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In 2010, he went commercial as 2D Typo. The first typeface at 2D typo was the modular pixelish Pressure Drop 2D (2010). This was followed by Ornamental Deco 2D (2010, art deco ornaments), Rally Symbols 2D (2010), Mascaron2D (2010, by Iryna Korchuk), Depot Trapharet 2d (2010, a stencil based on the tram lettering in Lviv), Ascetic 2D (2005-2010), Hutsulyandiya (2010, extraordinary ornaments by Iryna Korchuk), Simeon (2010, calligraphic), Cranked Pipe 2D (2011), Tripyllia 2D (2011, ornaments of the neolithic Trypillya culture), and Ukrainian Barokko (2010, a calligraphic typeface by Genadij Zarechnjuk), Historism Border (2011, border ornaments), Moreske 2D (2012, ornaments), Geomanticus (2012, modular squarish sans).
Typefaces from 2013: Bandelwerk (borders), Digital Stitch, Modern Wave (ornaments based on Alphonse Mucha), Hopferian (Roman caps after engravings by Daniel Hopfer (1470-1536)---typeface completed with help of Mariya Sokil), Simple Ribbon (art nouveau dingbats).
In 2014, Dmitry Rastvortsev, Lukyan Turetsky, and Henadij Zarechnjuk cooperated on the design of the free Latin / Cyrillic handwriting typeface Kobzar KS, which is based on the handwriting of Taras Shnvchenko, a famous Ukrainian poet, artist and philosopher.
Typefaces from 2015: Finetitle (ornaments for headers), Gothic Herbarium (a floriated ornamental font based on the Gothic Revival ornaments developed by Augustus Pugin (1812-1852)), Old Depot (rough stencil), Francesca (decorative caps).
Sergiy Tkachenko (b. 1979, Khrystynivka, Cherkasy region, Ukraine) lives in Kremenchuk, Ukraine, and has been a prolific type designer since 2008. Sergiy graduated from Kremenchuk State Polytechnic University in computer systems and networks in 2007. Various other URLs: Microsoft link, Identifont, 4th February, Behance, Klingspor link, Revision Ru, Russian creators, CPLUV Fontspace, Twitter. Kernest link. Sergey Tkachenko's typefaces:
His real name is Adolphe Jean-Marie Mouron, and he was born in Kharkiv, Ukraine in 1901. He committed suicide in Paris in 1968, after the rejection of one of his innovative designs by a German publisher. After studies at the Ecoles des Beaux Arts in Paris, Cassandre adopted France as his country. He produced his first poster Au Bucheron at 22, and became a successful and influential poster artist best known for his epoch-defining travel posters and for his advertisements for products such as Dubonnet. The consummate art deco artist, he tried to create posters for people who did not try to see them. In 1936 he traveled to America to work on several projects. While there he designed several surrealistic covers for Alexey Brodovitch at Harper's Bazaar. In addition, he created for NW Ayers, the classic eye of the Ford billboard and several pieces for the Container Corporation of America. His career as a poster designer ended in 1939 when he changed disciplines and became a stage, set and theatrical designer. Most of Cassandre's work was done at Fonderie Deberny&Peignot. The 1960s work was at Olivetti.
He created these typefaces:
Books: A.M. Cassandre, "L'architecture, l'art que je préfère à tous les autres." (2008) is a small PDF file/essay by Estienne student Antoine Stevenot. In 1988, Letraset published Baseline 10 The Cassandre issue, a fifty-page magazine volume edited by Mike Daines and art directed by Newell and Sorrell.
Ukrainian designer. He has a Mega Thumbs Up Icon Set (2015), a Doodle Social Icons Set (2015), and a 3d hand-crafted font called Cracked Font On Chalkboard (2015). In 2016, he made a textured vector format typeface and a colored EPS format typeface called Fairytale. [Google] [More] ⦿
Type designer, b. 1989, Lviv, Ukraine. In 2014, with Lukyan Turetskyy at 2D Typo, she created Kalyna. This Latin and Ukrainian-Cyrillic font has asymmetrical serifs, characteristic for the Ukrainian style. It is based on Heorhiy Narbut's sketches, a well-known Ukrainian graphic artist from the early 20th century. Kalyna comes also with a set of ornaments. Still in 2014, she created the rune simulation typeface Norden (Latin and Cyrillic).
Graphic designer from Kiev, Ukraine. He created the geometric typeface Midnight (2010), which was inspired by Herb Lubalin. Switch Connect (2011) is a high contrast art deco face. Lighter (2011) is a techno typeface that cries speed. Times New Fuck (2011) is a Peignotian sans with stiletto terminals on some glyphs. Blamed Neverland (2011) is a connect-the-dots avant-garde display face. Vampire (2011) is a gothic octagonal face. Geometria (2011) is a minimalist straight-edged face. Behance link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Or Alex Timohovsky. Ukrainian type designer based in Kiev (b. 1983, Kiev). He has his own typefoundry in Kiev. In 2014, he designed the blackletter beer label typeface Grenadier for Latin and Cyrillic. Behance link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Donetsk and Kiev, Ukraine-based designer of the bubblegum / cartoon font Balloon (2015), the brush typefaces Adelina Script (2015) and Supertramp (2015), and the free signage typeface Candy (2015).
Donetsk, Ukraine-based designer of the free all caps poster typeface Rybaki (2015), which was developed as a project during a type design workshop run by Viktoriya Grabowska and Verena Gerlach. Behance link. [Google] [More] ⦿
In 2012, he started Ukrainian Type.
