Font Family: Rodchenko Constructed ML, Number of fonts: 2*OTF + 2*WOFF, Type Foundry: HiH, Designer: Alekandr Rodchenko, Design date: 2010
One of the most creative minds in the modern Russian avant garde, Aleksandr Rodchenko was one of the leaders of Constructivism during the 1920s. Herbert Spencer includes Rodchenko in his book Pioneers of Modern Typography. Rodchenko began designing posters in 1923. The Soviet Union was young and many, including Rodchenko were fired with revolutionary zeal and idealism. He believed that art should be functional, practical and without adornment. Many others swam in the same stream and arrived at pretty much the same place: Schwitters, El Lissitzky, van Doesburg, Bayer and Tschichold working in the West; Klutsis, Levinsky, Gan, and others working in the Soviet Union. Earlier, similar typefaces include Baltimore Geometric ML and Teutonia -- both digitized by HiH Retrofonts.
Rodchenko Constructed ML and Rodchenko Grotesk ML are two sans-serif typefaces with both Roman and Cyrillic alphabets. They are based on the lettering Rodchenko used on his posters during the 20s. Sometimes the letters were squared off, as in Rodchenko Constructed ML. Other times, the outside corners were rounded, as in Rodchenko Grotesk ML. Both are bold and direct, intended for display work designed to convey a bold, direct message.
Features: 1. Glyphs for the 1250 Central Europe, the 1251 Cyrillic, the 1252 Western Europe, the 1254 Turkish and the 1257 Baltic Code Pages. 2. Total of 424 glyphs. 3. 61 kerning pairs. 3. OpenType GSUB layout features: ornm, salt, kern 4. Tabular Numbers 5. Several optional bullets 6. Historical ornamental political symbols.