- Kirill Danchenko
- Founder of Astroshock
We were sitting in one of Novosibirsk cafes, slowly flipping through a travel book by Sergey Dolya, and suddenly realised that we could tell about our trip on paper, too, only in a completely different manner.
When in August 2019 we got back to Moscow, we set ourselves an ambitious (naïve!) goal to get it published as soon as by the New Year. Everything seemed pretty simple: we already had texts and photos, which meant that the only thing left was to pass it to a smart, competent designer who would then make it up in a month or two. At Astroshock we create websites and apps, so we believed that it was way easier to design a static book than it is to design a dynamic website, and contacted Max Volhin whom we’d known for a long time.
Working with Max was interesting. He communicated with us a lot, suggesting various
Eventually, it took us a year to implement what we’d
The fonts are actually the most important element of the book. If there were about 10 takes on concepts, it took us two or three times more fonts to consider and choose from. Finally, we picked two typefaces that were OK for use in terms of feelings and worked great together: Airport for headlines, Kazimir Text for anything
Kazimir Text is a typeface from the large collection Kazimir + Kazimir Text, designed by CSTM Fonts, with lesser (compared to Kazimir) contrast and extended character map. Kazimir Text’s 22 styles support extended Latin and Cyrillic.