Designs available on this website are an overview of achievements in Bulgarian type design, typographic practice and experiments in the period 2013–2019. This website is an online version of the exhibition shown for first time in public between May 22nd and June 6th at Central lobby of the Rectorate at Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski”.
The 70 panels selected for the exhibition and all the designs available on this website are an overview of achievements in the type design, typographic practice and experiments in the period 2013–2019.
Unlike the previous exhibition in 2013, this one is not limited to the design of Cyrillic, but shows the level of contemporary typography in Bulgaria as a whole. Presented is the work of different generations of authors—from classics of Bulgarian design to promising students.
The current state of the Bulgarian form of Cyrillic gives grounds for optimism. In recent years in Bulgaria and abroad, many fonts have been created for a variety of uses. Market dynamics and increased interest in original fonts dictate the behaviour of authors.
This edition of “New Bulgarian Typography” is a valuable document for the aesthetic and social horizons of contemporary society. The exhibition is another reason to look critically at reality, but also a new chance to find more and more accessible opportunities for beauty in communication.
The first edition of “New Bulgarian Typography” was realized in the period 21–30 June 2013 at Vivacom Art Hall as a part of the fifth edition of Sofia Design Week. The idea was by Kiril Zlatkov, who invited 20 authors of several generations, who create artwork with gratitude to and for the language.
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This website is set with the fonts FS Brabo and Fira, courtesy with kind permission of Fontsmith and bBoxType with cooperation of Krista Radoeva and Botio Nikoltchev. Built and maintained on the Tilda Publishing website constructor platform. The design is by Boril Karaivanov.