I’m interested in sex. I’m also interested in design, typography, and hand-lettering. It’s not often my interests combine.
Today is the first in what I hope is an ongoing series… Fucking Fonts.
Fucking Fonts #1: Soviet-era Erotic Alphabet Book
You know Russians are some kinky fuckers, right?
These images are scans from an alphabet book created in 1931 as part of Soviet literacy campaign. The Cyrillic letters were hand painted by future “people’s artist” Sergei Merkurov. The scans come courtesy of Остров Крым (The Common Man) and commentary is courtesy of Ross Wolfe.
Check out the flying disembodied cocks. There’s also a couple of Centaurs, horny angels, and an inexplicable, over-excited monkey.