Nexa Script

Nexa Script
Nexa Script
Nexa Script
Nexa Script
Nexa Script
Nexa Script
Nexa Script
Nexa Script
Nexa Script
Nexa Script
Nexa Script
Description

Nexa Script is a clean version of the famous multifaceted font system Nexa Rust. All fonts from the family was successfully designed to match perfect to the other two members of this huge font system – Nexa and Nexa Slab.

You can be sure that Nexa Script is equipped with the most advanced typographic Open Type features such as extended sets of ligatures, fractions, alternate characters, superscripts and subscripts, etc.

The font family is most suitable for headlines of all sizes, as well as for text blocks that come in both maximum and minimum variations. Nexa Script font styles are applicable for any type of graphic design in web, print, motion graphics etc and perfect for t-shirts and other items like posters and logos.

Design, Publisher, Copyright, License

Design: Ani Petrova

Publisher: Fontfabric

Copyright 2015 by Fontfabric. All rights reserved.

License: COMMERCIAL

Ani Petrova

Ani Petrova

Type designer, b. 1988, Sofia, Bulgaria, who works at Fontfabric, Svetoslav Simov’s typefoundry. She completed her Bachelor’s degree at The National Academy of Art in Sofia. In 2014 she obtained a Master’s degree in type design.

Commercial license

Buy at: Fontspring

Uni Sans

Uni Sans
Uni Sans
Uni Sans
Uni Sans
Uni Sans
Uni Sans
Uni Sans
Uni Sans
Uni Sans
Uni Sans
Uni Sans
Uni Sans
Uni Sans
Uni Sans
Uni Sans
Uni Sans
Uni Sans
Uni Sans
Uni Sans
Uni Sans

 Font Sampler

(EN) The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog. (NL) Op brute wijze ving de schooljuf de quasi-kalme lynx. (CS) Nechť již hříšné saxofony ďáblů rozezvučí síň úděsnými tóny waltzu, tanga a quickstepu. (HU) Jó foxim és don Quijote húszwattos lámpánál ülve egy pár bűvös cipőt készít. (RO) Înjurând pițigăiat, zoofobul comandă vexat whisky și tequila. (RU) Разъяренный чтец эгоистично бьёт пятью жердями шустрого фехтовальщика. (BG) Огньове изгаряха с блуждаещи пламъци любовта човешка на Орфей. (SR) Фијуче ветар у шибљу, леди пасаже и куће иза њих и гунђа у оџацима. (EL) Ταχίστη αλώπηξ βαφής ψημένη γη, δρασκελίζει υπέρ νωθρού κυνός. Type your own text to test the font!
 Description

The Uni Sans font family includes 14 weights – seven uprights with seven italics.

It is characterized by excellent legibility in both – web & print design areas, well-finished geometric designs, optimized kerning, excellent web-font performance and legibility etc.

Inspired by the classic grotesque strong typefaces like DIN and Dax – Uni Sans has his own unique style in expressed perfect softened geometric forms.

The font family is most suitable for headlines of all sizes, as well as for text blocks that come in both maximum and minimum variations.

Uni Sans font styles are applicable for any type of graphic design in web, print, motion graphics etc and perfect for t-shirts and other items like posters, logos.

Design, Publisher, Copyright, License

Design: Svet Simov, Ani Petrova, Vasil Stanev (font development)

Publisher: Fontfabric

Copyright 2009 by Fontfabric. All rights reserved.

License: Fontfabric EULA Free Font License

Fonts in Use:

Svet Simov

Svet Simov

Fontfabric is the foundry of Svetoslav Simov, a visual designer who is located in Sofia, Bulgaria, b. 1984. Highly innovative designer whose creations have lots of style and flair. Many fonts are for both Latin and Cyrillic.

Ani Petrova

Ani Petrova

Type designer, b. 1988, Sofia, Bulgaria, who works at Fontfabric, Svetoslav Simov’s typefoundry. She completed her Bachelor’s degree at The National Academy of Art in Sofia. In 2014 she obtained a Master’s degree in type design.

Vasil Stanev

Vasil Stanev

Typographer and type designer in Sofia, Bulgaria, b. 1982, Sofia, who worked mostly for Svetoslav Simov’s typefoundry, Fontfabric, before setting up his own shop, VSF (Vasil Stanev Foundry).

Free License

Download: Uni Sans | Fontfabric

Commercial License

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Uni Sans in Use

WEB:Интер Експо Център (BG) (EN)

Mozer

Mozer
Mozer
Mozer
Mozer
Mozer
Mozer
Mozer
Mozer
Mozer
Mozer
Mozer
Mozer
Mozer

Font Sampler

(EN) The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog. (NL) Op brute wijze ving de schooljuf de quasi-kalme lynx. (CS) Nechť již hříšné saxofony ďáblů rozezvučí síň úděsnými tóny waltzu, tanga a quickstepu. (HU) Jó foxim és don Quijote húszwattos lámpánál ülve egy pár bűvös cipőt készít. (RO) Înjurând pițigăiat, zoofobul comandă vexat whisky și tequila. (RU) Разъяренный чтец эгоистично бьёт пятью жердями шустрого фехтовальщика. (BG) Огньове изгаряха с блуждаещи пламъци любовта човешка на Орфей. (SR) Фијуче ветар у шибљу, леди пасаже и куће иза њих и гунђа у оџацима. (EL) Ταχίστη αλώπηξ βαφής ψημένη γη, δρασκελίζει υπέρ νωθρού κυνός. Type your own text to test the font!
Description

Mozer is a semi-condensed neo-grotesque type family of 16 styles, ranging from Thin to Black and matched with true italics. With a generous x-height, economical width, moderate contrast and an all-around solid appearance, this typeface lends itself well to headlines. Uncompromising legibility meets a distinct contemporary spirit, visible even in small details like the discrete ink traps.
Mozer covers Extended Latin, Cyrillic and Greek and is suited with plenty of OpenType features, such as localizations, ligatures; four types of numerals including figures and tabular; case-sensitive forms; alternatives, and more. 1 Mozer FREE font available.

OpenType Features

• Stylistic Alternates;
• Common Ligatures;
• Discretionary Ligatures;
• Contextual alternates;
• Localised Forms;
• Tabular Figures;
• Proportional Figures;
• Diagonal Fractions;
• Denominator;
• Numerator;
• Subscript;
• Superscripts;
• Case Sensitive Forms;
• Ordinals;

Design, Publisher, Copyright, License

Design: Svet Simov, Ani Petrova, Mirela Belova, Nikolay Petrousenko

Publisher: Fontfabric

Copyright 2019 by Fontfabric. All rights reserved.

Svet Simov

Svet Simov

Fontfabric is the foundry of Svetoslav Simov, a visual designer who is located in Sofia, Bulgaria, b. 1984. Highly innovative designer whose creations have lots of style and flair. Many fonts are for both Latin and Cyrillic.

