Cyrillic fonts revisited: Slavica

on August 16th, 2010

Gorgeous font for cross-stitch aficionados, logo designers and anyone with a passion for vintage fonts, Slavica is a modern take on the Cyrillic type of Orthodox manuscripts, Byzantine icons and village doilies.

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The Cyrillic script (pronounced /sɨˈrɪlɪk/, Bulgarian and Macedonian: Кирилица [ˈkɨrɪlɪt͡sɐ], Russian: Кири́ллица [kʲɪˈrʲilʲɪʦə], Serbian: Ћирилица) is an alphabet developed in the 9th century in Bulgaria, and used in the Slavic national languages of Belarusian, Bosnian, Bulgarian, Russian, Rusyn, Serbian, Macedonian, Montenegrin and Ukrainian, and some non-Slavic languages: Bashkir, Romanian, Kazakh, Kyrgyz, Tajik, Tuvan, and Mongolian.

With the accession of Bulgaria to the European Union on 1 January 2007, Cyrillic became the third official alphabet of the European Union, following the Latin and Greek alphabets.

Now personally I don’t see Cyrillic fonts used for anything longer than a headline, but it can be a beautiful headline. And it would work great with engraving or letterpress.

Slavica

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More information: Slavica on TypographyServed.
Buy it from MyFonts.

Usage

Some examples of traditional usage of Cyrillic fonts.

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Slavic font by Florin Florea
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RESOURCES

Want to decipher a Cyrillic text? Here’s a Cyrillic converter for you.
Some beautiful examples of about archaic Romanian type.

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