Ukrainian typefoundry founded in 2012 by Viktor Kharyk and Konstantin Golovchenko in Odessa. In 2014, they published the Latin / Cyrillic typefaces Arsena (original from 2013 by Vikto Kharyk), Caslon 1821 (Italian typeface by Viktor Kharyk and Konstantin Golovchenko), 2 Quadro (octagonal) and Surf Serif Pro (sharp-edged and modular; original from 2013 by Viktor Kharyk).
Caslon 1821 revives a typeface of Caslon & Livermore, 1821. It covers Latin, Cyrillic and Hebrew.
Kyiv (2010, Viktor Kharyk) combines elements of antiqua, Cyrillic, and carving into widely usable Latin and Cyrillic text family. Kyiv was awarded the 2nd prize in the text font category in the first Ukrainian typeface competition Ruthenia in 2010.
In 2016, Henadij Zarechnjuk and Viktor Kharyk designed Dnipro for Apostrof. The Cyrillic version of this font follows Ukrainian decorative traditions, initiaited by Georgy Narbut and Mark Kirnarsky in the 1920s and continued until the 1980s. The Latin part has an uncial character. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
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] ⦿
Bazhen Yurchenko is the Kharkov, Ukraine-based designer of BenCat, Grunge, Flowerchild, BenHardLife, BenKrush and BenPioneer (1997). His fonts are here. Encient German Gothic is a blackletter font to which he added a Cyrillic in 1995-1999. Here, you will find the free Cyrillic truetype fonts Ben-Cat-Bold, Ben-Hard-Life-Bold, Ben-Krush, Ben-Pioneer-Bold. [Google] [More] ⦿
Ukrainian advertising agency in Kiev. Its design studio is called BBDO Studio. Its type foundry branch was established 2015. Typefaces include:
Black Fox Foundry
Ivan Kostynyk (Black Fox Foundry) is a graphic designer, aka Ivan K or Ivan Kay, who lives in Toronto, and studied graphic design at Ontario College of Art and Design, or OCAD. His type designs are both free and icommercial, can be found at Practice Foundry and Ten Dollar Fonts. He also created a few commercial typefaces.
Creator of Egypt 22 (2011, a free heavy slab serif, which includes smilies), Lloyd Serif (2010), a refined piano key typeface. It covers Latin, Ukrainian and Russian, and was inspired by Bill Loyd and by the Ogaki typeface.
In 2012, he created a geometric sans based on Futura for Chun+Ivan Design, called Anchor2. Pontus is a free geometric sans typeface available from Practice Foundry. In 2014, he published the oriental simulation typeface Takoshi (Ten Dollar Fonts: Takoshi is a finely crafted modern interpretation of 15-17th century Cyrillic writings. Takoshi also features influence from Japanese/Chinese calligraphic writing. Takoshi has a balanced contrast of thick and thin and sharp triangular shapes).
Chun+Ivan Design is located in Toronto and is run by Chun Hu, Ivan Kostynyk and Philip Wu.
In 2015, he designed the vintage text typeface Vernyhora, and in 2016, he added the free hand-crafted typeface Innerspace, and the monoline sans typeface Rukotvory Sans (Latin and Ukrainian).
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] ⦿
Type designer born in Lviv, Ukraine, in 1978. With Lukyan Turetskyy, he made Ascetic 2D (2D Typo), a decorative font is based on Cyrillic Vyaz of the 15th and 16th centuries. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Illustrator and designer in Kiev. In 2012, she created a wonderful poster typeface called Balloon, in which she plays on the widths of the characters. In 2013, several ornamental caps typefaces followed.
Kiev, Ukraine-based designer of the hairline avant-garde typeface Amsterdam (2016), the minimal rounded sans typeface family Straus (2016), the sans family Aurora (2016), the condensed sans display typeface Tokiozza Light (2016) and the circle-based display typeface Parabola (2016). [Google] [More] ⦿
Poltava, Ukraine-based designer (b. 1983) of the free Latin / Cyrillic font B20 Sans (2013), which is designed for short text blocks. In 2014, he made the free Latin / Cyrillic slab serif typeface Acca, the free Latin / Cyrillic text typefaces Ahellya and Fowviel, and the text typeface Kraskario.
Ukrainian type designer (b. 1977, Buryn) who graduated from Sumy State University in 1999. Since 2002, he creates digital fonts. He also works at Dancor advertising in Sumy, Ukraine, since 1997. Very prolific, his work includes a substantial number of commissioned typefaces for magazines and companies.
He received a TypeArt 05 award for the display family DR Galushki (and DR Galushki Hole, 2011), which was designed for children's books. Other creations: LQ Wow and LQ Anisett (2010, for women's magazine LQ), LQ Didot (2011, also for LQ), Dekapot (grunge), Gomorrah (2013), Usquaebach (2013), Kinescope (2013), Goshen (2013), Rhode Black (2014), UT Magazine (2014), Madmix (2014, for Esquire), Variety Square (2015, for the nmagazine Variety), DR Agu (comic book face), DR Agu Sans (2013), DR Agu Script (2016), DR Trafaret (army stencil face), DR Vixi, DR UkrGotika Sans, DR UkrGotika Serif, Tsar Peter, Pelican (for Esquire magazine), Fugue.
In 2014, Gayaneh Bagdasaryan and Dmitry Rastvortsev created the Latin / Cyrillic sans typeface family Brutal Type (Brownfox) that is genetically linked to DIN.
