- Elizaveta Dedova
- Collage artist
I knew nothing about typography until recently, so I enrolled in a course at Bang Bang. In the first module, we were supposed to design merchandise for one of Moscow’s districts. In design, you had to proceed from the name, defining characteristics, architectural features, and sightseeings of your district. Therefore, we needed a typeface supporting Cyrillic.
At first, I used Stratos for everything. It is quite distinctive, but I wanted more distinction.
I found Norbert Breit on type.today and fell in love with it. I figured out that, despite its expressiveness, it was highly versatile and could bring together all parts of my project, very fragmented visually.
I began trying it in every possible way on various media, even thought of dropping
I wanted the story to be contemporary, all while having a certain classic touch. The main source of inspiration in my project has been the aesthetics of Soviet housing architecture of the 1950s, and the typefaces had to comply with this visual language. Norbeit Breit did a great job in this respect and became a type part of an imaginary logo and a typeface I used for text setting.
Besides, thanks to this assignment, I ended up on type.today for the first time in my life and discovered plenty of new things.
Norbert is a collection of two
Norbert is vivid and