TT Marxiana Font
This font is 60s inspired with a classic and classy look. It’s designed and shared by TypeType. TT Marxiana is a project to reconstruct a set of pre-revolutionary fonts that were used in the layout of the “Niva” magazine, published by the St. Petersburg publishing house A.F. Marx. In our project, we decided to focus on a specific set of fonts that were used in the preparation and printing of the “Niva” magazine in 1887, namely its Antiqua and Italic, Grotesque and Elzevir.
As part of the TT Marxiana project, we sought to adhere to strict historicity and maintain maximum proximity to the paper source. We tried to avoid any “modernization” of fonts, unless of course we consider this to be kerning work, the introduction of OpenType features and creation of manual hinting. As a result, with the TT Marxiana font family, a modern designer gets a full-fledged and functional set of different fonts, which allows using modern methods and using modern software to create, for example, a magazine in a design typical of the late 19th century.
The TT Marxiana project started in the late summer of 2018 and from the very beginning went beyond the traditional projects of TypeType because of the importance of preserving the historical identity. Since up to this point, we had never before reconstructed the font from historical paper sources and with such a level of elaboration and attention to detail, it took us two years to implement this project. You can read more about all stages of the project in our blog, and here we will briefly talk about the result.
Please note that TT Marxiana Font is for personal use only and No Commercial use Allowed! If you want to use this font for Commercial use, you need to purchase a Commercial license here.