In 2014, Dmitry Rastvortsev, Lukyan Turetsky, and Henadij Zarechnjuk cooperated on the design of the free Latin / Cyrillic handwriting typeface Kobzar KS, which is based on the handwriting of Taras Shnvchenko, a famous Ukrainian poet, artist and philosopher.
Aka Drosselmayer. Evgeniy Litvin is the Ukrainian designer (b. 1990) of the free (Latin) sharp-serifed caps typeface Capitel Gothick (2012).
Fontbilisi (was: Germán León)
Fontbilisi was established by German Leon (b. Madrid, Spain) in 2013. For a while, he was located in Tbilisi, Georgia. Since 2014, he is in Lima, Peru. He explains: He was born in Madrid, but crisis and love brought him to Tbilisi, Georgia, from where he is currently designing.
His first typeface is the quaint Latin slab serif Miraflores (2012). In 2013, he published GL Tetuan (a slab serif that covers Latin, Cyrillic, Georgian and Greek) and GL Benicassim (a sans for Latin and Cyrillic). The foundry Germán León was renamed Fontbilisi that same year. Linkedin link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Ukrainian font foundry run by Genadij (also spelled Henadij) Zarechnjuk (b. 1961) who lives in Lviv. Nice historically accurate free fonts made by him in the period 2000-2003: Abetka Kirnarskoho, Ancient Kyiv, Luchtein-Bold, Luchtein, LuchteinLight, NarbutClassic, NarbutNarrowContrast, NarbutWhirlSans-Serif, Narbut Abetka, Skoropys-XVII, SnarskyUstav, SnarskyjOldStyleNarrow, SnarskyjUstavNew, Traditional-Heavy, Yakutovych-Black. Chomenkivska (2007) is a semi-slab serif Cyrillic beauty.
In 2010, he created the art deco typeface New Hotinok 2D (2D Typo), together with Viktor Kharyk, as well as the nice calligraphic typeface Ukrainian Barokko 2D. Khomenkivska (done with Viktor Kharyk) is based on a 1965 design by Basil Khomenko (1912-1984). Baumans (2011, Google Web Fonts) is a geometric typeface for headlines. Its letterforms are inspired by Bauhaus typefaces and preconstructivist forms.
In 2014, Dmitry Rastvortsev, Lukyan Turetsky, and Henadij Zarechnjuk cooperated on the design of the free Latin / Cyrillic handwriting typeface Kobzar KS, which is based on the handwriting of Taras Shevchenko, a famous Ukrainian poet, artist and philosopher.
In 2016, Henadij Zarechnjuk and Viktor Kharyk designed Dnipro for Apostrof. The Cyrillic version of this font follows Ukrainian decorative traditions, initiaited by Georgy Narbut and Mark Kirnarsky in the 1920s and continued until the 1980s. The Latin part has an uncial character.
Or Heorhiy Narbut, b. 1886, Narbutivka, Ukraine, d. 1920, Kiev. Recognized as the the most important Ukrainian graphic designer of the twentieth century. He is known for designing the Coat of arms of Ukraine, banknotes and postage stamps. Narbut designed many illustrations in books and magazines, as well as a few typefaces, such as Abetka.
The main digital revivals of his typefaces are by Henadij Zarechnjuk, who created the free typefaces Narbut Abetka, Narbut Classic, Narbut Extra Wide, Narbut Narrow Contrast, and Narbut Whirl between 2001 and 2011. See also Abetka (2016) by Veronica Sinyavskaya and Narbutivka (2016) by Viktoriia Basiuk. [Google] [More] ⦿
Ukrainian-born Michel Yunat is content curator at GetVoIP in New York City. In 2014, he was involved in the commissioning of a free 2-style typeface family simply called GetVoIP Grotesque. The typeface was made by Sergiy S. Tkachenko.
Dnipropetrovsk, Ukraine-based designer of these typefaces in 2015: Odd Times (a vintage blackletter typeface), Brandy Label (a layered Victorian signage font), Smoking (a great Western layered poster font), Traveller, Letterhead (steampunk, vintage, Victorian), Age, Nataly Temper, Vintage Auto (a retro chrome automobile font), Golden Dust (a lava lamp font), Rusty Phoenix, Phoenix, the Victorian signage typeface Whiskey, Spirals, Biker Font (spurred inline font), the oily signage font Pin Up.
In 2016, he designed Big City Light (a vintage movie theater typeface), Lostamp (a weathered vintage rough stencil script), Kexman (calligraphic script), Traveler (vintage display style), Loftype (creamy brush script), Shoelaces Script, Humblest, Tobacco Box Font, Whiskey Label (a great vintage Victorian headline font), Insane Fear, Falchion Edge (Victorian display typeface), Inside The Box (techno), Craft Beer (a beer label font), Amber Taste (a layered Victorian beer label font), One Thin Line (a paperclip font), Bald Eagle (Victorian), Autumn Feel (brush script), Dirty Cartoon, Magic Curls, Winery, Bite Hard (beveled caps), Lovebus (psychedelic style), Biker New (spurred style), Column (layered Victorian), Marine Fairytale (Victorian), The Freaky Circus, Rusted Brushpen Script, Golden Brush, Craft Beer (a layered beer label font), Droptune (Victorian) and Old Story (hand-crafted).
