Task: to design a typeface.

Sol is a face with an obvious Russian character. It brings to mind memories of wooden architecture, log cabins and huts with ornate platbands.

The typeface is used on wayfinding and store signs in the town of Staraya Russa. It is instantly readable but also gives the signs an elegant and festive character.

The typeface decorates Staraya Russa and makes every walk around the town incredibly pleasant. Every time you look for a street name or house number, you see the sign that is so cute it fills you with joy.

Sol character set contains Latin and Cyrillic characters as well as all glyphs required for typesetting street signs.

art director

type designer

project manager

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