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7
SEP
'14
75
moscow metro — stations — display type

The Moscow Metro stations display type.

A wonderful sample of a font that is proportional despite being condensed, with both wide and narrow bowls.




infographics, display type, font, condensed proportional geometric sans-serif
1
DEC
'13
74


The State Quality Mark of Russia
«Made in Russia» 2013



quality mark, ussr, russia


A revival of the famous State Quality Mark of the USSR 1967­-1991.




quality mark, ussr, russia, vector graphics, logo design
29
NOV
'13
73


«Tanuki» font sketch 2010, 2013

font sketch — tanuki


Color coding is the valuable technique of typeface developing. It allows you to control multiple versions and side variations, and to recall everything after years.


type design, sketch, cyrillic
28
NOV
'13
72


calligraphy



calligraphy, pilot parallel pen 1.5
27
NOV
'13
71


calligraphy


calligraphy, pilot parallel pen 3.8
18
NOV
'13
70


Festina lente

Graphical study of an early printer's mark and the ligatures of the first ever italic typeface by Francesco Griffo / Aldus Manutius (Aldine Press, 1509). Upon the edition:

C. Crispi Sallusti De Coniuratione Catilinae. Eiusdem De Bello Iugurthino.
Title: C. Crispi Sallusti De Coniuratione Catilinae. Eiusdem De Bello Iugurthino.
Author: Gaius Sallustius Crispus
Printer: Aldus Manutius
Place of Printing: Venice
Date of Printing: 1509

Aldus Manutius — dolphin and anchor — festina lente


dolphin and anchor ancient coin — festina lente

The emblem of the dolphin and anchor was used to illustrate the proverb Festina lente a long before Aldus Manutius, by the first Roman Emperor Augustus.









Some italic ligatures from Aldine octavos:

aldine octavo's italic ligatures

The Aldine italic typeface was based on the Humanist cursive script first developed in the 1420s by Niccolò de' Niccoli.


Unlike the italic type of today, the capital letters were upright roman capitals which were shorter than the ascending lower-case italic letters and used about 65 tied letters (ligatures). The slanting italic capitals was first introduced by printers in Lyon and is now used in nearly all italic fonts.


This Aldine italic became the model for most italic types. It was very popular in its own day and was widely (and inaccurately) imitated. The Venetian Senate gave Aldus exclusive right to its use, a patent confirmed by three successive Popes, but it was widely counterfeited. The Italians called the character Aldino, while others called it Italic.

aldine octavo's italic modern vector revival

drawn font, lettering, book graphics, ligatures, aldines, octavo
chancery hand, cursive, italic, сancelleresca corsiva, printer's mark
25
MAY
'06
69


Russian rouble currency sign, 2006

Russian rouble currency sign — v. 2

Russian rouble currency sign — v. 3

Russian rouble currency sign — v. 4

Russian rouble currency sign — v. 5

Russian rouble currency sign — double stem
Russian rouble currency sign — v. 1  Russian rouble currency sign — v. 2




russian rouble, currency sign, grapheme design, competition, archives
4
SEP
'13
68


Pencil sketches for book cover, 'Interesting fonts'

november 2012 — august 2013


pencil sketches for book cover, Interesting fonts

pencil sketches for book cover, Interesting fonts


I know, Cyrillic is all Greek to you, so a little tutorial for those who care:
    ИНТЕРЕСНЫЕ ШРИФТЫ
    INTERESNYE ShRIFTY
not
    UHTEPECHb1E IIIIIIIIII



drawn font, pencil, sketch, lettering, book graphics, archives
15
MAY
'08
67


Catspaws display font sketch, 2008



font catspaws




type design, pencil, sketch, catspaws, archives
6
DEC
'10
66


calligraphy




calligraphy, modified fountain pen, archives
16
OCT
'13
65




type design tutorial — section sign — animation





type design, animation, tutorial, lettering, section sign, vector
1
OCT
'13
64


The All-Seeing Pizza (The Pizza of Providence)

pencil graphics — All Seeing Pizza




pencil, graphics
30
SEP
'13
63




calligraphy — equinox






calligraphy, pilot parallel pen 3.8
24
SEP
'13
62

calligraphy logo — the Humble Bundle




calligraphy, logo design, brush pen, vector graphics
20
NOV
'08
61




FontLab + OpenType:

how to add smallcaps, ligatures
and oldstyle figures to the typeface



Full article in Russian.




font, fontlab, opentype, smallcaps

ligatures, oldstyle figures

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