8-SpacedOut, Orthodox.tt-ieUcs8, Orthodox, OrthodoxDigits, OrthodoxDigitsLoose, OrthodoxLoose, OrthodoxOrnament.
    • By Nikita Simmons, 1994. Adapted to UCS by Vladislav V.Dorosh, 2001: Pochaevsk-Caps-Ucs-SpacedOut, Pochaevsk-Caps-Ucs, Pochaevsk-Caps-ieUcs-SpacedOut, Pochaevsk-Caps-ieUcs, Pochaevsk-Caps-kUcs-SpacedOut, Pochaevsk-Caps-kUcs, Pochaevsk-Ucs-SpacedOut, Pochaevsk-Ucs, Pochaevsk-ieUcs-SpacedOut, Pochaevsk-ieUcs, Pochaevsk-kUcs-SpacedOut, Pochaevsk-kUcs.
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    Tag Design
    [Denis Kara]

    Saint Petersburg, Russia-based designer of Morion Bold (2016). The Latin part is not free. The Cyrillic part, including some arrows, is free. Behance link. Graphicriver link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Tagir Safayev

    Tagir Safayev is a Russian type and graphic designer. He created more than one hundred fonts, among which ITC Stenberg (1997, Cyrillic simulation face), which was originally called Rodchenko (a stencil font). Tagir Safayev is also active in book design and advertising. From 1991 until 2003 he worked as a type developer for ParaType. In 1995 he received the Rodchenko Award of the Society of Designers of Russia for Rodchenko typeface [look for Rodchenko here (italic version) and here, or for the ParaType family (1996-2002)]. He is a member of the Moscow Artists Union and of the Association Typographique Internationale (ATypI), and a co-founder of the Type Designers Association, Moscow. He won an award at Bukvaraz 2001 for Serp'n'Molot (2001, meaning hammer and sickle; forms inspired by lettering of Sergey Chekhonin (1878-1936)). Professor of the National Design Institute of the Designers Union of Russia. Teacher at the Higher Academic School of Graphic Design in Moscow. Currently staff designer at ParaType in Moscow. Faces: Bloc (ParaGraph, 1997, based on Hermann Hoffmann's Bloc from 1908), Black Grotesk (1997, based on Gasetny Chorny ("Newspaper Black"), of the O.I. Lehmann foundry, St.Petersburg, 1874, and Kompakte Grotesk (Haas)), PT Courier (1990, ParaGraph), PT Courier Monotonic Greek (1990), PT Courier Polytonic Greek (1990), PT DIN Condensed (1997), Birch (1995, handwriting, ParaGraph), PT FreeSet (1991-2000, based on the Frutiger typeface family), LEF Grotesque (1999), PT Epsilon (1995, handprinting), Etienne (Kremlin Pro (2010, Paratype), PT Hermes (1993; Based on Placard MT Condensed typeface (Hermes Grotesk by Wilhelm Woellmer, 1911) of the Lange type foundry (St.-Petersburg), an adaptation of Hermes Grotesk, of the Woellmer type foundry (Berlin, 1911). This sans serif with its old-fashion stability looks well in advertising and display typography), Bitstream Humanist Cyrillic 521 (1999), PT Plain Script (1995, comic book lettering), PT Irina (1995, caps-only comic book face), ITC Kabel Cyrillic (1993, after the Original Kabel, 1976, Vic Caruso), Frutiger (1992, after the 1976 original), Meta+ Cyrillic (2000), Mirra (1999), ITC New Baskerville Cyrillic (1993, ParaGraph), ITC Banco (2000: the Cyrillic version of the font by Phill Grimshaw, 1997, which in turn was based on Roger Excoffon's Banco at Fonderie Olive in 1952), Bank Gothic (1997: a Cyrillic version of the 1930-1933 original by Morris Fuller Benton at ATF), ITC Officina Sans Cyrillic (1995), PT Proun (1993, a Cyrillic version of Choose One/Ten), PT Rodchenko (1996), ITC Stenberg (1997), ITC Stenberg Inline (1997), Swift Cyrillic (2002), PT Yanus (1999, originally created as a corporate identity for Aeroflot), PT Unovis (2001, inspired by the Russian avant garde of the 1920s), this unfinished Cyrillic version of Trajan (1994-1996), and Serp n'Molot (2001). At ATypI 2008 in St. Petersburg, he spoke about the various Cyrillic adaptations of Cheltenham done in the last century, prior to his own Cyrillic extension for NYTimes Cheltenham, done in 2008.

