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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.

Since 1997, Akira has worked as a freelance type designer, and won a plethora of awards: The 1996 Morisawa Contest awarded him an Honourable Mention for his Socia Oldstyle. He won the Type Directors Club’s first type design competition in 1998 with ITC Woodland; Best of Category and Best of Show with Clifford at the first U&lc type design competition; and the Gold Prize of the Linotype Contest 2000 for his Conrad family.

Akira has now become Type Director at Linotype Library GmbH in Bad Homburg, Germany.

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 Rounded™

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

DIN Next Rounded™

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

Akko Pro™

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12 fonts from $65.00
Akko Pro™ Akko Pro™

Helvetica® Neue eText Pro

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8 fonts from $65.00
Helvetica® Neue eText Pro Helvetica® Neue eText Pro

Akko Std™

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12 fonts from $54.00
Akko Std™ Akko Std™

FF Clifford™

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30 fonts from $49.00
FF Clifford™ FF Clifford™

ITC Luna™

by ITC
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4 fonts from $29.00
ITC Luna™ ITC Luna™

ITC Seven Treasures Ornaments™

by ITC
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2 fonts from $29.00
ITC Seven Treasures Ornaments™ ITC Seven Treasures Ornaments™

Eurostile® Unicase

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1 font from $65.00
Eurostile® Unicase Eurostile® Unicase

Akko Std Rounded™

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12 fonts from $54.00
Akko Std Rounded™ Akko Std Rounded™

Calcite®

by Adobe
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3 fonts from $35.00
Calcite® Calcite®

Frutiger Serif Pro™

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20 fonts from $65.00
Frutiger Serif Pro™ Frutiger Serif Pro™

ITC Magnifico™

by ITC
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4 fonts from $29.00
ITC Magnifico™ ITC Magnifico™

ITC Japanese Garden Ornaments™

by ITC
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2 fonts from $29.00
ITC Japanese Garden Ornaments™ ITC Japanese Garden Ornaments™

ITC Luna™

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2 fonts from $35.00
ITC Luna™ ITC Luna™

ITC Scarborough™

by ITC
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4 fonts from $29.00
ITC Scarborough™ ITC Scarborough™

Skid Row™

by ITC
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2 fonts from $29.00
Skid Row™ Skid Row™

ITC Woodland™

by ITC
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8 fonts from $29.00
ITC Woodland™ ITC Woodland™

ITC Vineyard™

by ITC
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6 fonts from $29.00
ITC Vineyard™ ITC Vineyard™

Conrad®

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4 fonts from $29.00
Conrad® Conrad®

ITC Woodland™

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4 fonts from $35.00
ITC Woodland™ ITC Woodland™

ITC Silvermoon™

by ITC
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4 fonts from $29.00
ITC Silvermoon™ ITC Silvermoon™

Cosmiqua®

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10 fonts from $65.00
Cosmiqua® Cosmiqua®

FF Acanthus Text™

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

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

TX Lithium

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10 fonts from $65.00
TX Lithium TX Lithium

ITC Silvermoon™

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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™

Avenir® Next Pro

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

Neue Frutiger®

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140 fonts from $79.00
Neue Frutiger® Neue Frutiger®

Trade Gothic® Next

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

Neuzeit® Office

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4 fonts from $79.00
Neuzeit® Office Neuzeit® Office

DIN Next Arabic™

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

Eurostile® Next

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23 fonts from $79.00
Eurostile® Next Eurostile® Next

Zapfino® Extra

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12 fonts from $54.00
Zapfino® Extra Zapfino® Extra

Optima Nova®

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60 fonts from $79.00
Optima Nova® Optima Nova®

Nami®

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3 fonts from $65.00
Nami® Nami®

Eurostile® Candy

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3 fonts from $65.00
Eurostile® Candy Eurostile® Candy

Aldus® Nova Pro

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

Palatino® nova

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33 fonts from $79.00
Palatino® nova Palatino® nova

Palatino® Sans

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21 fonts from $65.00
Palatino® Sans Palatino® Sans

Times Europa Office®

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

Virtuosa®

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1 font from $65.00
Virtuosa® Virtuosa®

Palatino® Sans Informal

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20 fonts from $65.00
Palatino® Sans Informal Palatino® Sans Informal

Aldus® Nova Com

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

Trump Mediaeval Office™

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

Metro Office®

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4 fonts from $79.00
Metro Office® Metro Office®

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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