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4–7 September, 2019

Ueda Hiroto

Since graduating with a degree in art planning from the Osaka University of Arts, Ueda Hiroto has been designing websites and print materials as a freelancer. He also leads a study group called Japanese and Latin Scripts, which hosts typography lectures, workshops, and other events with various invited guests.

ATypI Tokyo | Thursday, 5 September, 2019 | 15:30 – 16:00 | Innovation Hall

A Typeface for Endangered Languages

Talk | Presented in Japanese

This talk looks at Shima Shotai as an example of linguistic and cultural preservation. Shima Shotai is a typeface designed for the indigenous languages of Ryukyu (i.e., Okinawa), which are losing speakers and in fact face extinction. The typeface follows...

Presented by Ogawa Shinji, Yamada Masahiro, Hayashi Yuka, Ueda Hiroto