Together with Bulgarian Cyrillic

Series of events on occasion оf May 24th
May 23 – June 10

Plovdiv is the first Bulgarian city in the family of European capitals of culture using the Cyrillic alphabet. Cyrillic, which connects us together but also distinguishes us, expresses our individuality.

Cyrilisation is a key project of the “Plovdiv 2019” program. Initiatives such as the European Capital of Culture give us the opportunity to present the Bulgarian Cyrillic to Europe and the world. This year, the Day of Bulgarian Education and Culture and the Slavonic Alphabet is special for us because we celebrate #10 years together since Bulgaria joined the European Union and the use of Bulgarian language as an official in the EU.
The events are organized jointly with National Academy of Art, Sofia, House of Culture Boris Hristov, Plovdiv Artists Association.
The exhibitions are part of the events celebrating the 100th anniversary of the birth of Prof. Vassil Dimitrov Yonchev – teacher, artist, theoretician, and founder of the Bulgarian art school and the 120th anniversary of the National Academy of Art


Research and Creative Activities of Prof. Yonchev

May 23 – May 27
Official opening: May 23, Tuesday, at 17:00
House of Culture “Boris Hristov”

The exhibition presents the significant place of the great investigator of the history and development of Bulgarian alphabets in Bulgarian culture and its role as the founder of the academic education in font and calligraphy for the shaping of the contemporary view of the graphic form of the Bulgarian writing system.

Our Bulgarian letters between the past and the future

Еarliest teachers, teachers, students.

May 23 – June 10
Opening: 23 May 17.30h
Plovdiv Artists Association
The exhibition presents the “Bulgarian Art School of Art” – four generations of artists from the 1950s to the present day and works of students from the Master’s program “Font” at the Department of “Book and Print Graphics” realized during the educational process at the National Academy of Arts.


Workshop – June 6 – Start – 11:00h
Union of Plovdiv Artists

Auditorium is a project of the Department of Book, Illustration and Printеd Graphics at the National Academy of Arts. An open lesson about the handwriting font, the characteristics of the graphical trace, the names of the types of font, the Bulgarian font family classification system, our font culture and the way of the contemporary Bulgarian Cyrillic alphabet – the new official alphabet in the European Union’s communication system.
Leaders – Prof. Kiril Gogov and Assoc. Prof. Iliya Gruev.

Link to the Facebook event HERE.



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