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4–7 September, 2019

Akihiko Morisawa

Akihiko Morisawa joined Morisawa Inc. after graduating from college. In 1987, he collaborated with Adobe to make Japanese PostScript fonts and went to the United States to learn the necessary technology. He has helped spread digital fonts from the Tokyo office from 1989 onward, and became the CEO of Morisawa after taking on various sales-management roles. He also serves as the vice president of the Japan Association of Graphic Arts Technology and the Japan Printing Machinery Association, and is a board member of the Printing Library.

ATypI Tokyo | Friday, 6 September, 2019 | 18:50 – 19:10 | Miraikan Hall

Type. My Life.

Talk | Presented in Japanese

Nobuo Morisawa, Akihiko Morisawa’s grandfather, was an inventor. In 1924, he co-invented phototypesetting. He theorized that Japanese could be typeset in an entirely monospaced way, and he successfully mechanized the technique. The Q and Ha units (0.25 mm) that were...

Presented by Akihiko Morisawa