cyrillic typography

2 articles tagged as cyrillic typography

Remember my post awhile back about Cyrillic typefaces? Well here’s the finished project for Shannon who is already on her way to Russia for some travel time. This is a fabulous example of two things- 1) the edge paint – here it is on a 110# weight letterpress card. I think it is a misconceived notion that edge painting looks good only on the 220#/super thick cards. This is a perfect visual that it looks great on the 110# stock as well. The thing about the 110# is that it’s just a little more subtle. I like to think that it’s the small details that sometimes pack the biggest punch! The second fabulous example is that 2) this card looks amazing with lots of negative space. People that aren’t familiar with the orientation of a business card often want to completely fill …

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This was a rare request that we were excited to be a part of. While I haven’t traveled out of the US (with the exception of Toronto which I LOVED), working with international clients (or foreign languages) for that matter provides some interesting challenges but also intriguing solutions. A client recently inquired about calligraphy calling cards and wanted us to do her name in Cyrillic. I immediately contact the head of Society of Scribes and emailed probably everyone on that  contact list inquiring about a Cyrillic calligrapher. To my dismay, there were none to be found! Google proved fruitless. I tried to hack a Spencerian script but it really wasn’t getting close to what we were going for, and me being the Idahoan that I am was as close to Russia as finding a native palm tree in our state. So the …

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