This is Bolyar Sans font family. For us it is a dream-come-true. It took more than 1 year hard work to transform the existing Bolyar Pro from Serif to Sans Serif version. The result really surprised even us from The Fontmaker and we decided to develop it in 9 instead of 7 weights. So at the end we created 7 different styles of Bolyar sans each consisting from 9 precise weights.
Bolyar Sans is not just another font family in our portfolio – it is the essence from all our efforts thru the past 5 years to create a powerful type tool that could easily meet very diverse and complex demands of modern design. Furthermore, like all its predecessors, Bolyar Sans is a type concept created by Designers for Designers. If you are in wine and spirits industry, packaging design, or you just love to work with strong headlines that effortlessly could turn into brand logos, then you should definitely try our Bolyar Sans. It is designed for this.
Of course there are plenty of different features like multilingual support, ligatures, alternates, we even added adaptive over- and underlining to make it even more complex in its use.
Bolyar Sans pairs perfectly with other members of Bolyar Family – Pro, Ornate and Typecraft. So as you see Bolyar is developed as a type platform with own character and style. By using it you could be vintage, classic, modern, soft, even bold, rough and ornate. It is a visual bridge between different typographic periods united under Bolyar name. With our Sans version we aim to be contemporary and to provide powerful type tool to those designers who often love to swim between past and modernity.
Design: Jordan Jelev, Vassil Kateliev
Publisher: The Fontmaker
Copyright 2019 by Jordan Jelev, Vassil Kateliev. All rights reserved.
Jordan Jelev is born on 14 June 1975 in Varna. His affiliation to visual arts dates back to the age of 12 when he created his first hand-made signs embroidered on jeans. Later at the end of his study at Varna High-school of Math, he discovered his love for calligraphy and custom lettering which influenced significantly his work as graphic designer.
In 1996 he started his education at Varna University of Economics. Right at the same time he began working as graphic designer in Zograph Studio. In 1998 he moved to Factor R studio in Varna where he started his career as dedicated wine label designer. Since that time he had successfully designed a considerable amount of premium brands – most of them later recognized as some of the icons of Bulgarian Wine and Spirits industry.
In 2003 he started making professional photography for wine and spirits industry. In 2005 he did his first solo exhibition with macro and abstract photography in Varna.
Since 2010 he started working for different wineries in Barossa Valley – Australia, Napa Valley – USA, Fair Haven, NY – USA, Languedoc – France, FYRO Macedonia, Lombardy – Italy, Rheinhessen – Germany etc. His work was featured by some of the world’s famous design blogs like Packaging of the Word, Lovelypackage, The Dieline, World Packaging Design etc.
As Author of Bulgarian wine label designs Jordan Jelev received “the Labelmaker” nickname which eventually turned into his own signature and personal brand.
Vassil Kateliev was born 1980 in Varna, Bulgaria. In 2005 he took a major degree in Communication Engineering and Technologies at Technical University of Varna. Several years later after a very successful career as graphic designer, he decided to go back studying and in 2012 he took a second master degree in Industrial design at Technical University of Varna, where he currently teaches and writes his doctoral thesis.
Working restlessly in the field of Cyrillic type design, he often participates in various type and graphic design exhibitions home and abroad. In 2013 he was invited to display his works in New Bulgarian Typography exhibition, part of Sofia Design Week. In 2014 his type family Basil was awarded Special Mention in Cyrillic category at the 7th International Type Design Competition for non-Latin typefaces – Granshan 2014.
Since 2011 Kateliev is running small but promising independent type design studio called Karandash. He is also working in together with the renowned Bulgarian calligrapher and graphic designer Jordan Jelev in their collaborative type foundry – The FontMaker.
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