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Modern Cyrillic 2019 is an international type design competition. It is a sequel to Kyrillitsa’99, Modern Cyrillic 2009 and 2014. The aim of the competition is to get the the objective evidence of the current state of Cyrillic type design and find the best examples of its development.

Modern Cyrillic 2019 is organised by Paratype.

Winners

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SHTPS369
Adapter
Author
William Montrose, Sláva Jevčinová, David Březina
Year of creation
2019
Typeface category
Type system
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ATPS253
Arnold
Author
Philipp Neumeyer
Year of creation
2018
Typeface category
Display
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SHTPS339
Avory
Author
Sláva Jevčinová
Year of creation
2017
Typeface category
Type system
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TTP82
Baldufa
Author
Ferran Milan, Pilar Cano (Letterjuice)
Year of creation
2019
Typeface category
Text
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ATP180
CSTM Xprmntl 02
Author
Yuri Ostromentsky (CSTM Fonts)
Year of creation
2019
Typeface category
Display
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AEPS181
CSTM Xprmntl 03
Author
Yuri Ostromenstky (CSTM Fonts)
Year of creation
2019
Typeface category
Display
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AEP139
Curbe
Author
Olga Pankova
Year of creation
2019
choice of Denis Serebryakov
Typeface category
Display
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ATPS159
Dala Floda
Cyrillic
Latin part author
Paul Barnes (Commercial Type)
Cyrillic part author
Ilya Ruderman (CSTM Fonts)
Year of creation
2016
Typeface category
Display
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SHZP238
Delvig
Author
Danila Vorobiev, Vladimir Pavlikov, Andrey Belonogov, Yana Kutyina
Year of creation
2018
Typeface category
Type system
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SHTPS160
Druk
Cyrillic
Latin part author
Berton Hasebe (Commercial Type)
Cyrillic part author
Ilya Ruderman, Yuri Ostromentsky (CSTM Fonts)
Year of creation
2017
Typeface category
Type system
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TTP149
FS Brabo Pro
Author
Fernando Mello, Pedro Arilla, Krista Radoeva
Year of creation
2019
Typeface category
Text
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AEP221
Gamos
Author
Yulia Baranova
Year of creation
2019
Typeface category
Display
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AZPS263
Harbin
Author
Oleg Macujev
Year of creation
2018
Typeface category
Display
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SHTPS240
IBM Plex
Author
Mike Abbink, Paul van der Laan, Pieter van Rosmalen, Aleksandra Samulenkova
Year of creation
2017
Typeface category
Type system
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ATP251
Kalamos
Author
Michael Gorenshtein
Year of creation
2019
Typeface category
Display
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ATP165
Kazimir
Author
Ilya Ruderman, Yuri Ostromentsky (CSTM Fonts)
Year of creation
2015
Typeface category
Display
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TTP264
Lapture
Cyrillic
Latin part author
Tim Ahrens
Cyrillic part author
Oleg Macujev
Year of creation
2019
Typeface category
Text
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ATPS109
Le Murmure
Cyrillic
Latin part author
Jérémy Landes
Cyrillic part author
Alex Slobzheninov
Year of creation
2018 (Latin), 2019 (Cyrillic)
Typeface category
Display
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ATPS74
Nostra
Author
Lucas Decroix
Year of creation
2019
Typeface category
Display
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AEP205
Novgorod
Author
Marina Maryina
Year of creation
2019
Typeface category
Display
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TEP287
Old Universal
Author
Ivan Arbatsky
Year of creation
2016
Fontlab special prize
Typeface category
Text
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TTP329
Otta
Author
Francisco Gálvez Pizarro
Year of creation
2016
Typeface category
Text
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LTPS387
Parmigiano
Cyrillic
Latin part author
Riccardo Olocco, Jonathan Pierini
Cyrillic part author
Ilya Ruderman, Irina Smirnova
Year of creation
2015
Typeface category
Type system
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AEP239
Plener
Author
Ana Prodanovic
Year of creation
2018
Typeface category
Display
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SHTP215
SangBleu
Cyrillic
Latin part author
Ian Party (Swiss Typefaces)
Cyrillic part author
Ilya Ruderman, Yuri Ostromentsky (CSTM Fonts)
Year of creation
2018
Typeface category
Type system
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TTP178
Trola
Cyrillic
Latin part author
Jordi Embodas (Tipografies)
Cyrillic part author
Pilar Cano, Ferran Millan (Letterjuice), Ilya Ruderman, Yuri Ostromentsky (CSTM Fonts)
Year of creation
2017
Typeface category
Text
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ATP87
TT Trailers
Author
Victoria Usmanova, TypeType team
Year of creation
2019
Typeface category
Display
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LTPS393
William
Author
Maria Doreuli
Year of creation
2018
Typeface category
Type system
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SHZPS183
Yandex Sans
Cyrillic
Latin part author
Christian Schwartz, Miguel Reyes (Commercial Type)
Cyrillic part author
Ilya Ruderman (CSTM Fonts)
Year of creation
2016
Typeface category
Type system
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ATP338
Zangezi Sans
Author
Daria Petrova
Year of creation
2019
Typeface category
Display

