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Type design in Ukraine
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).
Typefaces from 2017: Military Symbols.
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.
Kharkiv, Ukraine-based designer of the Latin / Cyrillic display typefaces KhTZ (2017) and Apostol (2017), the Cyrillic sans typeface Svytoy (2017) and the post-punk typeface Losevo Grotesk (2017). [Google] [More] ⦿
Aka Malena. Kharkiv, Ukraine-based designer of these typefaces:
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).
Zaporozhchyne, Ukraine-based designer of these custom (logo) typefaces in 2016: Sage (modular), Sport (techno), Space (futuristic)Shark (techno), Get Better, Juno (multiline headline face), Impossible (sans), Vintage, Faster Stronger (techno), Sheriff (Western), Airborn. [Google] [More] ⦿
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] ⦿
During her studies in Lviv, Ukraine, Anastasia Savchenko designed the squarish apocalyptic and weathered typeface Platforma (2018) for Latin and Cyrillic. In 2019, she released the wavy Cyrillic typeface Arkana. [Google] [More] ⦿
Kiev, Ukraine-based designer of the outlined hand-crafted typefaces Pear Dragon (2017), My Little Scandinavia (2017), Rosemary (2017), Lavender (2017), Sailor Jack Script (2017), Gypsy Soul (2017: textured brush style), Rosemary & Lavender (2017), Drunk Panda (2016).
Typefaces from 2018: Rock n Roll Baby, Vongoforte Script, Bellontze, Summer Rock, Zimbabwe (gorgeous script), Bohemian Heart (font duo), Chase The Sun, Million Dreams (signature font). She operates as Call Me Stasya. [Google] [More] ⦿
Andfonts (was: Andrikos)
Ukrainian designer (b. 1987) of the sans display typefaces Mitroe (2017) and Andtioh (2017, perhaps useful as a neon or sci-fi font). In 2019, he published the very tilted script typeface Olean and the stylish text typeface family Agatho. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
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] ⦿
Or Aleksey Popovtsev. Graphic designer in Kiev, Ukraine, who made Jheronimus (2019: a neo-humanistic grotesque variable font), Ezlo Sans (2019) and the commercial sans typeface Rothko (2018) for Latin and Cyrillic. Earlier, in 2016, he published the Latin / Cyrillic sans typeface Nachalnaya. Rentafont link. [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] ⦿
Or Juliya Tregubova. Kiev, Ukraine-based designer of the absolutely gorgeous sketched typeface Kucer (2017), the free hand-crafted Dreamy Fjord (2017), and the brush scripts Abermad (2017) and Olesna (2017).
Typefaces from 2018: Balsamo (font duo), Spontaneity, Magnetars (a space exploration font), Sunset History, Graceful Bouquet, Rosita Script, Early Age, Egg Hunt, First Dance, Handy Sight, Marseille, Mindfulness. Behance link. Creative Fabrica link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Aurora type Co
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).
Typefaces from 2016: Americus (a weathered sign painting emulation font), Legend (Script, Serif, Sans Serif), Makers (brush), Heartland.
Typefaces from 2017: Bourbon House, Aurora Script (formal calligraphic script), Bjola (an informal children;s book font full of joie de vivre).
Typefaces from 2018: Gastro Kultura (hand-crafted).
Typefaces from 2019: Special Place Script, Palmer Script, Palmer Sans.
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. Abstract Fonts link. [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.
Major icon designer located in Ukraine. Their icon sets include (the best-selling) Futuro Line Icons, Flatty Icons, Brighty Flat Icons, Monoline Icons, Smarty Flat Icons and Monoflat Icons. Creative Market link. [Google] [More] ⦿
In 2015, he designed the vintage text typeface Vernyhora (inspired by graphic designers Georgiy Narbut and Fedir Krychevskyi), and in 2016, he added the free hand-crafted typeface Innerspace, and the monoline sans typeface Rukotvory Sans (Latin and Ukrainian, part of a Ukrainian folk art project).
Typefaces from 2017: Rukotvory (the serif companion of Rukotvory Sans), Old Kharkiv (Latin and Cyrillic: inspired by the first half of the 20th century photo with a signage on the building of the Ivan Kotlyarevsky Kharkiv National University of Arts).
Lviv, Ukraine-based designer of these typefaces in 2017: Buenos Dias (brush script), Gillian (brush script), Wisteria (irregular script), Bellamy (doodle brush script), Holly Jolly.