650+ Russian TrueType archive. Fonts by ParaGraph International, A.Kustov (for Type Market), Nikita Vsesvetskii (for SoftUnion), TeamAXis Corp, Yuri A.Lyamin, Dmitry Komissarov (for ParaGraph), AzBuki press, Atech Software, Adobe, VNLabs, S. Agronsky (for Graphic Bureau Az-Zet), SMENA-SPSL Corp, Andrejs Grinbergs (for AG Fonts Collection), and !22! Soft. [Google] [More] ⦿
Huh Type Foundry
Dmytro Iarynch (or Yarynych) runs Huh Type Foundry in Kiev, Ukraine. He created the hand-drawn unicase Latin / Cyrillic poster typeface family Kuppa in 2013.
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] ⦿
Ukrainian type designer from Luck. With Lukyan Turetskyy, she created Ornamental Deco 2D (2010), an art deco dingbat face. She also made the mask dingbat typeface Mascaron2D (2010, 2D Typo), and the Hutsulyandiya 2D family of fonts (2010) that consists of folk ornaments found on Hutsul ceramics of the mid 19th to early 20th centuries. Substyles include Beast, Flora, and People. Hutsulshchyna is an ethnic region in the Ukrainian Carpathian Mountains where folk art and indigenous culture are preserved up to today. In 2011, Iryna created the beer-themed dingbat typeface Pyjpyvo 2D (2D Typo) and the wine bottle face Chornylo 2D.
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:
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 2014, in the middle of the Ukrainian upheaval, he took the pro-Ukrainian side, and created the poster font Lugatype.
Font page for people from the Carpathian mountains created by Walter Maksimovich. Several Ukrainian Cyrillic TrueType fonts (ER Kurier, ER Univers, ER Bukinist, ER Architect Proportional) designed by Gavin Helf. Also a Polish New Times font (free). Gavin Helf's ERUniversIF2 and ERUniversIV2 (1994; modified by Curt Ford for "Digital Russian" project, 1998; subsequently remodified for Internet use by Ken Petersen, 1998) are also here. [Google] [More] ⦿
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] ⦿
Graphic designer and illustrator in Kiev, Ukraine. Her remarkable work includes some unnamed experimental Cyrillic typefaces (2014), and a Bezier curvature experiment that is called Coordinate (2014). [Google] [More] ⦿
Graphic designer in Kiev, Ukraine. Creator of the calligraphic Cyrillic typeface Poetry (2014), the circle-based Cyrillic typeface Daj Sk (2014), and the octagonal typeface Depo (2014). She also created Zoo Pictograms (2014). [Google] [More] ⦿
Type designer from the Ukraine. In 2013, together with Lukyan Turetskyy at 2D Typo, she created the roman caps typeface Hopferian, which is based on engravings by German artist Daniel Hopfer (1470-1536). [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Match Fonts is the West Hollywood, CA-based foundry led by Michel Bujardet (b. Bordeaux, France, 1951), who is Mike Budge on alt.binaries.fonts. They make and sell interesting font paks. A particular favorite of mine is the Calligraphic Fonts Pack 2, which has the beautiful medieval-look typeface Rodolphe (2001), together with the Chancellerie family, the blackletter font SquareText, and a few Uncial fonts called Oncial. Free demos. Cursive Handwriting is a 6-font pak for teaching handwriting. Also offering a handwriting and signature font service. Among free offerings, check Le Blackmail (ransom font). Also, commercial fonts for these languages: Armenian, Bulgarian, Croatian, Czech, Estonian, Greek, Hawaian, International Phonetic (IPA), Hebrew, Hieroglyphs, Hungarian, Japanese, Latvian, Lithuanian, Macedonian, Marshallese, Polynesian, Polish, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Slovak, Turkish, Ukrainian, Yiddish.
Interesting typefaces: Boulon (letters with bolts), Bujardet Freres (French restaurant type), Calebasse (1997, semi-psychedelic), Chinoiseries (Chinese look-alike), Cristolikid (LCD), Diodes Light, Grecques, Halloween, Malabars, Metroplitain (art nouveau), Monogram, Octogone, Osselets (bones), Parador, Ruban Dis-Moi, SilBooettes, TSF et Compagnie, Venitienne, Yiddilatin, Zebrues, and the dingbats Dinosotype, Alphabetzier, Nahkt Hieroglyphics, Norman Prince (children's handwriting), Angelots, Sceaux, Seraphiques, Talismans, La Main Guided, La Main Solid (both children's tracing fonts), Bordini, Bordofixed, BoumBoum, ChapClerk, Dactylographe (nice!), Halotique (sans serif), Tortillon (2001, art deco), Normographe (great too!), Normafixed, Oloron, Parlante (serif family), Presse (typewriter), Technicien. Plus handwriting fonts Skrypta, Skryptaag (upright and connected), Willegha. a Morse Code font. The Halloween pack includes Coulures, Halloween, Osselets and SilBooettes. Fixed width fonts include Dactylographe, Oloron, Bordo, Norma. Direct access. Interview and photo. Alternate URL (in French), with many more fonts, such as the handwritten Pierre, Mariette. MICR E13 B font.
Digital artist in Odessa, Ukraine, who made some experimental pixel fonts from 2009 until 2011. Isometric (Cyrillic) was published in 2013.
Mint Type (was: PDesign 6.0)
Ukrainian Andrey Konstantinov (b. 1981, Moscow, lives in Kiev) graduated from the National Technical University of Ukraine in 2002. He lived for some time in Tallinn, Estonia. He ran PDesign 6.0, and later established the commercial foundry Mint Type.
