Russian calligraphy is far from being as famous as chinese or arab calligraphy. From what you’ll see in the following examples, it’s a shame that it doesn’t get more exposure. All of the artworks here have been taken from Leonid Pronenko’s book on russian calligraphy, which is downloadable for free on his site.

Somewhere in between art and typography, calligraphy reveals the beauty of cyrillic letters. So go ahead to download the ebook and enjoy.

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Mirko Humbert is the editor-in-chief and main author of Designer Daily and Typography Daily. He is also a graphic and web designer based in Fribourg, Switzerland, as well as the co-founder of We Jobshare.