Leksa is an oldstyle, even a bit old-fashioned text family in 12 faces, including six upright and six italic ones, from Light to Black, with both oldstyle and tabular digits and true small caps.
The typeface works best in the books of classical style, and looks good in both small and large point sizes.
One of the main features of the typeface is its professionally-designed Cyrillic which (together with sans-serif companion Leksa Sans) was awarded for excellence in type design at Modern Cyrillic competition in Superfamilies category.
Design: Alexandra Korolkova
Publisher: Alexandra Korolkova
Copyright 2009 by Alexandra Korolkova. All rights reserved.
Alexandra Korolkova (born 1984) is a Russian typeface designer. She was awarded the infrequently presented Prix Charles Peignot in 2013 by the Association Typographique Internationale, becoming the first Russian prizewinner. Korolkova’s best-known work is probably the PT Fonts project, a partly open-source project commissioned by the Russian Ministry of Communications as a single family able to support all the common variations of the Cyrillic script. Korolkova works for the company ParaType and studied at the Moscow State University of Printing Arts. She is the author of the book Living Typography (Russian: Живая типографика) and has also given lectures on Cyrillic letter structure. She has also designed the typeface FF Carina for FontShop.