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Luc Devroye
McGill University
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2D Typo
[Lukyan Turetskyy]

Lviv-based Ukrainian designer (b. 1979) of the octagonal stencil face Depot Trapharet (2006, brutalist), and of the free car rallye dingbat face Rallye Symbols (2008). Dafont link.

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 face 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, he created Squamish (ornamental borders), UA Map (maps of Ukraine dingbats) and Bohemian Border.

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

2SF

Vinnitsa, Ukraine-based group that designed the experimental techno face Lower Ladle (2011). [Google] [More]  ⦿

4th February
[Sergiy Tkachenko]

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:

Abstract Fonts link. Dafont link. Behance link. Hellofont link.

View Sergiy Tkachenko's fonts. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Adolphe Mouron Cassandre

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 Casssandre's work was done at Fonderie Deberny&Peignot. The 1960s work was at Olivetti.

He created these typefaces:

  • Bifur (1928-1929). See the digital form by Richard Kegler (P22, 2004).
  • Acier Noir (1930-1936). His poster Nord Express (1927) (Acier Noir really) inspired Nick Curtis to draw Nord Express NF.
  • Peignot (1933-1937). See this poster by Matt Blaisdell, this poster by Julieta Liberson, and this poster by Guillaume Bret.
  • Touraine (1947). Done with Charles Peignot, it is based on a design of Guillermo Mendoza. This Peignotian typeface was revived ca. 2014 by Clément Bonnetin.
  • Cassandre (1968). Cassandre (1968) was largely unfinished, after having been turned down by Berthold and Olivetti (and was possibly the cause of his suicide). It was finished in a revival of sorts by Thierry Puyfoulhoux (2003).
  • Graphica81 (1960).
  • Cassandre Initials (1927). This artsy typeface was digitized by Gerd Wiescher at Elsner&Flake.

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.

References:

  • Blaie Cendrars: Le spectacle est dans la rue, Montrouge, Draegr Frères, 1935. Has Cassandre's posters.
  • Paul van Capelleveen, Sophie Ham, Jordy Joubij: Voix et visions. La Collection Koopman et l'Art du Livre français, Zwolle, Waanders, 2009.
  • Peter van Dam, Philip van Praag: A.M. Cassandre en zijn Nederlandse opdrachtgevers 1927-1931: Catalogue raisonné. Abcoude, Uitgeverij Uniepers, 1999.
  • Henri Mouron: Cassandre, London, Thames and Hudson, 1985.
  • Maximilien Vox: A.M. Cassandre, peintre d'affiches,>/i> St-Gall, Zollikofer, 1948.
  • N.R.A. Vroom: A.M. Cassandre, Amsterdam, Rijksacademie van Beeldende Kunsten, 1967.

Klingspor link. FontShop link. Home page. Wikipedia link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Aleskey Popovcev

Graphic designer and typographer in Kharkov, Ukraine. Creator of the beautifil Latin/Cyrillic sans typeface Garnitura Nachalnaya (2014). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Alex Color

Ukrainian designer of the OFL family OldSlavs (2011, Cyrillic). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Alexandra Alexandrova

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).

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

Alexandra Malysheva
[MF Studio]

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Alexey Malkov

Graphic designer from Kiev, Ukraine. He created the geometric face Midnight (2010), which was inspired by Herb Lubalin. Switch Connect (2011) is a high contrast art deco face. Lighter (2011) is a techno face 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]  ⦿

Alexey Timokhovsky

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]  ⦿

Amina Fitaeva

Ukrainian designer of Lissitzky (2011). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Andrew Grabelnikov

Creator of the paperclip font Mothership Connection (2009). He is located in Odessa, Ukraine. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Andrew Nesterenko

Zaporizhzhya, Ukraine-based graphic designer. He made an untitled Peignotian typeface for Latin and Cyrillic in 2014. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Andrey Yushchenko
[SHCH Graphics Group]

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Andrii Shevchyk

Born in 1987 in the Ukraine, Andrii Shevchyk published the free flowing brush script typeface Andriko (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Andrij Shevchenko
[Type UA]

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Andrij Shevchenko
[Andrij Type]

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Andrij Type
[Andrij Shevchenko]

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

In 2012, he started Ukrainian Type.

