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, rōmaji, 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.