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6 styles,
2014
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Druk Condensed SuperDruk Condensed Super
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Druk Condensed X SuperDruk Condensed X Super
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About

Of the families in the Druk collection, Druk Condensed Cyrillic is the most explicit homage to Willy Fleckhaus. Originally designed for the 2011 “Year in Review” issue of Bloomberg Businessweek, its flat sides make letters and words snap together in a clean and satisfying way.

Druk Condensed Cyrillic features three widths in the same Super weight. The Condensed and X Condensed are very graphic, and the XX Condensed can appear almost abstract. Designer Berton Hasebe introduced a purposeful and subtle change to the texture of the typeface by preventing terminals and crossbars from lining up too often on the horizontal axis. This keeps an emphasis on the verticality of the letterforms and prevents words and headlines from becoming monotonous. The maximum point size for this family is limited only by the size of the page; however, minimum sizes should be respected. The Condensed does not work well below 40pt; X Condensed should be used only at 48pt and above; and XX Condensed is limited to 72pt and above.

Languages

Afrikaans, Belarusian, Bulgarian, Catalan, Chechen, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Esperanto, Estonian, Finnish, French, Gaelic (Irish), Galician, German, Hungarian, Icelandic, Ingush, Italian, Kazakh, Kurdish (lat), Kyrghiz, Latvian, Lithuanian, Mongolian (cyr), Mongolian (lat), Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Slovene, Spain, Swedish, Tatar, Turkish, Turkmen, Ukrainian, Uzbek (lat)

Authors

Commercial Type

Based in New York and London, Commercial Type is a joint venture between Paul Barnes and Christian Schwartz, who have collaborated since 2004 on various typeface projects, most notably the award winning Guardian Egyptian. The company publishes retail fonts developed by Barnes and Schwartz, their staff, and outside collaborators, and also represents the two and their team when they work together on type design projects. Following the redesign of The Guardian, the team headed by Mark Porter, including Barnes and Schwartz, was awarded the coveted Black Pencil by the D&AD. The team was also nominated for the Design Museum’s “Designer of the Year” prize. In September 2006, Barnes and Schwartz were named two of the 40 most influential designers under 40 in Wallpaper*.

Ilya Ruderman

Ilya Ruderman, a type and graphic designer and teacher, lives and works in Moscow. He is a graduate of the Moscow State University of the Printing Arts (2002), where his graduation project was done under the supervision of Alexander Tarbeev. He has a MA degree in type design from the Type & Media program at the Royal Academy of Art in the Hague (2005). After completing the program, he returned to Moscow, where he has collaborated for a number of media: Kommersant, Afisha, Moskovskiye Novosti, Bolshoi Gorod and Men’s Health Russia. In 2005-2007 he was art director for Afisha’s city guidebooks, following which he was art director for RIA-Novosti, a news agency, for several years. Since 2007 he has also supervised the curriculum in type and typography at the British Higher School of Art and Design in Moscow. He has been very active as a consultant on Cyrillic since 2008. In 2014 he founded CSTM Fonts with Yury Ostromentsky.

Typefaces by Ilya Ruderman: BigCity Grotesque Pro, Kazimir, Permian (a typeface-brand for the city of Perm) and Cyrillic versions of: Austin, Dala Floda, Graphik, Marlene, Moscow Sans (as a consultant), Typonine Sans, Thema.

Yury Ostromentsky

Yury Ostromentsky is a type and graphic designer. He is a graduate of the Moscow State University of the Printing Arts (2002), where his graduation project was done under the supervision of Alexander Tarbeev. He has worked as a designer and art director for publishers and design studios. From 2004 to 2012, he served as art director of the magazine Bolshoi Gorod (Big City), for which he created several display typefaces as well as several original typefaces and Cyrillic versions of Latin fonts in collaboration with Ilya Ruderman. His typefaces were honored at the Contemporary Cyrillic 2009 and 2014 competitions. In 2004 he and Ruderman, Dmitri Yakovlev and Darya Yarzhambek created DailyType, a website. In March 2014, again with Ruderman, he founded CSTM Fonts.

Typefaces by Yury Ostromentsky: RIA Typeface, Kazimir, Pilar, BestLife.

Berton Hasebe

Berton Hasebe, a type designer, studied in Los Angeles, earning a bachelor of arts degree from the Otis College of Art and Design (2005). He has also completed the Type & Media M.A. program at the Royal Academy of Art in the Hague. During his student years, Hasebe created the typeface Alda, which was published by Emigre and drew the attention of the juries of the Type Directors Club in New York and Tokyo in 2008. He worked for Commercial Type in 2008-2013, where he helped develop typefaces for Bloomberg Businessweek, The New York Times and Wallpaper*. Since 2013 he has been working independently. He teaches typography at the Parsons School of Design in New York and the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, Pa. Since 2016, he has also taught in the Type@Cooper program. His work has been singled out for praise by ATypl conferences and at the graphic-design biennial in Brno. In 2012, he was among those cited by the journal Print on its annual list of new visual artists.

Typefaces by Berton Hasebe: Alda, Druk, Portrait and Platform.

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