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

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

Additional URL.

MyFonts interview.

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

Andriy Konstantynov
[Mint Type (was: PDesign 6.0)]

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Anna Lavanda

Kharkiv, Ukraine-based graphic designer and illustrator. She made the art deco ransom note font Broom (2009). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Anton Gridz

Ukrainian illustrator in Kiev. He created a paper cut numerical alphabet in 2009, called Figtype, and a free experimental face called Color Lines in 2010.

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

Anton Kostenko

Ukrainian graphic designer and illustrator, who made some experimental typefaces. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Apostrof
[Konstantin Golovchenko]

Ukrainian typefoundry founded in 2012 by Viktor Kharyk and Konstantin Golovchenko in Odessa. In 2014, they published the Latin / Cyrillic typefaces Caslon 1821 (Italian face 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. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

ASCON
[Sergey Komarov]

Russian outfit, credited with the Latin/Cyrillic sans serif faces 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 faces, 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 D. Yurchenko

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]  ⦿

Black Fox Foundry
[Ivan Kostynyk]

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 2010, he set up his own foundry. At it, he published the soft monoline sans face Soft2911 (2011).

In 2012, he created a geometric sans based on Futura for Chun+Ivan Design, called Anchor2. Pontus is a free geometric sans face 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.

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

Bogdan Sviridov

Cherkassy, Ukraine-based digital artist. Home page. Creator of the funny alphading Fear Type (2009). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Bohdan Hdal

Ukrainian illustrator, photojournalust and web designer in Kiev who created a fun readable Cyrillic script face, Veles (2011, free).

In 2012, he published the wonderful (!!!) free informal typeface Kotyhoroshko (Latin and Cyrillic).

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

BRAMA Computing and Software

Links on Ukrainian fonts for UNIX (BDF format), Windows and Mac. Alternate URL. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Chris

American designer of a few typefaces in 2012 such as Faunce. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Cristina Maksymenko

Graphic designer in Lemberg, Ukraine. As a student, she made a nice art deco poster called Vita Brevis Ars Longa (2009). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Cyrillic Fest 2008

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

Danila Fomin

Designer from Ekaterinoslav, Ukraine. Creator of Paper Ribbon Font (2010). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Danylo Turetskyy

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]  ⦿

Daria Yakovenko

Kiev-based illuistrator. Designer of a fun naked fat people alphabet in 2012. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Darynka Kysla

During her studies in Lviv, Ukraine, Darynka Kysla designed several Cyrillic typefaces (2013). This includers a series of connect-the-dots style fonts called Dots (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Dasha Skribchenko

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.

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Diabetes Australia Multilingual Fonts

Archive: -JS-Rapee (Thai), ER-Bukinist-1251 (Ukranian), Simsun (Chinese), NUTANU-Regular (Hindi), Times-New-Roman-Greek, VPS-Times (Vietnamese). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Digital Photo
[Konstantin Sirotkin]

Digital Photo is a Ukrainian outfit (based in Kiev) where two fonts were made by Konstantin Sirotkin, KSScript (handwriting) and Digital (a pixel font). See also here. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Dima Tkach
[Samokat]

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Dimitri Yarynych

Ukrainian type designer who made Terraformer (2011, Die Gestalten), which is a sans family with Latin and Cyrillic parts. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Dmitry N. Barsukov

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 text typefaces Ahellya and Fowviel, and the text typeface Kraskario.

Dafont link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Dmitry Rastvortsev

Ukrainian type designer (b. 1977, Buryn) who graduated from Sumy State University in 1999. Since 2002, he creates digital fonts. He works at Dancor advertising in Sumy, Ukraine, since 1997.

