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4–7 September, 2019

Taro Yamamoto

Taro Yamamoto received a BFA in 1983 from Musashino Art University, where he majored in typography. After a stint doing type development with Morisawa, he joined Adobe in 1992. As the senior manager of Japanese Typography, Yamamota has been involved in the development of Adobe’s Japanese fonts, pan-CJK font development projects, and relevant technologies. He is the president of the Society of Typography (Japan) and the ATypI country delegate for Japan.

ATypI Tokyo | Thursday, 5 September, 2019 | 14:50 – 15:10 | Innovation Hall

Two Post-War Typographers and Modernism

Talk | Presented in Japanese

This session introduces the audience to the work of two prominent post-war typographers and book designers in Japan: Etsushi Kiyohara and Helmut Schmid. Taro Yamamota carefully examines their unique interpretations, which were influenced by modernist styles imported from the West....

Presented by Taro Yamamoto