Honorable mentions

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TTP312
Brevier
Author
Konstantin Lukyanov
Year of creation
2019
choice of Brownfox and Yuri Gordon, Robofont special prize
Typeface category
Text
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AEP97
Czarevitch
Author
Andrey Kudryavtsev
Year of creation
2019
Glyphs special prize
Typeface category
Display
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AES96
Ruber
Author
Sergey Godovalov
Year of creation
2018
choice of Alexander Lubovenko
Typeface category
Display
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TEP140
Sparta
Author
Anastasia Baranova
Year of creation
2019
choice of Tagir Safaev
Typeface category
Text
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AEP213
Thaw
Author
Ilya Bazhanov
Year of creation
2019
choice of Vlad Ermolaev
Typeface category
Display
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TTP141
Vogel Sans
Author
Ivan Garbev
Year of creation
2018-2019
choice of Alexander Korolkova
Typeface category
Text

Public voting winners

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AZP127
Bipolar Grotesque
Author
esh gruppa, Ekaterina Daugel-Dauge
Year of creation
2018
Typeface category
Display
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ATP340
Grafema
Author
Jacklina Jekova, Todor Georgiev
Year of creation
2018-2019
Typeface category
Display
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TEP345
Sapienza
Author
Nikolai Petrusenko
Year of creation
2015-2019
Typeface category
Text

Public voting

Public voting was active from June 20 until June 27. One vote for one typeface was valid during the voting period with Facebook account authorization. The voting is closed.

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ATP234
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SHZP238
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AEP154
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TTP150
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Jury

