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  • Staromoskovsky typeface

    Staromoskovsky typeface is provided at no charge for use in the design of street name plates in Moscow.

    Overview   Process  

    Task: to create a typeface for navigation based on the style of old Moscow street name plates.

    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.

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    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.

    Release date: April 04 2014


    art director
    Artemy Lebedev
    secret adviser
    Еrken Kagarov
    Ksenia Erulevich
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    The typeface contains only letters of the Russian alphabet and characters required for typesetting of street name plates.

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