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TT Backwards Grotesk

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A narrow grotesque inspired by book design of late 70s and early 80s

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Shop signs, posters, and book design—this is where we drew the inspiration for our project from. TT Backwards Sans contains two experimental stylistic sets, which markedly change the overall visual perception of the text. SS01 alters high-frequency symbols of the Cyrillic alphabet, and SS02 significantly changes the high-frequency symbols of the Latin alphabet.

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TT Backwards is an experimental font project inspired by shop signs, poster and book design of the USSR

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TT Backwards consists of two complimentary font subfamilies, a Script and a Grotesque

OpenType features

liga | Standard Ligatures

ft fj fk

ft fj fk

frac | Fractions

1/2 1/4

1/2 1/4

case | Case Sensitive Forms

({[H]})

({[H]})

numr | Numerators

H123

H123

Basic Character Set

Basic Latin
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z
Cyrillic
А Б В Г Д Е Ё Ж З И Й К Л М Н О П Р С Т У Ф Х Ц Ч Ш Щ Ъ Ы Ь Э Ю Я Ѓ Ґ Ќ Є Ѕ І Ї Ј Љ Њ Ћ Ђ Ў Џ а б в г д е ё ж з и й к л м н о п р с т у ф х ц ч ш щ ъ ы ь э ю я ѓ ґ ќ є ѕ і ї ј љ њ ћ ђ ў џ
Extended Latin
À Á Ă Â Ä Ā Å Ã Ą Æ Ć Č Ĉ Ç Ď Đ È É Ě Ë Ė Ê Ē Ę Ğ Ģ Ķ Ĺ Ľ Ļ Ł Ì Í Î Ï İ Ī Į Ń Ň Ņ Ñ Ò Ó Ô Ö Ő Ō Õ Œ Ø Þ Ŕ Ř Ŗ Ś Š Ș Ş Ť Ţ Ý Ÿ Ù Ú Û Ü Ū Ű Ů Ų Ź Ž Ż à á ă â ä ā å ã ą æ ć č ĉ ç ď đ è é ě ë ė ê ē ę ğ ģ ķ ĺ ľ ļ ł ì í î ï i ī į ń ň ņ ñ ò ó ô ö ő ō õ œ ø þ ŕ ř ŗ ś š ș ş ť ţ ý ÿ ù ú û ü ū ű ů ų ź ž ż
Stylistic Alternates, Standard and Discretionary Ligatures
ff fi fl ft fj fk ал ил кл кя гу ту
Lining Figures, Currencies
0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 $ ¢ ¤ ¥ £ ƒ
Punctuation, Symbols, Mathematical Symbols, Arrows
! ¡ ? ¿ « » . , : ; ... ' " | ¦ - _ \ / ( ) [ ] { } · * # % § © ® @ & ° ^ - + < > = ~ ¬ ± × ÷
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    TT Backwards

    Language support

    Acehnese, Afar, Albanian, Alsatian, Aragonese, Arumanian, Asu, Aymara, Banjar, Basque, Belarusian (cyr), Bemba, Bena, Betawi, Bislama, Boholano, Bosnian (cyr), Bosnian (lat), Breton, Bulgarian (cyr), Cebuano, Chamorro, Chiga, Colognian, Cornish, Corsican, Cree, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Embu, English, Erzya, Estonian, Faroese, Fijian, Filipino, Finnish, French, Friulian, Gaelic, Gagauz (lat), Galician, German, Gusii, Haitian Creole, Hawaiian, Hiri Motu, Hungarian, Icelandic, Ilocano, Indonesian, Innu-aimun, Interlingua, Irish, Italian, Javanese, Judaeo-Spanish, Judaeo-Spanish, Kalenjin, Karachay-Balkar (lat), Karaim (lat), Karakalpak (lat), Kashubian, Khasi, Khvarshi, Kinyarwanda, Kirundi, Kongo, Kumyk, Kurdish (lat), Ladin, Latvian, Laz, Leonese, Lithuanian, Luganda, Luo, Luxembourgish, Luyia, Macedonian, Machame, Makhuwa-Meetto, Makonde, Malay, Manx, Maori, Mauritian Creole, Minangkabau, Moldavian (lat), Montenegrin (lat), Mordvin-moksha, Morisyen, Nahuatl, Nauruan, Ndebele, Nias, Nogai, Norwegian, Nyankole, Occitan, Oromo, Palauan, Polish, Portuguese, Quechua, Rheto-Romance, Rohingya, Romanian, Romansh, Rombo, Rundi, Russian, Rusyn, Rwa, Salar, Samburu, Samoan, Sango, Sangu, Scots, Sena, Serbian (cyr), Serbian (lat), Seychellois Creole, Shambala, Shona, Slovak, Slovenian, Soga, Somali, Sorbian, Sotho, Spanish, Sundanese, Swahili, Swazi, Swedish, Swiss German, Swiss German, Tagalog, Tahitian, Taita, Tatar, Tetum, Tok Pisin, Tongan, Tsonga, Tswana, Turkish, Turkmen (lat), Ukrainian, Uyghur, Vepsian, Volapük, Võro, Vunjo, Xhosa, Zaza, Zulu

    Team

    Ivan Gladkikh—head of the project
    Philipp Nurullin—art director, type designer
    Tanya Cherkiz—type designer, designer of script font
    Sergey Kotelnikov—designer of the sans font
    Nadyr Rakhimov—type designer

    Release date

    September 20, 2017

    Additionally

    Specimen

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    Trial fonts

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    Poster Images

    Graphic presentation at Behance

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    About font family

    TT Backwards is an experimental font project inspired by the USSR typography and fonts of the late 70s and early 80s. Shop signs, posters, and book design—this is where we drew the inspiration for our project from. TT Backwards consists of two complimentary font subfamilies, a Script and a Grotesque, each of them includes 5 typefaces in 5 different weights (Thin, Light, Regular, Bold, Black).

    TT Backwards Sans is a narrow grotesque which takes us back to the book design of late 70s and early 80s with its ductile characters. It is created considering its use in the small text size. TT Backwards Sans has a number of pronounced peculiarities: high x-height, exaggerated extenders, and big visual compensators and ink traps. Apart from the basic visual solution, TT Backwards Sans contains two experimental stylistic sets, which markedly change the overall visual perception of the text. SS01 alters high-frequency symbols of the Cyrillic alphabet, and SS02 significantly changes the high-frequency symbols of the Latin alphabet. The following OT features are implemented in TT Backwards Sans: case, ordn, frac, sups, sinf, numr, dnom, tnum, pnum, liga, zero, salt, ss01, ss02.

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