[NTG-context] OT: looking for a "soviet" font
joshua.kraemer at gmail.com
Tue Apr 15 19:15:41 CEST 2014
On 2014-04-15, 11:37, Henning Hraban Ramm wrote:
> for a new project I’m looking for a body font that fits Soviet
> Modernism. I’d like to have OpenType, high typographical quality,
> good readability as body text, latin and cyrillic glyphs. Free would
> be great, but I’d also buy.
The most used Soviet typeface is Literaturnaya. You can find it here
There is also a free digital version available. (I think you can find
it on the CTAN). But all digital versions I know of are not really
well-suited for body text (they are quite thin, obviously based on a
display size of the original typeface).
A derived typeface which is a bit better for text is Quant Antiqua:
While Literaturnaya/Quant are surely the best matches for Soviet
typography in general, they may not be the best match for Soviet
modernism. Maybe Baltica could fit better:
Generally, I suggest to search through the ParaType offerings. They
have many nice typefaces, which are not expensive.
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