Type is a cultural heritage, it is one of the ways to recreate the surrounding world

Type is a cultural heritage, it is one of the ways to recreate the surrounding world

By Szandra Peev • 25 January 2021

INTERVIEW with Botio Nikoltchev | LETTERSOUP

PHOTOS: © Lettersoup, © Boryana Pandova, © Svoboda Tzekova

Lettersoup founder: Botio Nikoltchev, photo by Boryana Pandova

In this exclusive interview Botio Nikoltchev speaks about his professional development. He was a student of Lucas de Groot and after graduating he had the chance to work with such famous type designers as Akira Kobayashi and Erik Spiekermann. Botio also shares his views on the diversity of Cyrillic letterform models in the different Cyrillic alphabets. He tells us about the project Sofia Sans, which is now the typeface of Sofia – the capital of Bulgaria. Botio also describes his newest release Apparat and reveals his future plans.

Let’s talk about your professional and creative journey. Where did it start – in Sofia or Berlin? Which colleagues and professors have left a mark on your work?

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