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Akira Kobayashi

Akira Kobayashi studied at Musashino Art College in Tokyo from 1979 to 1983, and six years later followed up with a calligraphy course at the London College of Printing. Akira’s type design career began at Sha-Ken Co., a phototypesetting manufacturer, until 1989. His next three years were at Jiyu-Kobo, Ltd. where he designed the Japanese font Hiragino Mincho and 6-weight Latin variation Hiragino Roman for Dainippon Screen Co. From 1993 to 1997 he worked at TypeBank Co., where he designed Latin alphabets to accompany all 17 of their Japanese fonts.

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55 font families by Akira Kobayashi

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DIN Next™

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49 fonts from $79.00
DIN Next™ DIN Next™

Akko Pro™

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12 fonts from $65.00
Akko Pro™ Akko Pro™

Akko is named after its designer, Linotype’s type director Akira Kobayashi, who began working on the type family in early 2010. “I originally planned to design a sans serif font with rounded corners,” he explains. “But then I became attracted to the idea of an industrial, engineered design, something similar to the rectilinear form of DIN Next™, but with curved strokes and soft proportions.”

DIN Next Rounded™

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4 fonts from $79.00
DIN Next Rounded™ DIN Next Rounded™

Akko Pro Rounded™

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12 fonts from $65.00
Akko Pro Rounded™ Akko Pro Rounded™

Frutiger Serif Pro™

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20 fonts from $79.00
Frutiger Serif Pro™ Frutiger Serif Pro™

ITC Luna™

by ITC
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4 fonts from $35.00
ITC Luna™ ITC Luna™

Akko Std™

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12 fonts from $65.00
Akko Std™ Akko Std™

Akko is named after its designer, Linotype’s type director Akira Kobayashi, who began working on the type family in early 2010. “I originally planned to design a sans serif font with rounded corners,” he explains. “But then I became attracted to the idea of an industrial, engineered design, something similar to the rectilinear form of DIN Next™, but with curved strokes and soft proportions.”

Akko Std Rounded™

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12 fonts from $65.00
Akko Std Rounded™ Akko Std Rounded™

Eurostile® Unicase

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1 font from $79.00
Eurostile® Unicase Eurostile® Unicase

FF Clifford™

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12 fonts from $49.00
FF Clifford™ FF Clifford™

ITC Luna™

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2 fonts from $45.00
ITC Luna™ ITC Luna™

ITC Scarborough™

by ITC
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4 fonts from $35.00
ITC Scarborough™ ITC Scarborough™

ITC Vineyard™

by ITC
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6 fonts from $35.00
ITC Vineyard™ ITC Vineyard™

ITC Woodland™

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4 fonts from $45.00
ITC Woodland™ ITC Woodland™

ITC Woodland is the work of Japanese designer Akira Kobayashi. It is based on Kobayashi’s hand lettering with a flat brush or square-edged pen. “I wanted to design each weight to act its own part,” says the designer. “The light version tends to look almost fading in small sizes, but the heavy weight is as black as Cooper Black.” The cheerful ITC Woodland is ideal for graphics, greeting cards, correspondence, and other applications requiring a light touch.

Calcite®

by Adobe
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3 fonts from $45.00
Calcite® Calcite®

ITC Woodland™

by ITC
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8 fonts from $35.00
ITC Woodland™ ITC Woodland™

ITC Magnifico™

by ITC
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4 fonts from $35.00
ITC Magnifico™ ITC Magnifico™

ITC Japanese Garden Ornaments™

by ITC
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2 fonts from $35.00
ITC Japanese Garden Ornaments™ ITC Japanese Garden Ornaments™

ITC Silvermoon™

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4 fonts from $45.00
ITC Silvermoon™ ITC Silvermoon™

FF Acanthus Text™

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4 fonts from $65.00
FF Acanthus Text™ FF Acanthus Text™

Skid Row™

by ITC
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2 fonts from $35.00
Skid Row™ Skid Row™

ITC Seven Treasures Ornaments™

by ITC
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2 fonts from $35.00
ITC Seven Treasures Ornaments™ ITC Seven Treasures Ornaments™

Cosmiqua®

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10 fonts from $79.00
Cosmiqua® Cosmiqua®

TX Lithium

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10 fonts from $65.00
TX Lithium TX Lithium

For people who know my type design work, Lithium may appear as one of my more unusual typefaces. This was my intention, as it was inspired out of another type design experience, but needs to stand on its own.

Conrad®

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4 fonts from $35.00
Conrad® Conrad®

FF Acanthus Open™

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2 fonts from $79.00
FF Acanthus Open™ FF Acanthus Open™

Skid Row

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1 font from $39.96
Skid Row Skid Row

ITC Silvermoon™

by ITC
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4 fonts from $35.00
ITC Silvermoon™ ITC Silvermoon™

FF Acanthus™

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4 fonts from $79.00
FF Acanthus™ FF Acanthus™

Japanese type designer Akira Kobayashi created this serif FontFont between 1998 and 2000.

