Ilya Bazhanov (CZ)
The spring is coming. Russian typography of the 60s and the application of its principles to an original typeface
B.A. project
Jan Evangelista Purkyně University in Ústí nad Labem
doc. ak. mal. Michal Slejška
The project is devoted to typographic ideas typical of the Soviet Russia in the 1960s, in the time of the Khrushchev Thaw. In the first part of the project, the author analysed this period and the typefaces created then from the historical perspective. The central element of the graduation work is the design of a typeface called “Thaw”, inspired by the researched period. The greatest inspiration for the project was drawn from the typographic solutions from the 1960s and their specific features. What characterises the Thaw typeface is the changeable set of alternative characters. The combinations of glyphs (graphic representations of characters) make it possible to diversify the proportions and dynamics of texts, by creating versatile, vigorous forms.