His typefaces generally cover Latin and Cyrillic: Tecco (techno), Radix, Aera Sans, Aera Serif, Careless Hand Script (2005), Guarda Sans (2012), Vitra Sans (2005), Terra Sans (2005), Terra Semi Slab (2005), Terra Slab (2005), Radix (2004), Cyntho Pro (2012, a geometric sans), Cytia Pro (2012, a geometric sans with built-in contrast), Cytia Slab Pro (2013), Lytiga Pro (2012, a 48-font techy sans family, starting with hairline weights).
Typefaces from 2013: Pancetta Pro (elliptical sans), Pancetta Serif Pro, Clinica Pro (a clean non-geometric sans), Cyntho Slab Pro, Cytia Slab Pro, Espuma Pro (a soft humanist sans family with lots of curviness), Ristretto Pro (a narrow display sans), Ristretto Slab Pro.
During the riots and revolution in Ukraine in 2014, Andrey designed Anglecia Pro, a text typeface in Text, Display and Title subfamilies. Just before the 2014 elections in Ukraine, he designed the geometric partially humanist sans typeface Proba Pro, which has wide spacing and small x-height---the regular and italic styles are free.
Synerga Pro (2014) is a humanist slab serif with rounded terminals.
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 2013, he designed the humanist sans typeface family Foros at Paratype.
This Kiev-based graphic designer created a colorful Cyrillic poster alphabet called Kineteatra Bommer (2013).
Aka Vozzy. Nepropetrovsk, Ukraine-based designer whose company is called Trivia. His typefaces from 2015: Ghost (a spurred typeface), Whiskey Label, Barber Label (shaded vintage font), Scotch Whiskey Label Font, Gouache, Hot Coffee, Mastodon (hipster typeface), Whiskey Shine, Bourbon Whiskey (a Tuscan spurred signage font), Bandidas (a Tuscan spurred label font), Finest Whiskey, Retro Disco, Tequila (a vintage spurred bottle label font), Tortuga Hand (a spurred tattoo font), Hand Drawn Font, Steampunk, Vintage hand Drawn Font, Modern Whiskey, Marine Whiskey, Old Label, Rock On Font, Chulkboard Sketch Font, Chalk Board Hand Drawn Font and Whiskey Label (vintage typeface).
His typefaces from 2016: Samurai (layerable oriental simulation type), Old Mariner (vintage signage type), Two Shots, Curls (layerable Victorian label font), Ginger Gin Label, Old Style Label (Victorian, layered), Motorcycle Gang, Absinthe (vintage labeling font family, with layering), Mystic Label, Bourbon Strong (a whiskey label font), Aged Whiskey, Bold Craft (vintage label font family for absinthe, brandy, whiskey, rum, gin and beer), Origami, Vintage (a Victorian signage typeface), Gangster (a layered Victorian signage font), Motor (+Shadow, +Shine: a spurred motorcycle / tattoo font family), Family Hand, Absinthe Label (Victorian signage font), Old Sailor (layered vintage typeface set), Old Barrel, BadBoy (hand-printed), Nautical, Sinister (Victorian), Heavy Metal, Darkness Whiskey (Victorian). [Google] [More] ⦿
Ukrainian graphic and type designer who lives in Kiev. Behance link. His typefaces include Bricks N Laces (2009), a wonderful art deco typeface for "jazzy type compositions". His other work is equally experimental, and includes Black Neon, Numberfreak Sans and Numberfreak Serif (all letters are made up from number glyphs). [Google] [More] ⦿
Graphic designer in Lviv, Ukraine, who created the arched geometric semi-architectural typeface Apriori (2015) for Latin and Cyrillic. Free download of Apriori Regular and Apriori Light. [Google] [More] ⦿
Kiev, Ukraine-based type designer who graduated from Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv. He was active at Paratype and has recently started cooperating as senior engineer at Typetype with Ivan Gladkikh. His typefaces:
Based in Novomoskovsk, Ukraine, Olga Khomenko created the hand-crafted Latin Valenntine's Day typeface Romantic (2015) and several hand-drawn sets of borders, frames, hispter elements and design elements. [Google] [More] ⦿
Ukrainian graphic designer (b. 1970, Donezk) who won an award at Bukvaraz 2001 for Tanya, a caps typeface made out of human figures. Tanya was based on a course project supervised by Vladimir Lesnyak at the Kharkiv Academy of Arts and Design, from which Olga graduated in 1998. [Google] [More] ⦿
Talented Ukrainian designer. She has interesting illustrations, and her Latin and/or Cyrillic typefaces show tremendous potential:
Type and design studio located in Hamburg, Germany, run by Oleksandr Parkhomovskyy (b. 1984, Odessa, Ukraine), who created the 6-style ultra-fat Grim family in 2009, which includes Grim Stencil. In 2010, he redesigned the bilined headline font for Zeit Magazin and called it ZeitType---it's just a matter of time before the awards will be rolling in.
Prestiggio (2011) is a sublime vogue fashion mag face, with its perky ball terminal ear on the g, and the high-contrast feel of a decent Peignot. Mingray Mono is a stylish monospaced family in three weights.
Born in the Ukraine in 1982, Ros Knopov is creative director and type designer, and runs Anti/Anti, a NYC design studio. Ros has lived in New York for 20 years and studied graphic design at the School of Visual Arts, before working for various NYC creative agencies and founding Anti/Anti in the summer of 2007. His first typeface is Opera (2005), a sans done with rick Granados at Stereo Type Haus---it is a lively sans with creative counter spaces. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Chernovitsy, Ukraine-based designer of Raquest (2014, +Light), Dogmatist, Sintang (2014), Madagascar (2014), Delirium (2014, an outlined techno font).
Typefaces from 2013: Orangeblossom, Mercury, Adamantine, Kinematic, Plumbago.
