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Online Lecture

Untangling Japanese Type

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  • Led By Toshi Omagari
  • Where Letterform Archive

Japan is home to one of the most curious writing systems, one that is in fact made of three writing systems ;  four, if you count Latin. Its complexity has been preserved and supported relatively well in the modern era, leading to a type community large enough to call an industry. Despite fair technical support of the language on digital platforms, practical knowledge of Japanese typography and especially typeface design is not widely known outside of Japan.

In this talk, Toshi Omagari will explore the world of Japanese type, encourage others to try Japanese lettering, and discuss how to better execute and evaluate Japanese typography.

This and all Letterform Lectures are a public aspect of the Type West postgraduate certificate program. Register to attend remotely.

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