The competition was held by ParaType with support by the Federal Agency for Press and Mass Communications of Russia. It was dedicated to the Tercentenary of Russian Civil Type Peter the Greats historic reform of Russian typography (17081710).
Cyrillic typeface projects and completed typefaces created and/or released after January 1, 2006 were eligible.
There were 234 entries from 13 countries. The jury selected 23 type projects for the Honor diplomas for the excellence in typography. Besides 6 projects were selected for the special diplomas from ParaType.
Entries by categories
Display designs 177
Text designs 32
Text / Display type systems 20
Type superfamilies 5
Entries by countries
Czech Republic 2
Vladimir Yefimov (ParaType) Chairman
Yuri Gordon (LetterHead)
Alexander Konoplev (Moscow State University of Printing Arts)
Artemy Lebedev (Art. Lebedev Studio)
Vladimir Muzychenko (Stroganov University)
Tagir Safayev (Higher Academical School of Graphic Design)
Maxim Zhukov (ATypI)
The Organizing Committee
Emil Yakupov Chairman
Olga Umpeleva Secretary
Press-release in PDF
The judging of International Type Design Competition Modern Cyrillic 2009 took place on Monday, September 14, 2009 in Moscow.
The jury reviewed and evaluated 185 works presented by Selection Committee. There were 134 project in Display category, 28 projects in Text category, 18 projects in Text/Display category and 5 Superfamily projects. The jury selected 23 entries for Honor Diplomas for the Excellence in Type Design. Every member of the jury also had right to make a special choice from selected works.
On September 15-16 ParaType as an organizer of the contest made its judging and selected 6 projects for Special Diplomas from organizers.
The Jury Selection
P22 Allyson Pro: Paul Hunt, USA
Beetlejuice Script: Ilya Ruderman, Russia
Belladonna: Alexandra Korolkova, Russia
Bender: Oleg Zhuravlev, Ivan Gladkih, Russia
PF Champion Script Pro: Panos Vassiliou, Greece (Choice of Alexander Konoplev)
Epiphany: Oleg Macujev, Russia
Fry: Oleg Macujev, Russia
Gosizdat New: Innokentiy Keleynikov, Russia (Choice of Maxim Zhukov)
PF Goudy Initials Pro + PF Goudy Ornaments: Panos Vassiliou, Greece
DR_Krokodila: Dmitry Rastvortsev, Ukraine (Choice of Yuri Gordon)
FF Mister K: Julia Sysmδlδinen, Jόrgen Sanides, Germany
Praline: Ilya Ruderman, Russia
Tsar Saltan: Alexander Kokorin, Olga Chekina, Russia (Choice of Vladimir Muzychenko)
Novinka: Sophya Safayeva, Russia
Text/Display type systems
Best Life Serif: Ilya Ruderman, Yury Ostromentsky, Russia
Big City Grotesque: Ilya Ruderman, Russia
Gross Kronst/Gross Kunst: Kirill Sirotin, Russia (Choice of Tagir Safayev)
Neacademia: Sergei Egorov, USA
Solution: Artyom Utkin, Russia (Choice of Vladimir Yefimov)
PF Centro Pro: Panos Vassiliou, Greece
Leksa: Alexandra Korolkova, Russia
Moyenage: Frantiek torm, Czech Republic (Choice of Artemy Lebedev)
Susan Family: Manvel Shmavonyan, Armenia
The ParaType Selection
Alfavita: Valery Golyzhenkov, Russia
Chift: Vasily Biryukov, Russia
Kuzma: Anton Geroev, Russia
Text/Display type systems
Apriori: Vera Evstafieva, Russia
Ladoga: Viktor Kharik, Ukraine
Skolar Pro: David Bψezina, Czech Republic
Our congratulations to the winners!
We would like to thank all participants, the jury and those who helped us with this contest.
Special thanks to Alexandra Korolkova for the font Cless used in the contest logo.