Ryota Doi is a typeface designer at Monotype. After receiving his BA in design from Tokyo University of the Arts in 2013, Doi Ryota enrolled in the MA program in Typeface Design at the University of Reading (UK). Upon earning his master’s degree in 2014, he returned to Japan and began working as a type designer at Monotype Japan. He has been developing a Japanese typeface that corresponds to a Latin typeface and vice versa.
A Paradigm Shift: How Y. Nakamura’s Na-ru and Go-na Influenced the Japanese Type Design Industry in the 1970sTalk | Presented in English
A seismic shift occurred in Japanese type design in the 1970s. The legendary designer Yukihiro Nakamura (1942–) is responsible for this change, which can almost be thought of as a paradigm shift. He created a rounded sans serif called Na-ru...