Type Design Gallery

Print design gallery

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The Bulgarian form of the modern Cyrillic script on websites

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In this gallery are included sites which use modern form of Bulgarian Cyrillic. The goal is improving typographic literacy and appreciation.

Cyrillic script in Socmus

Virtual Museum of Socialist Era Graphic Design in Bulgaria

SOCMUS“SOCMUS – virtual museum of socialist era graphic design in Bulgaria” is a project of the potographer Nikola Mihov and the architects Martin Angelov and Valeri Gyurov. „SOCMUS” is a virtual museum that presents different sections of the Bulgarian graphic design from the socialist era (1944-1989). The project is fully focused on the artistic value of the works and not on their historic or political context. The collection of SOCMUS is periodically updated, the blog of the museum presents significant socialist era artists and other thematically related projects. SOCMUS is not related to any political, private or governmental organizations or cultural institutions. The project is financed solely by its authors. The content of this website is collected and processed by the authors of the projects and their contributors. Any part of this website cannot be published or reproduced without the permission of the copyright owners.

GALLERIES in SOCMUS

Soviet Era Books for Children and Youth

Princeton University Digital Library

Zhenka pioner
Zhenka pioner

This digital collection represents imprints from the Russian holdings of the Cotsen Children’s Library. All of the selections in this group were produced between 1918 and 1938 and present examples of the visual and verbal idioms artists and authors used to address the country’s children and youth in the first two decades after the October Revolution. They display a range of visual and verbal efforts to represent the tumultuous first 2 decades of the Twentieth Century in Russia and their culmination in the cataclysmic events of 1917, as well as to communicate ideological orientation and inculcate the values of a new society that was itself still at an early developmental stage. In terms of technique, the selections feature verse and prose aimed at readers ranging from early childhood to mid adolescence, as well as paint, drawing, photomontage, and, in a few cases, the kind of creative typography characteristic of early Twentieth-Century Russian avant-garde writers and artists such as Ilya Zdanevich and Velimir Khlebnikov. Examples of fanciful or experimental formats in this collection include the elaborate fold-out book Пятилетка (“Five-year plan”) and a “Книжка-киносеанс” (“book-movie”) – a book that includes instructions for its own deconstruction and reassembly as a film and building a makeshift projector for its display. These 46 books – which include work by the artist Vladimir Lebedev, Soviet children’s poet Agniya Barto, and poets Aleksandr Bezymenskii, Vladimir Mayakovsky and Daniil Kharms – were chosen as particularly interesting and/or representative specimens from the Cotsen collection’s holdings of almost 1,000 Russian children’s books published between the 1917 Revolution and the beginning of WWII. The Cotsen’s Russian holdings total over 1,800 titles with imprint dates from the mid-Seventeenth Century to the present.

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Latin script on websites

Fonts in use

Fonts in UseFonts In Use is a public archive of typography indexed by typeface, format, and industry. We document and examine graphic design with the goal of improving typographic literacy and appreciation.

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