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4–7 September, 2019

Haruta Yukari

Haruta Yukari is a graphic designer. In addition to her work, she has been involved in typography study groups. There, she learned hiragana and the typography of the early Meiji era, which she has publicized through writing and lectures. Her writing includes “On Kawaka Ikehara,” “A Hundred Vistas of Letters #98” (Robundo, 2000), “Kawaka Ikehara: A Man between Calligraphy and Type,” “Japanese Modern Type: Shozo Motoki And His Surroundings” (the Committee of the Japanese Modern Type: Shozo Motoki and His Surroundings and NPO Modern Printing Preservation Society, 2003), and a thesis titled “Early Modern ‘Hiragana Type’ and Its Designer: Kawaka Ikehara and His Surroundings” (Japan Society of Typography Journal #09, 2016). She is the principal of Haruta Design Studio and a member of the Japan Society of Typography, and was a lecturer at Robundo Shinjuku Private Typography School from 2006 to 2018.