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Yet Mykhaylo Ilko, head of Stairsfor design studio and member of the national Mystetsky Arsenal Charity Fund Council, decided that Ukraine needs a modern font that would contribute to its business identity, and would give a sort of a “facelift” to Ukraine’s corporate style.

This is how the Ukrainsky Shryft project was started this year. Its aim was to yield a modern Ukrainian typeface that would be a working font for official documents and would be accessible and free of charge for all. The font was to be modern, official and Ukrainian.

“Like a corporate logo communicates the ideals and values of its business, the new Ukrainian font would reflect Ukraine’s national character in official documents,” says Ilko. The project was privately funded, largely by the main host Stairsfor design studio and gave out Hr 130,000 in awards.

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