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May

Berlin, May 1945. Victorious soldiers leave inscriptions on the Reichstag walls. Today most of these inscriptions can be seen only in photo archives and museums. On the 75th anniversary of the Victory, they are brought back to life.

RT and Contrast Foundry have created a unique font compiled from hundreds of original historical inscriptions. Behind almost each font character there is a real letter, hand-written by soldiers 75 years ago. Only certain missing glyphs in order to make a functional font for today's standards are created from scratch. Like the # and @, for example.

Animography took on the task of creating an animated version of this typeface. All 493 glyphs are carefully separated and animated in the correct stroke order.

These inscriptions are the voices, words and memories of the victors. With its handwritten characters and symbols, calligraphic and rough, neatly styled and expressively sharp, the May typeface creates a visual link between the past and the present, between the victors and us.


Learn More
This animated typeface is part of #VictoryPages, a social media documentary project. It offers an opportunity to look at the historical magnitude of May 9, 1945. A story of Victory told for the young and by the young, using the language of modern media. You can also try the static version of the font online pobeda.page/font

Customizable Features
• 1 color
• animation (0 – 100% slider)


JSX Version
JSX typefaces are a fantastic new light-weight format that seamlessly integrates with Font Manager. Find out more at the FAQ section. (Requires Font Manager to use which also has a free trial available).

  • Animated Typeface
    AE Project + JSX Version
    Free
  • Static Typeface
    OTF file
    Free

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