Cyrillize it!

A guide on Cyrillic typography for graphic designers


Exploring background and current cultural trends of Cyrillic, analyzing specifics of typography and type design, and providing practical advise on designing with Cyrillic type.


ISBN: 9783721210187 Category:

Yana Vekshyna


Cyrillic is a script used in numerous primarily eastern and southern Slavic languages in Europe and Asia. “Cyrillize it!” is an introductory work for graphic designers who are not native to the Cyrillic script, and cannot read Cyrillic-based languages. The book offers a method of dealing meaningfully and successfully with writing systems other than your own.

The approach is based on constantly drawing parallels between Latin and Cyrillic, thus making a foreign script more familiar to non-native users. The author reflects about the relevance of Cyrillic in the modern world, looks at the history and current design trends, provides an overview of the typographic rules, and shows examples of Cyrillic graphic design works. With a playful and aesthetically appealing design, the publication is also of interest to non-designers who are generally curious about the topic of Cyrillic script and related cultures.

Additional information

Weight 582 g
Dimensions 18.2 x 25.6 cm
Publisher name bnb media gmbh, Zurich
Publication date 15 March 2023
Number of pages 160
Format Hardback
Dimensions 18.2 x 25.6 cm
Weight 582 g


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Yana Vekshyna is a graphic designer living and working in Berlin. Originally coming from Ukraine, she studied design and visual communication in Germany. The fields of her interest are multi-scriptual editorial and print design, motion graphics and illustration.