    View Tagir Safayev's typefaces. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

    Taisiya Lushenko

    Russian designer at Art Lebedev studio of the sans family ALS Story (2008, together with Zakhar Yaschin) and the text family ALS Meringue (2009, with Olga Balina). [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

    Tambov State Technical University

    Russian Orthodox font archive with plenty of fonts used by that church. A non-exhaustive list of mostly Cyrillic fonts:

    • From DoubleAlex Team: Blagovest.
    • From SoftUnion: Half-Ustav and Evangelie, both by A. Shishkin and Nikita Vsesvetskii, 1994.
    • From TypeMarket: Ustav, Fita_Poluustav (1995), Fita_Vjaz (1995), Fita_church (1994), all by Serge Shanovich.
    • From Intersignal: SlavonicGothic, Slavonic-Plain, SlavonicCond-Plain, all made in 1991.
    • By Andrei Izotov (Moscow State University): Church AI (1995), Church plus (1995).
    • From VNLabs: CyrillicOld (1992).
    • From DS Studio: DSCyrillic (1999), DSRussia Demo (by Nikolay Dubina, 1999), DS Sholom (by Nikolay Dubina, 1999), DS UstavHand (by Nikolay Dubina, 1999).
    • From Atech: Decor-Bold (1991).
    • From Payne Loving Trust: Graeca (1993), a Greek font
    • From Galaxie Software, Garland TX: Greek (1992).
    • From Calmius Software: Irmologion (by Vladislav V. Dorosh, 1996).
    • From ParaGraph: Izhitsa (Dmitry Komissarov, 1992).
    • By Peter R. Rudneff: Myfont1 (1995), a Cyrillic font.
    • By Vladimir Romanov: Nestor (1999).
    • By Yuri A. Lyamin: SkazkaForSerge, a Cyrillic version of Arnold Boecklin.
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    Tanya Cherkiz

    Ekaterinburg, Russia-based designer, with Ivan Gladkikh (Jovanny Lemonad) of the free retro script typeface Magnolia Script (2016), published by Typetype in Russia. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Tanya Chursina

    Moscow, Russia-based designer of the textured Latin typeface Wood Type (2015). [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Tanya Emelyanova

    Illustrator in Saint Petersburg, Russia, who created several children's alphabets and a set of Funny Cactus icons in 2014. In 2015, she designed the hand-crafted typeface Neva. Creative Market link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Tanya Farba

    Moscow, Russia-based designer of the hand-painted Cyrillic typeface Handmade Font (2016). [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Taras Sgibnev

    Moscovite Taras Sgibnev says this about his experimental modular typeface Tatlium (2012): Tatlium was designed with a modular grid that was based on the photographed Tatlin's Tower replica inside Mayakovski's museum in Moscow [sic]. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Tatiana Emeljanova

    Russian designer of Motion Light (2001). [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Tatiana Fasenda Biserova

    Codesigner with Jovanny Lemonad of the free squarish typeface Kazmann Sans (2016). [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Tatiana Kostakova

