Some of my logotypes that I like the most. I made them occasionally during last 4 years.
For years I was looking for a typeface to replace Arial, especially in bold titles. I made my own version. Rayon is a sans-serif typeface in four weights, all with small caps. This typeface intended for heading text, large inscriptions and logotypes. I also tried to avoid condensed effect, of which some text fonts are exposed to (as it seems to me).
My initial design was a bit more wavy and fancy. I tested it for some time and decided to made more ‘texty’ version. I’m still developing it, working on condensed versions, light and black weights, and Cyrillic alphabet.
I made first sketches of bold and regular weights in Illustrator in January, 2012. I started with just few Cyrillic inscriptions.
Then I moved everything to Fontlab. I made only Latin letters and numerals, but it was MM typeface with three axes: boldness, width and contrast.
Next year I was tweaking glyphs, widths, spacing. I often compared main two weights (regular and bold) with Helvetica and Arial. I tested them in Photoshop, Indesign and browsers (thanks to ttfautohint).
In February, 2013 I started production of hairline, condensed, and italic versions.
In this project I widely used FontLab, FontForge, kerning interpolator, a lot of python scripts, autohint, TTX tool.
A typeface in one bold weight with Cyrillic part. It is useful for signage and logo production. Unfinished work.
Unfinished work. This typeface grew out of one logo I have designed. Four weights are almost ready at the moment and italics in progress.
An unfinished typeface initially intended for packaging and logos.
A tight typeface in four weights (regular, medium, bold, black) for use on the web. Unfinished work. 2008.
A few Cyrillic letters for Biome (by Carl Crossgrove)
I just wanted to see how a Cyrillic translation of nice typeface could look like.
Sans serif version of PMN Caecilia (by Matthias Noordzij)
Two years ago I got my hands on Amazon Kindle and found there PMN Caecilia, pretty cool slab typeface. I noticed that reading books in Cyrillic wasn’t an easy task. It happens because Cyrillic letters has much more serifs in average, due to such letters as ‘н’, ‘п’, ‘ы’ and so on. Caecilia has big serifs which not work well in case of Cyrillic text. Shortly after I decided to make a stub of Caecilia with no serifs — just to have a little fun.
Refinement of Cyrillic part of Playfair Display (by Claus Eggers Sørensen)
I improved the Cyrillic part of regular weight. Use arrows below to see the difference.