Characteristic features of Staromoskovsky typeface include narrow proportions, high contrast of strokes, raised baseline, broad digits and small triangular serifs. Shapes of characters borrow from the typeface of old city plates, yet do not look archaic.
Staromoskovsky was created specifically for use in Moscow street navigation. The face includes two styles: regular and bold expanded. The former is to be used for writing names, while the latter is for typing digits and class designations: “street,” “boulevard,” “prospect” and so on.
The typeface contains letters of the Russian and Latin alphabets, as well as characters required for typesetting of street name plates.