Ani Petrova

Ani Petrova

Type designer, b. 1988, Sofia, Bulgaria, who works at Fontfabric, Svetoslav Simov’s typefoundry. She completed her Bachelor’s degree at The National Academy of Art in Sofia. In 2014 she obtained a Master’s degree in type design.

Mirela Belova

Mirela Belova

Type designer in Sofia, Bulgaria, who first studied mathematics and then graphic design (at New Bulgarian University). During her studies, Mirela Belova created the Latin / Cyrillic blackboard bold typeface Cheque (2017), which is free at Fontfabric. She was part of the Fontfabric team that designed the 521-font family Zing Rust, Zing Sans Rust and Zing Script Rust in 2017. In 2018, Mirela Belova and Svetoslav Simov co-designed the 20-style geometric sans typeface family Mont.

Nikolay Petrousenko

Nikolay Petroussenko

Nikolay Petroussenko is a type designer and artist based in Sofia, Bulgaria. He graduated from the National Academy of Art, Sofia. He worked in Poststudio, a studio for visual communication and later at DecoType in Amsterdam. Currently he is part of Fontfabric in Sofia. Designer of the transitional text typeface Sapienza (2016). He was part of the Fontfabric team that designed the 521-font family Zing Rust, Zing Sans Rust and Zing Script Rust in 2017. In 2018, Jacklina Jekova and Nikolay Petroussenko co-designed Singel at Fontfabric. Singel is a neoclassical serif with semi-condensed proportions for Latin and Cyrillic. Its ten roman weights are complemented with ten quite different italic weights. Codesigner of Mozer (2019, by Svetoslav Simov, Ani Petrova, Mirela Belova and Nikolay Petrousenko: a condensed headline sans family that covers Latin, Greek and Cyrillic; Mozer SemiBold is free).

Free Mozer SemiBold

Download: Mozer SemiBold Fontspring

Commercial License

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Milka

Milka
Milka
Milka
Milka
Milka
Milka
Milka
Milka
Milka
Milka
Milka
Milka
Milka
Milka

Font Sampler

(EN) The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog. (NL) Op brute wijze ving de schooljuf de quasi-kalme lynx. (CS) Nechť již hříšné saxofony ďáblů rozezvučí síň úděsnými tóny waltzu, tanga a quickstepu. (HU) Jó foxim és don Quijote húszwattos lámpánál ülve egy pár bűvös cipőt készít. (RO) Înjurând pițigăiat, zoofobul comandă vexat whisky și tequila. (RU) Разъяренный чтец эгоистично бьёт пятью жердями шустрого фехтовальщика. (BG) Огньове изгаряха с блуждаещи пламъци любовта човешка на Орфей. (SR) Фијуче ветар у шибљу, леди пасаже и куће иза њих и гунђа у оџацима. (EL) Ταχίστη αλώπηξ βαφής ψημένη γη, δρασκελίζει υπέρ νωθρού κυνός. Type your own text to test the font!
Description

Milka is an 8-style stencil font family created by a team of designers born within the span of almost 70 years. It is a digital expansion on an alphabet designed in 1979 by the famous Bulgarian artist Milka Peikova.

The basic Milka font is a clean stencil design, while the Aged, Baked, Brittle, Crunchy, Dry and Soft styles are inspired by stencil and letterpress techniques and expand the usefulness by adding various degrees of warmth or roughness. The Milka font family has extensive Latin, Cyrillic and Greek character set support including localized forms for Russian and Bulgarian as well as numerous OpenType features.

Since 2014, Berlin-based Bulgarian type designer Botio Nikoltchev has been working with three Bulgarian female designers (the original designer Milka Peikova, who passed away in 2016 at the age of 96, and with Ani Petrova and Anelia Pashova, both from a young generation), as well as with Berlin-based Adam Twardoch and Andreas Eigendorf to create a modern revival of Ms Peikova’s inspiring stencil alphabet. Milka Peikova (1919-2016) was one of Bulgaria’s most famous female artists whose work has influenced several generations of Bulgarian designers. During her impressive career spanning almost seven decades, she created paintings, posters, book covers, textile designs and alphabets, both individually and together with her husband Georgi Kovachev-Grishata (1920–2012).

To try Milka in your project, download the Milka Free (uppercase-only) version!

Design, Publisher, Copyright, License

Design: Milka Peikova, Botio Nikoltchev, Ani Petrova, Adam Twardoch, Andreas Eigendorf

Publisher: Lettersoup

Copyright 2016 by Botio Nikoltchev. All rights reserved.

Specimen: Milka

Milka Peikova

Milka Peikova

Milka Peikova (b. 1919, Pavel, Bulgaria, d. 2016, Sofia, Bulgaria) was a famous Bulgarian artist. She created paintings, posters, book covers, portraits of famous Bulgarians, textile designs and alphabets, both individually and together with her husband Georgi Kovachev-Grishata (1920-2012). She is a graduate of the Bulgarian National Art Academy, class of 1948. She founded Cosmos magazine and designed for the Women Today and Problems of Art magazines.
In 1979, she designed an alphabet that was extended to an 8-style Latin / Greek / Cyrillic stencil typeface—Milka (2016)—by a team of designers at Lettersoup that includes Ani Petrova, Botio Nikoltchev, Adam Twardoch and Andreas Eigendorf. The basic Milka font is a clean stencil design, while the Aged, Baked, Brittle, Crunchy, Dry and Soft styles are inspired by stencil and letterpress techniques and expand the usefulness by adding various degrees of warmth or roughness.
Milka Peikova also designed the first Bulgarian typeface for phototypesetting called Grilimil with her husband Georgi Kovachev-Grishata. She is the recipient of the first prize for a typeface at the Bulgarian National Book Exhibition and Illustration.

Botio Nikoltchev

Botio Nikoltchev

Botjo Nikoltchev, b. 1978, Sofia, Bulgaria. Botio studied graphic and type design in Potsdam. He is living and working as a freelance designer in Berlin. He studied communication design at the University of Applied Science Potsdam and took type design classes with Luc(as) de Groot. After his studies Botio worked with Ole Schäfer (Primetype) on the Cyrillic characters of PTL Manual, PTL Manual Mono and PTL Notes. Since 2010 he has been collaborating with Ralph du Carrois and Erik Spiekermann as type designer and art director at Carrois Type Design, focusing on Cyrillic, Greek and Arabic language extensions and CI projects. In 2014, he set up the commercial typefoundry Lettersoup.

Ani Petrova

Ani Petrova

Type designer, b. 1988, Sofia, Bulgaria, who works at Fontfabric, Svetoslav Simov’s typefoundry. She completed her Bachelor’s degree at The National Academy of Art in Sofia. In 2014 she obtained a Master’s degree in type design.

Adam Twardoch

Adam Twardoch

Adam Twardoch (b. 1975) was raised in Tychy, Poland, and graduated from the University of Frankfurt/Oder, Germany. He worked at for Agentur GmbH, a Frankfurt/Oder-based design firm. Since 1991, Adam has advised numerous type designers on Central European extensions of their typefaces and has created localized versions of over fifty fonts. He frequently writes on type-related matters, and is the founder of Font.org, a (now defunct) website featuring articles about typography in English and Polish. Adam Twardoch is Director of Products of FontLab (since 2004), and is typographic consultant at Linotype (since 2002) and Tiro Typeworks (since 2001), and general font specialist at MyFonts (2000-2012). Since 2012 he is based in Berlin. Adam Twardoch is working in the field of font technology, multilingual typography, CSS webfonts, Unicode and OpenType.