The family has 10 weights, ranging from Regular to Bold (including italics) and is ideally suited for book text, festive occasions as well as editorial and publishing projects.

Avenir® Next Pro

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32 fonts from $79.00
Avenir® Next Pro Avenir® Next Pro

In 2004, Frutiger, together with Linotype in-house type designer Akira Kobayashi, reworked the Avenir family to address on-screen display issues. The result was titled Avenir Next. The typeface family was increased to 32 fonts: 8 weights, each with a roman and italic version, in 2 widths: normal and condensed. Frutiger’s numbering system was abandoned in favor of more conventional weight names.

Neue Frutiger®

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140 fonts from $79.00
Neue Frutiger® Neue Frutiger®

Optima Nova®

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60 fonts from $79.00
Optima Nova® Optima Nova®

Trade Gothic® Next

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17 fonts from $79.00
Trade Gothic® Next Trade Gothic® Next

Zapfino® Extra

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12 fonts from $65.00
Zapfino® Extra Zapfino® Extra

Today’s digital font technology has allowed renowned font designer and calligrapher Hermann Zapf to realize a dream he first had more than fifty years ago: to create a typeface that would come very close to the freedom and liveliness of beautiful handwriting.

Neuzeit® Office

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4 fonts from $79.00
Neuzeit® Office Neuzeit® Office

The Neuzeit Office family is designed after the model of the original sans serif family Neuzeit S™ , which was produced by D. Stempel AG and the Linotype Design Studio in 1966. Neuzeit S itself was a redesign of D. Stempel AG’s DIN Neuzeit, created by Wilhelm Pischner between 1928 and 1939.

Eurostile® Candy

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3 fonts from $79.00
Eurostile® Candy Eurostile® Candy

Palatino® nova

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33 fonts from $79.00
Palatino® nova Palatino® nova

Eurostile® Next

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23 fonts from $79.00
Eurostile® Next Eurostile® Next

Palatino® Sans

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21 fonts from $79.00
Palatino® Sans Palatino® Sans

Palatino Sans was designed as part of a group of three font families: Palatino nova, Palatino Sans, and Palatino Sans Informal. Together these three families act as the fulfilment of Herman Zapf’s original Palatino idea.

Palatino, which was born as a metal typeface in 1950, proved to be one of the 20th Century’s most popular designs.

DIN Next Arabic™

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7 fonts from $129.00
DIN Next Arabic™ DIN Next Arabic™

Palatino® Sans Informal

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20 fonts from $79.00
Palatino® Sans Informal Palatino® Sans Informal

Palatino Sans Informal was designed as part of a group of three font families: Palatino nova, Palatino Sans, and Palatino Sans Informal. Together these three families act as the fulfilment of Herman Zapf’s original Palatino idea.

Palatino, which was born as a metal typeface in 1950, proved to be one of the 20th Century’s most popular designs.

Aldus® Nova Pro

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4 fonts from $79.00
Aldus® Nova Pro Aldus® Nova Pro

Hermann Zapf and Akira Kobayashi redeveloped Palatino for the 21st Century, creating Palatino nova. The Palatino nova family also includes revised versions of Aldus (now called Aldus nova).
A bold weight is added into the font family. The character set support is similar to Palatino nova, but Greek and Cyrillic are not available in book weight fonts.

Aldus® Nova Com

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4 fonts from $79.00
Aldus® Nova Com Aldus® Nova Com

Hermann Zapf and Akira Kobayashi redeveloped Palatino for the 21st Century, creating Palatino nova. The Palatino nova family also includes revised versions of Aldus (now called Aldus nova).
A bold weight is added into the font family. The character set support is similar to Palatino nova, but Greek and Cyrillic are not available in book weight fonts.

Times Europa Office®

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4 fonts from $79.00
Times Europa Office® Times Europa Office®

Nami®

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3 fonts from $79.00
Nami® Nami®

Trump Mediaeval Office™

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4 fonts from $79.00
Trump Mediaeval Office™ Trump Mediaeval Office™

Virtuosa®

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1 font from $79.00
Virtuosa® Virtuosa®

Metro Office®

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4 fonts from $79.00
Metro Office® Metro Office®

The Metro Office family is designed after the model of the original sans serif family – Metro No.1 – produced by W.A. Dwiggins and Mergenthaler Linotype’s design studio during the late 1920s and 1930s. A distinctly new interpretation of the sans serif idea, Metro was a thoroughly “American” sans serif when it was released. However, over the ensuing decades, it became a favorite the world over. Moreover, it is one of the first “humanist” sans serif typefaces designed.

DIN Next Slab

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14 fonts from $55.00 - some free
DIN Next Slab DIN Next Slab

Trade Gothic® Next Soft Rounded

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9 fonts from $79.00
Trade Gothic® Next Soft Rounded Trade Gothic® Next Soft Rounded

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