    Designer of the Latin/Cyrillic children's book family Murz (2010) while she was a student at the British Higher School of Art and Design in Moscow. She writes: Murz --- a child's nickname --- funny, ringing, short, easily pronounced. Murz is designed for the family project Mi LeTaLi, exactly for the second book Murz's ABC. [...] Yje typeface should be amiable, with «smile», positive like a pleasant fairy-tale, a bit strange, fairly strt, accurate like primers --- it is just what fascinating antique Murz is: Fervent like a baby's curl, rounded and soft like a child's cheek. Promotional material for Murz: i, ii, iii, iv, v, vi, vii, viii. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Tatiana Kostysheva

    Tatiana Kostysheva (Tatiana Kost Design, Russia) designed a hand-sketched ampersand set and a collection of snowflakes in 2015. She also designed the watercolor splash font simply called Ink (2015). [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Tatiana Kostysheva

    Tatiana Kostysheva (Tatiana Kost Design) is a Russian illustrator. In 2015, she created Ink Brush Font. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Tatiana Kuzmiichuk

    Saint Petersburg, Russia-based designer of the wavy typeface Razrabotka (2015). [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Tatiana Lyskova

    Russian type and web designer associated with ParaGraph. Since 1999, she is a head of Taitl Design (USA). She designed the Cyrillic version of Bernhard Condensed (1993, based on Lucian Bernhard's typeface from 1912 for the Bauer company), ITC Bauhaus (1994, ParaGraph, with assistance of Elvira Slysh) and ITC Beesknees (1994, ParaGraph, with Elvira Slysha), and ITC Franklin Gothic (with Isay Slutsker). She also made the art nouveau typeface PT Karolla (1994, ParaGraph, based on Karola Grotesk, of H. Berthold and Bauersche type foundries, and Haas' Boutique. URW has Latin and Cyrillic versions of PT Karolla. Its bold style is based on Hercules (early 20th century) and was added for ParaType by Manvel Shmavonyan in 2002).

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

    Tatiana Nikitina

    Moscow-based designer of a Cyrillic steampunk-themed typeface in 2015. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Tatiana Rusalovskaya

    Graphic designer in Moscow who created Friendly Font (2013, Latin and Cyrillic). [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Tatiana Rusalovskaya

    Under the supervision of Igor Mustaev, Tatiana Rusalovskaya designed the modular logotype Totem (2011) at the British Higher School of Art and Design in Moscow. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Tatiana Udalova

    Student at the British Higher School Of Art and Design, and a designer in Moscow. She is a chuild of the remix era, and remixed Baskerville into Baskerville Pinthread (2011). [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Tatiana Zhukova

    Graphic designer in Saint Petersburg, Russia. She created the display typeface Orava (2012). I also like her experimental typography in a dada-styled poster entitled Philippe Soupault (2012).

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    Tatjana Malakhova

    Russian type designer. She received a TypeArt 05 award for the display family Bulrush. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Te Julia

    Moscow-based designer of the octagonal (Latin) typeface family Tuby (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Terra Stitch

    Russian designer of some great illustrations and lettering for Cafe Bar Afrika in 2014. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Teslefantic

    Designers of the Cyrillic typeface Teslic's Document Cyr Normal (1993), which can be downloaded here. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    TFaces
    [Alexander Tarbeev]

    TFaces is a design studio in Moscow run by Alexander Tarbeev, designer of Cyrillic versions of ITC typefaces like ITC Garamond, ITC Benguiat Gothic, Friz Quadrata and other Cyrillic typefaces. Tarbeev teaches in the Faculty of Graphic Design at the Moscow State University of Printing Arts.

    Showcase of Alexander Tarbeev's typefaces at MyFonts.