Andreas Eigendorf

Andreas Eigendorf

Berlin, Germany-based font engineer. Designer of several CE versions of FontFont fonts, such as the CE versions of Ole Schaefer’s Fago: FF Fago Office Sans CE, Fago Office Serif CE (2000).

Free font

Milka Free: Lettersoup

Commercial License

Buy at: Lettersoup

Buy at: Fontspring

Intro Rust

Intro Rust Complete
Intro Rust Complete

Font Sampler

(EN) The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog. (NL) Op brute wijze ving de schooljuf de quasi-kalme lynx. (CS) Nechť již hříšné saxofony ďáblů rozezvučí síň úděsnými tóny waltzu, tanga a quickstepu. (HU) Jó foxim és don Quijote húszwattos lámpánál ülve egy pár bűvös cipőt készít. (RO) Înjurând pițigăiat, zoofobul comandă vexat whisky și tequila. (RU) Разъяренный чтец эгоистично бьёт пятью жердями шустрого фехтовальщика. (BG) Огньове изгаряха с блуждаещи пламъци любовта човешка на Орфей. (SR) Фијуче ветар у шибљу, леди пасаже и куће иза њих и гунђа у оџацима. (EL) Ταχίστη αλώπηξ βαφής ψημένη γη, δρασκελίζει υπέρ νωθρού κυνός. Type your own text to test the font!
Description

Intro Rust family is one of the biggest packages on the market, including 214 fonts. The font family is a rough version of the famous Intro and includes 4 sub-families Intro Rust, Intro Script, Intro Head and Intro Goodies. For all types of design projects like print materials and web design, with just a little imagination you can watch them come alive. Intro Rust fonts will make them more vivid than ever. You want to make a greeting card, a package design, or even a brand identity? Feel free to play with all the patterns and shapes, scripts or those cool fonts with the dots to clinch your next successful project.

Design, Publisher, Copyright, License

Design: Ani Petrova, Svet Simov, Radomir Tinkov

Publisher: Fontfabric

Svet Simov

Svet Simov

Fontfabric is the foundry of Svetoslav Simov, a visual designer who is located in Sofia, Bulgaria, b. 1984. Highly innovative designer whose creations have lots of style and flair. Many fonts are for both Latin and Cyrillic.

Ani Petrova

Ani Petrova

Type designer, b. 1988, Sofia, Bulgaria, who works at Fontfabric, Svetoslav Simov’s typefoundry. She completed her Bachelor’s degree at The National Academy of Art in Sofia. In 2014 she obtained a Master’s degree in type design.

Radomir Tinkov

Radomir Tinkov

Based in Sofia, Bulgaria, Radomir Tinkov began his career as a graphic and web designer. “Typography is an essential part of almost every aspect of life and design in particular,” he says, “so it got me curious and little by little I started to create fonts on the side.” His earliest designs were limited to mainly display faces, but he knew that he wanted to create a deeper type library filled with more versatile and useful designs. “As time passed, I learned more and more and began to create custom typefaces to solve real problems in other design projects I was working on and just like that, my first marketable font was created.”

Commercial License

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Mixa

Mixa
Mixa
Mixa
Mixa
Mixa
Mixa
Mixa
Mixa
Neo-grotesque Sans Serif mixed with the classical handwritten Script in slanted geometric shapes – that’s the way Mixa was born. Those two faces of the new font family make it as much as unique and recognizable. When you’re using the Capitals only nobody will suspect that there is script hidden in the lowercase. That’s why all eight weights can be combined perfectly with wide list of classical Sans Serif, Slab Serif and Serif typefaces. The font offers wide range of ligatures to ensure smooth readability and beautiful letter combinations. The decorative swashes in some of the Capitals presented as a stylistic sets give unique touch in any design. Mixa has it’s own style and personality, but without lacking of legibility.

Type is a cultural heritage, it is one of the ways to recreate the surrounding world

By Szandra Peev • 25 January 2021
INTERVIEW with Botio Nikoltchev | LETTERSOUP
PHOTOS: © Lettersoup, © Boryana Pandova, © Svoboda Tzekova
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Lettersoup founder: Botio Nikoltchev, photo by Boryana Pandova | LETTERSOUP
Lettersoup founder: Botio Nikoltchev, photo by Boryana Pandova

In this exclusive interview Botio Nikoltchev speaks about his professional development. He was a student of Lucas de Groot and after graduating he had the chance to work with such famous type designers as Akira Kobayashi and Erik Spiekermann. Botio also shares his views on the diversity of Cyrillic letterform models in the different Cyrillic alphabets. He tells us about the project Sofia Sans, which is now the typeface of Sofia – the capital of Bulgaria. Botio also describes his newest release Apparat and reveals his future plans.

Let’s talk about your professional and creative journey. Where did it start – in Sofia or Berlin? Which colleagues and professors have left a mark on your work?

Botio Nikoltchev (BN): I don’t see myself as an artist but more as an addict. Type design is actually an endless way of improvement, an endless search of harmony and rhythm, an endless desire of beauty and ugliness.

It was a long way until I started designing typefaces. But yes, it was in Berlin, I started my studies as an industrial designer. My love for type came by taking typography classes with Prof. Betina Müller and type-design classes with Prof. Lucas de Groot.

Lucas de Groot and Botio Nikoltchev
Pepa Karaivanova, Lucas de Groot, Sonja Knecht, Botio Nikoltchev in Sofia on 24th May, photo Sv. Tzekova

I was lucky to have the opportunity to work with some leading type designers. There were moments I thought Akira Kobayashi doesn’t have eyes, but microscopes. His ability to see the smallest details is really incredible.

Erik Spiekermann –– what a literate and entertaining man. Оnce we talked about Bulgarian history and his knowledge truly impressed me. He is not just able to recognize problems on a daily life basis, and solve them through design, but he is also excellent in finding the right people at the right time for the job.

You are part of many font projects in which you are also responsible for the development of the Cyrillic script. What are the main challenges which a modern type designer needs to overcome when working on Cyrillic font projects?

Apparat
Font family: Apparat; Release 2020; Copyright: Botio Nikoltchev

BN: The challenges are quite similar to the Latin and there are no particular ones. It always depends on the project, the client etc.

Of course there are decisions to be made e.g. how to handle characters like “K”. They could have the same grapheme but they also could look different in Latin, Cyrillic and Greek.

What is your personal and professional view on the local forms of the Cyrillic like Bulgarian, Serbian, North Macedonain, Ukrainian and the Cyrillic used by Mongolians, Bashkirs etc.?

BN: Although as a type designer I work mostly with a black and white colors, I enjoy very much the colorful aspects of life. I like the diverseness of the Cyrillic world and the character variations.

