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Yaroslav Kuts

Yaroslav Kuts

Yaroslav Kuts

Lviv, Ukraine

Calligrapher, designer, graphic artist, pedagogue


Designer, graphic artist, pedagogue (Lviv, Ukraine)

“Born in 1955; graduated from the Ukrainian Academy of Printing (Lviv, Ukraine) in 1981. Since that time, I have been working in the Chair of Department of Art and Technical Design of Printed Products at the Ukrainian Academy of Printing. At present, I am the Assistant Professor, Chair of Book Graphic Art and Design of Printed Products Department, Ukrainian Academy of Printing”.

“I am engaged in font design and calligraphy; I create: posters, fonts, and design printed products. I’ve participated in numerous artistic exhibitions and contests both at regional and international level”.

“I’ve designed some 150 editions, mostly posters, booklets, and books. I have engaged in the creation of a new generation of Ukrainian printed fonts, I developed and submitted patents for five new Ukrainian typefaces: Danko, Lvovsky, Golosko, Naris and Elegia. The clear-cut connection with historic Ukrainian calligraphy and ornaments can be traced in the last three”.

“On the basis of the Naris font I developed the design of Ukraine’s only edition made from scratch: from creation of the font. This is Kobzar’s edition, with a new Ukrainian font and 500 illustrations by T. Shevchenko himself”.

Author works

“Our Father...”

Tinted paper, acryl, gratography technique (paper scraping), 103х95 cm, 2010

Sketch of Ukrainian calligraphic script

Tinted paper, gouache, brush, 70х55 cm, 2008.

“Veni, vidi, vici” Composition

Tinted paper, gouache, brush, 70х65 cm, 2008.

Sketch of a calligraphic font “Wave”

Tinted paper, gouache, brush, 57х70 cm, 2008.
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