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4–7 September, 2019

Kunihiko Okano

Kunihiko Okano is a type designer and the founder of Shotype Design (www.shotype.com). Born in Hyogo, Japan, he graduated from the visual-design course at the Kyoto City University of Arts. After working as a packaging designer at ing associates inc for ten years, he went to work for Type Project. In 2008, he established his own design office, Shotype Design, where he focuses on designing typefaces and logotypes. In 2011, he graduated from the Type and Media program at the Royal Academy of Art in The Hague, the Netherlands. He was commissioned to design the Latin version of Hiragino UD and Hiragino Kaku Gothic W0 for SCREEN Graphic Solutions Co., Ltd. and the Latin version of Toppan Bunkyutai for Toppan Printing Co., Ltd., and has released Quintet through Photo-Lettering. His Typeface Waran won the gold prize in the Japanese category of the Morisawa Type Design Competition in 2012, and his Latin typeface Albedo won honorable mention in the Latin category of the competition in 2014. He contributed to the Role family project at Morisawa from 2015 to 2018. He now also works as a part-time instructor at Kyoto City University of Arts and Kanazawa College of Art.

ATypI Tokyo | Saturday, 7 September, 2019 | 10:10 – 10:30 | Miraikan Hall

Expressing Vocal Tones through Typography

Talk | Presented in Japanese

Letters, which broadly correspond to human sounds, serve a more ubiquitous role in communication than ever thanks to the proliferation of the web and digital devices. While letters excel at handling large amounts of information precisely, they are not particularly...

Presented by Matthew Carter , Sakura Taruno, Shotaro Nakano , Kunihiko Okano