Typefaces from 2018, mostly calligraphic: Ambrose, Saint Amour (calligraphic script), Montpellier (a signature font), Galanthia Script, Wisteria Script, L'Aster, Better Letter, Roselyn">Roselyn Script, Amelie Script, Stream, Bubbles, Dessetum (brush style). [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
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.
Daymarius (or: Vasily Daymarius)
Kharkiv, Ukraine-based designer of Neothic (2019: roman caps), Retro Gaming (2019: a pixel typeface), Ponter (2019: a modular sans), Pixeldown (2018), Retron 2000 (2018: a pixel font), Aetherius (2018), Trender (2018), Pixel Force (2018), Neue Pixel Sans (2018), Munistic (2018: modular sans), Trender (2018: a free sans), Rasaine (2018: sans), and Konkretika WIP (2018: modular sans). Creative Fabrica link. Another Creative Fabrica link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Kiev, Ukraine-based "designer" of the sans typefaces Axiom (2016) and Equilibrium (2016), Arsenal Slab (2016), Parabola (2016, geometric display font), 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).
Typefaces from 2017: Arson (sans family), Arthur, Adderley, Ashley, Azalea, Havana (a great super-heavy display sans), Atlas, Alicia, Martin, Apollo, Aroma, Tilt (modern geometric sans), Napster (ultra-condensed sans), Equilibrium, Arizona (condensed rounded sans), Argentina (a smooth high-contrast brush typeface), Aroma, Melony Sans, Argo (rounded monospaced sans), Aura (squarish sans), Bloke, Arnold Thin, Arnold Black (heavy geometric titling sans), Anima (rounded sans), Axiom Sans, Arcadia (minimalistic sans), Diod (a tall minimalist sans), Diod Bold, Aurora Thin, Emerald Modern Serif (a skyline typeface), Aqueduct, Arcanzas (a didone, +3D), Alabama (squarish and tall small caps), Antsy (a slab serif that comes across as a typewriter font), Steady Hand (hand-crafted caps). Graphicriver link.
Now, alert typophiles have pointed out that most---if not all---of Gorohovskiy's fonts are renamed and plainly stolen fonts. I leave the images on my site for the historical record. Here is a list of equivalences, as reported by this Italian blog:
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.
In 2016, he designed the op-art typeface family DR Lineart.
In 2017, he published the military stencil font DR Zhek.
In 2018, he designed DR Ukrainka, which is inspired by the lettering works of these Ukrainian artists of the 1920s: Vasyl Yermilov, Vasyl Krychevscky, Heorhiy Narbut. He also designed Sumy for the branding type for the city of Sumy, Ukraine.
Rastvortsev won an award in the kanji category at the 22nd Morisawa Type Design competition in 2019 for DR Kruk.
Graphic designer in Lviv, Ukraine, who created the fat hand-crafted Cyrillic poster font Soroka (2017). Named after Bogdan Soroka, it is offered free of charge but the download link does not work. [Google] [More] ⦿
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. In 2017, his MyFonts page places his origins in Ukraine. 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.
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 (spurred inline font), the oily signage font Pin Up.
In 2016, he designed Far Kingdoms (Victorian), Brass Heart (steampunk / Victorian), Big City Light (a vintage movie theater typeface), Lostamp (a weathered vintage rough stencil script), Kexman (calligraphic script), Loftype (creamy brush script), Shoelaces (monoline script), Tobacco Box (Victorian), Humblest, Whiskey Label (a great vintage Victorian headline font), Insane Fear (spurred), Falchion Edge (Victorian display typeface), Inside The Box (techno), 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), Column (layered Victorian), Golden Brush, Marine Fairytale (Victorian), and Old Story (hand-crafted).
Typefaces from 2017: Goodwine, Daub (EPS format brush alphabet), Rusted Bevel, Dirty Cartoon (a layerable cartoon font), Bald Eagle (vintage), a href="https://www.myfonts.com/fonts/gleb-guralnyk/la-belman/">La Belman (Victorian), Bright (creamy calligraphic), Winery, Magic Curls, Black Queen (Victorian style), Little Mess (dry brush), Lovebus (psychedelic), Bite Hard, Fiver (prismatic style), Sweet Rum (vintage), The Freaky Circus (Western circus font), Biker New (spurred), Flex Wire, Agress (graffiti style), Old Story, Rusted Brushpen (dry brush), Mosaic Pool, Ranch (vintage style with layered textures), Golden Dust, Letter Head, Limber (dry brush script), Patina, Craft Beer (a layered beer label font), Droptune (Victorian), Chimera Tail, Hardwatt (dry brush), Megawatt (signage script), Jamish (a hand-crafted blackboard bold typeface), Oak Lumber, Odd Times (blackletter), Gunshot (an art nouveau display typeface), Bootleggers (a vintage label typeface), Brandy Label (vintage layered font), Smoking Typeface (vintage Western style, with layering).