When you think in terms of evolution, it never moves in a straight direction and it never ends at one particular point. So to me these variations are the epitome of the continuously flowing and changing Cyrillic world.

A while ago, together with Vassil Kateliev we launched a research on the handwritten forms of these languages. The idea was and still is to prove if Buglarian Cyrillic can serve the entire Cyrillic character set.

What motivates you to support the Bulgarian Cyrillic form (you call it Rounded Cyrillic)? In your opinion, what is the future of the Cyrillic script?

Apparat
Font family: Apparat; Release 2020; Copyright: Botio Nikoltchev

BN: I believe Bulgarians need the Bulgarian Cyrillic. Type is a cultural heritage, it is one of the ways to recreate the surrounding world. Thus type expresses our worldview, our philosophy of life. By not having the Bulgarian Cyrillic we’ll also lack our worldview.

“Type is a cultural heritage, it is one of the ways to recreate the surrounding world.”

Yes, I prefer to call the Bulgarian forms Rounded Cyrillic and the Russian forms Square Cyrillic. It describes the designs and it does not have political touch. Back in 2017, my friend Adam Twardoch came up with the idea about the name. It was based on the rounded- and square Glagolitic.

I worked several years, of course together with a number of colleagues and friends, on “the future” and now there is a standard which characters should be designed for Bulgarian Cyrillic, as well as implemented Bulgarian character set (encodings) in the font editors, there is a technical guideline on how to set the Open Type features in order to perform properly local forms in all browsers and apps. Monotype and Google fonts are including and producing the Rounded Cyillic in nearly all new releases and an increasing number of western designers are creating Bugarian Cyrillic for their typefaces. When you look back, several years ago the fonts with Bulgarian Cyrillic were scarce goods.

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What shall be done for Bulgarian Cyrillic .loclBGR
Font family: Sofia Sans; Release 2019; Copyright: Botio Nikoltchev, Ani Petrova

Тhe next step for me is to see the Rounded and Squared Cyrillic as equals. By now, the Russian forms are in default position in the fonts and Bulgarian forms on local feature or stylistic set. Soon, I’m about to release quite a big font family where the Bulgarian forms are in default position.

But I would like to see the next years in “the past”. We do have so many artefacts, books, manuscripts that are quite unexplored. We don’t really know much about the history. In fact, we don’t even have a reasonable answer to questions like why the Cyriliic was developed and why we switched to it instead of the Glagolitic.

How many Bulgarian books about typedesign do you know… four! And how many of them are translated into English – none!

In 2019, the chief architect of Sofia Zdravko Zdravkov announced that he will suggest all the labels on the streets and official documents of Sofia municipality to use a unified font standard. This font is called Sofia Sans – a co-project of Ani Petrova and Botio Nikoltchev. Did Sofia Sans become the typeface of the capital?

BN: I’m truly happy this project happened. More than 30 years after so many efforts, there is a political understanding for the need of better visual language in our cities. But this transformation happens quite slowly.

This project is also made in a large team – it started with Ani Petrova, Filip Bojadjiev and me. Then Andreas Eigendorf, Eli Hoyer and Viviana Monsalve did the mastering and produced Variable Fonts. Mario Evstatiev and I made several pixel versions of Sofia Sans for the public transport. But yes, I think meanwhile it is the typeface of the bulgarian capital city. You can see it on the tourist wayfinding system, on the street signs, on the public transport. Аlso the Bulgarian State Railways use it, I saw it also on one of the private TV channels. It seems people like it a lot.

It is worth mentioning that we published the typeface with an Open Font License, as I think such projects should be Open Source. Sofia Sans will be soon released on Google Fonts as well, and the latest versions will be always published on our Github account.

With this project I also managed to achieve a goal of mine. Bulgarian Cyrillic is in default position in the fonts.

I think with a typeface of such a largе scale – 4 widths and 11 weights and also on Google Fonts, where there is a huge amount of users, it is quite a statement.

At the beginning of 2021 you published your latest font – Apparat. How does Apparat fit in the modern visual communication – as a reinterpretation of the past or as a search for classic clean and modern drawing?

Font family: Apparat; Release 2020; Copyright: Botio Nikoltchev
Font family: Quasimoda; Release 2016; Copyright: Botio Nikoltchev

BN: It is clearly an interpretation of the past, actually I´m exploring Dwiggins approach to “humanise” geometric sans forms. Apparat’s design is the result of both historical research and experience gained during the design of custom fonts.

The idea was to create a large contemporary type family in four widths—Standard, Semi Condensed, Condensed, and Extra Condensed, a geometric sans serif with subtle humanistic design traits that has a well-rounded personality that stands out when used in display applications; however, the characteristic design details recede to the background not to attract unnecessary attention when using the typeface in small sizes for body copy.

Creating such a wide range has become more accessible in contemporary typeface development thanks to interpolation, which facilitates calculating intermediary steps between two extremes. But typefaces that are clearly interpolated run the risk of looking mechanic and soulless and often lack character. Having the technology available doesn’t mean it necessarily needs to be used. Apparat avoids these pitfalls by having no perfect harmony between the different weights and widths. These intentional variations lend each type style its specific personality that complements the others.

Apparat
Font family: Apparat; Release 2020; Copyright: Botio Nikoltchev

Peter Bilak once said that modern fonts are a result of teamwork between many professionals. What is the future of typedesign and where is the thin line between individual and teamwork?

BN: Typedesign is and was a very consrvative field. I don’t think we will see any big revolutions in type soon.

I absolutely agree with Peter Bil’ak that modern typefaces are teamwork in a design aspect but also because they are complex products. It is not just the idea or the design. There are many script systems, there is quality assurance, there is mastering of the fonts, there are marketing materials like specimens, websites, social media communication.

So yes, for a big multilingual typefaces you need a large team of professionals in all these fields. But I also love to discuss my basic designs with friends and colleagues, to exchange ideas, to hear different points of view.

What are your plans for 2021 and beyond?

BN: I hope 2021 is more favorable to all of us! This year together with Viktor Nübel I will resume a big custom project for Cornelsen publishing house. Cornelsen are one of the main schoolbook publishers in Germany. I´m very proud that we won this design pitch and very thankful for this opportunity. We are creating a huge type sistem with sans and serif typeface, also with different widths, optical size designs etc.

It is quite interesting to work for such a big company with all the different departments like print, web, app developer who all have their own requirements on a very high quality level.

In the next few weeks, there will be a long awaited Sofia Sans variable font release on Google Fonts with OFL license.

I’m working on several new typefaces simultaneously, but I don’t want to reveal so much.

