“Do it, with love. 100 Creative Essentials”

Creative advertising executive Frank Bodin published creative food for thought on his Twitter account every day for a year. The 100 best of these have now been published in the book “Do it, with love. 100 Creative Essentials”. The book, designed with the font Akko by Akira Kobayashi, serves as [...]

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New Condensed styles available
for the Akko font family

Condensed styles and matching italics were recently added to the Akko family, the popular font designed by Monotype Type Director Akira Kobayashi in 2011. All six weights of the clear and modern font family now have the additional, space-saving style. This makes Akko all the [...]

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New interview with Akira Kobayashi
about his font Akko

Font designer and Monotype Artistic Director Akira Kobayashi gave an interesting interview on Linotype.com about his font family Akko®. The conversation focused on the creation process as well as the applications and potential use of the friendly font. The designer devoted a great deal of time [...]

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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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