Detmolder Design Woche 2024

Yevgen Anfalov




Yevgen Anfalov is a designer based in Kyiv and Hannover. Born in Kyiv (Ukraine) in 1986, Yevgen Anfalov
moved to Germany in 2003. He studied Visual Communication at Hannover University of Applied Sciences
and Arts, and he launched his design practice in 2010. From 2015 to 2017, he completed the MA Art Direction at ECAL/University of Art and Design Lausanne, with a major in Type Design. In 2021 he set up Kyiv Type Foundry, which offers a contemporary perspective on the Cyrillic heritage. Besides producing library releases, KTF creates custom typefaces for international clients and functions as an educational and
fundraising platform. He’s been teaching and lecturing at Cooper Union NY, HAW Hamburg, HfG Offenbach, UdK Berlin, UMPRUM Prag, Muthesius Kunsthochschule, etc.


Unity Sans is the font that sings the beauty of collaboration. It was made by 49 designers from around the world for rebuilding Ukraine. Nearly 1.5 million homes have been destroyed during the war in Ukraine. Thousands of Ukrainians lost their homes.

Hundreds of businesses have been destroyed. Despite the war the Ukrainian Government and President Zelensky started the international program We Build Ukraine to rebuild the country. Unity Sans was created as the main font of this program. It is practical, versatile and free. Anyone can use it
to restart their own business destroyed by the war and stand on its feet again. The font Unity Sans consists of basic letters and numerous alternates drawn by designers worldwide. In the workshop, we’d like to expand our alternate forms, so the font receives it’s update. The participants will be working with the given topic of #rebuilding and generating new #letterforms for Unity Sans.