Denis Bashev, Mikhail Strukov
A brisk backslope typeface, where the graphics of Comic Sans is combined with the dynamics of street art tags. Originally, the designer Denis Bashev came up with such a mix for the titling of the documentary Sasha from Russia — a movie about the standup comedian Alexander Nezlobin trying to win over America. The graphic idea didn’t make its way to this film — but eventually materialised as a font. In translating the initial vector outlines into a fully valid font file Denis was helped by the type designer Mikhail Strukov — the graduate from Ilya Ruderman’s course at BHSD and Frank Blokland’s class at Plantin Institute of Typography, designing custom typefaces since 2015 and collaborating with CSTM Fonts and Samarskaya & Partners agency.
Standard ligatures, swashes, one stylistic set, contextual ligatures
Afrikaans, Belarusian, Bulgarian, Catalan, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Esperanto, Estonian, Finnish, French, Gaelic (Irish), Galician, German, Hungarian, Icelandic, Italian, Kurdish (lat), Latvian, Lithuanian, Mongolian (lat), Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Slovene, Spain, Swedish, Turkish, Ukrainian, Uzbek (lat)