Typefaces from 2018: Shining Night (a marquee font), Scratches, Candy Shop (a multiline titling typeface), Nataly Temper (a crayon font), Anise Seeds, Lostamp (a great stamp font), Hickson's (retro signage script), Loftype (creamy script), Far Kingdoms (spurred vintage typeface), Predators Cuspid, Sweet & Fresh, Frantic (a vintage car typeface), Affair (Victorian), Falchion Edge (spurred vintage style), Lost in Space, Traveler (an interlocking vintage Tuscan display typeface), True Black, Late Frost, Sweettooth Script, Inside The Box (an interesting double-width font), Fisherman's Knot, Magic Garden (curly style), Skater Girl (retro script).
Typefaces from 2019: Western Shooter, Little Mess (a dry brush calligraphic script), Spirit Board (pure Victoriana), Ranch Vintage (shadowed, textured, vintage), Forged Fence (an ironwork font), Long Ride (an octagonal license plate font), Chimera Tail Rough, Patina. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
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] ⦿
Zaporizhzhia, Ukraine-based designer of color display typefaces for Latin and Cyrillic such as Fargo (2019), Baku (2019: rounded, fat, textured and layerable), Arco (2019), Ryde (2019), Wellington (2019: SVG format), Fairbanks (2019), Frat (2018: layerable, octagonal, athletic lettering) and Moscow (2019: Western style). [Google] [More] ⦿
Donetsk, Ukraine-based designer of the hand-crafted typeface Espresso (2017), Advertis (2017: ornaments). In 2018, she published Delight (a script typeface), Lovingly (all glyphs are hearts), Lightbon (condensed deco), Castillo (a font with Scandinavian themes as textures), and the textured typeface Soft Vintage. Graphicriver link. [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.
In 2009, Dmitry Yakovlevich Chernikhov (editor), Uta Keil (German translation) and Heike Maria Johennig (English translation) published the Russian / German / English text Graphic masterpieces of Yakov Georgievich Chernikhov : the collecton of Dmitry Yakovlevich Chernikhov (DOM Publishers, Berlin).
Illustrator and designer in Düsseldorf, Germany, b. Ukraine. Katja Renko and Igor Dekhtiarenko co-designed the following stunning typefaces:
Kyiv, Ukraine-based designer of Go Green (2017) and Snow (2017), and the Batik India Color Font (2017).
Or Ira Dvilyuk. Ivano-Frankivsk, Ukraine-based designer of the heavy brush script Alanta Script (2017), the brush font Senorita (2017), and the paper cutout typeface Scandinavian Kids (2017).
Typefaces from 2018: My Sister Pamela (Script + Sans), Soul Adventures (signature font), Donna Lucia (connected script), Miss Katherine (a Cyrillic version was developed by Cherry Vishnya in 2019), Lady Boss (a great natural handwriting script), Rosamund (watercolor brush), Costa Blanca. Creative Fabrica link. [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. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Ukrainian designer of Latin / Cyrillic typefaces: Loris serif (2018), Macaw (2018), Orbita (2018: circle-themed unicase sans), I Love Puppies (2018), Saola Sans (2018: with identical lower case a and o), Impala (2018: sans), Bonobo (2018: sans), Pronghorn (2018: a squarish sans), Pronghorn Hollow (2018), Agouti (2018: all caps sans), Narwhal (2018: a sans typeface), Argalis (2018: a Latin / Greek fashion mag font), and Grison (2018: a decorative sans). [Google] [More] ⦿
Kiev, Ukraine-based designer of the grungy Latin typeface Awkward (2016), the creamy Latin / Cyrillic poster typeface Klakson (2017), and many Cyrillic typefaces (2017), that include 3d, blackletter and crayon styles. [Google] [More] ⦿
Ukrainian illustrator and lettering artist in Düsseldorf, Germany. Katja Renko and Igor Dekhtiarenko co-designed the following stunning typefaces:
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] ⦿
Life for Photo
Kiev, Ukraine-based designer of the display typeface Aurum (2018), the rounded sans titling typeface Bulky (2018), the modern brush typeface Gent (2018), the paper cutout font Cut Me (2018), the experimental Dots Lines (2018) and the simple sans typeface family Atlas (2018). [Google] [More] ⦿
Odessa (was: Donetsk), Ukraine-based designer of these fonts in 2018: Monte Karlo, Monblank, Manchester, Gabrielle (upright script), California, Casablanca (script and sans duo), Fabiano (rounded sans).