Typefaces from 2012: Daniella, Ricky, Daster.
Other typefaces: Nikasia, Vaindega, Radisson, Goldman, Grandpiano, Plumbago (a sketch font), Spatter, Queenliness, Kinematic, Daydreaming, Demetria, Intertape, Decuman, Radixen.
Art director at Leo Burnett Kiev in Kiev, Ukraine. Creator of the hairline upright connected script typeface Lena (2013).
Lodz, Poland-based designer of FT (2014), Geometry (2014), Abc (2014, hipster font), Ukrainian Alphabet (2014), Medicine Icons (2014), and Imopossible Figures (2014, Escher-style dingbats).
Designer in Denmark of a free OpenType font with partial Unicode support: Summersby (2003). Current language support: Danish, English, French, German, Italian, Norwegian, Russian, Swedish, Ukrainian, plus a few others. Alternate URL. He is working on a serif typeface called Random (2004). [Google] [More] ⦿
Designer in Kiev, Ukraine. Creator of the fat poster typeface Noko (2013), the experimental typeface Fract (2012), and the anthroposophic Latin/Cyrillic typeface Cedar or Kedr (2013). In 2014, he designed the free art deco typeface Sideboard, the free vector format font Moriarty. Typefaces from 2015 include Flomic.
Graphic designer in Odessa, Ukraine, who made the hand-printed Latin / Cyrillic typeface Strel (2012, with Jovanny Lemonad), and the free hand-drawn polygonal Latin/Cyrillic typeface Underdog (2012, free at Google Web Fonts).
SHCH Graphics Group
Graphic design, illustration and art direction group located in Kiev, Ukraine, and headed by Andrey Yushchenko. Alternate URL. They offer some beautiful decorative capital letters: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9.
So Sick Studio
Designer of Gimbutas (1999), a font for Vinca symbols (Mac, PC), found on many of the artefacts excavated from sites in south-east Europe, in particular from Vinca near Belgrade, but also in Greece, Bulgaria, Romania, Eastern Hungary, Moldova, Southern Ukraine and the former Yugoslavia. The artefacts date from between the 7th and 4th millennia BC and those decorated with these symbols are between 8,000 and 6,500 years old. Sorin works at the Department of Slavic Languages and Literature at the University of Bucharest, Romania. The drawings of the Gimbutas font were by Doina Mihaila. See also here. [Google] [More] ⦿
Sport Betting Spot
Sports Betting Spot is an unlikely organization to get involved in fontmaking, but miracles do occur. At Fontsquirrel, we find the free athletic lettering typeface Sports World (2012). The web site conveniently forgot to mention that its designer is the talented Ukrainian type designer Sergiy Tkachenko. The font covers both Latin and Cyrillic. Behance link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Kyiv, Ukraine-based designer of the old Slavonic emulation typeface Kalinka Malinka (2015, FontStruct), which covers Latin and Cyrillic. At FontStruct, she is known as Gutiusha. Behance link. [Google] [More] ⦿
British font service house: can sell you most of the commercial fonts. Sells also fonts for Albanian, Arabic, Bengali, Bulgarian, Croatian, Czech, Estonian, Farsi, Greek, Gujurati, Hindi, Hungarian, Japanese (Katakana, Hiragana, Kanji), Latvian, Lithuanian, Polish, Punjabi, Russian, Serbian, Slovak, Slovene, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese, Welsh. Has barcode fonts, and is a special distributor of the Royal Mail Barcode font. [Google] [More] ⦿
Thomas T. Pedersen
Transliteration of Non-Roman Alphabets
From Copenhagen and Estonia, Thomas T. Pedersen's page on non-Roman alphabets. He specializes in all kinds of Cyrillic alphabets, such as Abaza, Abkhaz, Adyghe, Altay, Arabic, Armenian, Avar, Azerbaijani, Bashkir, Belarusian (Belorussian), Bulgarian, Buryat, Chechen, Chukchi, Chuvash, Crimean Tatar, Dargwa (Dargin), Dungan, Erzya Mordvin (Mordva), Eskimo - Yupik, Even, Evenki, Gagauz, Georgian, Greek, Hindi, Marathi, Nepali, Ingush, Kabardian, Kalmyk, Karachay-Balkar, Karakalpak, Kazakh, Khakass, Khanty, Kirghiz, Komi (Komi Zyryan), Komi-Permyak, Koryak, Kumyk, Lakh, Lezgian (Lezgin), Macedonian, Mansi, Mari: Hill Mari, Meadow Mari, Moksha Mordvin (Mordva), Moldovan (Moldavian), Nanai, Nenets, Nivkh, Nogay (Noghay), Ossetian (Ossetic), Ottoman Turkish, Russian, Rusyn (Lemko&Vojvodinian), Selkup, Serbian, Tabasaran, Tajik, Talysh, Tatar, Turkmen, Tuvinian, Udmurt, Ukrainian, Uzbek, Yakut, Yiddish. [Google] [More] ⦿
Ukrainian web site dedicated to a 2011 type competition. The ten finalists: Viktor Kharyk (Afont), Andrij Shevchenko (OK Office, Captain), Dmitri Rastvortsev (Open Storinka), Kiril Tkachov (Askold Sans, Askold Serif), Andrij Konstantinov (AK Font Arsenal), Dimitri Yarynych (Afont), Yaroslav Kutsch (Arsenal K), Markiya Yatsiv, Katerina Movchai (Arsenal), Yuliya Kuzmenko. Andrij Shevchenko eventually won the competition. His typeface is now called Arsenal and can be freely downloaded from the site. [Google] [More] ⦿
About 30 Cyrillic truetype fonts. Page requires a password. The fonts: Boyko, Broshniv, Bura, Diana, Dnister, Hutsul, Ihor, Irka, Ivan, Katya, Kherson, Kobzar, Krym, Kyiv, Lemko, Lesya, Lviv, Maria, Murko, Mykhailo, Myron, Nestor, Odesa, Oleksa, Olena, Olha, Azov, Petro, Prypyat, Rozhnyativ, Sambir, Sonia, Soyuzhanka, Stefan, Strij, Strutyn, Taras, Vasyl, Volodymyr, Voyak, Zozulka. [Google] [More] ⦿
Commercial Windows XP packages sold with foreign language fonts in TrueType and PostScript, called GlobalSuite, GlobalWriter and GlobalOffice. Includes most foreign languages. For example, in the Cyrillic sphere, they have Bulgarian, Byelorussian, Macedonian, Russian, Serbian, Ukrainian plus over 50 additional Cyrillic languages such as Azeri, Kazakh, Kirghiz, Moldavian, Mongolian, Tadzhik, Tatar, Turkmen and Uzbek. And for North Indian, they have Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Hindi, Marathi, Nepali, Punjabi, and Sanskrit. [Google] [More] ⦿
Ukrainian graphic artist (b. 1912, Tbilisi-d. 1984, Kiev) who created the Cyrillic font New Ukrainian from 1963 until 1970. Khomenkivska (by Henadij Zarechnuk and Viktor Kharyk) is based on Khomenko's typeface.
