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Dear Friends,

Today itís Cyrillic version of Humanist 521. Like in two previous sales during the beginning period up to the end of the current week the price per font is $5!



Humanist 521 is a Bitstream digitized version of Gill Sans typeface. The font was designed by Eric Gill and released by Monotype circa 1928-1930. Gill's design is based on the typeface of Edward Johnston, the innovative British letterer and teacher, designed in 1916 for the signage of the London Underground. However, it has more classical proportions close to those of old style serifs, and thus is more suitable for text setting. With distinct roots in handwritten scripts, Gill's typeface is classified as a humanist sans serif and is very legible and readable in text and display work. Having been released more than 80 years ago, it's still very popular and in fact is an icon of British typographic style. The Cyrillic version of Ultra Bold weight was designed by Tagir Safaev in 1997. Four basic styles in Cyrillic were designed later by Vladimir Yefimov with participation of Isabella Chaeva. The Cyrillic version, in addition to the original Bitsteam implementation of Humanist 521, has an alternative numeral 1 with the traditional shape and a set of old-style figures.

Truly yours, ParaType