Typefaces from 2019: Bonita (inky script), Aquatype (a watercolor brush font), Boldini (an art deco sans accompanied by a colr SVG font that plays withon transparency), Klark (an all caps art deco typeface). [Google] [More] ⦿
Zaporizhzhia, Ukraine-based designer of the free all caps hairline sans typeface Sarah (2017) for Latin, the sans typeface Elys (2017), and the free brush script typeface Spring Time (2017). In 2017, he published the rounded sans Rokky, the bilined logo font Maze Modern and the textured typeface Poppy Seeds. Creative Market link. [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.
In 2016, Oleh Lishchuk and Andriy Konstantynov co-designed the rounded scientific or technical paper font Midpoint Pro.
Typefaces from 2017: Skema Pro (a 84-style serif text family with Livro, Text, Omni, News, Title and Display subfamilies), Excentra Pro (a sans family with stroke variation and inclined axis), Opinion Pro (by Oleh Lishchuk), Orchidea Pro.
Makeevka, Donetsk, Ukraine-based designer of these typefaces in 2017: Vector Waves, Quasimodo (a free spurred and curvy decorative display typeface), Courtney (monoline script), Lumberjack (blackletter; see also Lumberjack Zombie in 2019), Marvin (a 10-font Marvin Heemeyer-inspired bulldozer and wrench font family with a free heavy slab serif), Awakening (signage script), Bang Bang, Round Compound, Rot Shield (blackletter), Rust (spurred), Furious, Dry Brush, Balalaika (Cyrillic emulation typeface), Moustache, Barbara (script), Arigato, The Pontifice (blackletter), Amsterdam, Megapolis (inline), Megapolis Black Bold (free, for Latin and Cyrillic), Phoenix Gothic, Brush Pen, Nround (rounded sans), DieCunst (free connected script).
Typefaces from 2018: Fontuna (+stencil), Sansterdam (a geometric condensed grotesk with a few deco styles), Ethna (a fashion mag sans typeface family), Voguer Sans (a free Latin / Cyrillic display typeface with fashion applications in mind), Ravenholm (an expressionist blackletter), Jorick (vintage, Latin and Cyrillic), Ultravog and Ultravog Glitch Black (extreme contrast stencil styles: free), Walpurgis Night, Voguer (a high-contrast fashion mag font), Voguer II (didone-inspired, accompanied by a script typeface).
Typefaces from 2019: Oblique Rain (monoline script), Skiff (a quaint almost painted sans), Cadency (a monoline script), Waymar (Serif and Script font duo; include the textured caps typeface Waymar Ornate and the blackboard bold style Waymar Outline), Phagoth (blackletter), Gunhill (a vintage font family that includes blackboard bold styles), Heartland (Script & Sans), Marvin Slab.
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). In 2018, he published the Cyrillic dot matrix typeface Den Nespshnogo Mistectva. [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] ⦿
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.
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:
Odessa-based designer of the curly connected script (Latin) typeface Adorable (2015), the curly font Chalkolate (2015) and the equally curly Cherry Blossoms (2015). In 2017, she designed the script typeface Fashion Society. Creative Market link. [Google] [More] ⦿
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:
Santiago de Chile-based creator of Selaive (2011, Latinotype), a geometric monoline sans with an extreme hairline weight, a bold, and several curly alternates. She also made the curly swashy script typeface Dulce (2011; Dulce Pro appeared in 2013 at Latinotype). Dulce has slight teardrop terminals.
In 2012, she and Daniel Hernandez created the Bosque family at Latinotype, which comes with six variants, Normal, Wood, Shadow, Wood Shadow, Dingbats and Shadow One. Julieta is a curly swashy thin monoline typeface family. Romeo (Latinotype) is a swashy curly condensed unicase typeface.
In 2014, together with Daniel Hernandez, she created the upright good-spirited coffee shop script Showcase. It is morally supported by a set of Ornaments and a few Sans and Slab styles.
Revista (2015, Paula Nazal Selaive, Marcelo Quiroz and Daniel Hernandez, at Latinotype) is a typographic system that brings together all the features to undertake any fashion magazine-oriented project. It has Revista Script (connected style), Revista Stencil, Revista Dingbats, Revista Inline and the didone Revista all caps set of typefaces. Revista won an award at Tipos Latinos 2016.
