CSTM Xprmntl 03 and Stratos in use: Stradarium

An educational platform with online courses in the humanities from the founders of the Suffering Middle Ages + design by Non-objective works

July 12, 2022

Three months ago, the Suffering Middle Ages media project — that grew out of a VK page with memes of the same name — launched its own museum, and it is now launching an online school. The Stradarium platform will offer online courses by medievalists, architects, literary scholars on Medieval art and culture (but not only that).

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Initially, the Suffering Middle Ages’ authors joked around using European Gothic frescoes, but then they began mocking Renaissance paintings and sometimes even contemporary photos as well. So it should come as no surprise that the Xprmntl 03 Blackletter used on the museum and school websites stays next to the particular and experimental geometric sans Stratos, and not some quiet body text typeface.

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CSTM Xprmntl 03 is a display tool designed by Yury Ostromentsky. The typeface comes in three styles: concise and contemporary uncial Cyrillic, angulous rhythmic Blackletter, and the in-between Medium.


Stratos is a geometric sans serif by Production Type with an unconventional approach to proportion. It has 10 weights ranging from Thin to Black, each fitted with Cyrillic. Cyrillic Stratos set was produced by CSTM Fonts.

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