Ritual is intended for use on gravestones, today an unfairly neglected field of typography. Its glyphs set can satisfy most commemorative needs: different figures sets, small caps, death- and grief-related icons. The letters are mainly intended to be cut with a sandblasting machine, but you can spray them on walls or use in print. It is an attempt to turn negative into positive both semantically and physically. In Ritual Negative all the processes are inverted: spacing is designed as an object, whereas the ephemeral spaces in between turn into lettershapes. With the help of a Python script, the words you type are converted into a bunch of countershapes. Currently it consists of 969 glyphs and is still growing.
Daria studied book design in her native Moscow but became a type design convert after meeting Luc(as) de Groot at Fachhochschule Potsdam. She received her M.A. at TypeMedia in The Hague and has since returned to Berlin to work at LucasFonts.