Apparat
Font family: Apparat; Release 2020; Copyright: Botio Nikoltchev
Botio Nikoltchev is a typographer, CEO and “chef” of the lettersoup fonts. Born in Sofia, he graduated in communication design in Potsdam, Germany. He lives and works in Berlin.
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Sofia Sans

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(EN) The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog. (NL) Op brute wijze ving de schooljuf de quasi-kalme lynx. (CS) Nechť již hříšné saxofony ďáblů rozezvučí síň úděsnými tóny waltzu, tanga a quickstepu. (HU) Jó foxim és don Quijote húszwattos lámpánál ülve egy pár bűvös cipőt készít. (RO) Înjurând pițigăiat, zoofobul comandă vexat whisky și tequila. (RU) Разъяренный чтец эгоистично бьёт пятью жердями шустрого фехтовальщика. (BG) Огньове изгаряха с блуждаещи пламъци любовта човешка на Орфей. (SR) Фијуче ветар у шибљу, леди пасаже и куће иза њих и гунђа у оџацима. (EL) Ταχίστη αλώπηξ βαφής ψημένη γη, δρασκελίζει υπέρ νωθρού κυνός. Type your own text to test the font!
Description

The story of Sofia Sans started with a phone call from Filip Boyadjiev, a colleague of ours and Ani Petrova’s former fellow student at the National Academy of Art Sofia. At the tail end of 2017, Boyadjiev informed us that his studio Fullmasters had been hired to develop a wayfinding system for helping visitors navigate Sofia’s tourist sights and attractions. That year, the Bulgarian capital had reached second place in tourism growth among European cities. The wayfinding system required a feature-rich OpenType family with a large character set including small caps, several figure styles, arrows, numerals in circles, etc. Most importantly, the fonts needed to offer support for Bulgarian Cyrillic, as all text was to be set in both Latin and Cyrillic.

Because of the modest budget and short deadline, creating a new type family from scratch for this purpose was not feasible. Fortunately, we had a viable candidate that we could expand to meet the project’s requirements: Attractive. The story of this humble font began with another phone call and a simple question. Earlier in 2017, my Bulgarian colleague Ani had asked me: “Why don’t we make a free font? A nice one, not a quick and dirty one! And let’s share it with the world.” A tiny seed was planted, but little did we know how big the project eventually would grow.
First, we needed to decide which kind of typeface to create. Going through potential type styles, we settled on a straight-sided sans. The inspiration for our design came from early-twentieth-century so-called technical sans serifs—typefaces with confident letterforms, a pronounced vertical impetus, and tense curves. We aimed to create a universally useful font family. With narrow proportions and a generous x-height, we drew a space-saving workhorse that would work well in very diverse environments: from large to small, for display and immersive reading, on-screen and in print. When looking for a name, we went back to that original question and christened our typeface Attractive.

Back to Sofia’s wayfinding system—Attractive only existed in two styles—one single weight in upright and italic—and had a limited character set. Still, it provided an excellent jumping-off point for developing an extensive type family. Fullmasters’ concept consisted of three types of elements: large and small totems containing text, directions, and map information, and signboards when only a minimum of information was necessary. We soon concluded that the typeface needed to have condensed widths too, to accommodate the different sizes of the two totems and the signboards. We also had to take into consideration the varying lengths of the names of streets, squares, parks, buildings, monuments, and other tourist sights featured on the signage. Eventually, we ended up planning a comprehensive type system in four widths with extended language support. It needed to cover Extended Latin as well as the Greek and Cyrillic alphabet because we wanted the fonts to support all three scripts used in the European Union.

Read the full story of the Sofia Sans at author’s web site LETTERSOUP

Design, Publisher, Copyright, License

Design: Botio Nikoltchev, Ani Petrova

Publisher: Lettersoup

Copyright 2019 by The Sofia Sans Project Authors. All rights reserved.

License: SIL OPEN FONT LICENSE

Botio Nikoltchev

Botio Nikoltchev

Botjo Nikoltchev, b. 1978, Sofia, Bulgaria. Botio studied graphic and type design in Potsdam. He is living and working as a freelance designer in Berlin. He studied communication design at the University of Applied Science Potsdam and took type design classes with Luc(as) de Groot. After his studies Botio worked with Ole Schäfer (Primetype) on the Cyrillic characters of PTL Manual, PTL Manual Mono and PTL Notes. Since 2010 he has been collaborating with Ralph du Carrois and Erik Spiekermann as type designer and art director at Carrois Type Design, focusing on Cyrillic, Greek and Arabic language extensions and CI projects. In 2014, he set up the commercial typefoundry Lettersoup.

Ani Petrova

Ani Petrova

Type designer, b. 1988, Sofia, Bulgaria, who works at Fontfabric, Svetoslav Simov’s typefoundry. She completed her Bachelor’s degree at The National Academy of Art in Sofia. In 2014 she obtained a Master’s degree in type design.

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Milka Peikova

Milka Peikova

Milka Peikova

Milka Peikova (b. 1919, Pavel, Bulgaria, d. 2016, Sofia, Bulgaria) was a famous Bulgarian artist. She created paintings, posters, book covers, portraits of famous Bulgarians, textile designs and alphabets, both individually and together with her husband Georgi Kovachev-Grishata (1920-2012). She is a graduate of the Bulgarian National Art Academy, class of 1948. She founded Cosmos magazine and designed for the Women Today and Problems of Art magazines.
In 1979, she designed an alphabet that was extended to an 8-style Latin / Greek / Cyrillic stencil typeface—Milka (2016)—by a team of designers at Lettersoup that includes Ani Petrova, Botio Nikoltchev, Adam Twardoch and Andreas Eigendorf. The basic Milka font is a clean stencil design, while the Aged, Baked, Brittle, Crunchy, Dry and Soft styles are inspired by stencil and letterpress techniques and expand the usefulness by adding various degrees of warmth or roughness.
Milka Peikova also designed the first Bulgarian typeface for phototypesetting called Grilimil with her husband Georgi Kovachev-Grishata. She is the recipient of the first prize for a typeface at the Bulgarian National Book Exhibition and Illustration.

Nikolay Petrousenko

Nikolay Petrousenko

Nikolay Petroussenko

Nikolay Petroussenko is a type designer and artist based in Sofia, Bulgaria. He graduated from the National Academy of Art, Sofia. He worked in Poststudio, a studio for visual communication and later at DecoType in Amsterdam. Currently he is part of Fontfabric in Sofia. Designer of the transitional text typeface Sapienza (2016). He was part of the Fontfabric team that designed the 521-font family Zing Rust, Zing Sans Rust and Zing Script Rust in 2017. In 2018, Jacklina Jekova and Nikolay Petroussenko co-designed Singel at Fontfabric. Singel is a neoclassical serif with semi-condensed proportions for Latin and Cyrillic. Its ten roman weights are complemented with ten quite different italic weights. Codesigner of Mozer (2019, by Svetoslav Simov, Ani Petrova, Mirela Belova and Nikolay Petrousenko: a condensed headline sans family that covers Latin, Greek and Cyrillic; Mozer SemiBold is free).