    List of the new designs and the old typefaces designed since 1988 for NPO Poligraphmash, ParaGraph/ParaType and TFaces: Academy, AdverGothic, ITC Anna, ITC Baltica, ITC Benguiat Gothic (1994-1997, ParaGraph; he made the Hebrew typeface Benzion in 1991 based on Benguiat Gothic as well), ITC PT Benzion, FF Beowolf, PT Bernhard, PT BetinaScript (1992, based on the handwriting of the German graphic artist Betina Kuntzsch), PT Bodoni (1989-1997), MathFont 1 (1987, Polygraphmash, based on the math font of Kudryashevskaya Encyclopedicheskaya, 1960-74, a typeface by Nikolai Kudryashev and Zinaida Maslennikova), PT Compact, PT Courier (1997; the original Cyrillic weights were done by Tagir Safayev), PT Crash (1995), PT Dagger (1996), Den Haag, Dots, DoubleClick, PT Drunk (1997), Exposure, PT FixSys (1995, pixel font), ITC Friz Quadrata (1997, ParaGraph, based on the typeface by Ernst Friz for Visual Graphic Corp. in 1965), PT Futuris, ITC Garamond (1993-1995, based on Tony Stan's 1975 version), PT Graffiti (1996, ParaGraph), PT Hermes (1993, ParaGraph), Inform, Izhitsa (1994: he added a shadow syle to Svetlana Yermolaeva's 1988 original), PT Jakob (1994), [kAk), Lazurski, PT Matterhorn (1993), PT MonoCondensed (1990), PT Montblanc (1993), PT Newton (1994, ParaGraph, a phonetic font), PT Pollock (1995), PT Pragmatica (1989), Sketch, PT Star (1995), PT Tauern (1993, extra compressed), Titanic, PT Wind (1995, based on TextBook, 1987, by Emma Zakharova).

    Honorable Mention at the 3rd International Digital Type Design Contest by Linotype Library for Linotype Den Haag.

    Free fonts made for fun at FontStruct in 2008: giammba, schlange, squaresans, squaresans_heavy, TFa BCode (extremely condensed), TFa KnightRider. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

    The ABCs of Dobrolet

    Russian revolution poster showing a nicely decorated Cyrillic all-caps alphabet related to early 20th century aviation. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    The inkpot fonts
    [Maria Danilova]

    The Inkpot is Maria Danilova's Russian foundry. Many Western pages on type are translated here in Russian. Her fonts at D-Studio include Shirley (2003), Intersidereal, Single Girl, Classmate (2003, handwriting). Link site. She also made Goedemorgen (2004, hand-printed), TheQuest (2004), Olivia (2004), Special Labwels (2004, dingbats) and PunchScript (2004, comic book face), Birds (2004, dingbats). Alternate URL. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    The Klen

    Branding studio in Moscow, which created a special Cyrillic typeface for Theater Na Maloy Bronnoy in 2015. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    The Lettering Art: Works by Moscow Book Designers 1959-1974

    A book published in 1977 that paints a full picture of Russian typography at that time. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Tim Yarzhombek

    Moscow-based creator in 2008 of Beard Alphabet (not fontified yet). In 2015, he designed a hand-crafted Latin / Cyrillic set of numbers. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Timofei Dekalo

    Inspired by the work of Vladimir Shukhov and the period of industrialization in the Soviet Union, Timofei Dekalo (Marafont, Moscow) created several decorative caps typefaces in 2014. He created quite a few other experimental geometric or multicolored fonts as well. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Timour Jgenti

    Russian-born designer of the freeware fonts Tangerine, New World Vibes, MacType and the outline typeface Iron Maiden, all 1996 designs for Lucifer Vision (defunct?). Now living in Paris.

    His fonts are not at his site, but live on at many freeware sites. Alternate URL. Dafont link. Abstract Fonts link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Timur D

    Moscow-based designer of the hand-crafted typefaces Kentucky (2017) and Travel (2017, free). The oddest thing is that inside the Travel font, we read that it was designed by the Compiègne, France-based outfit Luzala. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    TipografiaRamis
    [Ramiz Guseynov]

    Ramiz Guseynov was born in Russia and educated as an architect and graphic designer. After moving to the USA in 1991, where he worked as a graphic designer, Ramiz Guseynov became a part-time type designer who published his work at T-26. In 2004, he set up his own foundry, TipografiaRamis in Highland Park, IL.

    Klingspor link. Behance link.

    His typefaces: