Designers, Fonts, History
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Akira Kobayashi

Akira is the spotlight designer of this month FontShop Newsletter:
He began working at a phototype manufacturer in Japan where he had to draw hundreds of complex Japanese characters every week. He was soon turned on to Western alphabets and went on to win awards for his Latin typefaces. As Type Director for Linotype, Kobayashi works with legends of type design — Adrian Frutiger and Hermann Zapf — to update their most important faces: Avenir, Frutiger, Palatino, and Optima.
You can also read what he says on the creation of FF Clifford here.

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