Russian Revolt was created via a regularisation of the modeling of its ‘comrade’ font Cuban Revolt. It is a faux-Russian display face with a range of contextually (Cyrillic) inspired alternate glyphs that reflect the experimental typographies of Dadaism, Suprematism and most importantly Constructivism. An historical experiment that adopts the modernist sans serif letterform genre of the 1920s as being representative of social realisation. Although principally a Latin alphabet it celebrates and seeks to preserve a communist state idiom that is fast disappearing from our eastern European cities.
The post-revolutionary progenitors of Constructivism (above) commercialised the typographic avant-garde, they imbued the letterpress printed page with dynamic and discordant composition to gain the attention and political understanding of a largely illiterate population. Their work was highly influential across Europe and informed the De Stijl, Bauhaus and the ‘New Typography’ movements of the 1920/30s - ultimately evolving into an internationally modernist approach to graphic design.

 


Russian Revolt