Алексей Ваняшин (Alexei Vanyashin)
& Florian Typefamily

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О проекте | About the project

Флориан — текстовый шрифт в девяти начертаниях с капителью. Проект начал создаваться в январе 2010 года, с эскизов ширококонечным пером. Характерные особенности — открытая апертура, ассиметричные засечки, умеренный контраст, старостильные пропорции. Сочетание плавных линий и скосов создает убедительный характер, улучшает удобочитаемость. Основное назначение Флориана — длительное комфортное чтение. Семейство Florian имеет три градации по ширине знаков и три по насыщенности. Версия Pro имеет капитель, четыре комплекта цифр и позволяет набирать на основных европейских языках, а также некоторых языках СНГ. Мощные возможности Opentype будут полезны в современной журнальной верстке.

Florian is a text typeface available in nine styles including small caps. The project started in January 2010 as a derivation of broad-nib calligraphy practice. The main representative features are asymetrical serifs, open aperture, oldstyle proportions, and low contrast. Smooth curves and acute joints add to the sturdy character of the typeface and increase legibility. Florian works perfectly in long text setting in good printing conditions. Florian Family has three weights and three widths. Pro version is a full-fledged Opentype font with over 610 characters supporting major European languages and a few languages using extended Cyrillic. Its Opentype features provide powerful instruments for editorial design. Florian Basic is a reduced version with small caps and a limited number of Opentype features.

Промо материалы | Promo materials

Презентация | Presentation (en)


Промо брошюра | Promo Brochure (rus/en)

История проекта | Report (rus)



Постер с выставки | Poster


About the course:

The course "Type and Typography" is made especially for practicing designers to improve their skills in communication design and for those who are really willing to higher their professional skills in type and typography.

This unique course doesn't have anything in common in Russian practice. There was no type education In Russian culture before. Type education was always a part of education, but never as a main one.

The course will help students to find themselves in modern Type culture, extend in type history, to get calligraphy skills, to practice in modern production technologies and so on.

The duration of the course is two semesters, 16 working hours per week.

To whom it may concern
This one year course is made especially to improve the practical skills of the students. As a final result each student has to show his diploma, which is both theoretical research and production of new type/typefamily.

Type&Typography is:
1. Theory
a) Type History
b) Modern Typography
c) Type and Typography from different points of view
d) Personal experiences by well-known Russian designers
e) Type licensing, type copyrighting, type as a business
f) Personal talks

2. Practice
a) Calligraphy (classical and eastern)
b) Modern type production technologies
c) Type and programming
d) Practicing of production type families