NATI (НАТИ,Russian abbreviation for New Archive of Limited Edition Art) is an initiative of Shaltai Editions gallery, an homage to the project conceived by Moscow Conceptualist artists Andrey Monastyrsky, Lev Rubinstein, Nikita Alexeev back in the 1980s. They packed the works of artists close to their circle into folders, calling them the Moscow Archive of New Art, MANI (МАНИ). Each participant put a new work they wanted to submit into an envelope, while a compiler brought all the envelopes under one cover and wrote an accompanying text.
From the interview with the designer Maria Rudakova:
When it became clear that the construction would be made of metal and plexiglass, I started looking for a typeface that I would associate with these materials — Brutalist and wide. I decided to play with justification — and found out that Metal was a perfect fit for it. I chose the № 8 style — it has a certain balance, not too stretched and not too narrow. The typeface does the large part of the work for you in page headers and at large sizes — even two words on the line look good.