Fellow typographic comrade Alexei Vanyashin is visiting Berlin and offered to share with us his talk titled “Why do we (still) use Cyrillic?”. As seen at the TypoLublin conference a few days ago, this impromptu talk will enlighten you about modern Cyrillic and it’s continuing importance.
Also here will be Eugene Yukechev with a preview of his upcoming Cyrillic typeface.
The talks will be this Saturday (Nov. 24th) starting at 5pm and they are free to anyone interested! Come by to learn a bit more about Cyrillic and see some interesting new projects.
Where: Mota Italic Schliemannstr. 34, Berlin
When: Saturday, November 24th, 2012 at 17:00
Alexei Vanyashin is a Russian type designer, educator, author, and founder of Cyreal. He has been commissioned to design the typeface for Russian GEO, which earned him a Granshan 2010, and Best of Russian Design. He collaborates with the renowned Swiss Typefaces Foundry on their Cyrillic extensions. Among his reputable custom type projects are works for Red Dot holder Ermolaev Bureau, and acclaimed magazine Afisha.
As a Cyrillic expert he is regularly invited to give workshops and talks around Europe, most recently including TypoLublin 2012, DesignAwards-UA, and KABK. His keen research in the development of Cyrillic lead to a specialist chapter contribution for Hand to Type by Gestalten.