Old Roman Styles and Cyrillic

Historical examples and modern experience

Tuesday 27 October, 16:00 (20 minutes)

Mr. Viktor Kharyk, Font designer,

1. The influence of Italian Renaissance on Balkan Cyrillic in the 15-16th centuries. Lapidary examples and editions by Giorgio Rusconi. 2. Franciscus Skoryna’s type experiments, and other examples from the 16-17th centuries. 3. New approach to the Old Roman in Russia in the beginning of the 20th century. Typefoundries of Leman and Berthold. 4. Soviet “Renaissance” and new Cyrillic Roman-styled types from the middle of the 20th century. Work of Galina Bannikova, Anatoliy Shchukin, Vadim Lazurskiy, Evgeniy Gannushkin. 5. Modern Cyrillic Roman-styled types: The developments of the last 50 years. 6. Re-creation of the Ladoga type (Anatoliy Shchukin, 1960es; Viktor Kharyk, 2005-2006) and its development in multilingual typefamily (Latin, mono- and polytonic Greek with archaic letters, Hebrew (all variants), as well as the extended Cyrillic with support of Old Cyrillic and Cyrillic writings of Asia, Caucasus, Siberia and North Europe conforming to new Unicode Standard).