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.
This is our first annual ranking of the top ten Cyrillic fonts of 2019. You can choose from our suggestions or add your own. The only condition is that the font is in Cyrillic and published in 2019. Cyrillic fonts published before 2019 will not be included in the ranking.
Which are the ten Cyrillic fonts of 2019, we will announce at the end of March 2020. Until then, the ranking is open to participation.
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).
Svetlin Balezdrov was born in 1981 in Sliven, Bulgaria. He graduated in Poster and Visual Communication from the National Academy of Art, Sofia. He is a doctor of History of Art and Fine Arts. At present he is a lecturer in Advertising Design at the National Academy of Art, Sofia. He works in the fields of typography, graphic design and animation. In 2018, Svetlin Balezdrov and Svetoslav Simov co-designed the humanist sans typeface family Squad at Fontfabric.
Type designer at Fontfabric in Sofia, Bulgaria. 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, he published the free all caps lapidary typeface Colus at Fontfabric. In 2019, Svet Simov, Radomir Tinkov and Stan Partalev designed the 72-strong Noah family of geometric sans typefaces, which is partitioned into four groups by x-height from small (Noah Grotesque) to medium (Noah and Noah Text) to large (Noah Head).
Radomir Savov Tinkov (RST Fonts) is a Bulgarian type designer. Creator of these typefaces:monoline sans typefaces Usumaru (2009) and Shinbi (2009), RST (2009, techno), Chibi (2009), Toast (2009, ultra-black), the military stencil Pondera (2009), the fat counterless typeface Tenshu (2010), the monoline extended sans family Cillian (2010), the fat geometric typeface Tenshu Extra Black (2011). The monoline sans face Selly (2011), the headline sans Alasar. Nexa Rust (2014, Fontfabric) is a set of 83 weathered letterpress emulation fonts that evolved from Nexa and Nexa Slab. This was a project by Radomir Tinkov, Ani Petrova, Svetoslav Simov and Vasil Stanev. Muller (2015, Fontfabric). This Hairline-to-Heavy 20-weight Latin / Cyrillic sans family was designed for universal use, and is a tad wider than normal. It is characterized by flush vertical or horizontal terminals. Muller Narrow was added in 2016.
In 2015, Ani Petrova, Svetoslav Simov and Radomir Tinkov co-designed the 214-style mammoth font system Intro Rust, a rough version of Fontfabric’s Intro. the fonts are partitioned over Intro Rust, Intro Script, Intro Head and Intro Goodies. Qanelas (2015). A 20-weight geometric sans typeface family (+Cyrillic). Made warmer and friendlier in the 2016 release of Qanelas Soft. Sensa (2015, Radomir Tinkov and Svetoslav Simov) is a hand-crafted 21-style family divided into the subfamilies Sensa Brush, Sensa Pen, Sensa Wild, Sensa Sans, Sensa Serif and Sensa Goodies. Maya Script. Alasar (2015). A narrow sans family. Ridley Grotesk (2016). A modern sans serif workhorse family. Gilroy (2016). A 20style geometric sans typeface family.
Type designer based in Sofia, Bulgaria. As a student working with Fontfabric in Sofia, Bulgaria, Plamen Motev designed the free circle-themed slightly condensed retro typeface Phenomena (done together with Radomir Tinkov) and the free 8-style narrow grotesque family Akrobat for Latin and Cyrillic in 2016. In 2017, Plamen Motev and Svetoslav Simov co-designed Uni Neue, a total remake of Fontfabric’s earler typeface Uni Sans (2009). He was part of the Fontfabric team that designed the 521-font family Zing Rust, Zing Sans Rust and Zing Script Rust in 2017. Typefaces from 2018: Gilam (by Ivan Petrov, Plamen Motev and Svetoslav Simov: based on DIN, but more geometric and with obliquely cut terminals).
Typefaces: Akrobat, Gilam, Uni Neue, Phenomena
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).
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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