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4–7 September, 2019

Hisashi Iwai

Hisashi Iwai

Hisashi Iwai is a type designer and educator. He earned his BA and MA from Tokyo Zokei University and Aichi University of the Arts, respectively. In 2007, Iwai joined Jiyukobo Ltd., where he was involved in numerous font-development projects, including Yu Type Library and OEM fonts. He is a visiting lecturer at Bunsei Art University and Kyoto Seika University. His project Fides won the Type Design Prize in Tokyo TDC Annual Awards, 2019.

ATypI Tokyo | Thursday, 5 September, 2019 | 14:30 – 14:50 | Innovation Hall

Rediscovering the Beauty of Kana

Talk | Presented in Japanese

Today’s Japanese texts differ greatly in appearance from those of 150 years ago. Back then, publications were printed with wooden printing blocks. This process allowed letters to be more varied in size and proportion, with each letter having its own...

Presented by Hisashi Iwai