Curated by Alla Kalinichenko, Viktoriya Lopukhina, and Vitalina Lopukhina
Created by Kyrylo Tkachov, Dmytro Rastvortsev, Andriy Shevchenko, Veronika Chebanyk, font designers, calligraphers, students of the ArtiYa Calligraphy School, Kyiv State Institute of Applied Arts and Design named after Mykhailo Boichuk, and National Academy of Fine Arts and Architecture
Organized by the ArtiYa Calligraphy School
The search for font aesthetics in Ukraine continues from year to year. The exhibition and the program Fontology offer to expand the view of Ukrainian letters through the study of their historical forms and analysis of the approaches of modern designers. The exhibition will help to learn more about the period of natural independent development of the Ukrainian alphabet, and at the same time, about the creation of fonts and the development of handwritten forms.
The exhibition is divided into three blocks:
Geography of Ukrainian Handwriting
This year’s exhibition is the first step in researching the diversity and authenticity of the Ukrainian calligraphic and font culture. Masters and students of art schools have created a number of contemporary art works, rethinking and interpreting the manuscripts created in the 16th and 17th centuries in different regions of Ukraine.
Do you need handwritten calligraphy at a time when communication has become completely digital? Through manual and digital art, one can draw attention to the culture of writing that loses its functionality. The exhibition has been joined by students, masters of calligraphy and artists who will help visitors to recreate classical and modern forms of writing by hand.
The exposition presents new font projects of Ukrainian designers: original, distinctive Cyrillic and Latin fonts based on historical samples.