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Alexandra Korolkova
Art director of Paratype. Participated in Public Types of Russian Federation project as leading designer. The 9th recipient of Prix Charles Peignot (2013). Wrote a book on typography for beginners (in Russian) “Live Typography”. Spoke at ATypI, TYPO Berlin, TypeCon, TYPO Labs, Serebro Nabora, Typofest, Typetersburg.
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Alexander Lubovenko
Type designer, graphic designer and programmer combining in one person. A graduate of Type and typography course of the British school of Art and Design (Moscow. 2014). Works at Paratype and uses Python scripting for advanced font development.
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Yuri Gordon
Artist, graphic designer, illustrator, type designer and a bit writer. Yuri made ten thousand of book illustrations, 400 typefaces and a hundred of logos. He has also written a few books, including “The Book of Letters: from Aa to Яя”.
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Valery Golyzhenkov
Graphic and type designer, teacher, partner in Letterhead Studio, founder of Typoholic.ru and member of the editorial board of the Type Journal.
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Gayaneh Bagdasaryan
Founder of the Brownfox type foundry and mastermind behind the annual international type conference Serebro Nabora held in Russia. Award winner of international type design competitions Kyrillitsa’99, TDC² 2000 and Granshan 2013.
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Vyacheslav Kirilenko
Type designer at Brownfox and freelance graphic designer. His work has been widely acclaimed, included in numerous international books and periodicals, and won an award from Granshan international type design competition, 2013.
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Tagir Safayev
Type and graphic designer. Member of the Moscow Artists Union and of the Association Typographique Internationale (ATypI), and a co-founder of the Type Designers Association, Moscow.
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Jean-François Porchez
Founder of Typofonderie, type director of ZeCraft. After training as a graphic designer, during which he focused on type design, Jean François Porchez (1964) worked as a type director at Dragon Rouge, then at Le Monde newspaper in early 90s. He was President of the Association Typographique Internationale in 2004–2007. Founder and head of ECV Master design & Typography between 2011-2019. He is board member of the Club des Directeurs Artistiques in Paris and member of the Type Directors Club in New York. He was awarded the Prix Charles Peignot in 1998 and numerous prizes for his typefaces. Introduced to French Who’s Who in 2009. In 2014, Perrousseaux publishes his monograph. Knight in the order of Arts and Letters in 2015. The President of France, Emmanuel Macron use his typefaces for his communication since 2017.
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Luc(as) de Groot
Berlin-based Dutch type designer Luc(as) de Groot is best-known for his superfamily Thesis. But his repertoire is much wider and his type became a subtle part of everyday life. Luc(as) has designed custom fonts for newspapers such as Folha de S.Paulo, Le Monde, Metro, taz.die tageszeitung, Freitag, Jungle World, Der Spiegel – in addition to creating corporate type for international companies including Sun Microsystems, Bell South, Heineken, Volkswagen and Miele. He developed two font families for Microsoft: the monospaced font family Consolas, as a successor for Courier, and Calibri, the new default typeface in MS Word. Luc(as) de Groot is also a father, husband, illustrator and master of many crafts. He teaches type design at the University of Applied Sciences in Potsdam, Germany. He runs his type foundry LucasFonts and design studio FontFabrik in Berlin and gives lectures around the world.
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Denis Serebryakov
Independent designer engaged in branding and type design since 2011. Proponent of the systematic approach to design and self demanding. Denis is interested in experimenting with readability of the typeface on the verge of a possible. He designed Appetite Pro, Bouquet, Displace, Rozza and some other fonts.
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Vlad Ermolaev
Founder and creative director of Ermolaev Bureau. Vlad has been working in communication design since 1995. His biography includes working in the largest Russian and foreign agencies and studios. In April 2006, he was one of the founders of the agency BBDO Branding in Russia, which he led as a creative director until 2008. In 2009 he founded his own branding bureau, which is now in the Top of 5 best Russian brand agencies. Over the five years of the studio’s existence it has been awarded international prizes. In 2014, the visual identity for a construction company PZSP was awarded the Grand Prix-Red Dot, making Ermolaev Bureau the first among Russian studios to receive the highest award in the competition.

Selection committee

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Valery Golyzhenkov
The chairman of the selection committee.
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Rustam Gabbasov
Editor and graphic designer. After graduating from Maxim Gorky Institute of Literature and Creative Writing (2011) continued his education at the British school of Art and Design on the “Type and typography” course (2011-2012, curated by Ilya Ruderman). Since 2013 he is a co-publisher and editor of the publishing house “Sсhrift”. Makes books, teaches type history in Design school of RANEPA.
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Konstantin Golovchenko
Graphic designer, Illustrator, researcher in the fields of typeface history and typography. He worked as a title designer for a broadcasting company for several years. Later he took the position of lead editor at a publishing house. Co-founder (alongside Viktor Kharik) of Apostrof digital type foundry.
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Vitaly Kuzmin
Type designer and design auditor at Paratype, author of PT Root and a variety of custom typefaces.
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Dmitry Goloub
Graphic and type designer, teaches the “Type” and “Typography” disciplines at the Institute of Business and Design. Worked for design studios and advertising agencies. Designer at Paratype.

Stages of the competition

Submitting entries
15.05.201903.06.2019
Public voting
20.06.201927.06.2019
Announcing the winners
30.06.2019

The results will be published at moderncyrillic.org on June 30, 2019. Winning typefaces will be awarded with honorary diplomas of Modern Cyrillic 2019, published in the catalog and shown at the traveling exhibition. Authors of the winning typefaces will receive a copy of the catalog after its publication. In addition, the organisers and partners of the competition reserve the right to award their own prizes to selected designs among the ones recognised by the jury.

There's also an additional bonus — three special prizes from the most popular type design apps: FontLab, Glyphs & Robofont — a license for the latest versions of these editors.

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Contact details

For any questions about the competition and the terms of submission please contact the organising committee at k2019@paratype.com or at our Facebook.