Cyrillic Circus Poster on BBC News

jacobsievers's picture
Maxim Zhukov's picture

There is nothing special to it… This is a more or less standard form of the Cyrillic Ka in the Italian slab-serifs:

Nick Shinn's picture

It’s hard to see, but the arm serifs in the poster appear to be much more florid—round, and curling deeper than slab serifs.

jacobsievers's picture

And I don't think top and bottom are symmetrical, either - though, yes, it is hard to see.

Maxim Zhukov's picture

But who said the top and the bottom of an Italian Ka and Zhe must be symmetrical every time?

hrant's picture

That's one bear of a Ka!


jacobsievers's picture

Bear. Russia. Circus. I get it...

riccard0's picture

Denis Masharov’s Bolster:

Maxim Zhukov's picture

My own take on Cyrillic Italiennes, c. 1972:

Ryan Maelhorn's picture

That's gorgeous work, Maxim, And I dont even really know what I'm looking at.

Té Rowan's picture

The alphabet. I made an attempt to learn it long ago, as Soviet ships did come quite often to Iceland.

Maxim Zhukov's picture

Of course this is not the entire Russian alphabet… Just some letters I drew to match the style of a magazine nameplate I designed earlier:

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