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4–7 September, 2019

Ryoko Nishizuka

Ryoko Nishizuka, a graduate of the Department of Visual Communication Design at Musashino Art University, is Japanese Typography Chief Type Designer at Adobe Fonts. Since joining Adobe in 1997, she has been involved in a number of Adobe’s Japanese typefaces: Kozuka Mincho, Kozuka Gothic, Ryo, Kazuraki, Source Han Sans/Noto Sans CJK, Source Han Serif/Noto Serif CJK, Ten Mincho, and Ten Mincho Text.

ATypI Tokyo | Saturday, 7 September, 2019 | 09:50 – 10:10 | Miraikan Hall

Designing an Energetic Typeface from Handwriting

Talk | Presented in Japanese

A regular Japanese typeface is square by nature, but handwritten letters—the kind one sees in correspondence and scribbled notes—enjoy more freedom. Japanese typography evolved into a square-based system for the sake of efficiency and legibility, but the appeal of handwritten...

Presented by Ryoko Nishizuka