These parts of the book contain the collection of design and typography objects and photographs that the author collected during his stays in the capital of Ukraine. They give an overview of what types of outdoor design, signage, posters, postcards, print publications and more you might come across on a trip to present-day Kyiv.
In order to take a closer look at the works presented, some of them of a historical nature, in a suitable setting, the book provides an overview on the history of Kyiv, Ukrainian language and an emotional view on the city and its inhabitants. For this purpose, designers as well as all other Citizens - old and young, poor and rich - are invited to speak.
As a third focus, KYIV TYPE includes a professional examination of type design, typography and design from and around the greater area of Kyiv. Type designers and creators present their work exclusively for KYIV TYPE and provide detailed information on their practice. The development of Cyrillic character sets will be reviewed, illuminated and compared to the Latin alphabet. One focus is on how to deal with Cyrillic languages in type design and how multi language type design can change, if we do not use Latin as a standard to work from. For this purpose, a custom type system was designed and historically relevant examples are shown.
215 x 305 mm
Printed on Munken Pure Rough 150 g/m2
Currently on the lookout for a publisher.