(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!
The Lobster font took a different approach. The new OpenType format gives us the possibility to have multiple versions of each letter, and that’s exactly what we are doing: Instead of compromising the design of our letters to force connections, we do what lettering artist do. We draw many versions of each letter and a lot of different letter-pairs (aka “ligatures”) so we always use the best possible variation of each letter depending of the context of the letter inside each word. All this happens automatically in any browser that supports ligatures. Design: Pablo Impallari. Cyrillic design by Alexei Vanyashin and Gayaneh Bagdasaryan (adding support for Russian, Ukrainian, Belarusian, Macedonian, Moldovan, and Serbian languages).
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Pablo Impallari is a self taught type designer, still learning through books, blogs, forums & detailed observation, with the help of friend and colleagues. He thinks that typefaces are living beings, they always continue to evolve over time. Even if the original designer died over 500 years ago, contemporary designers push their ideas forward, adapting to changing technology and keeping up with the always shifting way we perceive the alphabet. Pablo continues to actively design and release his own typefaces and help other designers learn and publish new fonts.
Alexei Vanyashin is a Russian typeface designer, typographic researcher and educator. He was born in Moscow, Russia in 1982, studied Graphic Design since 2000 at Moscow Stroganov University of Arts, and later type design at British Higher School of Art and Design, where he now teaches. He runs his own foundry Cyreal, and collaborates with Swiss Typefaces as a Cyrillic specialist. Among his many custom type projects are works for Red Dot holder Ermolaev Bureau, GEO, and Afisha magazines. LearnCyrillic.tumblr.com is Alexei’s recent effort to provide educational resources for Cyrillic learners.