Akira Kobayashi out and about in Japan

The eminent font designer and Type Director at Monotype, Akira Kobayashi, is also a recognised and popular figure among the typographic community of his native Japan. His most recent visit to his homeland in November 2013 was unsurprisingly a great success. Akira visited various leading typographic organisations, held typographic workshops and unveiled his new book on the subject of font design. The book is currently available in a Japanese-language edition entitled “Machi-Moji” (ʻLetters from the cityʼ). It has illustrative examples of fonts in use in digital scripts, handwritten notes, on signboards and in many other situations.

Akira Kobayashi signing copies of his new book in a bookshop in Tokyo …
… and during the book launch
A quick look inside Akira Kobayashi’s book
At a font workshop: Shu Kanbayashi, Kenji Itakura and Akira Kobayashi (from left to right)