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: Dekapot (grunge), DR Agu (comic book face), DR Agu Sans (2013), DR Trafaret (army stencil face), DR Vixi, DR UkrGotika Sans, DR UkrGotika Serif.

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

His funny DR Krokodila won an award at Paratype K2009.

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

Dmytro Iarynch
[Huh Type Foundry]

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Elizaveta Yakovlevna Krivinskaya

Ukrainian type designer, b. 1907, Kharkov. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Eugen Sudak
[WDC Fonts]

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Eugene Rudyy
[Hello Keepa]

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Evgeniy Baranov

Ukrainian designer of the dot matrix font (Latin/Cyrillic) Matricha (1999). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Evgeniy Litvin

Aka Drosselmayer. Evgeniy Litvin is the Ukrainian designer (b. 1990) of the free (Latin) sharp-serifed caps typeface Capitel Gothick (2012).

Dafont link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Fedir Shulga

Type designer from the Ukraine, b. 1978, Kirovohrad. He created the Latin/Cyrillic face Aztek 2D (2011, 2D Typo). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Fontbilisi (was: Germán León)
[Germán León]

Tbilisi, Georgia-based Germán León's first typeface is the quaint Latin slab serif Miraflores (2012). At MyFonts, we read that the foundry is located in Ukraine or in Tbilisi, Georgia. He explains: He was born in Madrid, but crisis and love brought him to Tbilisi, Georgia, from where he is currently designing.

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. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Fonts.org.ua
[Genadij Zarechnjuk]

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 face New Hotinok 2D (2D Typo), together with Viktor Kharyk, as well as the nice calligraphic face 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.

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

free.type.org.ua

Free font link collection pointing to Latin and Cyrillic fonts. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Gavin Helf
[Lemkos]

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Genadij Zarechnjuk
[Fonts.org.ua]

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Germán León
[Fontbilisi (was: Germán León)]

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GetVoIP
[Michael Yunat]

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.

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

Global Ukraine FTP server

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]  ⦿

Gordievskaya Anastasiya

Graphic designer in Kiev, Ukraine, who created some nice illustrations and a few typographic posters in 2013. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Hello Keepa
[Eugene Rudyy]

Eugene Rudyy (Hello Keepa, Lviv, Ukraine) designed the caps face Keeparty (2010). Free download at Font Soup. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Huh Type Foundry
[Dmytro Iarynch]

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.

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

Iakov Georgievich Chernikhov

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

Inna Indichenko

Talented painter and illustrator in Kiev. Behance link. She created a fantasmagoric illustrated caps face in 2011. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Iryna Arkadiivna Korchuk

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 face 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 face Pyjpyvo 2D (2D Typo) and the wine bottle face Chornylo 2D. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Iryna Rud-Volha

Iryna Rud-Volha (Kiev, Ukraine) created the angular Latin / Cyrillic typeface Malanka (2013) for the documentary film Krasna Malanka. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ivan Akinin

Ivan Akinin (Kiev, Ukraine) designed the monoline titling caps face Profihouse (2011). Klingspor link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Ivan Kostynyk
[Black Fox Foundry]

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Ivan Turestskyy

Artist in Lviv, Ukraine, who created the Halloween font Danza Macabra in 2013 together with Lukyan Turestkyy. Behance link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Jane Shyrochenkova

Gifted professional artist and graphic designer in Cherkassy, Ukraine. I especially like her artsy alphabet (font?) called Wire (2010). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Jaroslava Maistrenko

Kiev-based designer of several hand-printed Cyrillic typefaces. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Juliana Alimova

Ukrainian art director and graphic designer who lives in Kharkiv. She designed the lively hand-printed font Filonovs Mavka (2008). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Karina Kuts

Kiev, Ukraine-based illustrator who created the decorative Cyrillic caps typeface Font Of The Muscles And Bones (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Kate Goltseva

