Tuesday, 3 April 2018

forge and foundry

Brilliantly, as Spoon & Tamago reports, typographer Kosuke Takahashi has created a universal font family that can be read both visually and tactilely whose braille pattern dots correspond to both printed Latin and Japanese hiragana script. The impetus for this invention was the Tokyo’s upcoming hosting of the Olympic and the Paralympic Games in 2020 but the underlying message of inclusivity is an unqualifiedly positive one.