Friday, August 17, 2007

Japanese Typeface - em

i found this link in the icograda site. its about a japanese font book. it has 1650 typefaces in it from 18 foundries, with many typesetting examples and detailed technical notes. even though i cant read any japanese i found the pages very attractive. the layout i like alot with the negative and postive space used nicely.i think japanese charecters are amazigly unique. i would love to be able to write and understad the type.

Japanese is a language spoken by over 130 million people, in Japan and Japanese emigrant communities around the world.
The Japanese language is written with a combination of three different types of scripts: Chinese characters called kanji, and two syllabic scripts, hiragana and katakana. The Latin alphabet, rĊmaji, is also often used in modern Japanese, especially for company names and logos, advertising, and when inputting Japanese into a computer. Western style Arabic numerals are generally used for numbers, but traditional Sino-Japanese numerals are also commonplace.

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