Kiev-based graphic designer who made the ornamental alphabet King Kong (2012), the 3d typeface Module (2012), and the Cyrillic paper-fold alphabet Macalatura (2012). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Kate Iatsushek

Kate Iatsushek (Lviv, Ukraine) is a graphic designer who created a Cyrillic version for Anna Giedrys's typeface Signika in 2014. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Kate Wolfson

During her graphic design studies in Kharkiv, Ukraine, Kate Wolfson designed the ornamental caps typeface Jungle Font (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Kateryna Machneva

Kiev-based illustrator who created Smoking Alphabet (202). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Kazimir Severinovich Malevich

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

Typefaces based on his work include:

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

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

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

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

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

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

Klifordinator

Stanislav is a Unkrainian from Odessa, b. 1988. He created A_Klifordinator_font_AA (2008), a circle-themed round geometric sans. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Konstantin Golovchenko
[Apostrof]

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Konstantin Sirotkin
[Digital Photo]

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Ksenia Levskaya

Ukrainian designer who made some experimental fonts in 2011, such as a bra font and a pipe font. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Lemkos
[Gavin Helf]

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]  ⦿

Lena Riabova

Graphic designer from Saint Petersburg, Russia, who graduated from National Academy of Arts and Architecture of Ukraine, faculty of graphic design and fine arts. She created a few experimental Cyrillic typefaces. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Lena Staranchuk

Kiev-based designer of various splendid eye-catching geometric experimental typefaces in 2009. She also created Oksana (2009, a flowery face). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Lliwell

Studio in Kiev, Ukraine. Creator of a hairline sans face simply called Font (2012: Latin and Cyrillic). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Lukyan Turetskyy
[2D Typo]

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lviv.ua

11MB font file with about 300 Bitstream fonts (truetype) and a whole collection from Digital Typeface Corporation dating from 1991. Also has Old Slav fonts. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Maria Shvaika

Kiev, Ukraine-based designer of some Cyrillic typefaces in 2013. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Mariia Pazhyna

Donetsk, Ukraine-based creator of the rounded sans Latin display typeface Mari (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Marina Belotserkovskaja

Type designer. With Viktor Kharyk, she designed the mediaevally looking faces EF Gloin and EF Gimli from 2004 until 2010 at Elsner&Flake. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Marina Lukashenko

Graphic designer and illustrator in Kiev, Ukraine. Her remarkable work includes some unnamed experimental Cyrillic typefaces (2014), and a Bezier curvature experimenta that is called Coordinate (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Mariya Dariy

Graphic designer in Kiev, Ukraine. Creator of the calligarphic 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]  ⦿

Mariya Sokil

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
[Michel Bujardet]

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 face 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.

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

Maxim Tictac

Digital artist in Odessa, Ukraine, who made some experimental pixel fonts from 2009 until 2011. Isometric (Cyrillic) was published in 2013.

Flickr page. [Google] [More]  ⦿

MF Studio
[Alexandra Malysheva]

Designers of Ukrainian Museum (2005, Cyrillic lettering). The fonts are made by Alexandra Malysheva. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Michael Yunat
[GetVoIP]

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Michel Bujardet
[Match Fonts]

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Mint Type (was: PDesign 6.0)
[Andriy Konstantynov]

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 prtially humanist sans typeface Proba Pro, which has wide spacing and small x-height---the regular and italic styles are free.

Klingspor link.

View Mint Type's typefaces. Behance link. Old URL. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Mykola Dosenko

Born in Kiev in 1985, this Ukrainian graphic designer made the baseball-themed Brooklyn Zoo font in 2008. Alternate URL. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Natali Strelchenko

Designer in Kiev (Ukraine), who made the beautiful dot matrix family BDirect for Latin and Cyrillic in 2011. Link (2011) is an ornamental caps face.

