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Mikhail Sharanda — Shenzhen, China

“My initial idea was to design an extremely simple font that nonetheless feels exceptional. The beginning was easy, I just enjoyed drawing each letter one by one how I wanted. But then the hardest part came: testing, fixing, countless kerning adjustments, re-drawing glyphs over and over ... It’s been three years now. What kept me going is the feeling that I’m doing something good for other people. I loved receiving comments, seeing it in someone else’s projects, and reading reviews from the type drawers community.”

Mikhail Sharanda is an award-winning multi-disciplinary designer/creative developer born in Russia. He is best known for his Manrope font and OnePlus visual identity and is currently a design director at Huawei.

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