Authors

A

Aaron Bell
Aaron D. Chand
Adam Jagosz
Adam Katyi
Adam Twardoch
Adi Floyde
Adrian Frutiger
Akira Kobayashi
Alberto Romanos
Alejo Bergmann
Aleksandr Andreev
Aleksandr Moskovskiy
Alessia Mazzarella
Alexander Nedelev
Aleksandar Nikov
Alex Slobzheninov
Alexander Lubovenko
Alexander Pravdin
Alexander Sapozhnikov
Alexander Tarbeev
Alexandra Korolkova
Alexei Vanyashin
Alfredo Marco Pradil
Aliaksei Koval
Alexey Malkov
Amy Cox
Anastasia Larina
Andrea Tartarelli
Andreas Eigendorf
Andreas Nolda
Andrew Kensler
Andrey Kudryavtsev
Andrij Shevchenko
Andriy Dykun
Andriy Konstantynov
Andy Lethbridge
Angelina Sánchez
Ani Dimitrova
Ani Petrova
Ania Wieluńska
Anita Jürgeleit
Anton Chernogorov
Antonina Zhulkova
Apostolos Syropoulos
Apostrophic Labs
Archil Imnadze
Asen Tiberiy Baramov

B

bBox Type
Belleve Invis
Ben Jones
Benjamin Critton
Berthold Wolpe
Berton Hasebe
Bohdan Hdal
Boris Garic
Borys Kosmynka
Botio Nikoltchev

C

Carrois Type Design
Charles Borges de Oliveira
Charles Casimiro
Charles Gibbons
Chris Simpkins
Christian Schwartz
Christian Thalmann
Chuck Masterson
Cosimo Lorenzo Pancini
Cristian Tournier
Cyril Mikhailov

D

Dalton Maag
Daniel Johnson
Dastan Miraj
Dave Crossland
Dave Rowland
David Březina
David Jonathan Ross
Denis Espinoza
Denis Ignatov
Denis A Serikov
Denis Masharov
Denis Serebryakov
Denis Sherbak
Diego Aravena Silo
Dmitri Zdorov
Dmitriy A. Horoshkin
Dmitriy Chirkov
Dmitry Barsukov
Dmitry Goloub
Dmitry Rastvortsev
Donald Knuth

E

Eben Sorkin
Eduardo Manso
Eduardo Tunni
Eimantas Paškonis
Elena Kowalski
Eleonora Petrova
Eli Heuer
Emanuela Krusteva
Emil Bertell
Emily Spadoni
Emmanuel Besse
Eugene Tantsurin
Evgeniy Agasyanc
Evgeniy Bezdenezhnykh
Evita Vilaka

F

Fernando Mello
Ferran Milan Oliveras
Francesco Canovaro
Frank Grießhammer
Franco Jonas Hernández
Fredrick R. Brennan
Friedrich Althausen

G

Galin Kastelov
Gatis Vilaks
Gennady Fridman
George Douros [ UFAS ]
George Triantafyllakos
Gerard Unger
Gluk Fonts [Grzegorz Luk]
Grigorij Gushchin

H

Haley Wakamatsu
HermesSOFT
Hubert Jocham
Hugues Gentile

I

Igor Kosinsky
Igor Kuznetsov
Igor Petrovic
Igor Stepanchenko
Ilia Gruev
Ilya Ruderman
Ilya Zakharov
Ira Shagaeva
Irene Vlachou
Irina Smirnova
Isabella Chaeva
Iste Fonts [ Yuri Zabavchik ]
Ivan Apostolski
Ivan Filipov
Ivan Gladkikh
Ivan Petrov
Ivaylo Hristov

J

Jaakko Suomalainen
Jacklina Jekova
Jakob Runge
Jan Fromm
Jan Tschichold
Jānis Kalaus
Jason Castle
Jason Smith
Jean-Baptiste Levée
Jens Kutilek
João Cracel
João Symington
John Hudson
Jonathan Hill
Jonathan Perez
Jonathan Pierini
Jose Scaglione
Jordan Jelev
Jos Buivenga
Juan Pablo del Peral
Juho Hiilivirta
Julia Martinez Diana
Julia Sysmäläinen
Julieta Ulanovsky

K

Kai Bernau
Kaja Słojewska
Katsia Jazwinska
Kemie Guaida
Kevin Burke
Khaled Hosny
Kiril Zlatkov
Konstantin Lukjanov
Kostas Bartsokas
Krista Radoeva
Kristyan Sarkis
Ksenia Belobrova

L

Lasko Dzurovski
Laura Caldentey
Laura Meseguer
Lazar Dimitrijević
Letter Collective
Lewis McGuffie
Lisa Fischbach
Liza Rasskazova
Luc(as) de Groot
Łukasz Dziedzic
Lyudmil Dachev

M

Maciej Włoczewski
Made Type
Måns Grebäck
Manvel Shmavonyan
Marcelo Magalhaes
Margarita Dyakovich
Maria Doreuli
Maria Selezeneva
Mariano Diez
Mariela Monsalve
Mariya Domnikova
Mariya V. Pigoulevskaya
Mark Simonson
Mark Williamson
Martin He
Mateo Broillet
Mateusz Machalski
Matthew Carter
Matthias Tellen
Michael Angeles
Michael Chereda
Michael Sharpe
Michael Want
Michał Jarociński
Mike Abbink
Mikhail Medvedev
Miles Newlyn
Milka Peikova
Milos Mitrovic
MIR
Mirela Belova
Misha Panfilov
Mr. Typeman

N

Nasir Udin
Natalia Chuvatin
Natalia Vasilyeva
NaumType
Nenad Hančić
Niccolò Agnoletti
Nicholas Garner
Nick Shinn
Nico Inosanto
Nicolien van der Keur
Niklas Ekholm
Nikola Djurek
Nikola Kovanovic
Nikolay Petrousenko
Nils Thomsen
Noël Leu

O

Obreshko Obreshkov
Oleg Karpinsky
Oleh Lishchuk
Olexa Volochay
Olga Pankova
Olga Umpeleva
Olivier Gourvat
Olli Meier
Omana Katzarska
Owen Earl

P

Pablo Impallari
Panos Haratzopoulos
Paul Barnes
Paul D. Hunt
Paul James MIller
Paul van der Laan
Pavel Bruev
Pavel Emelyanov
Pavels Lavrinovics
Pedro Arilla
Pete Klassen
Peter Biľak
Peter Bushuev
Peter Olexa
Peter Wiegel
Phil Garnham
Pieter van Rosmalen
Pilar Cano
Plamen Motev
Polina Loseva
Przemek Hoffer

R

Radomir Tinkov
Ralph Cleminson
Raph Levien
Rasmus Andersson
Ray Larabie
René Bieder
Reto Moser
Riccardo Olocco
Richard Miller
Robert E. Leuschke
Robert Jablonski
Robert Slimbach
Rodrigo Araya Salas
Roland Hüse
Roman Pavliuk
Ross Milne
Rumyana Sokolova
Rune Bjørnerås
Ryoichi Tsunekawa