In 2016, she designed the delicate display didone typeface family Camila (Latinotype), for which she was influenced by Coco Chanel.
In 2017, Paula Nazal and Daniel Hernandez co-designed Trenda, a geometric sans family based on the uppercase of Trend. The rounded edge version of Trenda is Boston [corrections and review by Alfonso Garcia and Rodrigo Fuenzalida].
Odessa, Ukraine-baded designer of the Peignotian sans typeface Alethia Pro (2016, Mint Type) for Latin and Cyrillic. In 2016, Oleh Lishchuk and Andriy Konstantynov co-designed the rounded scientific or technical paper font Midpoint Pro. In 2017, they published the 64-style geometric grotesque sans-serif typeface family Opinion Pro, which is characterized by its extra-large x-height. Deposit Pro (2017) is a wide slab-serif family with low x-height.
In 2018, Oleh published Rolleston (a rigid 42-style serif font family with peculiar spiky serifs), the music poster Latin / Cyrillic typeface family Stereonic (Mint Type) that features multiline, stencil, inline, contour, overline and underline styles.
He published the programming font Vin Mono Pro in 2018 at Mint Type. Vin Mono Pro is a squarish monospaced font family with extra-large x-height and rounded corners. Related typefaces include Vin Sans Pro, Vin Slab Pro
Kharkiv and/or Lviv, Ukraine-based designer of the free neogrotesque typeface family Clinton (2017) and the commercial monospaced typeface family Dexford (2018) and the ultra black piano key / Wim Crouwel-style typeface Gereon (2017). [Google] [More] ⦿
Or Ira Trigubova. Kiev, Ukraine-based designer of these typefaces in 2017: the informal typeface School, Königreich (medieval blackletter calligraphic script), Sweetheart (a cutesy children's or Valentine's Day font), Coral Waves, Winter Story (hand-crafted), Little Bee (+Sans: letters with bees buzzing around), Schönheit (connected script), Aisling (a monoline script), Rhapsody (connected script), Amanita, Star Dust (hand-crafted), Urbano (dry brush), Tulip Garden, Meraki (a dotted ornamental sans).
Typefaces from 2018: Paper Snow (a paper cutout font), Hunter House, Pop Art (including SVG fonts), Rivendell (uncial), Morning Tea, First Kisses (crayon SVG font), First Kiss (display sans), Summer Jelly (font duo), Fiesta (font duo: Script and Serif), Solomiya (tribal script for Latin and Cyrillic), Friday Feelings (font duo), Nightingale (calligraphic), Monogram (a set of five decorative caps fonts), Red Tomato (script), Alter Ego, Beloved.
Typefaces from 2019: Rain Soul, Rose Petals, Miracles (font duo), Little Girl, Stonehill, Broadway Lights (font duo), Love is Love (font duo), Aztec Soul (a tribal / Aztec font). Creative Fabrica link. YWFT link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Rentafont is a font service font vending company run by Ukrainian designer and typographer Evgeny (Eugene) Sadko. Sadko studied graphic design at the Kharkov Academy of Design and Arts. At ParaType, he cyrillicized Baker Signet (Arthur Baker in 1965 for Visual Graphic Corporation; first digitized in the Bitstream library) in 2008.
In 2019, he published the hmanist sans Mars Type for Latin and Cyrillic.
Rentafont specializes in Cyrillic typefaces, both commercial and free, by designers such as Vladimir Yefimov, Ivan Gladkikh, Alex Chekulaev, Manvel Shmavonyan, Isabella Chaeva, Alexander Tarbeev, Alexandra Korolkova, Natalia Vasilieva, Oleg Karpinski, Olga Umpeleva, Maria Selezeneva, Lyubov Kuznetsova, Sergei Shanovich, Gayane Bagdasaryan, Tagir Safayev, Sergiy Tkachenko, Alexander Kustov, Dmitry Kirsanov, Alexander Lyubovenko, Ilya Ruderman, and Isai Sloutsker.
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.
Ukrainian designer of the techno typeface family Sfera (2018), which includes Sfera Stencil. Sfera was inspired by titanium bullet resistant combat helmets.
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] ⦿
Kiev, Ukraine-based designer of some hand-crafted vector format fonts in 2016. In 2016 and 2017, she also created several sets of icons. Hello (2017) is a brush script, and Grafitti (2017) is a graffiti font. Creative Market link. [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.
