Cyrillize It!: A Guide on Cyrillic Typography for Graphic Designers


By Yana Vekshyna

Cyrillic is a script applied by more than 250 million people across Europe and Asia using more than 100 languages. Within the last 15 years it has become increasingly more visible, popular, and utilized in the West.

Ukrainian graphic designer and author Yana Vekshyna reflects on the relevance of Cyrillic in today’s world, looks at its history and current design trends, provides an overview of the typographic rules and offers practical advice on designing with Cyrillic type. Cyrillize It! also includes interviews with graphic designers and type design professionals.

In our globalized world, in which multiscripturalism is increasingly important, Cyrillize It! offers designers a method for professionally and successfully handling a different script system. Featuring a playful and aesthetically appealing design, and a number of outstanding examples of contemporary graphic design, the publication is also of interest to everybody generally curious about Cyrillic design and related cultures.

Includes a list of reading recommendations and other resources

Designed by Yana Vekshyna

Published by Niggli, 2023

Hardcover, 160 pages, full color, 7 × 10 in.

ISBN: 978-3-72-121018-7

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