S

Sacha Rein
Salvador Rodríguez
Sam Radian
Sarwo Edi
Sasha Chebotarev
Sebastian Kempgen
Séamas Ó Brógáin
Sergei Godovalov
Sergey Steblina
Sergiy Tkachenko
Skyhaven
Slava Antipov
Sláva Jevčinová
Sol Matas
Stan Partalev
Stanislav Chiganov
Stefan Peev
Stefan Stoychev
Steve Matteson
Stuart De Rozario
Suleyman Yazki
Susana Carvalho
Svet Simov
Svetlin Balezdrov
Swiss Typefaces [ Ian Party ]

T

Teo Tuominen
The Entente
Thomas Gillett
Thomas Käding
Tikhon Reztcov
TimXez
Titus Nemeth
Tobias Frere-Jones
Todor Georgiev
Tom Grace
Tomáš Brousil
Toshi Omagari
Tristan Grimmer

V

Vaibhav Singh
Vasil Stanev
Vasily Biryukov
Vassil Kateliev
Vedran Eraković
Veneta Rangelova
Ventsislav Dzhokov
Vera Evstafieva
Verneri Kontto
Veronika Burian
Vernon Adams
Veronika Slavova
Viktor Kharyk
Vincent Chan
Vicente Lamónaca
Vika Usmanova
Vitaly Kuzmin
Vitória Neves
Vlad Viperov
Vladimir Yefimov
Vova Egoshin

W

William Veder

Y

Yoann Minet
Yulia Chernova
Yury Ostromentsky

Z

Zetafonts
 

News

News

Media News

UK Parliament

19 March 2018

UK Parliament
The visual identity of the UK Parliament has been reviewed and updated

The visual identity of the UK Parliament has been reviewed and updated because the current version was designed for printed material and does not work successfully on digital channels.
The new visual identity can already be seen on the UK Parliament’s website and social media channels.
Unlike its predecessor, the new version works on responsively designed digital channels, i.e. where the design has to change size depending on whether it is being viewed on a computer, tablet or mobile phone. The new visual identity is also more accessible and readable than its predecessor.
The new visual identity uses ‘UK Parliament’ rather than ‘Houses of Parliament’ to highlight the role of the institution in the UK’s constitution, and to distinguish it from the building it occupies.
The two Houses share a large number of public-facing services which require a consistent parliamentary identity. The new visual identity will be implemented across these services in a phased approach, to ensure that the public can easily identify the services provided by the UK Parliament.
Design studio SomeOne explored a number of options for typefaces. It was important that the chosen typeface could portray Parliament’s vast heritage as well help to reflect it being an inclusive and modern organisation. Two typefaces were choosen: Register (A2 Type Foundry) and National (Klim Type Foundry), which work well as a combination or individually.
The House of Commons and House of Lords will continue to use their own, existing visual identities.

Read more…

Type.Today Journal

23 November 2017

First Prize now comes with enhanced versatility

Valery Golyzhenkov’s First Prize typeface has been considerably extended, to include as many as 27 styles, announcded Type.Today Journal! Three bold styles have been complemented by lighter styles and an additional line of narrowed styles. First Prize now comes with enhanced versatility and a wider range of application options.
Specimen

Read the whole article…

Type.Today Journal

October 2017

Druk
New typeface: Druk

Druk is a study in extremes, featuring the narrowest, widest, and heaviest typefaces in the Commercial Type library to date. Starting from Medium and going up to Super, Druk is uncompromisingly bold.
Specimen

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Robert Slimbach: Introducing Ten Oldstyle

Adobe Typekit Blog

27 November 2017

Ten Oldstyle

Robert Slimbach: “As type usage becomes increasingly globalized, type designers are increasingly called upon to extend the language coverage of their typefaces.
As a Western type designer, I’m often challenged to design non-Latin extensions for both new and existing designs. Because Latin has always been my initial focus, I’m used to adapting non-Latin scripts to work within Western typographic standards. In doing so, I seek to balance script compatibility with script authenticity. With the Ten Oldstyle project, the tables had turned, and I was now being called upon to develop a Latin roman design to accompany the new Ten Mincho font that was being developed by Adobe …”

Robert Slimbach
Robert Slimbach

Read the whole article at Adobe Typekit Blog…

Welcome IBM Plex, Farewell Helvetica

Local Fonts News

24 November 2017

IBM launched in beta its new bespoke typeface IBM Plex and thus said farewell to Helvetic.
“When I came to IBM, explains Mike Abbink (the typeface’s designer and IBM’s executive creative director of brand experience and design), it was a big discussion: Why does IBM not have a bespoke typeface? Why are we still clinging on to Helvetica? The way we speak to people and the conversations we need to have and we’d like to have, is that still the right way to express ourselves? We should really design a typeface that really reflects our belief system and make it relevant to people now. Helvetica is a child of a particular sect of modernist thinking that’s gone today.”
So, Mike Abbink and his team made it. The new IBM bespoke font family is IBM Plex. And it is free. Really! Free to download, free to use. Free under SIL Open Font License. Go to Github and you will realize that this is true.
The new visual history of IBM that starts with IBM Plex is open minded to people.
“If shoe stores or coffee shops or small businesses are using it for their identity, awesome,” Abbink says in the video. “They’re agreeing they want to be part of a discussion around machines and how they’re going to evolve and progress our world.”

See also: Carbon Design System

IBM Plex on Github…

Ilya Ruderman for Yandex Sans and Serif

Ilya Ruderman

18 November 2017

Ilya Ruderman tells about the creation of a Yandex Sans and Yandex Serif fonts (the video is in Russian).

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Pacifico now has Cyrillic Script

Google Fonts

1 November 2017

Pacifico
Pacifico

Aloha! Pacifico is an original and fun brush script handwriting font by Vernon Adams which was inspired by the 1950s American surf culture in 2011. It was redrawn by Jacques Le Bailly at Baron von Fonthausen in 2016. It was expanded to Cyrillic by Botjo Nikoltchev and Ani Petrova at Lettersoup in 2017.

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Bw Modelica goes pan-European

BwType News

9 August 2017

Bw Modelica

Please welcome the upgraded Bw Modelica LGC, which stands for Latin, Greek and Cyrillic. Initially released supporting all Latin European languages, we just expanded the character set to cover Greek and Cyrillic scripts (including Bulgarian, Serbian, Macedonian letterform model). The Bw Modelica font family is available in different subsets so you don’t have to license for characters you are never going to use. It also has a dedicated microsite where you can test all the different character sets available in one place. Designed by Alberto Romanos, Bw Modelica is a minimal, robust, reliable & pragmatic geometric sans. Its clean shapes and generous x-height makes it a very competent typeface for both, display and body copy purposes.

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Font-family names in IE 6-8

Adobe Typekit Blog

27 June 2017

Sean McBridge announced on Adobe Typekit Blog an improvement in support for older versions of Internet Explorer. The new published kits now serves additional variation-specific font-family names to IE 6-8. This makes it possible to work around bugs in these browsers that are triggered when multiple weights and styles of a single font family are used in the same kit, explain Sean McBridge. Most importantly, these additional font-family names make it possible to use more than four weights and styles of a single font family in IE 6-8.

