Rennie Cyrillic, a modern typeface

Rennie typeface is dedicated to Charles Rennie Macintosh. Rennie is a cyrillic version of ITC Willow typeface. This modern typeface references to Glasgow School of Arts signs.


Old signs in Glasgow School of Arts.

Contemporary typeface in the school logo.

Rennie is perfect for stylisation of modern of the early 1900. Letters А and Н have specific double crossbar.

Letter О is very original. The letter itself is small and nudged up. The form is supported by two dots. This form is therefor used in Russian letter Ю.

Use Rennie for signs and captions in modern style and pre-revolutionary Russian style.


Charles Rennie Macintosh was a Scottish architect, designer, water colourist and artist.

He was a designer in the Post-Impressionist movement and also the main representative of Art Nouveau in the United Kingdom. He had considerable influence on European design.

While working in architecture, Charles Rennie Mackintosh developed his own style: a contrast between strong right angles and floral-inspired decorative motifs with subtle curves, e.g. the Mackintosh Rose motif, along with some references to traditional Scottish architecture. The project that helped make his international reputation was the Glasgow School of Art.

July 2014