- Ira Kosheleva
- Art director at Tuman Studio
Project ОМ130 began from the album Save My Speech Forever. It consists of 21 compositions written by modern musicians to the poems of Osip Mandelstam. It was important to us to visualize the poet’s voice, while creating a bright, vivid style.
Together with Roma Liberov, author of the idea, we were putting a lot of thought into this: how to convey the mood of a celebration of the
Seems like we got a sense of the voice of Mandelstam namely through a typographic
Elongated sharp serifs and terminals are generally referred to as ‘wicked’, but it appears that there is sensitivity and delicacy hidden behind an apparent severity.In our project, a ‘wicked serif’ multiplied by ‘wicked calligraphy’ results in an elegant and kind boldness.
- Roma Liberov
- Author of the project
Creating something poetry-related, one easily slides down to clichés: eloquent effect of neat handwriting, or intentional simplification. When the guys presented a solution with such an unobvious, complicated and binding typeface, I honestly admitted to not knowing whether it was good or bad. Ira and Kostya said ‘it is good, believe us’. And I did.
Apoc by a typographer Matthieu Salvaggio is a thin and sharp humanist serif with aggressive serifs, inspired by an ancient edition of the Book of Revelation (also known as Apocalypse of John). The line includes 16 styles: tranquil from Light to Dark, wild Revelations, and two sans serif styles, Light Sans and Light Sans Italic.
Nostra is two extra-wide monospaced typefaces designed by Lucas Descroix: heavy and solid Sett, light and snaky
Apoc and Nostra are available on our tomorrow’s storefront.