In 2012, Strelchenko made Jackson Pollock Type. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Natalia Belousova

Designer in Berdyansk, Ukraine, who created Lombard (2013, a blackletter typeface for Latin and Cyrillic). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Nataliya Kuzil

Designer from Lvyv, Ukraine, who created the circular / geometric Cyrillic font Hobby (2011). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Natalka Dmitrova

Illustrator and designer in Kiev, who made Razrabotka (2012, a thin sans Cyrillic typeface). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Natasha Nefedova

Ukrainian graphic designer who created the square pattern font Mondrian Piet (2011), the experimental typeface Module (2013) and the mysterious Glyphs (2013). Pic. [Google] [More]  ⦿

netgoblin

Sevastopol, Ukraine-based creator (b. 1989) of the sci-fi typefaces Queen of Melbourne (2013, octagonal, mechanical FontStruct font), and HTML5 Shield (2012, FontStruct). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Nika Nekrasova

Type designer born in 1986 in Lviv, Ukraine. She created the Kafkaesque woodcut face Messy Linocut 2D (2011, 2D Typo).

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

O. Yunak

With V. Fatalchuk, O. Yunak created a Trajan caps face for Ukrainian Cyrillic in 1970. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Oksana Globa

Ukrainian designer and illustrator who drew a Russian alphabet in 2011 out of tree leaves. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Oleg Dzogan

Zaporizhzhya, Ukraine-based graphic designer. Behance link. Creator of the pixelish typeface Intelligent Font (2012). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Oleg Karpinsky

Ukrainian type designer (b. Vinnitsa, Ukraine, 1954) and graphic designer. Graduate of the Moscow Higher School of Design in 1980. Since 1993, affiliated with Paratype.

Designer at Paratype of Dublon, Dublon Light (1994; or: Dublon Brus), Gvardia (2001), PT Orden (2001), PT Stroganov (2002), Ariergard (2001, a Cyrillic sans; +Rondo), Bublik (Bublik2004, poster font, which won an award at the TDC2 2005 type competition), Irakly BT (2004, Bitstream), Rossika (2004, Paratype), Chervonec Uzkj (2003, Bitstream).

MyFonts sells Ariergard, Ariergard Rondo (2005, more circular shapes of this sans), Bublik, Chervonec Uzkj BT, Dublon, Gvardia, Irakly BT, Orden, Plastilin (2005), Quartal (2010), Rossika, Kartell (2006, 6 styles: simulates religious orthodox writing), Mellnik (2006, a humanist sans in 14 styles), Lunokhod (2006, think an organic version of Bank Gothic, 4 styles), Yess (2007, Paratype; used in advertising posters for the Soviet state foreign trade company Soyuzchimexort in the early 1980s) and Stroganov.

In 2009, he added a Latin alphabet to Svetlana Yermolaeva's Izhitsa (1988).

In 2011, he cyrillicized Freehand 471 BT.

In 2011, Oleg published Titla Brus Condensed at Paratype. This is a flared slab family that extends Titla Condensed (2009).

In 2013, he designed the humanist sans typeface family Foros at Paratype.

FontShop link. ParaType link. Klingspor link.

Showcase of Oleg Karpinsky's typefaces at MyFonts. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Oleg Pochtar

This Kiev-based graphic designer created a colorful Cyrillic poster alphabet called Kineteatra Bommer (2013).

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Oleh Holovchenko

Ukrainian graphic and type designer who lives in Kiev. Behance link. His typefaces include Bricks N Laces (2009), a wonderful art deco face 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]  ⦿

Oleksandr Parkhomovskyy
[Rekord]

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Olena Mashinska

Ukrainian desifgner of the scanbat typeface Break Dance (2012). She also made the 3d experimental Cyrillic typeface Cube (2012). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Olexa Volochay

Kiev, Ukraine-based designer of the free web font Federo (2011, Google Font Directory), which is based on J. Erbar's 1909 font Feder Grotesk. With Vladimir Pavlikov and Alexei Vanyashin, he codesigned Rationale One (2011, Google Font Directory). Federant (2011) revives the Reklameschrift typeface Feder Antiqua by Otto Ludwig Nägele (1911).

