Jevgeniy Anfalov (Kyiv Type Foundry) - Kyiv Metro Fonts

20. 3. 2024 from 6.30 pm
Technological Centre UMPRUM, Mikulandská 134/5, Prague 1, 3rd floor, auditorium

Studio of Type Design and Typography cordially invites you to a public lecture by Jevgeniy Anfalov (Kyiv Type Foundry)
Kyiv Metro Fonts.

Jevgeniy Anfalov (Kyiv Type Foundry) - Kyiv Metro Fonts

Echoing WWII events, in 2022 Kyiv Metro became the bomb shelter for thousands of its inhabitants. This sad fact is another big milestone in its rich history, which continues to be written. Built six decades ago, it carries 1.32 mln. passengers a day (2016) and is one of the most beautiful manmade creations in Ukraine. As part of station architecture, the letters of the Kyiv metro tell us a lot about its history. It's a book. You can read it in many directions. Exiting on each station, you'll notice different letterings. “Look at them, analyze and make fonts on their basis”, we told to our students in our summer 2023 workshop called “Kyiv Metro Fonts”.

Yevgeniy Anfalov is a designer based in Kyiv and Hannover. Born in Kyiv (Ukraine) in 1986, moved to Germany in 2003. He studied Visual Communication at Hannover University of Applied Sciences and Arts, and he launched his design practice in 2010. From 2015 to 2017, he completed the MA at ECAL (Lausanne), with a major in Type Design under Francois Rappo and Kai Bernau. His first published font is LL Heymland on Lineto in 2020. Other releases: KTF Jermilov, KTF Rublena, and KTF Compact. Upcoming releases: LL Chernobyl, FSL Alt Medieval.

The event is intended for both students and the general public.