Pendula™ is an adaptation of Pittorseques Droites (Scenic Casual) found in the circa 1924 specimen book of La Fonderie Typographique Francaise. Changes to a very small number of the original characters were made to make the typeface work better with more languages, as well as for aesthetic reasons. A newly designed Cyrillic character set was added to make the design even more useful, enlarging the character set from the basic Latin set to over 650 glyphs covering seven languages. Pendula™ also includes tabular and proportional number sets plus a bonus set of over thirty monetary symbols. Other international symbols were included too. It is a wonderfully casual and flexible design, usable in many situations.
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Vassil Kateliev is type and graphic designer based in Varna, Bulgaria. He specializes in designing high quality typefaces and is especially interested in producing cyrillic font sets. Since 2010 he has owned a small, but promising, type design studio called Karandash - Type & Graphic foundry.
Type & Graphics Foundry
Karandash is a small independent type design studio, based in Varna, Bulgaria. It was established in 2010 by designer Vassil Kateliev, focused in designing high quality body and display typefaces for Eastern Europe, and is especially interested in developing Cyrillic typesets.
12 Graf Ignatiev St., ground floor
9000 Varna, Bulgaria
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I'm from Bulgaria.
Long time I've wanted to discuss the issue of neglected Cyrillic alphabet.