Designed at the Polygraphmash type design bureau in 1940–56 under the direction of Anatoliy Shchukin, based on Erbar-Grotesk and Metro. [ParaType/MyFonts] “Zhurnalnaya roublennaya (in English, Magazine Grotesque) was released in 1947. […] Soviet sources list A. Schukin and V. Sidelnikov as the authors of the font.” Initially Cyrillic only. In 1962, a version with Latin characters was released. [Sakk]
Digitized as Journal Sans (ParaGraph, 1991; ParaType, 2014). See also the redesigned and extended Journal Sans New (ParaType, 2014) as well as the reinterpretation GT Eesti Text and GT Eesti Display (Grilli Type, 2016).