In 2013, Paratype published Romanovsky. They write: Romanovsky is the font developed on the base of samples from the catalogue of Osip Lehman foundry in Sankt Petersburg. Original Latin design that was used for Romanovsky can be found in Feder Grotesk by Jacob Erbar. Current digital font is not a scanned version of [Ossip] Lehman's samples but newly drawn typeface that differ from the original in many details. Romanovsky is a sans serif typeface with narrow proportions and noticeable contrast. It will be good for headings and display matters. Character set covers languages of Western and Central Europe and Cyrillic based languages. It also contains around 20 ligatures of uppercase letters for the most frequent combinations. Designed by Vasily Biryukov. Bold weight was developed together with Olexa Volochay.

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Olga Bondarenko

Kiev-based creator of Industrial Font (2011), in which each glyph is created with the help of industrial machinery. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Olga Kiselyova

Kiev-based creator of the chair-inspired display typeface Stool Cyrillic (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Olga Novozhilova

Graphic and web designer in Kiev. Creator of the beauiful ornamental Latin and Cyrillic caps face Oposhnya (2009). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Olga Overchun

Ukrainian graphic designer (b. 1970, Donezk) who won an award at Bukvaraz 2001 for Tanya, a caps face 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]  ⦿

Olga Samsonenko

Check out the beautiful lettering of Olga Samsonenko from Kiev, Ukraine. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Olga Tereshchenko

Talented Ukrainian designer. She has interesting illustrations, and her Latin and/or Cyrillic typefaces show tremendous potential:

  • Avangard (2012). A blocky outline family.
  • Black and White (2012). A great geometric / cubist experiment in the style of Mondriaan's paintings.
  • Diamond (2012). An experimental polygonal typeface.
  • Old Font (2012).
[Google] [More]  ⦿

Pavel Tamakulov

Sebastopol, Ukraine-based illustrator. He created the modular display face Black Swan (2010). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Pixel Junglist

Odessa, Ukraine-based designer of a horizontally-striped techno font called Dash (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Rekord
[Oleksandr Parkhomovskyy]

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.

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

Ros Knopov

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]  ⦿

rosstyle

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.

Buy his fonts here. Google] [More]  ⦿

Ruslan Ielizev

Kiev-based Ukrainian graphic and web designer. He made the experimental halfline arrangement font Rusley (2009). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Sam Haddad

Graphic designer in Donetsk, Ukraine, who created the spurred vintage Cyrillic typeface Haddad Regular in 2014. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Samokat
[Dima Tkach]

Dmitry Tkach is the Odessa, Ukraine-based graphic designer who made the Bank Gothic style face Zoria (2010). He runs the Samokat Type Foundry. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Sasha Godiaieva

Art director at Leo Burnett Kiev in Kiev, Ukraine. Creator of the hairline upright connected script typeface Lena (2013).

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Sasha Zakrevska

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).

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Sergei Kovalyov

Motion graphics and fashion designer in Kiev, who made a beautiful ornamental caps set for Latin and Cyrillic called Bosch (2012). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Sergej Malinovski

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 face called Random (2004). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Sergey Karas

During the first days of heavy fighting in Ukraine, Kiev-based Sergey Karas created the free Latin hipster font Hovel (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Sergey Komarov
[ASCON]

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Sergey Melnikov

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).

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

Sergey Steblina

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).

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Sergiy Tkachenko
[4th February]

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Sergiy Tkachenko
[Sport Betting Spot]

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SHCH Graphics Group
[Andrey Yushchenko]

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.

