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Kostic Serif

Kostic Serif

by Kostic
Individual Styles from $50.00
Complete family of 6 fonts: $160.00
Kostic Serif Font Family was designed by Zoran Kostic, Nikola Kostić and published by Kostic. Kostic Serif contains 6 styles and family package options.

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About Kostic Serif Font Family

Kostic Serif is a classic transitional typeface (like Baskerville, Bookman, Caslon, Times) with tall, clean characters and a large glyph set to support all European languages - Greek and Cyrillic script included. Excellent for setting multiple pages of text and packed with OpenType features (proportional lining and oldstyle numbers, tabular figures, superscript and subscript, numerator and denominator figures, fractions and 31 ligature in 659 characters), it should meet the demands of even the most demanding typographic works. Kostic Serif is made with fairly large x-height, so the text is legible in very small sizes. Zoran began the work on Kostic Serif around 2002 and after completing Regular, Bold and matching italics, he wasn’t too pleased with the design, so he dropped further work on it to make other fonts. In 2010 Nikola came upon unfinished files for Kostic Serif, and decided to redesign the letters, while retaining basic proportions and widths that Zoran established earlier. When they were both pleased with the new look of the font, they made Medium and decided to add CE and Greek script to the glyph set, to make it pan-european.

Designers: Zoran Kostic, Nikola Kostić

Publisher: Kostic

Foundry: Kostic

Design Owner: Kostic

MyFonts debut: Jan 10, 2012

Kostic Serif

About Kostic

Kostić Type Foundry is located in Belgrade, Serbia. It is a small private foundry, run in cooperation between Zoran and Nikola Kostić (father and son). Zoran began making fonts in 1987 out of necessity, since his DTP studio needed PostScript Cyrilic fonts which, at the time, were being made by no one. While designing his first font, he discovered a whole new world whose beauty and complexity wove such a spell over him that he’s under its hold to this very day. He created a number of original typefaces like: Batke, Beograd, KosticSans, KosticSerif, Lapidary Capitals, Sketch, DesignerRound, Why Square (licence by Linotype) and Just Square (licence by Linotype) and about ten others, designed on the basis of Old Church Slavonic scripts (Hilandarski Ustav and Monah with 6,400 characters each). Nikola grew up playing and learning in his father’s DTP studio, where he was surrounded by the amazing world of the late 80’s and early 90’s graphic design, a period when technological breakthroughs opened up new possibilities for everyone in the business. Naturally, he became a graphic designer. He got his master’s degree in graphic design from the Faculty of Applied Arts (University of Arts in Belgrade) in 2002. However, type design was a different story. This peculiar and seemingly uninteresting craft was something he grew to love only when he was in his thirties and years into the business. He had to push himself hard so as to develop the discipline required to master this particular art. By 2016 he has designed more than a dozen typefaces. Among his most well known typeface designs are Breakers, Argumentum and the awarded Chiavettieri. Once mystified by his father’s craft, Nikola is now his proud partner at Kostić Type Foundry.

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