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Novosti




Typeface Cyrillic + Latin
Novosti is a text typeface inspired by our current news media landscape: unreliable, sensational, and less critical of those in power. Novosti signifies unflinching human communication in a time where serious, proletarian journalism is not the standard. 
Novosti Regular
Novosti Bold

The core character set of Novosti Regular, designed for body copy using the Russian Cyrillic alphabet, is complete. However, I plan to expand upon this concept and create a larger family of typefaces: complementary Italics, broaden existing punctuation and include numerals, additional glyphs to accommodate Cyrillic localizations.



Initial research began by surveying the landscape of contemporary newspaper typefaces and their development. Next, I studied various perspectives on Non-Latin typeface design, exploring typefaces as cultural identity and the democratization of design knowledge and tools. Additionally, my interest in non-Latin scripts from the perspective of an outsider wanting to develop cultural understanding, proved to be a personal motivating force behind the typeface.

Overview of
Research and
Design Process










Specimen

︎ Novosti 1.0
︎ Novosti 2.0 Coming Soon



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