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Sorin Paliga

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
[Sergiy Tkachenko]

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]  ⦿

St. Michael Ukrainian Catholic Church

The font Old Ukrainian (truetype, 1994) was made by Hrycak Graphics. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Svjato Kyrylici

Ukrainian type meeting held from 24-25 March 2007 in Kharkov. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Tanya Yeremeyeva

Ukrainian motion graphics designer/letterer in New York City, who created several beautiful calligraphic pieces in 2014. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Terrapin Font Services

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]

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Tipografia

Ukrainian type blog. People involved include Victor Kharyk, Andrey Shevchenko, Andrey Konstantinov, Gennady Zarechnjuk and Dmitri Rastvortshev. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Transliteration of Non-Roman Alphabets
[Thomas T. Pedersen]

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]  ⦿

Type UA
[Andrij Shevchenko]

Ukrainian type news site associated with Andrij Type of Andrij Shevchenko. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ufboyumbch Nkiyo

Ukrainian designer of the Cyrillic/Latin font PorschaC, based on an original by Iconian. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ukraine: The Homeland Page

The Cyrillic 1251 fonts and Cyrillic KOI-8 fonts. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ukrainian Fonts

Ukrainian font archive, about 2000 fonts strong. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ukrainian Type

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]  ⦿

Ukrainian Youth Association (CYM)

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]  ⦿

UniType

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]  ⦿

V. Fatalchuk

With O. Yunak, Fatalchuk created a Trajan caps face for Ukrainian Cyrillic in 1970. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Vasyl Khomenko

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.

Khomenko's type was used in 2007 by the weekly newspaper Prosto. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Veddma's Turf

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]  ⦿

Victor Tkachenko

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]  ⦿

Viktor Kharyk

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. He designs Armenian, Greek, Georgian, Devanagari, Hebrew, Cyrillic and Arabic fonts. His work:

  • At Elsner and Flake, he published EF Bilibin (2004, uncial), EF Abetka (2004), EF Gandalf (2004, uncial), Bilbo (2004-2008, an uncial family), Kiev EF (2002), Lanzug EF (2002, letters as zippers), Rose Deco EF (2001), EF Elf (2002, imitating Tolkien's writing), EF Deco Uni (2001-2004), EF Deco Akt Light (2001-2004), EF Fairy Tale (2003-2008, caps face), EF Varbure (2004, an experimental family), Rose Garden EF (2001, initial caps ornamented with roses; the text is uncial), and Viktors Raven EF (a spectacular caps font with letters made out of a raven).
  • At MasterFont: Abetka MF (1999, with Alexeev), Kiev MF (1976-2003), and Netta MF (1999, text family). These fonts have Latin and Hebrew components.
  • At Paratype, he published Uni Opt (2007, Op Art letters based on free brush technique similar to experimental lettering of the early decades of the 20th century; for instance to Graficheskaya Azbuka (Graphic ABC) by Peter Miturich and works by Victor Vasareli), Joker (1978, a subtractive font---since 2000, also in Cyrillic, Latin, Hebrew, Greek, Georgian, Armenian and Arabic), Blooming Meadow (2007, flowery ornaments), Bogdan Rejestrowy and Bogdan Siczowy (2006, based on Ukrainian Skoropis (fast handwriting) of the 16th and 17th centuries, and named after Ukrainian Getman Bogdan Khmelnitsky. The character set contains Cyrillic, Old Slavonic, Glagolitic, Latin and Greek alphabets), Lidia (2006, a lined engraving face based on a 1967 font by Iraida Chepil for Polygraphmash).
  • At 2D Typo: Florentin 2D (2011, angular family), New Hotinok 2D (2010, with Henadij Zarechnijuk).
  • Other work: Simeon 2D (2011, 2D Typo), some fonts at Face Typesetting (1970s), Getto (1970s), White Raven (2002), Handwritten Poluustav Ioan Cyrillic (1999-2001), Letopis (1983), New Zelek (1980s), UniAkt (2001, based on Unifont, an erotic caps face, done with Natalia Makievska).
  • Free fonts at Google Web Fonts, published via Cyreal: Iceberg (2012, octagonal).
  • Cyrillizations by Viktor Kharyk: Data 70 (1976; original from 1970 by R. Newman), ITC American Typewriter, Bullion Shadow (1984; of the shadow font Bullion Shadow (1978; original from 1970 by Face Photosetting), Calypso (1984; of Excoffon's 1958 original), Lazybones (1980s; of a 1972 Letraset font with the same name), Glagolitic (1983, Elvira Slysh, digitized in 2003), Augustea (1947, Allessandro Butti), Stencil (after a 1938 face by R.H. Middleton called Stencil), Columna (1980s; after Max Caflisch's original from 1955), Sistina (1951, Hermann Zapf), Weiss Kapitale (1935, Emil Rudolf Weiss), Vivaldi (1965, Friedrich Peter), ITC Tiffany (1974, Ed Benguiat, digitized in 1995), ITC Bookman Herb Lubalin (1974, digitized in 1980s), Berthold Cyrillic Helvetica Cyrillic (1980), Churchward Galaxy (1970s, J. Churchward, digitized in 1980s), Olive Bold Condensed (1980s, original of Roger Excoffon in 1962-1966), Motter Ombra (1980, original by O. Motter in 1975), Sinaloa (1981, original by Odermatt and Tissi in 1972), Serif Gothic (1990, original by Herb Lubalin and Tony DiSpigna in 1974), Dynamo (1980s, original of K. Sommer in 1930), EF Gimli and EF Gloin (2004-2010, mediaeval faces done at Elsner&Flake together with Marina Belotserkovskaja).

