LL Heymland expands on an archive discovery attributed to Solomon Telingater (1903–69), a legendary Soviet graphic artist who, with Aleksandr Rodchenko, Sergey Eisenstein, El Lissitzky and others, initiated the constructivist October Group. The undated, unsigned, single-page calligraphic study found in his estate refers to Rudolf Koch’s exceptional Koch Antiqua (ca. 1922) and most likely originated in the early 1960s.
In 2018, it caught the attention of Yevgeniy Anfalov, who eventually adapted the minimal character set into a full titling font for both the Latin and Cyrillic scripts.
With many thanks to Arve Båtevik for guidance and support. Font engineering and mastering by Alphabet, Berlin.