Patriarch was one of our earliest calligraphic fonts, based on Russian Church Slavonic lettering, such as you would see in Russian Icons, but with the character forms adapted to the Latin alphabet instead of having true Cyrillic characters. So it is somewhat readable but still has the crazy look of the medieval slavonic characters.
Patriarch has been revised several times with improvements suggested by Ivan Bilibin’s adaptation of the lettering style in his art (shown in the font sample to the right). This latest revision has new numerals which are a much better fit with the letters.
There is no demo version of this new release of Patriarch, but you can ORDER the full version online for only $29 and download it right away. It is also available at part of our Russian Fonts and Art Package