The book “Hanzi Graphy” – a link between
Chinese and Latin script

Mario Takagi’s book “Hanzi Graphy” explores the connection between Chinese symbols – also known as hanzi – and the Latin alphabet. More precisely stated, the book attempts to create a typographic translation between the two font systems. These days, Chinese [...]

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Interview with Akira Kobayashi in
novum design magazine

The 10.13 issue of novum includes an interview with Akira Kobayashi, Type Director at Monotype, about the legibility and design of Neuen Frutiger 1450, which was created specifically with the new DIN standard 1450 in mind. The DIN norm gives [...]

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Designing a Black

Today I finally finished the blackest Black typeface that I have ever worked on, and what a relief!! Designing the extreme weights is always the hardest. An Ultra-Light has so little meat on its bones that there’s no hiding for [...]

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