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Media Hanzi-Graphy
Mariko Takagi talks about a research project started in 2011 to bridge the two “contrary” writing systems by typographic means. From the 2013 ATypI conference in Amsterdam.
Located in Type & typography
Page ECMAScript program Hiragana & Katakana: the voice of Japanese typefaces
Osamu Torinoumi, Reiko Hirai ATypI 2016 • Warsaw, Poland Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw ASP
Located in Type & typography
Event C header History of the Monotype Corporation: book launch
Talk, discussion and launch of this important new publication – the first assessment of the Corporation’s history in its significant years between 1897 and 1992. With co-editor Andrew Boag and authors Sebastian Carter, Richard Southall, and Judy Slinn – along with Richard Lawrence, and Susan Shaw.
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News Item Information for attendees of ATypI Working Seminar Amiens 2020
Tomorrow kicks off our first event of 2020. This edition of the Working Seminars is presented by ATypI in partnership with ESAD Amiens (France). Read on for essential attendee info.
Media Inline vs outline
Jo de Baerdemaeker investigates the roots of manufacturing inline typefaces and illustrates the reasoning of their development through the typographic analysis of ornamented types. From the 2013 ATypI conference in Amsterdam.
Located in Type & typography
Page Introducing FontLab VI
Thomas Phinney, Adam Twardoch, Yuri Yarmola ATypI 2016 • Warsaw, Poland NiNA
Located in Type & typography
Event ISType 2017 • Variation
Typefaces behave differently in various conditions, and these circumstances provoke a wide spectrum of variation in their appearance and function. The inherent nature of “letter–making” lies in the subtleties of “form-making,” an exploratory creative process that generates new shapes with the purpose of forming a coherent system. We might then ask how different circumstances—of all sorts and scales—inspire variations to take shape in the production of typefaces.
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Event ISType Mono | Matthew Carter
ISType is proud to host its fourth Mono event which will be honored by Matthew Carter's presentation titled “Untypical Types”.
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File Kazuraki: under the hood
By Ken Lunde. Conventional CJK fonts are designed on the principle that each of their thousands (or tens of thousands) of glyphs occupies a fixed design space, typically a square, but sometimes a rectangle. Kazuraki, which was inspired by the handwriting of the famous 12th century Japanese artist, writer, and poet, Fujiwara no Teika, and designed by Adobe's Senior Type Designer, Ryoko Nishizuka, breaks this assumption. Designing the glyphs for fully-proportional CJK fonts, along with determining their horizontal and vertical metrics, presents several challenges. Turning this raw data into a fully-functional OpenType/CFF font requires special techniques to ensure that it behaves as expected in modern applications. This effort includes techniques for making the proportional metrics the default for both writing directions, horizontal and vertical, along with the proper handling of special glyphs, such as the hiragana ligatures that are intended to be used only for vertical writing. This presentation focuses on the technical hurdles that were overcome so that Kazuraki, with its unique typeface-design characteristics, could be implemented as a fully-functional OpenType/CFF font. Also covered is the broad extent to which the techniques used to design and implement Kazuraki are fully applicable to other CJK fonts besides Japanese. This presentation is intended to serve as a continuation of the "Kazuraki: Its Art & Design" presentation. From the 2012 ATypI conference in Hong Kong
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News Item Keynote speakers announced for ATypI Antwerp 2018
Annie Bocel, Matthew Carter, Sara De Bondt, Nelly Gable, and Fred Smeijers set to lead a stellar group of speakers in Antwerp.