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Tomorrow’s new typeface: Curbe

Contemporary script with a vintage accent

February 18, 2020

Contemporary script with a vintage accent


Curbe is an expressive display typeface inspired by Soviet 1960s. Technically, there are no historical letterforms — it is more about vibe and style: the script is contemporary, active, broken, dynamic. Many glyphs have alternates. Bold is currently in development; there are plans to design interpolation.

In 2019, Curbe was listed among the winners of Modern Cyrillic, Granshan Type Design Competition, ADC Awards and Morisawa Type Design Competition.


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On author
Olga Pankova is a graphic and type designer. In 2009, she graduated from the design department of Moscow Power Engineering Institute, and in 2014 completed a two-year Type&Typography course at British Higher School of Art and Design. Pankova does stone carving, delivers lectures, organizes master classes on type and chalk lettering. Pankova collaborates with CSTM Fonts, Moscow Design Studio, Bang! Bang! Agency, Izdatelsky Dom Meshcheryakovа publishing house, Mann, Ivanov and Ferber publishing company (MIF). Olga Pankova is an author of Curbe, Pulitzer and BigCity Grotesque Pro typefaces (the latter was co-authored with Ilya Ruderman).
Curbe on tomorrow

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