Who knows something more Nara original typeface?

Fabiouser's picture


Who know something more about Nara original typeface? Design by Andrej Krátky.

Could we talk a bit about that beautiful design?

Share some exemples (photos, scans, alike typefaces, another beauty typefaces) and knowledge about Czech Typographic design of 1960-2000
Fábio Santos

JSuomalainen's picture

So good! I've also been wondering if there are books related to Josef Tyfa?
I guess you checked this one: http://www.typotheque.com/articles/nara-the_typeface_that_never_existed
I have the Krásné písmo ve vývoji latink books, also looking for similar books.

Fabiouser's picture

Yes, I check that;
I feel in love with Czeck typography, but I can´t find to much things that I want to reach

andrej kratky's picture

thank you for your kind comments about Nara.
Do you have any questions regarding the design? I would be happy to answer.
Andrej Krátky

Fabiouser's picture

Hello @Andrej Krátky.
First I want to thank you for answer my effusive comments about Nara; and congrats you for the beautiful typefaces that you have. Thanks for working like that, its really a inspiration to see your drawings.

I was really interested in the original drawing of Nara; but I only find some images in Typotheque blog.
I'm begining a research about typefaces with really abrupt connections in the transition points—and abrupt modulation. I find Vendôme, Preissing Pro, and begin to notice that Czech Typographic design full my expectations (I know that Vendôme wasn't czech, typophiles).

So, what I really like to see, was more about Nara original drawings, to feel the original drawing curves and to learn a lot from them. But I don't know how difficult is to reach that.

Again: thanks @Andrej Krátky; its really nice to keep in touch with the original thinker of that beauty!
Fábio Santos

Fabiouser's picture

If you have more references for my research about that kind of typefaces and about Czech Typographic design of 1960-2000 , share them please :)

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andrej kratky's picture

I still do have all the original drawings for the regular variant of the typeface. They are quite large and would take a lot of time to scan:-(
Are you willing to come to Bratislava?:-)

As far as to the history of Czech type, there is a nice article here:

If you are seriously interested in Josef Tyfa, here you can read about Frantisek Storm and his collaboration with Tyfa:

More info and contact:


Fabiouser's picture

Thanks for the reply @andrej kratky.

One day I want to go to Bratislava, YES. :)
But now, I don't have the right conditions ($) to go. But when I go there, I'll definitely contact you, to see that marvelous type drawings.

I already contact with Frantisek Storm, and he gave me some resources to follow up.

Fábio Santos

bojev's picture

A Book of Type and Design by Oldrich Hlavsa, SNTL, Prague and Tudor Publishing, NY Copyright 1960

Fabiouser's picture

Nice reference @bojev.
Really thanks
Fábio Santos

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