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 face Ladoga (+Text, +Display, +Ladoga Armenian) won an award at Paratype K2009.

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.

MyFonts page. Victor's friends: a Ukrainian/Russian news blog. FontShop link. Author of Non-Latin Fonts Cyrillic and Other (2004, Düsseldorf).

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

Viktor Konovalov

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]  ⦿

Viktoriya Gadomska
[Viktoriya Grabowska]

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 2009, she made the Armata family of elliptical sans faces for Latin and Cyrillic. This face is free at Fontsquirrel, where it was published by Sorkin Type.

She also uses the name Viktoriya Grabowska at Google Font Directory, where one can download her angular face Passero One (2011) and the sturdy yet balanced balanced text face Fjord One (2011).

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. Fontsquirrel link. Behance link. Blogspot link. Fontspace link [Google] [More]  ⦿

Viktoriya Grabowska
[Viktoriya Gadomska]

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Vladimir Levantovsky

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. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Vladimir Zholud
[Vladzh]

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Vladislav Sergeevich

Ukrainian designer. FontStructor who made Fraps (2010, white on black pixel face), Terminal (2010), Standond (2010, octagonal), and Karandilo (2010, hand-printed). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Vladzh
[Vladimir Zholud]

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]  ⦿

Volodymyr Lesniak

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]  ⦿

Vyacheslav Shestopalov

Graphic designer and journalist in Cherkasy, Ukraine. He created the thin typeface Megalomania Caps (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Wayfarer

Ukrainian designer of the pixel font CyrBit (2008). [Google] [More]  ⦿

WDC Fonts
[Eugen Sudak]

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 Nicolas Jensen and William Morris. Stiana covers Latin, Greek and Cyrillic. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Yana Surelo

Illustrator and designer in Kiev, Ukraine. She made the techno face Skoty (or Scoty) in 2011. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Yekaterina Toropygyna

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]  ⦿

Yelena Likutina

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]  ⦿

Yurek Yackubov

Graphic designer and illustrator in Kharkiv, Ukraine. He created the Ershter font in 2009. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Yurij Lila

Ukrainian designer who won an award at Bukvaraz 2001 for Zigzag. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Yurko Gutsulyak

Located in Kiev, Ukraine, Yurko designed some very experimental fonts in 2008. He used circles and geometry to design the logo type Gouache (2010). His graphic design studio. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Zhenya Spizhovyi

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]  ⦿

Zira Zulu

Kiev-based designer of a beautiful curly logo for the coffee shop Cacaofée in Bonn (Germany) in 2012.

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