This year’s workshop was held in the end of August in Bern and introduced the design process of the Cyrillic script. It was led by type designers Maria Doreuli (Russia) and Krista Radoeva (Bulgaria), two talented type designers, who already gave workshops in Bulgaria, UK, the US and talks at renowned conferences such as AtypI, Serebro Nabora and Typecon.

The participants of the workshop designed a Cyrillic extension to their own Latin fonts through a combination of lectures, group exercises, independent work and feedback sessions.

Besides the basic Cyrillics, participants paid attention to the country-specific alternatives. The mentors shared with the participants the research on the extended Cyrillic — not only Bulgarian and Serbian localised forms, but a huge amount of mysterious letters that are being used in hidden parts of Russia and in many of the post-Soviet countries.



In recent years the demands for typefaces covering multiple world languages and scripts have been rising dramatically. To provide designers with an opportunity to explore these unfamiliar territories, we conceived of a series of type design workshops on a variety of world scripts.

We hope to encourage typographic literacy in world’s scripts among European designers. Our goal is to provide students, professionals and typographic enthusiasts with a peek into the world of global typeface design.

Launched in 2016 in collaboration with Rosetta Type, the workshops will be periodically organised either in Switzerland or abroad.

New workshops will be announced by the end of the year. Stay tuned and subscribe to our newsletter!

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Typeworks Association
Malvina Lubec, Thomas Hirter, Matthias Pauwels &
Christoph Stähli Weisbrod
Wasserwerkgasse 6A, 3011 Bern