Chapter “Where Do Serifs Come From and Why” (in Russian, pages
Chapter “About the Letter Аа” (in Russian, pages
In the Book of Letters, its author carefully analyzes each letter of the Russian alphabet, talks about why our written characters are not as beautiful as their Latin counterparts, and what the designer (not necessarily a professional typographer) can do about it. The book focuses mainly on the Cyrillic letters, but in addition, it also touches upon the Greco-Roman roots of our alphabet.
Book in dust jacket
The second edition includes additions to the introduction and significantly expanded chapters on letters. These chapters include fundamentally new sections, such as “Form Clouds” and “The Experiments.” The number of historical examples was also expanded substantially. In addition to history, types, styles, individual properties and anatomy of letters, a lot of attention is paid to logotypes and different elements of typography and visual communication, so the book will not only be interesting to type designers and typographers, but to a wide range of designers and decorators.
Release date: November 21 2012
Yuri Gordon is a type designer, graphic designer, illustrator and printmaker. A graduate of the School of Arts and Technical Design of Printed Materials at the Moscow Polygraphic Institute. He is involved with fonts as a designer since 1976. He created his first digital typeface “FaRer” in 1996. In the last years, he designed over three hundred typefaces for different companies and organizations. He has an unusually wide range of working talents: works with display typefaces, lettering, calligraphy, font illustration, visual poetry, realizes art projects based on typography and creates type designing software. He is one of the founders of the Letterhead studio, which produces original Cyrillic fonts.