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HBO's 'Chernobyl' Typography

HBO Chernobyl series typography

Among the many things to enjoy (if that’s the right word) about the HBO/Sky series ‘Chernobyl’ is the font used for the title cards. Apparently it’s a bespoke rendering of an old Soviet font known as Zhurnalnaya roublennaya and was created by the director Johan Renck (and his brother). Renck is a prolific music video director (incl. Bowie’s ‘Blackstar’) though you may also remember him as chart-bothering popstrel Stakka Bo out of the nineties, yo.

Zhurnalnaya roublennaya was the font we chose for our own Chernobyl poster which is available here on our website.

Chernobyl Poster