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Tagir Safayev

Type designer VASHGD | Russia

Tagir Safaev is a type designer and teacher. Works at book design and advertisement. In 1991–2003 worked as a type developer for ParaType. Prize winner at the following international type contests: TDC2 2000 (New York, 2000), the 19th International Biennale of Graphic design (Brno, 2000), «Bukva:raz!»(Moscow, 2001). In 1997, was nominated for the National Prize of Russia for art and literature (as a group member). Runs a creative class at the High Academic School for Graphic Design. Designed about 100 typefaces including PT FreeSet, PT Proun, PT Rodchenko, ITC Stenberg, PT Unovis PT Yanus, PT Serp&Molot, Almanac, New Elizabeth, as well as Cyrillic versions of ITC Kabel, ITC New Baskerville, ITC Officina Sans, ITC Officina Serif, FF Meta, Swift, Big Caslon, NYT Cheltenham, and others.

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Discovering the Cyrillic letterforms of Cheltenham through the century

Session B04 | Room Palace B
Friday 19 September | 14:00 – 14:50

Theme Cyrillic | Duration: 50 minutes

The Academy was created in circa 1908-10. The typeface was based on Sorbonne, which represented the ATF rework Cheltenham of 1896 and Russian typefaces of the mid-18th century. In 2008, I designed the Cyrillic extension for NYTimes Cheltenham. Between these dates — a century. The lecture focuses on the diverse approaches to the understanding Cyrillic letterforms based on the Cheltenham family through the last century. The novelty in typography is really modern not only and rather by itself, but it discovers and builds new links with the past and exists (until it exists at all) due to these links.

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