Bulgarian Cyrillic: Identity in progress

TYPO Berlin 2015 Character | Friday, 22 May | 4:00 pm | Type Lab | English

Bulgarian Cyrillic is the most recent of the Cyrillic scripts, dating to about the middle of the 20th century. It differs from the Russian form mainly by the changed form of the lower-case letters, where the shapes are not based on the upper case, but rather are defined by the logic of handwriting. It is like a bridge between Latin and Russian Cyrillic.

This presentation explains the logic and differences in Bulgarian Cyrillic by comparing it with the Russian alphabet, and goes on to cover how those differences reflect on typography by changing the overall perception of a text, its mass, its legibility and its information density.

Krassen Krestev

Krassen Krestev

Graphic Designer (Dubai)

Krassen Krestev is a graduate of the TypeMedia course at the Royal Academy of Art in The Hague. He also holds degrees from the graphic design post-graduate course of St. Joost Academy in Breda, as well as from the illustration and book design department of the National Academy of Art…

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