Read the whole article at Adobe Typekit Blog…

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Media News

Guardian

15 January 2018

Guardian
The Guardian with the design experts Commercial Type introduce a font called Guardian Headline

On Monday 15 January, The Guardian unveil a new look theguardian.com and Guardian app in line with the launch of The Guardian in tabloid print format. Katharine Viner: We have thought carefully about how our use of typography, colour and images can support and enhance Guardian journalism. We have introduced a font called Guardian Headline that is simple, confident and impactful. This was a collaboration with the design experts Commercial Type, who created the original Guardian Egyptian, and is easier to read. We’re using a range of energetic colours, and the much-loved Guardian visual wit and style remain at the heart of the look. The masthead has a renewed strength and confidence to represent the Guardian’s place and mission in these challenging times.

Read the whole article…

Type Journal

14 December 2017

Yuri Yarmola
An interview with Yuri Yarmola on font designer tools, Photoshop effect and FontLab VI

in connection with the completion of the FontLab VI and its release for sale the Russian online magazine ‘Type Journal’ publishes an extensive and very curious interview with Yuri Yarmola (text in Russian).

Read the whole interview…

GlyphMorf

Local Fonts News

30 November 2017

GlyphMorf

Thom Janssen introduced on Github the GlyphMorf. GlyphMorf is an experimental way for making parametric adjustments for a font, in RoboFont. Downloading GlyphMorf Extension is free. Using GlyphMorf in a professional environment is not.
GlyphMorf analyses the glyph drawing and extract parameters out of it. By redrawing the glyph with different parameters you get different new glyphs / fonts. The drawing should be so that every point on the contour can be paired with an other point in the same contour on the other side of the stem/stroke. This means that all contours must have an even number of points. The starting point marks the beginning of the inner or outer part of the contour, depends a bit on the design. See image, the selected (orange) segments show the first half of the contours.

GlyphMorf

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Nunito Sans with Cyrillic Extended

Local Fonts News

29 November 2017

Nunito Sans

Ninito Sans is coming soon with Cyrillic Extended thanks to Alexei Vanyashin.

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November fonts selection

Local Fonts News

27 November 2017

TT TunnelsTT Tunnels by Typetype is a display sans font family. This typeface has five styles.

AsketAsket by Elena Kowalski is a sans serif typeface with Latin and Cyrillic scripts.

Bw Modelica LGCBw Modelica LGC by Alberto Romanos is a sans serif typeface with Latin, Greek and Cyrillic scripts.

AdysAdys by Kristina Kostova is designed to help people who suffer from dyslexia in minor stages. However, it does not create any discomfort for people who do not have any specific symptoms. This is what makes it suitable for widespread use.

AvertaAverta by Kostas Bartsokas comes in eight weights with matching italics and supports over two hundred languages with an extended Latin, Cyrillic (Russian, Bulgarian, and Serbian/Macedonian alternates), Greek and Vietnamese character set.

CombaxCombax by Vasil Stanev is a text font with a wide language support and special care for localization. Featuring Cyrillic and also extended Latin, it’s one weight is rich in ligatures, punctuation and symbols and also careful coding. Playful yet robust, it is the perfect choice when you are loking for a Comic Sans replacement.

Wind

Typotheque

23 November 2017

Typotheque announced the issue of Wind – a capital-only display typeface by Hansje van Halem for intricate headlines, and optical effects.
Wind is the first published typeface of Amsterdam-based book and graphic designer Hansje van Halem. Like her other work, which is highly experimental, it uses vivid colours and intricately detailed patterns to create unexpected optical illusions, and its various layers can be combined and overlaid to create vibrant, hypnotic patterns.

WindWindWind

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OpenType Design Variation Axis Tags

Microsoft, Github

22 November 2017

This GitHub repository is used for discussion and review of proposals for registration of OpenType design-variation axis tags.

Why register a design-variation axis?

OpenType supports custom or “foundry-defined” axes, allowing any font developer to create a font with whatever axes they wish (provided the syntactic requirements for a custom tag are met). So, why bother going through the process to register an axis? The short answer is that it can provide better experiences for end users and create opportunities for font and application developers.

While a font family design can be varied in any number of arbitrary ways, there are some kinds of variation that can seem useful and interesting to many different foundries. With custom axes, different foundries could create families with the same kinds of design variants, but because they have each identified the same variants in different ways, applications have no way to interact with particular variants, and users have inconsistent experiences.

A registered axis provides two key benefits over custom axes:

  • It fosters conventionality and familiarity.
  • It facilitates interoperability.

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Gospels of Tsar Ivan Alexander

WIKIPEDIA

1 November 2017

Gospels of Tsar Ivan Alexander
Gospels of Tsar Ivan Alexander

Review the Gospels of Tsar Ivan Alexander at British Library.

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Pacifico

Pacifico

Font Sampler

(EN) The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog. (NL) Op brute wijze ving de schooljuf de quasi-kalme lynx. (CS) Nechť již hříšné saxofony ďáblů rozezvučí síň úděsnými tóny waltzu, tanga a quickstepu. (HU) Jó foxim és don Quijote húszwattos lámpánál ülve egy pár bűvös cipőt készít. (RO) Înjurând pițigăiat, zoofobul comandă vexat whisky și tequila. (RU) Разъяренный чтец эгоистично бьёт пятью жердями шустрого фехтовальщика. (BG) Огньове изгаряха с блуждаещи пламъци любовта човешка на Орфей. (SR) Фијуче ветар у шибљу, леди пасаже и куће иза њих и гунђа у оџацима. (EL) Ταχίστη αλώπηξ βαφής ψημένη γη, δρασκελίζει υπέρ νωθρού κυνός. Type your own text to test the font!
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Aloha! Pacifico is an original and fun brush script handwriting font by Vernon Adams which was inspired by the 1950s American surf culture in 2011. It was redrawn by Jacques Le Bailly at Baron von Fonthausen in 2016. It was expanded to Cyrillic by Botjo Nikoltchev and Ani Petrova at Lettersoup in 2017.

Vernon practiced typeface design from 2007 to 2014. A lifelong artist, during this time he eagerly explored designing type for the cloud-based era. His work spans all genres, from lively script faces to workhorse text families and operating system UI. Vernon graduated with an MA in Typeface Design from the University of Reading and lives in California. His designs are mostly published as open source Google Fonts and his favorite projects include Oxygen Mono, Monda, and Bowlby One. Follow his story at www.sansoxygen.com.

Design, Publisher, Copyright, License

Principal design: Vernon Adams

Design: Jacques Le Bailly, Botjo Nikoltchev, Ani Petrova

Publisher: Vernon Adams

Copyright 2011 by Vernon Adams. All rights reserved.

License: SIL OPEN FONT LICENSE

Vernon Adams

Vernon Adams

Vernon Adams (born England, 1967) was a furniture restorer, woodcarver and typeface designer. On August 24, 2016 Vernon Adams passed away from injuries sustained in a scooter accident in May of 2014. New Typography was his type design site. Vernon graduated in 2007 with an MA in type design from the University of Reading and lived in San Clemente, California.

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