Veddma's archive of fonts that have both Latin and Cyrillic letters: 1979, AbductionCyr, Arbat-Bold, Arbat, Ben-Cat-Normal-Normal, Ben-Hard-Life-Bold, Ben-Krush, Ben-Pioneer-Bold (the whole "Ben" series by Bazhen Yurchenko, Kharkov, Ukraine, 1997), BinnerDi (Diai JS, 1997), Blood-Cyrillic, Boyarsky-BoldItalic:00, BraesideLumberboyRussian, Breeze, BreezeBold, ClassicRussianBold, ClassicRussianBoldItalic, ClassicRussianItalic, ClassicRussianPlain, Collins, Corrida-Bold, CrackMan, Crystal, CyrillicGoth, CyrillicHover, CyrillicOld, CyrillicRevue, CyrillicRibbon, DOORJAM, Derby, Desdemona, Dyer, EarthNormal, ErasUltraNormal, ErikaBold, ErikaC, Flowerchild (Bazhen Yurchenko, Kharkov, Ukraine, 1997), Floydian, Freestyle, Granite, Grunge (Bazhen Yurchenko, Kharkov, Ukraine, 1997), Kashmir, KursivC--Bold, KursivC, LetteraTrentadue (Gianni Sinni, 1997, modified by Dark Pastor, 1999), LidiaMedium, Liquid-CrystalDisplay (Alexis V. Ryumin, 1997), OdessaScriptFWF, PaladinPCRusMedium (Yuri A.Lyamin, 1992), PaulBOXESCyrNormal (Paul Kuznetsoff, 1993), Peignot_cyr, PresentScript_cyr, Pump, SaffronColdWar, ScrawnCyrAOE, ScrawnKOI8AOE, Serpentine, SirClive, SkazkaForSergeMedium, Slavjanic, Slipstream, TaurusHeavy, TaurusLightNormal, Tiff-Heavy, TorhokItalic, UkrPlaytPSMT (KoleSoft Co, 1993, Kiev), UniversityC, VeraHumana95, VeraHumana95Bold, VeraHumana95BoldItalic, VeraHumana95Italic (BX Fonts, 1997), Verona_cyr-Bold, Verona_cyr, YellowSubmarineCyr, Zeppelin2, ZipperRus. [Google] [More] ⦿
Ukrainian site offering software and SHX fonts for CAD applications. Includes SHX fonts for Latin and Cyrillic by Sergei Komarov, CompGraph LTD, Sanya Sazonov and Nikitchenko V. Has the Russian GOST truetype fonts by Egor Prohorov. [Google] [More] ⦿
Ukrainian designer, b. Kiev, 1957. Graduate of the Senior College for Print and Design in Kiev in 1982. Viktor became art director at Sphera in Kiev. Main type designer at Düsseldorf-based company Unique GmbH since 1998. In 2012, he cofounded Apostrof with Konstantin Golovchenko. He designs Armenian, Greek, Georgian, Devanagari, Hebrew, Cyrillic and Arabic fonts, and is particularly interested in revivals of ancient, forgotten, or historically important typefaces and writing systems. His work:
At TypeArt 01, he won first prize with Varbur Grotesque (1999-2001, with Natalia Makeyeva), third prize with Joker (1970-2000), and honorable mention with Abetka. At TypeArt 05, he received awards for UniOpt (2002, Kafkaeqsue Op Art display style) and Blooming Meadow (dingbats). In 2009, his 2006 digitization of Anatoly Shchukin's 1968 typeface Ladoga (+Text, +Display, +Ladoga Armenian) won an award at Paratype K2009.
In 2016, Henadij Zarechnjuk and Viktor Kharyk designed Dnipro for Apostrof. The Cyrillic version of this font follows Ukrainian decorative traditions, initiated by Georgy Narbut and Mark Kirnarsky in the 1920s and continued until the 1980s. The Latin part has an uncial character.
