About Dnipro Font Family
Dnipro is a version of experience generalization of Ukrainian decorative font creation. The generalization development was initited by Georgy Narbut and Mark Kirnarsky in the 1920s and continued in 1970-80s.
Latin letters of the font have half-uncial forms, which makes it appropriate for the printing of the relevant content. Besides its decorative properties the font is easy to read and quite suitable for short texts. It is well suited for folk tales, Ukrainian and Slavic in general as well as Western European.
Ukrainian typefoundry 'Apostrof' was founded in 2012 by Viktor Kharyk and Konstantin Golovchenko for implementation of the ideas, researches and development in the area of font design.
Konstantin (aka Salmoose) is engaged in researches of history of typefaces and printing. He examines the question of revival of a half-forgotten typefaces of old foundries. In addition he deals with OpenType-programming.
Viktor specializes on development of multilingual fonts and opportunities of coexistence of different writing systems within one graphic system.
Thus main tasks of our foundry are: restoring and developing interesting half-forgotten typefaces, adapting the above mentioned for different writing systems, designing new original fonts of different styles with a wide range of code pages supported, as well as decorative and experimental fonts, publishing research materials in history and theory of typefaces and typography.