I love serifs more, and I feel them more. One of my favourite serif typefaces is Kazimir. Which is why I went to check what was new in type.today’s catalogue in the first place. And I found Styrene B — capacious, dynamic, stylistically close to the visual universe of Moscow of the 1960s–1980s from Dashevsky’s photographs.
The book comprises four volumes. The first, second, and third volumes present photos, while the fourth contains the author’s comments to images, texts about him, his artistic biography… a wide variety of different contents. For this not to turn into a magazine layout, the typeface had to be concise, simple, to look good at different (especially small) sizes.
The four volumes are brought together by a slipcase. There is a self portrait of Dashevsky on it — so powerful both in tone and content that it made it possible to afford white, almost empty, covers. Styrene B pulled it off 100%.