Azbuka™ font family
Designed by Richard Dawson in 2008
Dave Farey in 2008
“I wanted to draw a wide range of weights, italic and condensed designs all in one go,” recalls Farey, “rather than add on to the family later.” His goal was to create a family that could be used for text and display copy, with sufficient weights to provide a broad typographic palette. Indeed, the completed design, created in collaboration with fellow type designer Richard Dawson, consists of twenty typefaces in eight weights ranging from extra light to extra black. The five mid-range designs have complementary italics. Seven condensed designs round out the family.
Azbuka’s lighter weights perform remarkably well in blocks of text composition. “They’re clean and legible - and perhaps a little boring,” says Farey, “but they are perfect for copy with a down-to-earth, yet contemporary flavor.” The heavier weights are equally well suited for a variety of display uses. The designs are authoritative but not overbearing and will readily make a strong statement without calling attention to themselves. The condensed weights of Azbuka are ideal for those instances where you have a lot to say - and not much room to say it.
The name Azbuka? It’s Russian for “alphabet.” And what more appropriate name could there be for this utilitarian, industrial-strength type family than alphabet?
The Azbuka family is available as a suite of OpenType Pro fonts. Graphic communicators can now work with this versatile design while taking advantage of OpenType’s capabilities. The Azbuka Pro fonts also offer an extended character set that supports most Central European and many Eastern European languages
Azbuka Black Condensed
be installed on a computer for
use with applications.
Licensed per computer.
@font-face rule. They are licensed
for a set number of page views with
no time limitation.
embedded in an eBook, eMagazine or
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a server and e.g. used by automated
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the font will be installed.
A license has a term of 1 year.
number of monthly page views
anticipated. The license has no time
limit and does not need to be replaced.
You only pay for additional page views
if your site gets more traffic than expected.
you know when you’re running low.
language support of the font.
the font: W1G (98 languages),
COM (56 languages),
PRO (33 languages) or
STD (21 languages).
available in. These differ in contained
characters and file size. You get all
available versions with your license.
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Std / OT TTF
supports at least
Windows menu name: Azbuka Std Black Condensed
PostScript name: AzbukaStd-BlackCondensed
PostScript full name: Azbuka Std Black Condensed
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