type.today and tomorrow are two showcases — two collections. We’re engaged in assembling modern tools for text layout. Plus we select fonts with high-quality Cyrillic letters that best reflect the visual language of the present and the near future. These are the work of both well-known authors and designers of the next generation.
In 2016, we launched type.today — a store with high-quality, modern and fairly universal fonts. However we quickly realized that we were interested not only in multifunctional projects, but also in fast, striking fonts, experimental fonts, and conceptual fonts. And we also wanted to try to simplify the licensing system. In 2019, tomorrow — the second of our store’s showcases appeared. We see this as our laboratory, our experimental zone. From here, we’re able to look into the beyond the present. We try to understand what will happen with fonts and typography in the future. We pose questions to ourselves such as: how will fonts look? How will they be distributed and how will they work?
We are Ilya Ruderman and Yuri Ostromentsky — the founders of the project. We work as graphic designers and font designers. Both of us are graduates of the Moscow State University of Printing.
Ilya Ruderman also has an MA in type design from the Type & Media program at the Royal Academy of Art in the Hague (2005). From 2007 - 2015 he supervised the Type and Typography course of the British Higher School of Design, and from 2011 to 2014, he worked in the role of art director for RIA Novosti news agency.
Yury Ostromentsky worked as an art director for the magazines Big City (2004-2012) and The New Times (2013). He has created magazines, books and logos: for example for Lenta.ru, LiveJournal.com and Arzamas.
In 2014, we co-founded CSTM Fonts. Our fonts won awards at the "Modern Cyrillic" competition in 2009, 2014 and 2019, and at Granshan in 2015. We are sure that we feel a modern visual language and can offer new tools for modern typography.
Still “we” are all authors who agreed to entrust us with the right to distribute fonts in Russia and in the world. The list of our authors is expanding and becoming more and more international.
Type.today and Tomorrow can assist with finding a high-quality, contemporary font for any project where that utilises text: a site, an application, a book, video, branding or advertising. We guarantee that our fonts meet contemporary requirements — both technical and artistic. We are committed to the modern graphic culture of the text and want to share our expertise in choosing a tool for typographic expression. We also want to raise questions about what a font is today, what a font tomorrow might be and to offer some answers.