Typefaces made in 2018: Algor, Zluka (with Henadij Zarechnjuk; named after The Act Zluka, or Ukraine's Unification Act of 1919), XX Sans, Yurch (developed by Henadij Zarechnjuk and Viktor Kharyk by samples of calligraphic lettering by Ukrainian book designer Volodymyr Yurchyshyn), Chebano (based on the calligraphy of Ukrainian artist Vasyl Chebanyk), Zahar Berkut (developed by Henadij Zarechnjuk and Viktor Kharyk following the lettering by Ukrainian artist Georgiy Yakutovich),
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. Shee 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 teaches 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.
Codesigner with John Hudson, Joshua Darden, Maxim Zhukov and Eben Sorkin of Omnes Cyrillic.
Kiev, Ukraine-based designer of these typefaces, listed chronolgically:
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] ⦿
Vozzy (was: Oleg Vozny)
Aka Vozzy, Oleg Voznyy, Oleg Vozny, and Anton Antipov. 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).
Typefaces from 2017: Blended Whisky Label, Adventure Vintage Label, Whiskey Original Label, Doncaster Vintage Label, Bourbon Special Label, Vintage Marine Label, Marine Whiskey, Alcohol Vintage Label, Virginia Vintage Label, Old Barrel Vintage Label, Tequila Vintage Label, Bubble Vintage Label, Vintage Classic Look, Bourbon Vintage Label, Handcrafted Old Style, Vintage Classic Look, Barber Vintage Label, Walsall Vintage Label, Original Tequila, Retro Style Label, Absinthe Vintage Label, Whiskey Vintage Label, Mystic Vintage Label, Castlecary Vintage Label, Real Estate Vintage Label, Whiskey Vintage Label, Rock And Roll Vintage Label, Blackburn Vintage Label, Tavern Vintage Label, Bourbon Vintage Label, Rock Star Vintage Label, Sandford Vintage Label, Norwich Vintage Label, Whiskey Glory, WireFont Vintage Label, Midieval Vintage Label, Barbershop Vintage Label, Summer Hippie, Bradford Vintage Label, Cartoon Vintage Label, Vintage Age, Retro Label, Stone Angry Look, Retro Alphabet Label, Tattoo Parlor, Brandy Vintage Label, Striped Vintage Label, Hit The Light Vintage Label, Music Album, Irish Whiskey Vintage Label, Northwood Vintage Label, Stitch Vintage Label, Innkeeper Vintage Label, Whiskey Vintage Label, Racer Label, Malt Whiskey Vintage Label, Marine Bay Vintage Label, Alcohol Vintage Label, New York label, Tequila Vintage Label, Portsmouth Label, Sunderland Label, Moonshine Label, Tavern Vintage label, Harbor Vintage Label, Peterborough Label, Blackpool Vintage label, Fresh Cartoon Look Label, Spiced Rum Vintage Label, Old Windsor Vintage, Team Spirit Label, Northamton Vintage, Saloon Label, Gold Rush Label, Rock and Roll Label, New Castle Vintage, Authentic Whiskey Label, Absinthe Vintage Label, Birmingham Vintage Label, Cognac Label, Hipster Label, Rock Star Label, Stockport Label, Barber Label, Absinthe Label, Colchester Label, WildForest Vintage Label, Brentford Vintage Label, Premium Beer Vintage Label, Lumberjack Vintage Label, Manchester Label, Richmond Label, Old Logger Label, Norwich Label, London Label, Liverpool, Liberty Label, Lancaster, Independence, Grand Reserve, GreatShot Label, Derby, Coventry Label, Coldwater Label, Brighton Label, Bourbon Label, Carlisle Label.
Typefaces from 2018: Brewery (vintage label font), Amber Whiskey (a great spurred vintage Western typeface family).
Typefaces from 2019: Green Mexican, Outer Space (a vintage label font), Aviation Cocktail (vintage), Bodybuilder (14 athletic lettering fonts), Biker Whiskey, Vintage Whiskey, Wanted Denim (weathered texture), Bandidas (vintage label style), Cosmic Lager, Spicy Taste, Farm House, Pirate Bay, Smokers, Quick Or Dead (Western, layered).
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). [Google] [More] ⦿
During her studies in Kiev, Ukraine, Yaroslava Lutsenko made the Cyrillic typeface Abetka (2016), which was inspired by Georgy Narbut's Abetka.
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. In 2017, she added the hand-crafted Rodriguez and Ice Cream Berries.