At ATypI 2005 in Helsinki he spoke about Ukrainian fonts. At ATypI 2007 in Brighton, his talk is entitled Old Slavic alphabets and new fonts. At ATypI 2009 in Mexico City, he spoke (well, was supposed to speak) on Old Roman Styles and Cyrillic. Speaker at ATypI 2013 in Amsterdam, where he explains the development and multilingual extensions of Ladoga.
Designer from Kiev, Ukraine. Behance link. He created the studio k.love in Kiev in 2002. In 2011, he designed the neon lighting / paperclip face XCLV Neon (+XCLV Neon Pro Cyrillic, 2013). MyFonts link. Foundry link. Klingspor link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Freelance graphic and type designer in Poznan, Poland. He came from Crimea (Ukraine) but currently lives in Poznan, Poland. She obtained an MA in Graphic Design (Type Design) from the Academy of Fine Arts in Poznan in 2010. Since 2010 she is an assistant at the Sign and Typography Studio of the University of Arts in Poznan.
Creator of some interesting typefaces in 2008: Argon, Jackson (hand-printed, inspired by Michael Jackson).
In 2012, she made the rounded sans family Capriola (Google Font Directory). Kavoon, a fat signage script, and Fruktur, an angular German expressionist typeface, can be found at Sorkin Type and Google Web Fonts.
Kiev, Ukraine-based designer of the free Latin sans typeface Mono (2014), Pine (2015, an all caps Latin sans), Luna 7 (2015), the sans typeface Corner One (2016: Latin and Cyrillic), Timber (2016), the weathered typeface Mist (2016), the geometric sans Grotte (2016), and the poster sans typeface Lumber (2016). Graphicriver link. Creative Market link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Vladimir Levantovsky is a senior technology strategist at Monotype Imaging Inc. and currently serves as a chair of the W3C WebFonts Working Group and a chair of the ISO SC29/WG11 ad-hoc group on font format representation. Born in Ukraine, Vlad moved to the USA in 1995. He has been involved in the work of various industry consortiums and standards organizations since 2002, and is passionate about advancing typographic capabilities on CE and mobile devices and on the Web. He has been an active contributor to the development of various technology platforms, including hardware-accelerated vector graphics (OpenVG), Java ME profiles for mobile devices (JSR-271 and JSR-287), DVB Multimedia Home Platform, OMA Rich Media Environment and core font technology standardization at ISO/IEC.
Speaker at ATypI 2012 in Hong Kong: Evaluating fonts legibility in automotive environment. Excerpts of the abstract: Can typeface design make a difference in minimizing glance times [in vehicles] while maximizing the time that drivers' eyes stay on the road? Monotype Imaging has partnered with the MIT AgeLab to study the impact of typeface design on driver demand. He goes on: Data from two separate experiments, each involving over 40 participants ranging from 36 to 74 years of age was collected in a real-time driving simulation in which participants were asked to respond to a series of address, restaurant identification and content search menus that were implemented using two different typeface designs. The results were collected and analyzed using eye tracking equipment and video recordings. Among participants, a Square Grotesque typeface resulted in a noticeable increase in visual demand as compared to the Humanist typeface. Total glance time and number of glances required to complete a response showed consistent results. He also spoke at ATypI 2015 in Sao Paulo. [Google] [More] ⦿
Vladimir Zholud (Vladzh, b. 1987, Kharkov) lives in Kharkov, Ukraine. In 2002 he began his studies at Kharkiv ART Lyceum (Ukraine), and then continued on at the Kharkiv State Academy of Design and Arts. His first font is Zholud's Modern Ghotic (2005, blackletter). [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Ukrainian type design teacher at the Kharkov Academy of Designa and Arts. Author of Modernist and Postmodernist Types (2006), a 148-page book that illustrates the work of the students of the Kharkiv Academy of Design and Fine Arts. Author also of Display Type (20007, Kharkiv). [Google] [More] ⦿
Typefoundry based in Kheminitsky, Ukraine, and run by Eugen Sudak, a Ukrainian type designer. At WDC Fonts, Uegen created the Venetian serif typeface Stiana (2013, with Anna Raven), based on models by Nicholas Jenson and William Morris. Stiana covers Latin, Greek and Cyrillic. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Kiev, Ukraine-based creator of the free hipster typeface Nordic (2014), which was inspired by Norwegian runes. In 2015, while at the Kyiv National University of Construction and Architecture, she created the free techno sans typeface Build. In 2016, she finished the free futuristic typeface Quantum, and the free connected calligraphic typeface Luciano (2016).
Illustrator Kate Toropygyna (now Kate Belenko) is the Kiev, Ukraine-based creator of the stunning cat-based alphading font Kotiki ("cats") in 2009. Pic. Behance link. Home page for her illustrations and graphic design. [Google] [More] ⦿
Also written Yelena Liqutina. Ukrainian designer (b. Kharkiv, 1978) who won an award at Bukvaraz 2001 for Geisha, a delicate display font of utmost beauty, simplicity and purity. She graduated from Kharkiv State Academy of Arts and Design in 2000, where Geisha was developed under the supervision of Vladimir Lesnyak. [Google] [More] ⦿
Illustrator and type designer, who created Marko One (2011, Google Web Fonts) especially for children's literature. It is a companion font of Marko Horobchik (Marko The Sparrow), a Ukrainian cartoon character. [Google] [More] ⦿
Kiev-based designer of a beautiful curly logo for the coffee shop Cacaofée in Bonn (Germany) in 2012. In 2016, she designed the hand-crafted typeface Cookie.